Tag Archives: US Senate

Trump: Democrats Have Abandoned Dreamers

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday accused Democrats of abandoning young immigrants after the Senate rejected three separate immigration bills a day earlier. The president’s tweet came a day after senators rejected three proposals that would have resolved the fate of the “Dreamers” — young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Trump, however, refused to back any ...

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UTAH: Mitt Romney Unveils US Senate Bid [VIDEO]

CNBC reports: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of President Donald Trump, will run for Senate in Utah, he said Friday. Romney announced his campaign in a video message. “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I believe I can help bring Utah’s values and Utah’s lessons to Washington,” he said. “Utah is a better ...

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White House Vows To Veto Senate DACA Plan

Reuters reports: The White House rejected on Thursday a bipartisan U.S. Senate proposal to protect young “Dreamer” immigrants and tighten border security, saying it would weaken enforcement of current law and produce a flood of illegal immigration. Ahead of expected Senate votes, the White House said advisers would recommend that President Donald Trump veto the plan to protect from deportation ...

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Senate Weighs Contempt Charge For Bannon Because He’ll Only Answer Questions Approved By White House

CNN reports: Steve Bannon told the House Intelligence Committee that he had been instructed by the White House to invoke executive privilege on behalf of President Donald Trump, declining to answer a wide array of key questions pertinent to the Russia investigation and prompting lawmakers to consider holding him in contempt. GOP Rep. Mike Conaway and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff ...

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Sen. Marco Rubio Took $3.3M In NRA Blood Money, Says Now Is Not The Time To Talk About Gun Control

Mediaite reports: To absolutely no one’s surprise, Florida Senator Marco Rubio thinks gun control isn’t necessarily the answer to stopping the school shooting that killed at least 17 people in Parkland, Florida. Fox News’ Pete Doocy asked Rubio if he thought it was appropriate to be discussing gun control after the events. “It’s not, only because people don’t know how ...

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UTAH: AP Confirms US Senate Bid By Mitt Romney

The Associated Press reports: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will announce Thursday that he’s running for the Utah Senate seat held by retiring Orrin Hatch, three people with direct knowledge of the plan confirmed Wednesday. He’ll be a heavy favorite to keep the seat in Republican hands. The 70-year-old Romney, once a harsh critic of President Donald Trump, will ...

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Senators Go Curling In Capitol Hill Hallway [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Colorado’s senators are celebrating the Winter Olympics by doing some training of their own. Sens. Cory Gardner (R) and Michael Bennet (D) on Wednesday posted a video of themselves curling in the hallway using brooms. Colorado sent 36 athletes to this year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, according to The Denver Post. The video says that ...

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Five Dem Senators Won’t Take Corporate PAC Money

The Washington Examiner reports: Sen. Cory Booker announced late Tuesday that he will no longer accept campaign contributions from political action committees of for-profit companies, following the example of some of his fellow Democrats. Booker accepted $1.8 million from business PACs from 2013-2018, according to Open Secrets, which tracks campaign contributions. Booker became the fifth U.S. senator to reject corporate ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Intel Chiefs Testify Before Senate Panel On White House Security Clearances, Cyber Attacks, More

Already underway. The Washington Post reports: FBI Director Christopher A. Wray is appearing Tuesday morning before a Senate panel, where he is expected to field questions on security clearances for White House personnel and whether he remains confident in the independence of his agents. Wray is one of six top intelligence agency heads testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee for ...

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Republican Missouri AG Offers To Host Trump’s Parade

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: President Donald Trump faced criticism from former military personnel and veterans’ groups when he said he wanted a military parade, complete with tanks, through the streets of Washington, D.C. But he’s gained some support here in Missouri. On Monday morning, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley tweeted the military parade should roll through the Show Me ...

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Trump Signs Budget Deal To End Shutdown

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump signed a major budget plan into law Friday, ending the year’s second government shutdown hours after it started. Both chambers of Congress passed a short-term funding bill in the wee hours of Friday and cleared the way for a massive boost to military and domestic spending hours after funding lapsed at midnight. The government partially ...

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McConnell Unveils Deal To Avert Another Shutdown

The Washington Post reports: Senate leaders have reached an agreement on a two-year budget deal, adding billions of dollars in federal spending. The bipartisan accord would lift statutory budget limits by more than $200 billion, provide tens of billions of dollars in disaster relief funding. Senate leaders unveiled the deal Wednesday after months of negotiations — and after Senate Democrats ...

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Bachmann: God Doesn’t Want Me In The Senate

Minnesota Public Radio reports: Former Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has ruled out a run for U.S. Senate seat next fall, MPR News has confirmed. Bachmann’s reasoning: She didn’t have any “sense from the lord” that she should try for the seat, which was left vacant after Al Franken resigned following allegations of sexual misconduct. “It became very clear to ...

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Romney Being Pitched For A GOP Leadership Slot

The Atlantic reports: Mitt Romney hasn’t even officially announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate, yet Republican leadership is already seeing stars. According to a Republican donor with direct knowledge, Senate GOP leaders have expressed an early interest in having Romney succeed Colorado Senator Cory Gardner as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The role involves leading the Senate GOP’s ...

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Joe Arpaio Defends Interviews With Anti-Semitic Site

The Arizona Republic reports: Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio has given several interviews to a publication that traffics in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and on Wednesday declined an opportunity to distance himself from the extremist material. Arpaio, the controversial former Maricopa County sheriff, said he was unfamiliar with other stories on the “American Free Press” website, such as an interview ...

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UTAH: Mitt Romney Teases US Senate Announcement

Mass Live reports: Former Massachusetts Gov. W. Mitt Romney will reveal whether he will run for the U.S. Senate seat in two weeks. Romney tweeted on Thursday afternoon that he was “Looking forward to making an announcement on February 15th about the Utah Senate race.” Those close to the 70-year-old former presidential candidate have said he is interested in running ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks At GOP Policy Retreat

CBS News reports: President Donald Trump will speak Thursday at GOP policy retreat in West Virginia where Republicans will begin to plan out their strategy for the new year. It’s the same retreat many GOP members of Congress were traveling to Wednesday when their train struck a garbage truck in Crozet, Virginia. A man in the truck was killed. He’s ...

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DOJ Drops Case Against Dem Sen. Bob Menendez

NJ.com reports: In a shocking turnaround, the U.S. Justice Department has dropped its case against Sen. Robert Menendez. In a court hearing in Newark today, federal prosecutors moved to dismiss the corruption indictment against the New Jersey Democrat. Last week, a federal judge had acquitted Menendez and his co-defendant, Salomon Melgen, of seven of the 18 counts against them after ...

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REPORT: Romney To Unveil Senate Bid Next Week

Utah Policy reports: Sources close to Mitt Romney tell us that the former GOP presidential nominee will announce next week that he is running for the U.S. Senate this year. Romney will gather the 28,000 required signatures from registered GOP voters to ensure he gets on the late-June Republican Party primary ballot, assuming other Republicans will file to run for ...

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GOP US Senate Candidate: Women Should Stay Home And Make Dinner, Not Be “Career-Obsessed Banshees”

Raw Story reports: Republican U.S. Senate candidate for Missouri Courtland Sykes blasted “women’s rights” this week. In a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday, Sykes said that he had been asked if he “supports women’s rights.” “I want to come home to a home cooked dinner every night at six,” Sykes said, referring to demands he makes of his girlfriend. ...

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