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Matt Shuham

Matt Shuham is a news writer for TPM. He was previously associate editor of The National Memo and managing editor of the Harvard Political Review. He is available by email at mshuham@talkingpointsmemo.com and on Twitter @mattshuham.

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President Donald Trump is considering nominating former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, Axios reported Thursday, citing two unnamed “senior administration officials familiar with the decision.”

Bloomberg confirmed, citing three unnamed people “familiar with the matter,” that Trump intends to nominate Cain to the the board.

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FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that “I have not” read special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian election meddling and related matters. Wray testified to as much during a hearing before the House Appropriations Committee’s Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday called for whistleblower Chelsea Manning to be released on bail from her current detention in solitary confinement. Manning was jailed on March 8 after refusing to testify before a grand jury about Wikileaks. On March 23, “Chelsea Resists,” a group supporting Manning, said she was being held alone in her cell for 22 hours a day, and had been since the 8th. On Monday, Manning’s lawyers argued in a court filing that her confinement was in itself “punitive” and “an incurable due process violation that necessitates her release.”

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