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Kirsten Gillibrand rejects the guilt of ousting Al Franken from the Senate

New York Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand rejected the idea that, according to a report released on Monday in early 2018, she should not have demanded the resignation of former Minnesota Senator Al Franken. During an event on Monday evening, Gillibrand addressed a New Yorker report calling her allegations of sexual misconduct at the end of Franks time …

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Trump "not on board" with a Sessions Senate in Alabama

. 1 Trump blocks Sessions Senate bid? President Donald Trump may not be quite finished with Jeff Sessions yet. Some Republicans want sessions for his old Senate seat next year – the one he resigned from because of a misfortune stint as Trump's Attorney General. It is currently held by Democrat Doug Jones, who only won it after three women …

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Mark Esper was on the way to rapid confirmation after conducting a largely bipartisan Senate hearing

ON THE GLIDE SLOPE: Mark Esper President Trump who was nominated as a replacement candidate for the Department of Defense, did everything yesterday to get a quick and easy affirmation. With one notable exception (see below), he effortlessly went through his 2-hour, 45-minute hearing before the Armed Forces Committee, telling the senators exactly what they wanted to hear, assuring them …

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House and Senate are close to showdown

The House of Representatives and the Senate are bickering over the annual Defense Policy Bill after Parliament has loaded its progressive-priority version to bring it through the House on Friday. Senate Republicans Say Parliament's Changes Are Not Beginners It's unclear how hard the Democrats will fight to comply with the regulations, and the leaders of the Democratic House's Force Committee …

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Joe Biden's Senate Records may answer questions about his past actions – but they are kept secret

Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.), Then chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is holding letters from law professors against the affirmation of Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill on September 30, 1987. (John Duricka / AP) Joe Biden's effort to make his longtime experiences the central theme of his campaign was confounded with questions about his behavior …

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Trump 2020 campaign will attack Biden's Senate record, not his time as Obama's vice president

President Trump's 2020 election campaign will use the mixed record of Democratic presidential leader Joe Biden and not his eight years as the right-wing man of Barack Obama. The election campaign has figured out how – if Biden snatches the Democrats party nomination – to respond to Biden's candidacy, which enjoys some protection among some voters due to the nostalgia …

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The Senate simply did not manage to regain its war powers and give Trump unlimited power to bomb Iran

Senators are ready to pack their bags and leave the city before the hot, swampy weather in Washington becomes unbearable. But of course not before they demean themselves and disappoint their voters one last time – by rejecting an amendment that would have prevented an unauthorized and unconstitutional war with Iran, as they did on Friday. The cross-party amendment, sponsored …

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The Senate simply did not manage to regain its war powers and give Trump unlimited power to bomb Iran

Senators are ready to pack their bags and leave the city before the hot, swampy weather in Washington becomes unbearable. But of course not before they demean themselves and disappoint their voters one last time – by rejecting an amendment that would have prevented an unauthorized and unconstitutional war with Iran, as they did on Friday. The cross-party amendment, sponsored …

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Bizarre day on Capitol Hill: Senate bends the rules, breaks a record

The subway trains hummed the Senate's office building. Elevator operators stood by the "Senator Only" elevators, waiting for riders. Bleary-eyed senators arrived at the Capitol for an unusual session that became the longest vote in modern history. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Michael Bennet of Colorado, Kamala Harris of California and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York – Sens , But so, …

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