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GOP fears rise over the Senate fiasco of West Virginia

Senate Republicans escalate their attacks on GOP candidate Don Blankenship in the West Virginia Senate, increasingly worried that the coal baron and ex-detainee will blow a viable race against Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin. Republicans see West Virginia as a prime pickup opportunity in November, given the huge popularity of President Donald Trump there. But they say that multimillionaire Blankenship, who …

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The growing opposition to Pompeo makes a positive vote in the Senate committee unlikely

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during his hearing on April 12, 2018. (Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images) The two Democratic members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee met the past Publicly supported Mike Pompeo as CIA Director, have publicly refused to support his nomination as Secretary of State, which makes …

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McConnell: I will not legislate for the protection of Mueller in the Senate

"I do not think he should dismiss Mueller and I do not think he will," he said in an interview. "So this is a piece of legislation that I do not think is necessary." Sens. Lindsey Graham, Republican from South Carolina, Chris Coons from Delaware, Thom Tillis, Republican from North Carolina, and Cory Booker, a New Jersey Democrat, introduced the …

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No Senate vote on bill to protect Special Adviser Robert Mueller

Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, is leaving a press conference with Republican leaders on March 20, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington . (Photo: Jacquelyn Martin (AP WASHINGTON – US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ruled out a vote on Senate legislation Tuesday to curtail President Trump 's ability to dismiss Special Counsel Robert Mueller "We will not do …

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Mike Pompeo, Gina Reel Face Senate headwind

17th April 2018 15:10 ET WASHINGTON candidates running the State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency face resistance in the Senate where critics of the president are Donald Trumps willing to make their confirmation battles a referendum on its foreign policy positions. Mike Pompeo, the current CIA director and Trump's next foreign minister, runs the risk of receiving an unfavorable …

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The powerful Democrats must break to win the Senate

The rule is that in the last quarter of a century, even the most talented Senate candidates have found it more difficult to win in states that normally vote for presidential elections for the other party. This bipartisan trend has created a very close balance of power in the Senate – and led to frequent changes in guerrilla control, with …

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Endangered pond turtle plumps through Senate to official name as State Reptile – News

TRENTON, NJ – The Endangered Moor Turtle is one step closer to being named the official state reptile of New Jersey after the Senate approved Senator Kip Bateman's (R-Somerset, Mercer, Middlesex, Hunterdon) sponsored and student-inspired legislation from Princeton Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian and their teacher Mark Eastburn joined Bateman on April 12, 2018 to designate the endangered pond turtle …

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Bevin's budget veto was lifted in House; Bill goes to the Senate

CLOSE Scenes and interviews from the educational decline are protesting Friday at the Capitol Building in Frankfort, Kentucky. April 13, 2018 Alton Strupp / Louisville Courier Journal Willow Raleigh, left, and Michele Smith, cheering against education cuts by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin of the government protests while protesting on Friday, April 13, 2018, in the Capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky (Photo: …

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