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

WASHINGTON - A Senate committee voted Thursday to reopen the investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election with plans... Read More

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

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

WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials pledged a vigorous crackdown Tuesday during a Senate hearing on fraudsters who are trying... Read More

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

Emotions Run High as Anti-Lynching Bill Stalls in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate impasse over a widely backed bill to designate lynching as a federal hate crime boiled... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate impasse over a widely backed bill to designate lynching as a federal hate crime boiled over on Thursday in an emotional debate cast against a backdrop of widespread protests over police treatment of African Americans.... Read More

2020-06-03 19:50:25
by Tom Ramstack
Federal Prison Officials Tell Senate About Their Coronavirus Control

WASHINGTON - The further move this week by cities to reopen as coronavirus infections subside is raising concerns about a... Read More

WASHINGTON - The further move this week by cities to reopen as coronavirus infections subside is raising concerns about a resurgence of the disease, particularly in jails. The worries were heightened by protests this week against police brutality that drew... Read More

2020-05-22 19:57:18
by Dan McCue
Senate Leaves for Memorial Day Break Without Deal On New Relief Bill

WASHINGTON - The Senate has left town for its annual Memorial Day recess with no agreement in sight on a... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Senate has left town for its annual Memorial Day recess with no agreement in sight on a fourth coronavirus economic relief bill and a schedule that suggests a new stimulus won't be done until July. Last week,... Read More

2020-05-22 13:09:03
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Told to Find New Approaches for Nursing Homes Hit With Coronavirus

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate made a first step Thursday toward new legislation intended specifically to protect elderly people from... Read More

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate made a first step Thursday toward new legislation intended specifically to protect elderly people from the ravages of coronavirus. The Senate Special Committee on Aging listened to medical experts’ opinions on measures needed to help... Read More

2020-05-21 20:24:12
by Dan McCue
Senate Confirms Ratcliffe as National Intelligence Chief

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday confirmed Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence, placing him at the... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Senate on Thursday confirmed Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe as director of national intelligence, placing him at the head of several agencies from which President Donald Trump jettisoned official after official. The last Senate-confirmed director of national intelligence,... Read More

2020-05-19 13:59:18
by Dan McCue
Rubio to Lead Senate Intelligence Committee

WASHINGTON - Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been tapped to be the acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, taking... Read More

WASHINGTON - Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., has been tapped to be the acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, taking the place of Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., who stepped down last week amid an investigation into his stock transactions. Burr... Read More

Senate Passes Amended FISA Surveillance Overhaul

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday easily passed an amended bill to revive and increase oversight of surveillance powers. Senators... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday easily passed an amended bill to revive and increase oversight of surveillance powers. Senators voted, 80-16, to pass the measure before finishing up work on Capitol Hill for the week. Under a previous agreement,... Read More

Schumer Calls on VA to Explain Use of Unproven Drug on Vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at unnecessary risk. Sen. Charles... Read More

2020-05-08 13:43:09
by Gaspard Le Dem
Senators Express Hope and Doubts About New Coronavirus Technology

WASHINGTON - Top federal lawmakers argued for multi-billion dollar investments in new technology to test for coronavirus and develop vaccines... Read More

WASHINGTON - Top federal lawmakers argued for multi-billion dollar investments in new technology to test for coronavirus and develop vaccines against it during a Senate hearing Thursday. They also agreed with government health administrators they face an uncertain outcome for... Read More

Polls Show Collins Could Lose Senate Seat To ‘Pragmatic’ Dem Challenger

In 2014, Susan Collins was looking at an easy victory in Maine. The veteran Senator was well-funded, well-liked, and faced... Read More

In 2014, Susan Collins was looking at an easy victory in Maine. The veteran Senator was well-funded, well-liked, and faced little competition in her bid for re-election. Her main challenger, Shenna Bellows, was a young progressive with no name recognition... Read More

2020-03-17 14:08:05
by Dan McCue
Senate Reaches Deal for 77-Day Extension of FISA Authorities

WASHINGTON - The Senate reached a short-term deal Monday night on reinstating national security authorities that expired over the weekend,... Read More

WASHINGTON - The Senate reached a short-term deal Monday night on reinstating national security authorities that expired over the weekend, giving the chamber a chance to pivot to debate coronavirus relief legislation. Senators unanimously agreed to a 77-day extension of... Read More

With 2 Senate Seats in Play, All Bets Are on in Georgia for Political Groups

WASHINGTON — For only the third time in history, both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats are up for election in... Read More

WASHINGTON — For only the third time in history, both of Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats are up for election in the same year, drawing unusually strong attention from national Democratic groups who see an opportunity this November in a state... Read More

2020-02-28 16:51:51
by Dan McCue
Georgia Senate Race With Trump Allies Facing Off Encouraging to Democrats

It's the race President Donald Trump hoped would never happen. When Sen. John Isakson announced last summer that he would... Read More

It's the race President Donald Trump hoped would never happen. When Sen. John Isakson announced last summer that he would be vacating his seat at the end of the year due to health reasons, the president was sure he had... Read More

