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Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl Will Retire on December 31

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 14, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/14/2018 at 1:00pm
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Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl told Arizona Governor Doug Ducey he plans to retire on December 31 after serving these last few months after John McCain passed away. From The Daily Caller:

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New Bill Makes Congress Members Responsible for Sexual Harassment Settlements

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00pm 12/13/2018 at 6:00pm

In December 2017, The Washington Post reported how the Office of Compliance for Congress paid over $17 million for 264 settlements and awards over various violations, including sexual harassment.

Now Congress has agreed on a bill that members of Congress will be responsible for their own settlements instead of the tax payer....

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McConnell Decides Senate Will Vote on Criminal Justice Reform Bill Backed by Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/11/2018 at 3:00pm
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) finally decided to pick up the criminal justice reform bill, the FIRST STEP Act, that has the approval of President Donald Trump. From The Washington Examiner:

“At the request of the president and following improvements to the legislation that have been secured by several members, the...

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Spending Talks at Stalemate Over Border Wall Funding

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/5/2018 at 3:00pm
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Trump Willing to Shut Down Government Over Wall Funding, But Open to Plan B

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 3:00pm 11/28/2018 at 3:00pm

Will border wall funding determine if the government shuts down next week?

President Donald Trump told Politico that “he would ‘totally be willing’ to shut down the government” if he doesn’t receive $5 billion in border wall funding, but The Washington Post reported that Trump said “[T]here are other potential ways” he...

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Bill Nelson Concedes Florida Senate Race; Rick Scott Is Going To Washington

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:36pm 11/18/2018 at 3:36pm
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Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) has conceded to Florida Governor Rick Scott (R).  Scott will become Florida’s junior senator, making this the first time in over a century that Florida has had two Republican senators.  This flipped Senate seat will also strengthen the Republican majority in the Senate to 52-48.  Prior to...

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Judge Upholds Florida Election Law, “Nelson Has No Path” to Victory

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 10:00am 11/17/2018 at 10:00am
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U.S. District Judge Mark Walker upheld Florida law that “forbids county election offices from counting vote-by-mail ballots received after 7 p.m. Election Day.”

This was the last best hope for Democrats after suffering several setbacks in recent days, including Florida Governor Rick

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Chuck Grassley Will Leave Judiciary Committee for Finance Committee

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:00pm 11/16/2018 at 1:00pm
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Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) has decided to leave the Senate Judiciary Committee, which he chaired, to lead the Senate Finance Committee. From Politico:

“The economy is better than it’s been in years and there’s a sense of optimism about the future of our country that people haven’t felt in a long time...

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Florida Recount: Judge Rules in Two Challenges, Broward County Finishes Manual Recount

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, November 16, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/16/2018 at 12:00pm
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The drama continues in Florida!

A judge has ruled in two legal challenges while Republican Senate candidate Gov. Rick Scott claimed that Broward County intentionally missed the deadline and caused him to lose almost 800 votes.

Broward County started its manual recount at 8AM ET and managed to finish it at...

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Kamala Harris Asks Acting ICE Director: ‘Do You See Any Parallels’ Between ICE and the KKK?

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 2:30pm 11/15/2018 at 2:30pm
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I’d say I can see Sen. Kamala Harris’s (D-CA) 2020 presidential aspirations go down the drain, but something tells me this won’t affect her.

During the confirmation hearing for Ronald Vitello, the acting ICE director, to become the permanent director, Harris asked him if he sees any parallels between ICE and the...

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Florida Recount: ‘Bill Nelson Needs a Miracle’ to Beat Rick Scott

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 11:00am 11/15/2018 at 11:00am
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Marc Caputo at Politico penned a piece last night that has some harsh realities for incumbent Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson as the recount in Florida continues.

Despite all the lawsuits Nelson has filed, experts believe he will come up short to Republican Governor Rick Scott.

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Insults and Accusations Fly in Florida Recount

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 8:00pm 11/11/2018 at 8:00pm
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As the mandatory recount kicks off in Florida, insults and accusations fly between Democrats and Republicans.

As of Sunday morning, Governor Rick Scott (R) leads Senator Bill Nelson (D) by 12,562 votes (by 0.15%)...

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Arizona Senate Race: Sinema Lead Widens To Over 30,000 Votes

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 4:00pm 11/11/2018 at 4:00pm
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As the vote count continues in Arizona’s Senate race, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema now leads Republican Martha McSally by approximately 30,000 votes.  This is up from the 20,000 votes by which she previously led.

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Florida Democrat Lawyers Wanted Non-Citizen Votes Counted

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 7:00pm 11/10/2018 at 7:00pm
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Attorneys for Democrat candidate for Florida governor Andrew Gillum and Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) objected Saturday to the exclusion of a vote by a non-citizen.

Despite their objections, the vote was not counted, and the Nelson campaign has disavowed their own attorney, claiming that the attorney “was not authorized” to m...

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Arizona: McSally Trails Sinema by Over 20,000 Votes, Vows to “Continue Fighting”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 5:00pm 11/10/2018 at 5:00pm
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As if the nightmare in my own state isn’t bad enough, Arizona is also facing uncertainty with regard to its Senate race.  So far, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema leads Republican Martha McSally by approximately 22,000 votes.

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Florida Sec. of State Orders Recount for Both Senate and Governor’s Races (Update)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:07pm 11/10/2018 at 3:07pm
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From joy and relief to oh-em-gee. Florida’s Republican Secretary of State has been forced to order a recount of Tuesday’s election results for both the Senate and the gubernatorial races.  The recount is mandatory and automatically triggered when the vote margin is less than 0.5%, as it has become since initial...

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Senate Judiciary refers yet another Kavanaugh accuser for criminal investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 12:00pm 11/3/2018 at 12:00pm
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Late last month, the Senate Judiciary Committee referred Brett Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick and her lawyer, Democrat presidential hopeful Michael Avenatti, for criminal investigation.

On Friday, the Committee referred another Kavanaugh accuser, Judy Munro-Leighton, to the FBI for criminal investigation.

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