United States Senate

Chris Miller
January 21, 2020 - 11:20 am
As the Senate impeachment trial gets underway, Louisiana's two U.S. senators are likely to remain among President Trump's allies. Both senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy have been dismissive of House Democrats' driver to impeach the president, and political analyst Ron Faucheux doesn't expect...
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U.S. President Donald Trump, left, looks over as he listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, speak during their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland, Monday, July 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 16, 2018 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key members of Congress, including some Republicans, are criticizing President Donald Trump's performance at a press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin as "bizarre," ''shameful" and a "missed opportunity" to stand up to Russia. And a former CIA director says it's...
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Newell Normand
July 11, 2018 - 10:49 am
President Trump made his choice. He picked Judge Brett Kavanaugh to replace the retiring Anthony Kennedy. So who is Brett Kavanaugh? What do we know about him? Check out some of Newell Normand's HOT TAKES : This was obviously a deliberated decision by President Donald Trump, and I think it was a...
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February 07, 2018 - 12:16 pm
(AP) — The Senate’s top Republican says there’s Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the pact, joined on the Senate floor by top Senate...
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January 22, 2018 - 5:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. House has followed the Senate in approving a short-term spending bill . The House approved the bill, 266-150, hours after the Senate backed it, 81-18. President Donald Trump is expected to quickly sign the measure to fund government operations through Feb. 8. The votes...
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January 22, 2018 - 11:46 am
By ALAN FRAM, ANDREW TAYLOR and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration...
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December 21, 2017 - 6:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress has voted to prevent a government shutdown as the House and Senate in rapid succession approved a stopgap spending bill to keep agencies running through Jan. 19. The Senate's 66-32 vote sent the temporary funding bill to President Donald Trump with time to spare before a...
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December 19, 2017 - 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats say three provisions in the Republican $1.5 trillion tax bill violate Senate rules and will likely be removed before that chamber votes on the measure. The House approved the legislation Tuesday. But this means the House will have to vote again on the legislation once...
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Chris Miller
December 12, 2017 - 9:29 pm
The Associated Press has declared Democrat Doug Jones winner of the special election for U.S. Senate in the heavily-Republican state of Alabama. The victory is something of a political upset, in a state that heavily favored Republican Donald Trump in 2016. CNN is also projecting a victory for the...
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