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  • Another Accuser Comes Forward Against Roy Moore

    Another Accuser Comes Forward Against Roy Moore

    WASHINGTON — The Latest on Roy Moore, Alabama’s Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate (all times local):
    2:45 p.m.
    A second woman has come forward to accuse Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore of sexual misconduct when she was a minor.
    Beverly […]

  • Roy Moore, Republican nominee for Senate, speaks at an endorsement event on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, in Montgomery, Ala. Thirteen Alabama Sheriff’s endorsed Moore. (Albert Cesare/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

    Report: Moore Accused Of Sexual Contact With 14-Year Old

    WASHINGTON — An Alabama woman says Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for next month’s U.S. Senate election, made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14, according to a Washington Post story Thursday.
    The Moore campaign […]

  • Betsy DeVos testifies before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

    U.S. Senate Support For Trump Education Nominee Weakens

    WASHINGTON | Public refusals on Wednesday by two U.S. Senate Republicans to support Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary, raised the possibility of a rare congressional rejection of a Cabinet nominee.
    In an ominous sign for Trump, Republican senators Susan […]

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  • Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, smiles during his testimony before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be U.S. secretary of state in Washington, U.S. January 11, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    U.S. Senate Committee Backs Tillerson As Trump’s Secretary Of State

    By Patricia Zengerle | WASHINGTON
    U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, former Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson, narrowly won approval from a Senate committee on Monday but is expected to win confirmation from the […]

  • U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talks to journalist after attending the Senate Democrat party leadership elections at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S. November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

    Schumer, McConnell Elected Top Leaders In U.S. Senate

    WASHINGTON  |  Democratic U.S. senators elected Chuck Schumer of New York as minority leader on Wednesday, and he tapped former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders to help Democrats woo blue-collar workers, many of whom voted for President-elect Donald Trump.
    Senate Republicans also […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the close of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California February 16, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

    Obama Scolds Senate Republicans For Supreme Court Threat

    RANCHO MIRAGE, CALIF. | President Barack Obama on Tuesday vowed to pick an indisputably qualified nominee for the Supreme Court and chided Republicans who control the U.S. Senate for threatening to block him from filling the pivotal vacancy.
    Obama told senators […]

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  • Larry Downing | Reuters
Veto supporters rally in front of the White House on the same day President Barack Obama vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, Feb. 24, 2015, in Washington.

    Senate Fails To Override Obama’s Veto Of Keystone XL Pipeline

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate failed on Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of legislation approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the controversial project to await an administration decision on whether to permit or deny it.
    The Senate […]

  • Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein discusses a newly released Intelligence Committee report on the CIA's anti-terrorism tactics, in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, December 9, 2014.   REUTERS/Senate TV

    CIA Psychologist: Torture Report Makes False Charges

    WASHINGTON – One of the two psychologists who devised the CIA’s harsh Bush-era interrogation methods said on Wednesday that a scathing U.S. Senate report on the torture of foreign terrorism suspects “took things out of context” and made false accusations.
    “It’s […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing

    Democrats Expect Obama To Veto Pipeline Bill If It Passes Senate

    WASHINGTON – A Democratic leader said on Sunday a single vote could determine the fate of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate this week but that President Barack Obama was likely to veto the bill even if it […]

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  • This photo taken June 25, 2014, shows Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., questions Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew as he testifies at a Capitol Hill hearing examining the Financial Stability Oversight Council's annual report to Congress in Washington. Warren is quickly becoming a top Democrat fund-raising and campaigning powerhouse. Since March, she has stumped for candidates in Ohio, Minnesota, Oregon, Washington and Kentucky and has trips planned in July for West Virginia and Michigan. It’s a hefty schedule for a freshman senator who not long ago was teaching law at Harvard.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Massachusetts Sen. Warren Hits Road For Democrats

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraiser and campaign powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in […]

  • President Barack Obama speaks about unemployment benefits, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, during an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The president applauded a Senate vote advancing legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed as an important step. The Senate voted 60-37 Tuesday to clear the bill's first hurdle. But Republicans who voted to move ahead still want concessions that will have to be worked out before final passage. The Republican-controlled House would also have to vote for it. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Unemployment Benefits Bill Clears Hurdle

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House-backed legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, clearing the way for bipartisan negotiations in the opening days of an election-year session of Congress.
    President Barack Obama welcomed […]

  • From left, Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., arrive for a procedural vote in the Senate on a bill that would extend unemployment benefits, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Benefits expired for many long-term unemployed Americans on Dec. 28 after lawmakers did not extend the program as part of a bipartisan budget agreement. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., is leading the effort to reauthorize the benefits for three months nationwide, but Republicans are balking however have balked at the proposed extension without offsets for the $6.5 billion that it will cost. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Showdown Set On Unemployment Bill In Senate

    WASHINGTON  — The new year looks a lot like the old one in the Senate, with Democrats scratching for votes to pass an agenda they share with President Barack Obama, and Republicans decidedly unenthusiastic about supporting legislation without changes.
    At the […]

