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Matt Picht

Politics Reporter

Matt graduated from the University of Tulsa with an English degree, and he still can't believe he found a job this awesome with those credentials. When he's not scouring the web to bring you the best news possible, Matt enjoys reading and playing video games. His typical news beats are world news, tech stories and anything involving puns.

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French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Central American migrants
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Maine's state legislature building
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President Trump
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
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Voting booths
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Bills, Investigations, Judges: What The Midterms Mean To Both Parties

President Trump
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Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil's newly-elected president
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President Trump using an iPhone.
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Trump's iPhone Use Leaves Him As Vulnerable As The Rest Of Us

Chinese missiles on parade
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A scene from the film "22 July."
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Saudi Arabia
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Khashoggi Case Forces US To Choose Between Interests And Values

A Washington Post column by Jamal Khashoggi
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Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
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Senator Elizabeth Warren
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Jamal Khashoggi
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Missouri Farm Bureau Vice President Todd Hays
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Sens. Joe Manchin and Heidi Heitkamp
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Vulnerable Dems Weigh Political Cost Of Kavanaugh Vote

Brett Kavanaugh
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Here's Who The FBI Did And Didn't Talk To During Its Kavanaugh Probe

President Trump
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Here's What The US Gets Out Of Trump's NAFTA Renegotiations

President Trump
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'Mr. Kurd' Explains Why He's Embracing Trump's Nickname For Him

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley
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Republicans Defer To Sex Crimes Prosecutor On Kavanaugh Allegations

Missouri's three marijuana proposition
Newsy Staff / Andrew LawlerPolitics

Medical Marijuana Is On The Ballot In Missouri — Three Separate Times

A Chinese shipping vessel.
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The China-US Trade War Might Go Beyond Tariffs Soon

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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North And South Korea Are Making Progress On Everything But Nukes

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Pakistan
U.S. Department of StatePolitics

Pompeo Vows To 'Reset' Strained U.S.-Pakistan Ties

A marijuana plant
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The Trump Administration Might Be Revving Up For Another Anti-Pot Push

A voting sign in Florida
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