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Senate Finds No Direct Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 3:00pm 2/12/2019 at 3:00pm
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The Senate Intelligence Committee has found no direct evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia after a two-year investigation.

Even the Democrat investigators have said “they do not contest Republican Committee Chairman Richard Burr over his recent statements that ‘we don’t have anything that would suggest there...

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Anti-BDS Bill

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 11:00am 2/6/2019 at 11:00am

The Senate passed a bill that denounces the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction (BDS) movement 77-23 on Tuesday. The bill “allows state and local governments to boycott companies that boycott the country of Israel.”

The bill also contains a resolution that opposes President Donald Trump’s vow to withdraw American soldiers from Syria...

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Democrats Block Sen. Sasse’s Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:30am 2/5/2019 at 11:30am

Democrats have let their infanticide flag fly. Comments by embattled Virginia Governor Northam (who is, ironically, not in the hot seat because of his endorsement of murdering new-born babies, but because of racist yearbook photos recently made public) inflamed the personhood debate.

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Trump: ‘We Have Reached a Deal to End the Shutdown’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 25, 2019 at 1:05pm 1/25/2019 at 1:05pm
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President Donald Trump has announced that they have come to a deal to reopen the government for three weeks. He thanked the federal workers who went without work and promised they’ll receive their backpay soon.

The short term funding does not include wall funding.

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Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Cohen

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/24/2019 at 1:00pm
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A day after President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen postponed his Congressional testimony, the Senate Intelligence Committee served him with a subpoena.

Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis confirmed he received the subpoena.

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Report: Pompeo Discussing Running for Kansas Senate Seat in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5:30pm 1/21/2019 at 5:30pm
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Politico reported on Sunday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo supposedly met with experienced Republican strategist to discuss running for the Kansas senate seat in 2020.

Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said he will not run for re-election in 2020.

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Kamala Harris Running for President in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 21, 2019 at 11:30am 1/21/2019 at 11:30am
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For once, something from anonymous sources came true! California Democrat Senator Kamala Harris has officially thrown her hat into the 2020 presidential race.

She made the announcement on Good Morning America.

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AG Nominee William Barr Said It’s ‘Vitally Important’ for Mueller to Finish Russia Investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 14, 2019 at 1:00pm 1/14/2019 at 1:00pm
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Attorney General William Barr said that he plans to tell the Senate during his confirmation hearings this week that he believes Special Counsel Robert Mueller should finish his Russia investigation. From NBC News:

“I believe it is vitally important that the Special Counsel be allowed to complete his investigation,” Barr plans to...

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Prof Suggests Apportioning U.S. Senators Based on Population

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 9:30am 1/5/2019 at 9:30am

This is a concept that has been floating around in progressive circles for a while now. The left can’t stand the fact that less populous states like Wyoming have the same representation in the U.S. Senate as California.

Professor Eric Orts of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania writes at ...

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Government Remains Partially Shutdown As Senate Adjourns Until Dec. 27th

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 6:00pm 12/22/2018 at 6:00pm
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Yesterday, Kemberlee blogged about the partial government shutdown, and today, the Senate adjourned until December 27, 2018.  The partial government shutdown will not be resolved until they return.

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Trump Will Sign First Step Act to Reform Criminal Justice

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 21, 2018 at 11:00am 12/21/2018 at 11:00am
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President Donald Trump will sign the First Step Act this morning at 11AM ET. It’s a huge win for criminal justice reform that has enormous bipartisan support.

The Senate passed the bill 87-12 and it breezed through the House, 358-36.

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Trump Will Not Sign Funding Bill Over ‘Concerns for Border Security’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 1:38pm 12/20/2018 at 1:38pm
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Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) announced that President Donald Trump will not sign the short-term funding bill the Senate passed last night. From Politico:

“The president informed us he will not sign the bill that came from the Senate last evening because of his legitimate concerns for border security,” Ryan told reporters after...

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Senate Passes Short-Term Spending Bill to Avoid Government Shutdown, Fund Government Until February

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 11:00pm 12/19/2018 at 11:00pm
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At the eleventh hour, the Senate passed a stop-gap spending bill that will fund the government until February 8. The bill heads to the House, who is expected to pass it, and then onto Trump.
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Democrats Reject New GOP Offer to Avoid Shutdown as White House Hints at Compromise Over Border Wall

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 7:00pm 12/18/2018 at 7:00pm
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The government has three days to come up with a plan to avoid a partial government shutdown on Friday.

As of today, it looks like if it happens, the blame will fall on the Democrats instead of President Donald Trump. The Democrats rejected the latest offer from the GOP even though the...

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Arizona Gov. Ducey Picks Martha McSally to Replace Sen. Jon Kyl

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 11:00am 12/18/2018 at 11:00am
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Republican Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey picked Republican Rep. Martha McSally to replace retiring Sen. Jon Kyl.

Kyl took over Sen. John McCain’s seat when he passed away in August. Kyl decided to vacate the seat at the end of the year.

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Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander Will Not Seek a Fourth Term in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 17, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/17/2018 at 3:00pm
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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced today that he will not seek re-election for a fourth term in 2020. From Politico:

“The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as governor and senator than anyone else from our state. I am deeply grateful, but now it...

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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:

“Thank you for appo...

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