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Senate Deals With Gridlock As Session Nears End

The New York state Senate is beset by gridlock as Republicans hold on to power by the thinnest of margins. With one member away on military duty, Republicans are relying…

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Group of 10 Senators Challenge Trump Over Tariffs

A bipartisan group of 10 senators introduced longshot legislation Wednesday that would require Congress to sign off on tariffs imposed in the name of national security, defying President Donald Trump…

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McConnell Cancels Most of Senate’s August Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he was canceling most of the Senate’s time-honored August recess, an election-year move that could help lawmakers clear extra work while keeping vulnerable…

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McConnell’s Plan for a Packed Summer Senate Agenda

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s aggressive summer legislative agenda features floor time for bundles of spending bills, as well as three major authorizations. The Kentucky Republican said he would prioritize…

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Senate Confirms Gina Haspel as CIA Director

The Senate confirmed Gina Haspel on Thursday to be director of the CIA, ending a bruising confirmation fight centered on her ties to the spy agency’s past use of waterboarding…

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Senate Panel Advances Trump Nominee to Lead CIA

A U.S. Senate committee voted on Wednesday in favor of Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be CIA director, and she is expected to be confirmed by the full…

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Trump Urges West Virginia Voters to Reject Blankenship

A defiant Don Blankenship fired back Monday after President Donald Trump urged West Virginia voters to support two of the convicted ex-coal executive’s opponents in the Republican U.S. Senate primary.…

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Senate Panel Advances Bill Protecting Special Counsel

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job, putting the matter in the hands of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has said he won’t…

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Senators’ Babies Now Welcome in Senate Chamber

Who doesn’t like babies? No one in the Senate, apparently — at least not enough to block a historic rules change that passed Wednesday allowing the newborns of members into…

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