Senate

Stimulus Update: What The Senate Break And Stalled Talks Mean For Second Checks And Unemployment

Americans hoping for coronavirus relief in the form of stimulus checks and federal unemployment have little reason to hope for a preelection deal. Coronavirus cases are rising in much of the country, and millions of Americans are in dire straits, so...
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Senator Wants Google, Facebook To Pony Up For Local News

Enlarge / Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) at a Senate hearing on The State of Broadband Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. (credit: Bill Clark | CQ Roll Call | Getty Images) The decimation of local media is by now a sad,...
Related topics: Google, Social Media, Facebook

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How Jack Dorsey Will Defend Twitter In Tomorrow’s Senate Hearing On Section 230

Three of tech’s most prominent CEOs tomorrow will face the Senate Commerce Committee during a virtual hearing tomorrow and their opening statements are beginning to trickle out. The hearing, scheduled for 10 AM ET Wednesday, will see...
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Gop Ads Use The Same 'voter' To Bash Dems In Three Different Senate Races

The same brown-haired woman appears in political attack ads in Maine, Kansas and Iowa.

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Why Barrett’s Appointment As Supreme Court Justice Can Be Seen As Major Political Victory For...

On 26 October, the US Senate voted 52-48 along party lines to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. American lawyers have discussed how Barrett's appointment may affect the Trump base and whether it would significantly change the...

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Brett Kavanaugh Will Have His Revenge On America

Two years ago, Justice Brett Kavanaugh appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to defend himself against allegations of sexual misconduct. He lashed out at Democrats, left-wing activists, and those who sought “revenge on behalf of the...
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One Final Debate In South Carolina’s Senate Race

U.S. Senate foes Lindsey Graham (R) and Jaime Harrison (D) have agreed to a final debate on Friday evening, four days before Election Day in the race for one of South Carolina’s prized seats, the Charleston Post and Courier reports.
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Reps. Ocasio-cortez, Omar Call For Expanding Supreme Court After Justice Amy Coney Barrett Confirmed

Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan on Monday called to expand the Supreme Court after the Senate confirmed Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the high court. Their call for...

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Donald Trump, Jr. Rallying In Support Of Jason Lewis In Minneapolis

A nice “get-well-soon” gift for Jason Lewis. WCCO reports: “The president’s eldest son Donald Trump Jr. will be visiting Minneapolis Tuesday with just days to go to Election Day. … According to the campaign for Republican Senate candidate...
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2020 Senate Elections: Democrats Are In A High-stakes Battle To Regain Full Control Of Congress

Business Insider Democrats are making a strong play to win back control of the US Senate, which has been in Republican hands since 2015.  The US Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents that caucus with...
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It’s Official: We’re Not Getting New Stimulus Checks Before The Election

More stimulus checks aren't coming before the November election, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to adjourn the Senate on Monday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had been trying to make a deal before...
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Big Tech Hearing Demands Answers For Censorship Of Ny Post

Three Big Tech CEOs are headed to the Senate to testify tomorrow October 28 in the midst of the worst example of online censorship this election. Republican senators are ready for a fight.  The hearing has gained attention following Twitter’s...
Related topics: Censorship, Social Media

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Three Possible Outcomes

Bill Kristol asks to consider three alternate Wednesday, November 4th headlines: “Trump loses presidency as Midwest flips; GOP holds Senate.” “Trump defeated by big margin; election called early as Florida and North Carolina go to Biden;...
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There Was Nothing Illegitimate About Amy Coney Barrett's Confirmation

Immediately after the Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Monday, Democrats attacked the process and its result as “illegitimate.” But Democrats know just as well as the rest of us that there was nothing unfair or...

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Mcconnell Decides Senate Is Done Working After Ramming Through Supreme Court Justice

They've accomplished nothing on COVID relief. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent the Senate home on Monday night, without any action on COVID-19 relief. After ramming through the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime Supreme Court...

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Our Military Is Up To Something In South America

With withering poll numbers and a flip of control of the Senate ever more likely, Donald Trump may be preparing to end Radical Republican rule with one last big bang—a war in South America. For over a year now, our country has been quietly...
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Msnbc’s Morning Joe Can’t Wait For Democrats To Throw Mcconnell’s Words Back In His Face

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave Democrats every justification to expand the Supreme Court. The “Morning Joe” host — an ex-Republican — said Democrats should throw...
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The 2020 Presidential And Senate Nowcasts: In 2020 The “blue Wall” Looks Very Likely To Hold,...

The 2020 Presidential and Senate nowcasts: in 2020 the “blue wall” looks very likely to hold, but expect surprises in the Senate   Here is my weekly update on the 2020 elections, based on State rather than national polling in the past 30...

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10 Things You Need To Know Today: October 27, 2020

1. A deeply divided Senate voted 52-48 Monday to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Republicans pushed the nomination through over objections from Democrats, who argued that the winner of the presidential election should fill the late...
Related topics: United States Presidential Election

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'should Be Ashamed': After Installing Barrett, Mcconnell Adjourns Senate For Recess With No Covid...

Jake Johnson, staff writer"Small business owners, workers, and families are desperate for support—and lawmakers and the president abandoned them in order to focus on jamming through a historically non-transparent and extreme Supreme Court pick."

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