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Chad Wolf: New Homeland Security Head?

Jason Hopkins Politics, Americas He's got a name to match his stature. Lawmakers in the upper chamber of Congress took a major step that paves the way for Chad Wolf to become the next acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. The...

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In Your Face! Us Senate Mulls Bipartisan Federal Law On Police Facial Recognition Use

Bill would require cops to get a court order for any surveillance A bipartisan bill making its way through the US Senate asks that federal law enforcement get a court order before any use of facial recognition tech.…
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Senate Democrats Join Gop To Back 'automatic Austerity' Bill That Would Gut Social Programs,...

Jake Johnson, staff writer"One priority of a Sanders or Warren White House absolutely must be politically crushing the deficit scolds within the Democratic Party."
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Confirmation Of Steven Menashi To Federal Appeals Court 'should Send Shockwaves Across America'

Julia Conley, staff writerCivil rights advocates were among those who condemned on Thursday the Senate's confirmation of Steven Menashi to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals.

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Professional Troll Awarded Lifetime Appointment By Senate

On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Trump goon Steven Menashi to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court in a 51-41 vote partisan split. Every Republican present, except Sen. Susan Collins, voted for Menachi, a controversial and radical White House lawyer who was...
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Senator Was Handed Note About California Shooting While Delivering A Speech On Gun Violence

Sen. Richard Blumenthal was delivering a speech on the Senate floor about gun violence when he was handed a note telling him that as he spoke, yet another school shooting was happening in California.Read more...

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White House, Mcconnell Come Out Against House Bill On Ex-im Bank

The White House and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday announced their opposition to a Democratic bill to fund and reform the Export-Import Bank.In a statement, the White House budget office said it would recommend that...
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Lawmakers Aim For Agreement On Top-line Spending By Next Week

The top two lawmakers tasked with funding the government said Thursday that they want an agreement on top-line spending figures by next week. Both Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and House...

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Rand Paul May Force Vote To Bring Hunter Biden As Witness In Impeachment Trial

Sen. Rand Paul could force a vote on the Senate floor that would bring Hunter Biden or other White House-favored impeachment witnesses to an impeachment trial.Paul said on Thursday he’s considering forcing votes on motions in President Donald...
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Mcconnell Nukes House Ex-im Bank Bill In Rebuke To Waters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is refusing to take up House legislation that would extend the operations of the beleaguered Export-Import Bank for the next decade and is instead inclined to keep the agency running as part of an upcoming...

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Senate Confirms Controversial Trump Judicial Nominee

The Senate on Thursday confirmed President Donald Trump’s judicial nominee to the powerful 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals despite bipartisan frustration over his refusal to answer questions during his confirmation hearing. In a 51-41 vote, the...
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Ftc Head Asks Congress For Real Privacy Laws He Can Enforce

Enlarge / FTC Chairman Joseph Simons testifying about antitrust matters before a Senate committee in September 2019. (credit: Alex Edelman | Bloomberg | Getty Images) In testimony before a House subcommittee Wednesday, Federal Trade Commission...
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Is The Latest Dhs Scandal Really About Dhs? Or Even A Scandal?

Senate Republicans hauled leaders of the Department of Human Services to the Capitol on Wednesday to ask why the embattled agency reported hundreds of violations of contract policy in the last year. State Sen. Michelle BensonBefore the hearing,...

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Sen. Richard Burr Shares The Senate 'impeachment Schedule' But There's Some Issues

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks back to his office after speaking on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) As we continue apace with whatever you want to call the]]
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Don’t Count On The Senate To Save Dreamers

President Donald Trump says young undocumented immigrants have nothing to worry about from the Supreme Court. The Senate begs to differ.Minority Whip Dick Durbin has been on the front lines of the Senate’s immigration battles for decades,...
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Senate Democrats Introduce Violence Against Women Act As Gop Flails

The House passed its bill months ago expanding protections for Native American and LGBTQ victims of abuse. The Senate has done nada.

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Gop Hopes Senate Trial Scrambles Democratic Primaries

“Some Republican senators and their advisers are privately discussing whether to pressure GOP leaders to stage a lengthy impeachment trial beginning in January to scramble the Democratic presidential race — potentially keeping a half-dozen...

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'the Report' Looks At Investigation Into Cia's Enhanced Interrogation Program

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Daniel J. Jones, lead investigator for the Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's enhanced interrogation program. Adam Driver plays him in The Report.
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Republicans Pave Way For Another Acting Secretary

“The Senate confirmed Chad Wolf Wednesday to become policy undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security so that he can take another job — acting secretary of the entire agency,” Politico reports. “The strange maneuver...

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Mcconnell Won’t Cut Short Senate Trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) suggested Wednesday that the Senate would not cut short an impeachment trial, Politico reports. Said McConnell: “The rules of impeachment are very clear when it comes to the trial. My own view is...

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