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  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, Janet Yellen, of California, smiles as she is introduced as being the first female to be nominated as Federal Reserve Board chair, prior to testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. Yellen was approved by the Senate on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, as the first woman to head the Federal Reserve in its 100-year history.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    Senate Confirms Yellen To Lead Federal Reserve

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate confirmed Janet Yellen on Monday as the first woman to lead the Federal Reserve, elevating an advocate of fighting unemployment and a backer of the central bank’s efforts to spur the economy with low interest […]

  • Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, accompanied by Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, urging their Senate colleagues to change the budget proposal that cuts retirement benefits for current and future military retirees. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Year-End Agreement: Budget Heads To Final Passage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Year-end legislation to ease Congress’ chronic budget brinkmanship and soften across-the-board spending cuts moved to the cusp of final passage Tuesday, a rare display of Senate bipartisanship that masked strong Republican complaints about slicing into military retirement […]

  • Jeh Johnson testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be the Homeland Security Secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington November 13, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

    Senate Approves Johnson To Head U.S. Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Jeh Johnson, a national security expert who has served as the Pentagon’s top lawyer, as head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    Johnson, who was the Defense Department’s general counsel during President Barack […]

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  • House Budget Committee chairman Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) (C) and Senate Budget Committee chairman Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) (R) hold a news conference to introduce The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    U.S. Senate Approval Of Two-Year Budget Deal Likely This Week

    WASHINGTON – Conservatives in the U.S. Senate are unlikely to stop passage of a two-year budget bill this week, with some Republicans expected to join Democrats in the Senate in voting for the measure.
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and a […]

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters after voting on a measure to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, as Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., listen.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Gov’t Reopens After Congress Ends 16-Day Shutdown

    WASHINGTON  — The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations.
    Early Thursday, President Barack Obama signed the measure, […]

  • Newark Mayor Cory Booker talks to supporters during an election night victory party after winning a special election for the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, in Newark, N.J. Booker and Republican Steve Lonegan faced off to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death of Sen. Frank Lautenberg. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Booker Wins Senate Seat In NJ, Must Campaign Soon

    NEWARK, N.J.  — Democrat Cory Booker has won a special election to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate through next year, but the rising political star will have to return to the campaign trail almost immediately to run for […]

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama meets U.S. Senate Democrats in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, October 12, 2013. Pictured are (L-R) Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Harry Reid (D-NV) and Patty Murray (D-WA). REUTERS/Jason Reed

    U.S. Senate Leader ‘Confident’ Fiscal Crisis Can Be Averted

    WASHINGTON – Senate Majority Harry Reid said Sunday that he was engaged in negotiations with Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and was “confident” they could resolve the fiscal crisis confronting Washington.
    “We’re in conversation today,” Reid said on the Senate floor.
    “I’m […]

  • U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) talks to reporters as he arrives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    U.S. House Republicans Reject Senate Bid To Avoid Government Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. government edged closer on Saturday to a shutdown as Republicans in the House of Representatives rejected an emergency spending bill approved by the Senate and pushed instead for a one-year delay of President Barack Obama’s healthcare […]

  • With four days to go before the federal government is due to run out of money, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., center, points to a countdown clock during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, as Senate Democratic leaders blame conservative Republicans for holding up a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running. From left are, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Schumer, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., and Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Senate Set To OK Budget Bill, But Fight Not Over

    WASHINGTON  — A potential government shutdown hurtling ever closer, the Democratic-led Senate is ready to approve legislation keeping federal agencies from locking their doors on Tuesday. But disputes with the Republican-run House and among GOP lawmakers themselves ensure that the […]

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  • Senate Backs Border Amendment To Immigration Bill

    Senate Backs Border Amendment To Immigration Bill

    WASHINGTON – The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a $46 billion plan to increase federal law enforcement efforts at the U.S. border with Mexico, a move aimed at winning bipartisan passage this week of a comprehensive immigration bill.
    The amendment approved by […]

  • Immigration Reform Bill Passes First Test On Senate Floor

    Immigration Reform Bill Passes First Test On Senate Floor

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to begin debate and amendments on a historic immigration bill, burying a procedural roadblock that opponents regularly use to delay or even kill legislation.
    With November’s election results indicating broad support for updating […]

  • Cory Booker Formally Joins Senate Race

    Cory Booker Formally Joins Senate Race

    NEWARK, N.J. — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who formally declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Saturday, now finds himself competing in a primary against like-minded Democratic congressmen that will be decided in mid-summer, when exceptionally low voter turnout threatens […]

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  • NSA Spying Controversy Complicates Cybersecurity Efforts

    NSA Spying Controversy Complicates Cybersecurity Efforts

    WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 (Reuters) – The Obama administration’s cyber-security agenda, which includes expanding the military’s Cyber Command and beefing up protection for critical infrastructure, faces more intense scrutiny after two vast domestic surveillance programs were exposed this week.
    Civil liberties […]

  • Chris Christie Appoints Jeff Chiesa To U.S. Senate

    Chris Christie Appoints Jeff Chiesa To U.S. Senate

    Gov. Chris Christie (R) has appointed state Attorney General Jeff Chiesa to fill New Jersey’s open U.S. Senate seat, he said at a news conference in Trenton Thursday afternoon.
    Christie said that while he made the final decision this week, he […]

 
 

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