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Senate considers making a short pre-election session even shorter
The most optimistic timeline could have senators finishing up their work by late next week, more than two weeks before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30.
284 points by The Washington Post | Mitch McConnell United States Senate United States Congress Republican Party Harry Reid Federal government of the United States National Republican Senatorial Committee Party leaders of the United States Senate
New Spanish-language TV ads pop up in Senate races
Both states and their growing minority populations are seen as critical to Democratic chances this year.
38 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party United States Harry Reid United States Senate North Carolina Party leaders of the United States Senate Democracy Bill Clinton
King wants $181M to fight opioid crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Angus King wants money to fight the opioid epidemic to be included in a temporary measure to fund the federal government through Dec. 9. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he hopes to reach compromise with the White House and Senate Democrats over legislation temporarily financing ...
1 points by The Washington Times | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Washington D.C. Party leaders of the United States Senate President of the United States Bill Clinton Harry Reid United States
Another failed Zika vote could be the start of a resolution
Lawmakers in both parties said they now hope negotiations will begin in earnest to quickly come up with a bipartisan deal to address the potential public health crisis.
149 points by The Washington Post | Harry Reid United States House of Representatives United States Senate United States Congress Democratic Party Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate Steny Hoyer
Senate leaders unload $2 million checks in fight for majority
Thank Sens. John Thune and Chuck Schumer.
28 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Senate Harry Reid President of the United States United States Vice President of the United States Mitch McConnell
Senate prepares to move quickly on spending bill to prevent government shutdown
Conservatives want to kick final spending negotiations into next year.
73 points by The Washington Post | Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate Bill Clinton United States Senate Democratic Party Harry Reid President of the United States Republican Party
Senate Democrats Block Zika Bill Over Planned Parenthood Provisions
As Congress returned from recess, a stalemate resumed over a $1.1 billion plan to fight the virus even as public health experts warned that funding was desperately needed.
6035 points by The New York Time | Mitch McConnell United States Senate Democratic Party Harry Reid Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Don Nickles Dick Durbin
Lawmakers say Trump’s words matter — and hurt the country’s standing abroad
A growing roster of lawmakers from both major parties say they think the president’s rhetoric and erratic behavior damage diplomatic relationships and weaken global stability.
14002 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Party leaders of the United States Senate Republican Party United States Senate George W. Bush Mitch McConnell Harry Reid Vice President of the United States
Lawmakers say Trump's words matter — and hurt the country's standing abroad
A growing roster of Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill say they believe President Donald Trump's pugnacious rhetoric and unpredictable behavior threaten to diminish the United States' standing around the world, do real damage to fragile diplomatic relationships and even weaken global stability....
2 points by Chicago Tribune | Democratic Party Vladimir Putin Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Senate Republican Party George W. Bush Mitch McConnell Harry Reid
Senate confirms Scott Pruitt as EPA administrator
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt on Friday won Senate confirmation to head the Environmental Protection Agency, a federal agency he repeatedly sued to rein in its reach during the Obama administration.The vote was 52-46 as Republican leaders used their party’s narrow Senate majority to push Pr...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | United States Senate Party leaders of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell Democratic Party United States Environmental Protection Agency Barack Obama Harry Reid President of the United States
As the Gorsuch nomination proceeds, this man is taking credit: Mitch McConnell
The Supreme Court vacancy will be remembered by critics and fans as the “McConnell seat” after he orchestrated the obstruction of Barack Obama’s power to replace Antonin Scalia last year.
8659 points by The Washington Post | Supreme Court of the United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell United States Senate Democratic Party Antonin Scalia Harry Reid President of the United States
Lawmakers want to require paid sick leave in Nevada
A bill mandating private employers provide workers with paid sick leave was introduced Thursday in the Nevada Senate.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Party leaders of the United States Senate Nevada Las Vegas metropolitan area Democratic Party United States Carson City Nevada Harry Reid Reno Nevada
Last straw: Inside Puzder's withdrawl
In the end, Andrew Puzder had too much baggage -- both personal and professional -- to be confirmed as President Donald Trump's Cabinet.
1473 points by CNN | Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Senate Democratic Party Mitch McConnell Republican Party Trade union Harry Reid United States Department of Labor
Senate Democrats unify around congressional probe of Trump ties to Russia
Members say they prefer to handle inquiry internally.
