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Alaska Senate candidate hopes to ride Democratic wave

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Al Gross commands a fishing boat as a narrator describes him prospecting for gold and killing a grizzly bear in self-defense in an ad meant to underscore a central theme of Gross’ U.S. Senate campaign as an independent: that he knows Alaska.“Out here,” he says as the boat rocks on the…

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Senate to vote on $500 billion GOP coronavirus stimulus bill Wednesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2020.Joshua Roberts | ReutersThe Senate will vote on a $500 billion coronavirus stimulus bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday, as a larger bipartisan deal remains elusive despite continued talks between top Democrats and the…

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Trump, Senate Republicans at odds over stalled stimulus talks

The stimulus negotiations are beginning to remind me of running on a treadmill — lots of effort, no forward motion.Why it matters: The economy and American workers need help. Democrats say so. President Trump says so. Fed chair Jay Powell says so, adding that there’s a low risk of “overdoing it.” At some point, such…

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With Senate control at stake, Trump and COVID haunt vulnerable Republicans

The week that Iowa reported its 90,000th confirmed case of COVID-19, Sen. Joni Ernst sat behind a plexiglass partition and told a debate audience watching from home what she thinks about masks. “Even though they’re homemade, they work,” said Ernst, an Iowa Republican, showing off a mask emblazoned with the logo of Iowa State University,…

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The GOP Men of the Senate Really Want You to Know Amy Coney Barrett Has 7 Kids

The Republican men on the Senate Judiciary Committee are evidently thrilled that Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, has managed to have children. “She and her husband have seven children, two adopted,” said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, the committee’s chair, during his opening statement during Barrett’s hearing before…

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Senate to begin confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court

Oct. 12 (UPI) — Congressional hearings for the confirmation of federan appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court begin Monday — a process that could give conservatives a 6-3 advantage in the judicial branch. The Senate judiciary committee hearing is slated to begin at 9 a.m. and will continue through Thursday. A vote…

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S.C. Senate Debate Cancelled After Lindsey Graham Refuses Covid-19 Test

Topline A debate between incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and his Democratic challenger, Jamie Harrison, scheduled for Friday night was cancelled after Harrison demanded both candidates be tested for Covid-19 before the debate and Graham refused, leading the organizers to replace it with separate televised interviews. Chairman Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) presides during a Senate…

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Big tech CEOs to testify at Senate hearing…

WASHINGTON (AP) — The CEOs of technology giants Facebook, Google and Twitter are expected to testify for an Oct. 28 Senate hearing on tech companies’ control over hate speech and misinformation on their platforms.The Senate Commerce Committee voted last week to authorize subpoenas for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Sundar Pichai of Google and Twitter’s Jack…

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The blue money wave in Senate races

Expand chartData: Advertising Analytics; Chart: Danielle Alberti/AxiosDemocrats are trouncing Republicans on the airwaves in the battle for the Senate, outspending them in nine of the top 10 competitive Senate races.Why it matters: Even before President Trump’s COVID diagnosis, Republicans were growing increasingly concerned that Democrats’ money advantage could flip control of the Senate. While some…

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NC Democratic Senate candidate admits to sending extramarital texts, won’t drop out of race

Cal Cunningham, the Democratic Senate candidate in North Carolina’s marquee Senate race, admitted he sent texts involving sexual messages to a woman who is not his wife.The campaign confirmed to The Hill Saturday the authenticity of the text messages between Cunningham, a former state senator, and Arlene Guzman Todd, a public relations strategist from California.…