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Mitch McConnell Promises To Be The ‘Grim Reaper’ Of Progressive Policies
McConnell called himself the “grim reaper” after saying that if he is still in charge in 2020, no progressive policies will be passed.
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Susan Rice Will Not Run Against Susan Collins For Maine Senate Seat In 2020
But she hasn't ruled out running for office in the future.
Senator Elizabeth Warren Backs Ending Senate Filibuster
The 2020 presidential candidate announced her stance Friday at a conference with a civil rights group.
Republicans Blow Up Senate Rules To Confirm More Trump Judges
Mitch McConnell used the "nuclear option" to reduce debate time on most lifetime court picks from 30 hours to two.
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A Dozen Republicans Rebuke Trump Over His Emergency Declaration
The GOP senators voted against their president, setting up the first veto of his presidency.
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Twitter Users Drag Trump For Saying National Emergency Vote Is Not About Constitution
One Twitter user suggested the president's tweet is a sign he's worried.
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Joe Biden's Complicated History With The Filibuster
The longtime senator often defended the filibuster when it benefitted him, but he hasn't always been a fan of the chamber's supermajority requirement.
Ilhan Omar’s Latest Controversy
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is facing backlash to new comments she made about Israel.
Senate Confirms 36-Year-Old To Lifetime Seat On U.S. Circuit Court
Every Democrat opposed Trump nominee Allison Jones Rushing, who is going to be a federal judge for a long, long time.
McConnell Interrupts Senate Floor To Announce Planned National Emergency
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) interrupted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the floor to announce that President Donald Trump intends to both sign the government funding bill and declare a national emergency over his border wall.
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Republicans Want To Change The Rules To Confirm Trump's Nominees Even Faster
“You can’t continue to abuse the system like Democrats have been and not expect for people to try to end that abuse,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said.
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Mark Kelly’s Arizona Senate Run Could Spark A Clash With The Left
He’s a dream recruit for Democrats, but he could face one of several contentious primaries in key Senate races.
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Senate Passes Sweeping Public Lands Bill Protecting 2 Million Acres
The bill establishes four new national monuments and permanently reauthorizes the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar's Mistreatment Of Staff Scared Off Candidates To Manage Her Presidential Bid
At least three people withdrew from consideration to lead the senator's nascent campaign — in part because of Klobuchar's history of mistreating her staff.
Senate Committee Delays Vote On William Barr Amid Democrats' Concerns
By Andy Sullivan, Reuters
Democrats worry Trump's pick for attorney general might not make public a final report on Mueller’s Russia probe.
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Who Congress Follows On Twitter — Exposed!
HuffPost's data analysis shows vastly different Twitter feeds for Republicans and Democrats ― though there’s one pop star they agree on.
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Senate Votes Down Competing Measures To Reopen The Government
The monthlong stalemate will likely continue for at least another week.
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Senate Democrats Block GOP Middle East Bill Over Shutdown
It's a small way to increase pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reopen the government.
Senate Democrats Play Hardball In Government Shutdown Fight
They're hoping to pressure Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell into allowing a vote on bills to reopen the government.
Mitt Romney Will Always Say Whatever He Thinks 51 Percent Of Voters Want To Hear
Neil J. Young
Same Mitt, different day.
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Kyrsten Sinema's Swearing-In Look Was A Bold Queer Statement
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She's here, she's a femme queer and now she's a senator. Get used to it.
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Kyrsten Sinema Makes History As First Openly Bisexual Person Sworn In To Senate
The Democrat is Arizona's first female senator and only the second openly LGBT person in the Senate.
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Arizona Governor Names Martha McSally To John McCain's Senate Seat
She will replace Jon Kyl after he resigns at the end of the year.
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Tennessee GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander Won't Run For Re-election In 2020
The surprise announcement adds to the GOP's woes in the 2020 election cycle.
The U.S. Senate Goes After Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is now saying the United States is interfering in its affairs after the U.S. Senate condemned the killing of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
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At Last, Congress Overhauls Its Awful Sexual Harassment Policy
Sleazy lawmakers can't spend your money on settlements anymore and Capitol Hill aides will get real protections.
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