5937 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate Democratic Party Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate President of the United States Vice President of the United States Republican Party Harry Reid
Netanyahu meets with congressional leaders
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Feb. 15 met with congressional leaders including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.).
18 points by The Washington Post | Party leaders of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell Democratic Party Benjamin Netanyahu Harry Reid 111th United States Congress Jim Bunning United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
A turf war breaks out in the Senate: Who will investigate Russia’s connections to the Trump campaign?
With new details coming almost daily about ex-national security adviser Michael T. Flynn’s conversations with the Russian ambassador, interest in more probing has emerged.
287 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate Democratic Party Party leaders of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell Dianne Feinstein Harry Reid United States Senate Committee on Armed Services Chuck Schumer
Andy Puzder, Trump’s pick for Labor secretary, drops out
Lawmakers call for investigation into Flynn's contacts with Russia Feb. 15, 2017, 12:57 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Democrats push for an independent inquiry into White House ties with Russia White House takes a step back from two-state solution in...
490 points by Los Angeles Times | Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Senate Democratic Party Republican Party Harry Reid The Oprah Winfrey Show Oprah Winfrey
Trump would beat Sen. Warren in hypothetical 2020 election: poll
Trump would beat Sen. Warren in a hypothetical presidential election matchup but would lose to a generic Democrat, a new poll showed.
769 points by Daily News | Party leaders of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell United States Senate Democratic Party Democracy President of the United States Voting Harry Reid
Senators from both parties pledge to deepen probe of Russia, the 2016 election
Top Republican and Democratic senators pledged Tuesday to deepen their investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election in the wake of Michael Flynn's resignation as President Trump's national security adviser, opening a new and potentially uncomfortable chapter in the uneasy...
-2 points by Chicago Tribune | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate Democratic Party President of the United States John Boehner Harry Reid United States House of Representatives
Democrats demand inquiry of Russian role in U.S. affairs; G.O.P. mostly silent
WASHINGTON — The stunning resignation of Michael T. Flynn as White House national security adviser less than a month after his appointment has emboldened congressional Democrats to demand a broader investigation into President Trump’s ties to Russia and the Kremlin’s role in the 2016 election.
2 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | United States Senate Democratic Party President of the United States George W. Bush Vice President of the United States Republican Party Harry Reid John McCain
Congressional Roll Call: Feb. 10, 2017
Here’s a look at how members of Congress voted over the previous week.HouseFlaring Methane From Federal Oil Wells: The House has passed a resolution (H.J. Res 36), sponsored by Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, stating disapproval of a Bureau of Land Management rule restricting the venting and flaring of met...
-2 points by Concord Monitor | Party leaders of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell Democratic Party United States Senate Harry Reid Democracy New Hampshire United States Congress
Tom Price confirmed as secretary of health
Stephen FellerFeb. 10 (UPI) -- Georgia Congressman Tom Price was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the secretary of health early Friday morning.
1 points by UPI | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Republican Party Democratic Party United States House of Representatives Party leaders of the United States Senate Harry Reid Barack Obama
Senate confirms Tom Price as new health secretary
Senators approved Price to head the Health and Human Services Department by a strictly party-line 52-47 vote.       
16194 points by USA Today | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate Barack Obama Republican Party Democratic Party Harry Reid United States
He was Utah’s attorney general and a rising GOP star. Now he’s facing corruption charges
As John Swallow stood before family and colleagues at a swearing-in ceremony inside the marble rotunda of the Utah Capitol in 2013, many viewed him as a rising star in the Republican Party.  Charismatic and ambitious, Swallow had served three terms in the state House and now would become Utah’s...
119 points by Los Angeles Times | Utah Prosecution Salt Lake City Felony Harry Reid United States Senate Democratic Party Vice President of the United States
Senate suppression: McConnell cuts off Warren over character assault of AG nominee
A stunning interruption on the Senate floor led to the ban of Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren from ever speaking in the chamber on the nomination of Republican Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions’ to the US Office of the Attorney General. Read Full Article at RT.com
827 points by Russia Today | Mitch McConnell United States United States Senate Coretta Scott King Martin Luther King Jr. Harry Reid Party leaders of the United States Senate Washington D.C.
