Senate


Jones Victorious in Stunning Alabama Senate Upset

In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently…

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Franken Announces Resignation From Senate

Minnesota Sen. Al Franken said Thursday he will resign from the Senate “in the coming weeks” following a wave of allegations of improper behavior and a collapse of support from…

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Senate Panel Approves Trump Pick for Fed Chairman

A Senate committee has approved Jerome Powell’s nomination to replace Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve. Tuesday’s 22-1 vote by the Senate Banking Committee clears the way for…

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Tax Bill Clears Senate in Big Boost for Trump, GOP

Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months…

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Senate Tax Drama Enters Complicated End-Game

The Republican drive to push sweeping tax legislation through the Senate was on Thursday hurtling toward a dramatic conclusion, as Republican leaders pursued behind-the-scenes deals intended to secure enough votes…

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Tax Bill Advances, Final Senate Vote Uncertain

A key Senate committee advanced a sweeping tax package to the full Senate on Tuesday, handing Republican leaders a victory as they try to pass the nation’s first tax overhaul…

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Senate Quickens Pace of Approving Trump Judicial Picks

One thing is definitely going right for U.S. President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans who control Congress: they are steadily getting conservatives appointed as judges, advancing their long-held ambition…

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Senate Panel Approves Trump Choice to Lead Homeland Security

A key Senate committee on Tuesday approved President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee approved Kirstjen Nielsen’s nomination,…

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Remarkable Public Row Between Trump, GOP Sen. Corker

In a startling verbal assault on the president of his own party, Republican Sen. Bob Corker charged Tuesday that Donald Trump “debases our nation” with constant untruths, name-calling and bullying,…

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Flake Says He’ll Retire, Bashes Trump

Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican, announced Tuesday he would not run for re-election in 2018, condemning in a speech aimed at President Donald Trump the “flagrant disregard of truth…

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