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Senate Republicans break with Trump over Russia sanctions

The Senate voted 57 to 42 to pass a resolution by the Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, which would overturn the Trump government's decision to lift sanctions on companies, a decision Schumer alleged a provision in a 2017 Russia Sanctions Act. The vote takes place as part of a re-examination of the Trump government's stance on Russia after a bomb. …

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William Barr's Confirmation Negotiation: The Trump Attorney General's Live Stream Reports Today to the Senate Judiciary Committee – Live Updates

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will grill William Barr, President-Elect Prosecutor-General-Designate of Trump, on his first day of hearings on Capitol Hill. In the beginning, the new chairman of the committee, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, Barr said he should be confronted with questions on a memo he had written and whose language was critical regarding the investigator's investigation into …

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"Gang of 20" appears in the Senate to launch a boundary wall contract

S Legislative legislators have formed a new, non-partisan "gang" to eliminate the impasse over the border wall that has led to the longest government shutdown in history. The group includes 20 Senate lawmakers – 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats – according to Senator John Cornyn, R-Texas. Cornyn is not in the gang, but a member of the GOP leadership team …

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The Senate republicans appearing as Murkowski are closing down

In interviews with a large number of Senate Republicans, a series of fears have been voiced over the long-term effects of a partial decommissioning that has put a quarter of the federal government to a halt and hit hundreds of thousands of federal employees and contractors, including many States that will soon miss their first paychecks. And some GOP senators …

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Trump's Census Bureau Nominee Wins Senate Confirmation: NPR

President Trump's candidate for the Census Bureau Director, Steven Dillingham (center), speaks at his October 3 hearing to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee with Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc. Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc. Hide caption Caption switch Bill Clark / CQ-Roll Call, Inc. President Trump's candidate for Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham (center) speaks to Senate …

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Facebook closes 5 accounts tied to Russia-style tactics in the Alabama Senate

Unusually speaking, against the Russian-style election fraud in the United States, Facebook said it had removed five accounts from Americans on Saturday that had inappropriately used their platform in the highly competitive Alabama Senate elections last year. According to a report from a person who was notified of the company's action, Jonathon Morgan, a well-known social media researcher who had …

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James Wolfe, a former member of the Intel Senate, was sentenced to 2 months in prison for lying to the FBI

James Wolfe, the former Security Director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), was sentenced to two months in prison on Thursday for lied to the FBI over his dealings with a reporter. Wolfe pleaded guilty in October for giving false false testimony. In addition to his term, Wolfe had to complete four months of supervised release, pay a …

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The Senate approves the bill for the stopgap to avoid a shutdown sends to House

(AP Photo / J. David Ake, File) The Senate approved a draft spending bill late Wednesday to fund several key federal government departments by February and prevent partial closure. The legislation, which funded nine of 15 cabinet-level departments and dozens of agencies, was passed by ballot. Now it goes to the house. It is not clear whether President Trump will …

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