'A mistake': GOP downplays Puzder's housekeeper issue
WASHINGTON — Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder acknowledged Tuesday that he had employed a housekeeper who wasn't authorized to work in the U.S., as the Senate's top Republican came to his defense and dismissed the issue as a "mistake" that had been fixed."Number one, the administration strongly supports Andy Puzder and wants to stick with him," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters. "He's qualified for the job, and for myself, I'm enthusiastically in his camp."
-2 points by Boston Herald | Mitch McConnell United States Senate Party leaders of the United States Senate Republican Party Democratic Party Harry Reid CKE Restaurants The Huffington Post
More Democrats are familiar with Stephen Bannon than Charles Schumer
Half as many Republicans have heard of Bannon as have Democrats.
369 points by The Washington Post | Party leaders of the United States Senate Democratic Party Mitch McConnell United States Senate Harry Reid Kentucky Republican Party President of the United States
The Betsy DeVos confirmation vote shows that Mitch McConnell knows exactly what he's doing
There was never any real drama about whether she'd make it or not.
13696 points by The Washington Post | United States Senate Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate Republican Party Harry Reid Susan Collins Kentucky Confirmation
Betsy DeVos confirmed as Secretary of Education in historic vote
Effort to block DeVos' nomination falls short as Michigan school reform advocate confirmed as Trump's education chief        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | United States Senate Party leaders of the United States Senate Democratic Party Mitch McConnell High school Vice President of the United States Harry Reid Republican Party
Watch live: Dems keep pressure on as DeVos vote nears
The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on Betsy DeVos’ bid to become education secretary following weeks of protests        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Democratic Party Republican Party Assistant party leaders of the United States Senate Party leaders of the United States Senate Harry Reid 111th United States Congress United States Cabinet
Dems keep pressure on as DeVos vote nears
The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday on Betsy DeVos’ bid to become education secretary following weeks of protests        
-2 points by The Detroit News | United States Senate Democratic Party Republican Party Assistant party leaders of the United States Senate Party leaders of the United States Senate 111th United States Congress Harry Reid United States Cabinet
Why Senate Democrats regret getting rid of the filibuster
Both sides are positioning themselves to point the finger at the other if Republicans get rid of the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.
78 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party United States Senate Mitch McConnell Harry Reid Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Supreme Court of the United States Chuck Schumer
Things to know about Steve Bannon, Trump's controversial adviser
Things to know about Steve Bannon, Trump's top aide.
134 points by The Houston Chronicle | Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Senate Harry Reid Democratic Party Republican Party Tom Harkin United States
For Democrats in Carson City, control only an illusion
The 2017 legislative session begins today, and Democrats have only the illusion of control.
11 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Party leaders of the United States Senate Democratic Party Property tax United States Senate Harry Reid Republican Party Kentucky Robert Byrd
LETTER: Lawmaker Aaron Ford panders to favored groups with stadium comments
Curious how, for a taxpayer-funded building project, individuals with the most experience and best qualifications in the construction field were not on the list.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Democratic Party Construction Nevada Harry Reid English-language films Robert Byrd
Schumer’s dilemma: satisfying the base while protecting his minority
Handling Trump’s Supreme Court pick will be Democratic leader’s first big test
2289 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Senate Supreme Court of the United States Mitch McConnell Harry Reid United States 111th United States Congress
Wall of resistance: Republicans revolt over Trump's border plan
President Donald Trump's plan to build a wall on the border with Mexico is facing a major problem: A wall of resistance from his own party.
54877 points by CNN | Mitch McConnell United States Senate Republican Party United States Senate Committee on Appropriations Democratic Party John McCain Harry Reid Lamar Alexander
Harry Reid’s gift to the GOP
There are many people to thank for the coming accession of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
724 points by Daily News | Democratic Party United States Senate Supreme Court of the United States Mitch McConnell United States United States Constitution George W. Bush Harry Reid
DeVos will likely be confirmed as education secretary
President Trump’s pick for education secretary is expected to clear a major Senate hurdle in an unusual early morning vote Friday, clearing the way for her likely confirmation next week. The 6:30 a.m. procedural vote will end the ongoing — and increasingly contentious — debate over DeVos, who has ignited a fierce backlash from Democrats...
