Senate


Gorsuch Confirmed by Senate as Supreme Court Justice

The Republican-led Senate on Friday gave Donald Trump the biggest triumph of his young presidency, confirming his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, over stout Democratic opposition. The Senate, which…

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Senate Holds Hearings on Russian Interference in Election

Russia mounted a campaign of “propaganda on steroids” seeking to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Thursday, listing…

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Senate Votes to Undo Privacy Rules That Protect User Data

The Republican-led Senate moved Thursday to undo Obama-era regulations that would have forced internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon to ask customers’ permission before they could use or sell…

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Senate Confirms David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel

The Republican-led Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump’s pick to be U.S. ambassador to Israel, ignoring objections from Democrats that David Friedman lacked the temperament for such an important diplomatic…

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McConnell Warns Republicans on Health Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned fellow Republicans Tuesday of political consequences if they oppose health care legislation coming up for a vote in the House this week. “I would…

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Gorsuch Stresses his Independence From Trump

Judge Neil Gorsuch sought to reassure senators Tuesday that he would not be swayed by political pressure if he wins confirmation to the Supreme Court – trying to take the…

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Senate Confirms Dr. Ben Carson as HUD Secretary

The Senate has confirmed retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as housing secretary. The vote was 58-41. Carson will lead an agency of some 8,300 employees with…

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