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Senate votes to set guidelines for lawmaker-called session

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Senate voted Thursday to set ground rules for lawmakers to call themselves back into session if voters give them the new constitutional power later this year.The measure is tied to a proposed constitutional amendment that, if ratified, would give lawmakers the authority to reconvene themselves for up to 12…

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Faces Backlash Over Black Voter Comments

Whew! Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is trending on Twitter and facing major backlash for his comments yesterday. The Kentucky Republican spoke to reporters after Democrats could not move the ‘Freedom to Vote’ aka John R. Lewis Act to the Senate floor. Democrats in the Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance…

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Senate filibuster continues, stopping Democrats’ election bill

Washington Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate.The outcome Wednesday night was a stinging defeat for President Joe Biden and his party, coming at the…

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U.S. Senate Candidate Smokes in Campaign Ad

Politicians have been accused of “blowing smoke” when it comes to promises made to the voting public. However, U.S. Senate candidate Gary Chambers gave new meaning to the term by taking a toke of marijuana in a new campaign ad. Chambers, a Louisiana native, released the visual earlier this week that has since gone viral,…

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Senate Democrats Predict Merrick Grland Will Prosecute Trump Over January 6

Attorney General Merrick Garland could prosecute former President Trump for the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, Senate Democrats say. Speaking with The Hill, several Democrat lawmakers said there is a “good chance” the Department of Justice will seek to prosecute Trump, potentially knocking him out of the 2024 election. Merrick Garland has given…

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Senate committee supports califf nomination for head FDA

(HealthDay)—The nomination of former U.S. Food and Drug Administration head Robert Califf, M.D., to again lead the agency now heads to the full Senate for a vote, after a Senate committee on Thursday voted 13-8 for approval. Among those who voted against Califf’s nomination were Democrats who expressed concerns about his links to pharmaceutical companies,…

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Senate Democrats Introduce Bill Sanctioning Russia over Ukraine

Senate Democrats on Wednesday introduced legislation seeking to impose sanctions on Russia should it invade Ukraine.  The Defending Ukraine Sovereignty Act of 2022, led by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez and 25 of his colleagues, would impose mandatory sanctions on a variety of Russian entities should it escalate hostility towards Ukraine, The Hill…

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Biden Was Too Slow to Push the Senate for Voting Rights

On Tuesday afternoon, President Joe Biden employed the bully pulpit—ostensibly one of the most powerful instruments in the executive toolbox—to press the Senate to pass voting rights legislation as soon as possible, in order to counteract a spate of measures that are either being enacted or considered in Republican-led states that may suppress voter turnout,…

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Hawkish Senate Democrats turn against Cruz’s sanctions bill

Posted January 11, 2022 at 5:29pmA growing number of Democrats are criticizing a bill to require the imposition of sanctions on European officials assisting with the development of a Russian-German gas pipeline as a vote approaches, a sign it might not pass out of the chamber.On Tuesday, a handful of key Senate Democrats who are generally seen as among the…

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GOP NH State Senate President Announces Run Against Sen. Maggie Hassan

New Hampshire State Senate President Chuck Morse has announced that he will challenge incumbent Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), who won her seat in 2016 by a margin of less than one percent. Morse’s announcement is a sign of things to come for the Granite State, which presents a unique opportunity for a Republican takeover. In…