275 points by New York Post | Mitch McConnell Party leaders of the United States Senate United States Senate Republican Party Harry Reid Kentucky Democratic Party United States House of Representatives
Sen. Dean Heller urges Obama against last-minute monument designation for Gold Butte
In a letter Thursday, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller called on the president to “abandon any plans to unilaterally designate” new national monuments in the Gold Butte area of northeastern Clark County and in the Owyhee Canyonlands of southeastern Oregon, near the Nevada border.
70 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Democratic Party United States Senate Harry Reid President of the United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Carson City Nevada Colorado River
Heller urges Obama against last-minute monument designation for Gold Butte
In a letter Thursday, U.S. Sen. Dean Heller called on the president to “abandon any plans to unilaterally designate” new national monuments in the Gold Butte area of northeastern Clark County and in the Owyhee Canyonlands of southeastern Oregon, near the Nevada border.
70 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Nevada Democratic Party United States Senate Harry Reid President of the United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Carson City Nevada Colorado River
President Trump's Cabinet picks are likely to be easily confirmed. That's because of Senate Democrats.
A rules change means Senate Democrats have almost no options to deny Donald Trump his Cabinet.
12812 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party United States Senate Party leaders of the United States Senate Mitch McConnell Supreme Court of the United States Harry Reid Republican Party President of the United States
Tarkanian accuses Rosen of defaming him in campaign ads
Danny Tarkanian filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing newly elected Congresswoman Jacky Rosen of defamation.
136 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States Service of process Pleading United States Congress Talk show Harry Reid Mass media Lawsuit
Muslim’s advice for Trump, Paul Ryan dodges a bullet and other notable commentary
Reporter: How Trump Saved Paul Ryan’s Job Had Donald Trump lost, House Speaker Paul Ryan would have faced a GOP challenge from Freedom Caucus Chairman Jim Jordan that might well have succeeded, reports Rachel Bade at Politico. But the plot, “like every other assumption about post-election Washington, was blown to pieces” by his victory. That’s...
16 points by New York Post | Democratic Party Harry Reid Supreme Court of the United States Party leaders of the United States Senate Barack Obama United States Senate George W. Bush John McCain
Tarkanian accuses Rosen of defaming him in ads
Danny Tarkanian filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing newly-elected Congresswoman Jacky Rosen of defamation.
136 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | United States United States Congress Service of process Pleading Harry Reid Talk show Mass media Lawsuit
Congress to pass stop-gap government funding bill to let Trump weigh in
Congress was set to fund agencies through September, but Trump's win changed the plan.       
81 points by USA Today | United States Congress President of the United States Democratic Party United States Senate Federal government of the United States Bill Clinton Harry Reid United States Constitution
Schumer new leader of Senate Democrats, Sanders & Warren on board
Senator Charles "Chuck" Schumer (D-New York) is the new Senate Minority Leader, while Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) is the vice-chair of the conference, and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is the new chair of outreach. Read Full Article at RT.com
1026 points by Russia Today | United States Senate Democratic Party Party leaders of the United States Senate Harry Reid President of the United States Mitch McConnell Robert Byrd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
Americans can’t wish Trump success on his intolerant path
No one should pretend Trump will be a normal president. No one should forget the bigotry and racism of his campaign, the naked appeals to white grievance, the stigmatizing of Mexicans and Muslims. No one should forget the jaw-dropping ignorance he showed about …
-2 points by Las Vegas Sun | Bill Clinton Election Harry Reid George W. Bush Party leaders of the United States Senate President of the United States Hillary Rodham Clinton Democratic Party
Illinois Democrats looking for Rauner challenger as Durbin stays in D.C.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin ruled himself out of the 2018 Illinois governor's race after keeping his Washington leadership post on Wednesday, leaving Illinois Democrats in a quandary as they look for someone to challenge Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. "I kept telling people of Illinois, I've got a pretty...
302 points by Chicago Tribune | Democratic Party United States Senate Barack Obama Illinois Harry Reid United States United States House of Representatives Republican Party
People are very bad at guessing whether a new party leader will be good
In 2004, lots of Democrats thought Harry Reid might not be tough enough to be Senate leader. So Chuck Schumer might surprise them, too.
7 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party Party leaders of the United States Senate George W. Bush Barack Obama Republican Party Harry Reid John Kerry Chuck Schumer