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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Amash in Tears

Representative Justin Amash cried after missing his first vote since arriving to Congress in 2011.
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The White House suggested Donald Trump may not have known that Michael Flynn had lobbied for Turkey, although Flynn’s lawyers had notified the transition team ahead of the inauguration. A spokeswoman for the Department of Justice said Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked for the resignations of 46 attorneys appointed by former President Obama “in order to ensure a uniform transition.” The Labor Department reported that the U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate fell from 4.8 percent to 4.7 percent. When asked about Trump’s previous claims that federal jobs

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