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Senate Scraps Two Immigration Proposals, Amendments

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00pm 2/15/2018 at 7:00pm
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Welp, that didn’t last very long. The Senate has ended its debate on immigration as the lawmakers have rejected BOTH proposals in front of them: one from President Donald Trump and the other from the bipartisan clique, the Common Sense Coalition.

The lawmakers rejected amendments from Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris...

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Bipartisan Senate Group Reaches Immigration Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 11:00am 2/15/2018 at 11:00am
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The Common Sense Coalition, made up of eight Democrats, eight Republicans, and one Independent, has struck a bipartisan deal on immigration even though they know President Donald Trump will likely veto it if it reaches his desk. (I feel like this is the tenth bill that has come up on...

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Cornyn to Senate Democrats: ‘Clock is Ticking’ to Counter Immigration Proposal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 3:00pm 2/13/2018 at 3:00pm
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President Donald Trump sent over his immigration proposal to Capitol Hill that includes a border wall, end the visa lottery, and have curbs on visas for family members of legal immigrants.

The GOP Senators embraced the plan and Senate Whip John Cornyn (D-TX)...

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Dem tsunami 2018? Or just a ripple?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 6:00pm 2/10/2018 at 6:00pm
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President Trump’s triumphant SOTU address caused quite a buzz because he was not only presidential but spoke eloquently about unity and common cause.  Much to my delight, the mainstream media is now a bit worried about this year’s midterms.  Headlines warned that “Democrats Should Revise Their Hopes for 2018” and “Republicans...

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Looks Like Manning May Not be Eligible to Run for Office

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 1:00pm 2/1/2018 at 1:00pm
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In January, Chelsea Manning announced she filed papers to run for the Senate in Maryland, making her an opponent of Sen. Ben Cardin.

It turns out, Manning may not be eligible to run because “she is on a technical form of unpaid active duty.” This goes against “Department of Defense regulations that...

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Sen. Duckworth Will Be First Senator to Give Birth in Office

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 4:58pm 1/23/2018 at 4:58pm
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A big congratulations is in order for Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). She is pregnant with her second child!!! She’ll become the first senator to give birth while in office. From The Chicago Sun-Times:

Duckworth told me she is expecting her second child, another girl, in late April, a few weeks after she...

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The House is Not Pleased With the Senate Over Shutdown Deal

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 1:00pm 1/23/2018 at 1:00pm

There have been many times when I thought the Senate was getting too big for its britches, often forgetting that they are the second chamber and not the end all, be all of everything in the government. Basic civics teaches us that everything starts in the House of Representatives.

The Senate has...

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Senate Democrats Agree to Deal, Government Will Re-Open Today

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 22, 2018 at 1:00pm 1/22/2018 at 1:00pm

The Senate Democrats have reached a deal with the GOP majority to re-open the government after three days of a shutdown. From Politico:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) agreed to end the shutdown and fund the government through Feb. 8 while c...

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Net Neutrality Advocates Want the States to Protect Their Precious Rules

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 15, 2018 at 12:30pm 1/15/2018 at 12:30pm
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Amazingly, we all didn’t die when the FCC voted to rollback the net neutrality rules implemented during President Barack Obama’s administration. Those who desperately want those regulations in place have not stopped fighting. Now they have chosen to place pressure on the states to save net neutrality.

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Trump brands CA Sen. Feinstein as “Sneaky Dianne”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 4:30pm 1/14/2018 at 4:30pm

Earlier this week, my colleague Mary Chastain reported that ranking Judiciary Committee Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the closed testimony of Glenn Simpson, a founder of Fusion GPS, which produced the dossier in 2016 of then-candidate Donald Trump.  Initially, Feinstein said the release was at Simpson’s request.

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Chelsea Manning Files to Run for the Senate in Maryland

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 5:00pm 1/13/2018 at 5:00pm
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President Donald Trump may receive some competition for most tweet-happy politician! Apparently emoji-filled tweets aren’t enough for Chelsea Manning because she has filed papers to run for the Senate in Maryland. From The Washington Post:

Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted of passing sensitive government documents to Wikileaks,...

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Rep. McSally Officially Jumps Into Arizona Senate Race

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 12, 2018 at 7:30pm 1/12/2018 at 7:30pm
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The Republican field for Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake’s Senate continues to grow as Rep. Martha McSally has officially joined the race. She joins former controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Arizona State Senator Kelli Ward.

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House Renews FISA Bill Without Amash Amendment That Included More Protections for Americans

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/11/2018 at 3:00pm
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The GOP-led House renewed Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which allows the government to spy on foreigners abroad by a vote of 256 to 164. Section 702 remains controversial because it can sweep up Americans in the process.

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Fusion GPS Testimony: ‘Somebody’s Already Been Killed,’ FBI had Source in Trump Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 7:30pm 1/9/2018 at 7:30pm

Ranking Judiciary Committee Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released the closed testimony of Glenn Simpson, a founder of Fusion GPS, which produced the dossier in 2016 of then-candidate Donald Trump, along with his attorney Josh Levy. From The New York Times:

“The American people deserve the opportunity to see what he said and...

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Congress Investigating FBI Agents’ Texts for Possible Leaks to Media

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/9/2018 at 3:00pm

Back in December, the media published texts between FBI Agent Peter Strzok, who was involved in the Russia investigation, and FBI attorney Lisa Page demeaning then-candidate Donald Trump and hoping that failed Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton would win.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller quietly removed Strzok from...

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio Announces Senate Run

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 11:36am 1/9/2018 at 11:36am
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Controversial former Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced that he will run for the Senate to replace Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

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Democrats Holding Spending Bill Hostage Over DACA

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 8, 2018 at 3:00pm 1/8/2018 at 3:00pm
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While everyone is gushing over Oprah Winfrey, the Democrats in D.C. can hide the fact that they’re holding the spending bill hostage over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program.

Before Christmas, Congress passed a short term spending bill to keep the government running until January 19. The Democrats have made...

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