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‘SNL’: Chuck Schumer And Nancy Pelosi Relish Trump's Dealmaking Failure
The Senate minority leader and House speaker desperately tried to keep straight faces as the sought not to gloat.
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Chuck Grassley Sore At Being Cut Off For Mitch McConnell's Emergency Announcement
The Senate majority leader reportedly apologized to Grassley, who had snapped: "I hope the next time ... I won't be interrupted."
Congress Passes Bill To Avert Another Government Shutdown
The legislation provided just a fraction of the president’s $5.7 billion demand for border barriers.
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Green New Deal Activists Shift Focus To Vulnerable Republicans Ahead Of Senate Vote
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed this week to hold a vote on the Green New Deal.
Senate Moves Closer To Confirming William Barr As Attorney General
President Trump’s nominee, who previously served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993, would succeed Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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Senate Passes Sweeping Public Lands Bill Protecting 2 Million Acres
The bill establishes four new national monuments and permanently reauthorizes the popular Land and Water Conservation Fund.
Amy Klobuchar Responds To Reports Of Mistreating Staff: 'I Can Be Tough'
At least three people withdrew from consideration to lead her presidential bid, in part because of her behavior as a boss.
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Harry Reid Rebuked Amy Klobuchar For Mistreatment Of Staff
A leaked campaign document shows how staff tried to manage her anger.
If Progressives Want To Nuke The Filibuster, They're Going To Have To Convince A Bunch Of Democrats First
Ambitious health care and climate proposals have no chance of passing with the filibuster on the books. But many Democrats say they want to keep it anyway.
Mitch McConnell Attacks The Volunteer Backbone Of Elections
The Senate Republican leader implied poll workers are lazy and corrupt.
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2020 Democratic Hopefuls Quietly Endorse Trump's Middle East Withdrawals
A big, bipartisan majority voiced opposition to a "precipitous" military drawdown in Syria and Afghanistan. Democratic presidential contenders sided with Trump.
Top Schumer Aide Was Pushed Out After Inappropriate Sexual Encounters With Staff
The sudden departure of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's communications director followed reports of sexual misconduct.
Senate GOP Rebukes Trump Over Syria, Afghanistan Withdrawals
Most Senate Democrats likely to or already declared as running for president in 2020 opposed the move.
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Lisa Murkowski Is Proudly GOP. But Her Independent Streak Is Thriving.
The Alaska senator defied her party by opposing Brett Kavanaugh and Obamacare repeal. She has zero regrets.
Mitch McConnell: Democrats' Voting Rights Bill Just A 'Political Power Grab'
The Senate majority leader said the For The People Act, proposed by Democrats, doesn't "pass the laugh test."
Senate Committee Delays Vote On William Barr Amid Democrats' Concerns
By Andy Sullivan, Reuters
Democrats worry Trump's pick for attorney general might not make public a final report on Mueller’s Russia probe.
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President Donald Trump Signs Bill To Reopen Government For Three Weeks
By Jill Colvin, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller, AP
President Trump signs bill without border wall funding to temporarily end the partial government shutdown.
Chris Matthews Torches Senate: What Are They Doing Except D**king Around?
The MSNBC host criticized senators for their inaction over the government shutdown.
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Senate Plans Votes To End Shutdown Showdown
By Richard Cowan, Reuters
The competing proposals seemed unlikely to resolve the month-long impasse.
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McConnell Says He Won't Override Trump To Reopen Government
The Senate majority leader believes the president is right to seek funding for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Senate Advances Resolution To Block Trump From Easing Sanctions On Russian Firms
Eleven Republicans bucked the Trump administration on easing sanctions on companies connected to a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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Congress At 'Complete Stalemate' Over Shutdown After Latest Talks Break Down
“I have never been more depressed about moving forward than I am right now," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Thursday.
Senate Republicans Won't Fund The Government If It Means Defying Trump
They're just not feeling that whole "coequal branch of government" thing.
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GOP Senator Cory Gardner Says Congress Should Reopen Government Without Wall
"We should continue to do our jobs and get the government open," the senator told The Hill.
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Senate Confirms 4 Trump Nominees To Top Environmental Posts In Last-Minute Vote
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It's a mixed bag of bureaucrats and industry allies.
Trump Is In His Best Position Yet To Confirm Incompetent Judges
Senate Republicans just strengthened their majority. Mitch McConnell is laser-focused on the courts. What could go wrong?
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