What They’re Saying About the Anniversary of the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol
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What They’re Saying About the Anniversary of the Jan. 6 Attack on the Capitol
2022-01-06 18:47:08
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both spoke at the U.S. Capitol Thursday morning in observance of the first anniversary of the attack on the building by insurrectionists loyal to former President Donald Trump. Many more... Read More

Political News
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Advances in the Senate
2021-07-29 14:32:12
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday evening voted to advance bipartisan infrastructure legislation, despite the lack of actual bill text to consider and a looming battle in the House over the measure. By a 67-32 vote, the Senate moved... Read More

US Forces to Leave Afghanistan By Sept. 11
2021-04-13 19:38:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - U.S. military forces will leave Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Biden administration officials revealed Tuesday. President Joe Biden is expected to formally announce the plan,... Read More

Trump Impeachment Trial to Open with Sense of Urgency, Speed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's historic second impeachment trial is opening this week with a sense of urgency — by Democrats who want to hold the former president accountable for the violent U.S. Capitol siege and Republicans who want it... Read More

Insurrection Marks Moment of Reckoning for Republicans

The insurrection at the U.S. Capitol was both stunning and predictable, the result of a Republican Party that has repeatedly enabled President Donald Trump's destructive behavior. When Trump was a presidential candidate in 2016, Republican officials ignored his call to... Read More

Social Media
Senators Threaten Regulatory Crackdown on Facebook and Twitter Content Policies
2020-11-18 15:19:43
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A Senate committee left little doubt Tuesday that changes are coming to social media giants Facebook and Twitter for their policies on controlling content posted on their websites. Democrats and Republicans at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing accused... Read More

2020 Elections
Georgia Elections Chief Says Sen. Lindsey Graham Asked About Rejecting More Absentee Ballots

ATLANTA — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham asked him if he had the power to reject more absentee ballots as election officials are conducting a recount and audit of the presidential race. Raffensperger, in an interview with The Washington Post on Monday, said the South Carolina senator... Read More

Political News
Republican Senators Seek Prosecution Against Crossfire Hurricane Investigators
2020-11-11 14:43:29
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee implied Tuesday that government officials will be fired or prosecuted soon for investigating whether Trump administration officials sought Russian assistance to influence the 2016 election. He called the Crossfire Hurricane investigation... Read More

Political News
Biden Readies Transition As Senior Republicans Stand by Trump's Refusal to Concede

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden continued into Sunday, with Democrats urging respect for the vote's integrity and the president's staunchest allies defending his unfounded claims of fraud and blitz of lawsuits. But more cracks appeared in what... Read More

Senate Watch
SC Senate: Lindsey Graham (R)
2020-10-28 12:53:28
by TWN Staff

About Graham:  Lindsey Graham was raised in Central, S.C., where he lived with his family in a single room behind the liquor store, restaurant, and pool hall owned by his parents. After law school, Graham joined the U.S. Air Force... Read More

Supreme Court
Senate Committee Advances Barrett Nomination Over Dem Boycott
2020-10-22 15:10:09
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court, nearly guaranteeing she will be confirmed by a vote of the full Republican-controlled Senate. “How could anybody in their right... Read More

Supreme Court
What They Are Saying about Amy Coney Barrett and the Future of the Supreme Court
2020-09-27 16:39:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump nominated U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Saturday afternoon, capping a dramatic first-term reshaping of the federal judiciary that he hopes will provide a needed boost to his re-election effort. Barrett,... Read More

Supreme Court
McConnell, Schumer, Trade Barbs Over GOP Plans to Rush Ginsburg’s Replacement
2020-09-22 13:58:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is refusing to back down from what is sure to be an intense fight over who will fill the Supreme Court seat now vacant after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.... Read More

Senators Say After Pandemic, Extending Broadband to Underserved Areas a Must
2020-08-04 20:24:31
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan trio of senators urged their colleagues Tuesday to create a $10 billion fund to extend broadband cable access into underserved rural communities. The Governors' Broadband Development Fund bill was introduced by Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and... Read More

U.S. Senate
Graham Plans to Invite Mueller to Testify on Russian Probe

Sen. Lindsey Graham is preparing to invite former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a Senate panel about the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a spokesperson for the panel’s Republican majority. Graham of South... Read More

Political News
Senate Committee Plans to Subpoena Investigators from Mueller Report
2020-06-11 21:19:35
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - A Senate committee voted Thursday to reopen the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election with plans to question the investigators. The Republican-led move responds to allegations by President Trump that his top officials were targeted for... Read More

In The News
Senate Told That Fraudsters Prey on Pandemic Victims
2020-06-10 17:47:03
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials pledged a vigorous crackdown Tuesday during a Senate hearing on fraudsters who are trying to make easy money off vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic. They accused con artists of selling fake vaccines and... Read More

Political News
Could the S.C. Primary Be A Harbinger of a Very Bad Year for Lindsey Graham?
2020-02-25 22:52:28
by Dan McCue

It is the kind of assertion that brings a reporter up short, temporarily. To hear it twice, in two completely separate conversations, was astounding. It was the idea that as result of changing demographics and highly successful voter registration drives... Read More

In The News
Top Ally Defends Trump’s Firing of Two Key Impeachment Witnesses

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham defended President Donald Trump’s ouster of two witnesses from his administration whom he blames for his impeachment, and suggested he would like to see one of the men questioned further. Graham, a South Carolina Republican... Read More

Foreign Affairs
Trump Fires Bolton, But Ex-National Security Adviser Maintains He Offered to Leave
2019-09-10 19:11:23
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump fired John Bolton Tuesday, a little more than an hour before his hawkish national security adviser was set to participate in a White House briefing for reporters alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury... Read More

Foreign Affairs
After A Day of Briefings on Iran, House Democrats Decry Trump's Lack of a 'Coherent Strategy'
2019-05-21 21:38:28
by Dan McCue

As tension continues to mount here and in the Persian Gulf over a potential armed conflict between the United States and Iran, members of New Democrat Coalition in the House of Representatives say they are "deeply concerned" over the Trump... Read More

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