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

It is the kind of assertion that brings a reporter up short, temporarily. To hear it twice, in two completely... Read More

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

Senate Moves Toward Vote Restraining Trump on Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan measure limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran is moving toward... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan measure limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran is moving toward approval in the Senate. The resolution, authored by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia, asserts that Trump must win approval... Read More

2020-02-12 21:19:49
by Dan McCue
Most Reasonable Path to Senate Flip Is Trouncing of Trump, Think Tank Says

WASHINGTON - The start of primary season tends to focus the mind on the race for the White House, but... Read More

WASHINGTON - The start of primary season tends to focus the mind on the race for the White House, but if Democrats want to retake control of the U.S. Senate as well, they need to be looking at a decisive... Read More

View From the Gallery: Senators Pack Up Desks as Impeachment Trial Nears Its End

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer tightly hugged Rep. Adam B. Schiff just after the closing argument in... Read More

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer tightly hugged Rep. Adam B. Schiff just after the closing argument in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, then spoke directly into the House lead manager’s ear for about 10 seconds. Before the... Read More

What Happens If Senators Are Tied 50-50 on Whether to Call Impeachment Witnesses?

WASHINGTON — With increasing prospects of a 50-50 tie on the Friday vote to subpoena witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment... Read More

WASHINGTON — With increasing prospects of a 50-50 tie on the Friday vote to subpoena witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial, Democrats are considering how they might be able to nudge Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. to weigh in... Read More

Impeachment Trial Likely to End Quickly After Key Republican to Vote Against Witnesses

WASHINGTON — With the announcement from a key Republican that he won’t back a call for witnesses in President Donald... Read More

WASHINGTON — With the announcement from a key Republican that he won’t back a call for witnesses in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, Republicans are likely to wrap up the trial quickly, perhaps as soon as Friday evening. Democrats’ hopes... Read More

View From the Gallery: Senators Sit, Spin and Fidget During Trump Trial

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bill Cassidy charted a course along the back corner of the Senate chamber Thursday during President Donald... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bill Cassidy charted a course along the back corner of the Senate chamber Thursday during President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The Louisiana Republican walked through an area usually reserved for staff seating, hands in pockets, retracing a... Read More

Impeachment Cellphone Ban Gives Senate Pages a Workout

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial may be requiring senators to stay seated hour after agonizing hour, but there’s... Read More

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial may be requiring senators to stay seated hour after agonizing hour, but there’s one group getting more exercise than they’ve seen in years: Senate pages. The blue-jacket-clad teens have been running all over... Read More

View From the Gallery: Senators Struggle to Sit in Silence at Trump Trial

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham looked restless during the first hour of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, when none of... Read More

WASHINGTON — Sen. Lindsey Graham looked restless during the first hour of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, when none of the senators had access to their cellphones and the president’s lawyers and the House managers traded procedural arguments. It was... Read More

Senate Approves Impeachment Trial Rules, Rejecting Witnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments... Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate plunged into President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with Republicans abruptly abandoning plans to cram opening arguments into two days but solidly rejecting Democratic demands for more witnesses to expose what they deem Trump’s “trifecta” of offenses.... Read More

Pelosi and McConnell Begin 2020 in Standoff Over Trump Trial

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are locked in a stare-down over the terms... Read More

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are locked in a stare-down over the terms of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, which carries political risks for both sides if it continues deeper into January. The... Read More

Pompeo Says He Doesn’t Want to Run for Senate, But Updates Old Campaign Site

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s old congressional campaign website now redirects visitors to his newly created personal Twitter... Read More

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s old congressional campaign website now redirects visitors to his newly created personal Twitter account. The change to MikePompeo.com, which took place on Dec. 27, comes as Pompeo publicly downplays his interest in a... Read More

House Democrats Pass High-Water Mark in Fights Against Trump

WASHINGTON — Democrats scored a series of damaging revelations about Donald Trump when they launched their impeachment investigation, but now... Read More

WASHINGTON — Democrats scored a series of damaging revelations about Donald Trump when they launched their impeachment investigation, but now they’ll begin a crucial election year with the challenge that the most dramatic moments are likely behind them. Even by... Read More

Trump Impeachment Trial: Squaring Off in the Senate

WASHINGTON — A senior White House official and leading Senate Republicans predicted Sunday that congressional Democrats would fail in their... Read More

WASHINGTON — A senior White House official and leading Senate Republicans predicted Sunday that congressional Democrats would fail in their bid to force the Senate to summon witnesses in President Trump’s impeachment trial. Democrats countered by asking why, if Trump... Read More

2019-12-20 19:42:55
by Tom Ramstack
Senate Grapples with Spiraling Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Senate committee sought answers again Tuesday on how to stop a nationwide crisis of opioid addictions... Read More

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Senate committee sought answers again Tuesday on how to stop a nationwide crisis of opioid addictions while acknowledging their previous efforts have largely failed. A record 61,300 people died from drug overdoses in 2017 in the... Read More

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