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By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 15th, 2019
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Border wall battle will rage on as Trump vetoes the block to his national emergency

President Trump used his veto power to block legislation against his border wall emergency declaration, setting up the first veto of his administration. The President signed the veto in the Oval Office Friday afternoon More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Susan Collins recounts the use of the African Talking Stick in the Senate, Lamar Alexander ‘tossed it’

Sen. Susan Collins used her Tuesday morning appearance on CNN to show off her “talking stick” which ignited conversation and some debate across the Internet. screenshot/ CNN “I can show it to you,” More...

By Butter Bracco On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Lamar Alexander denies Democrats’ request for second hearing on Betsy DeVos

The Senate committee chairman, Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, on Monday rejected a formal request from Democrats for a second hearing to question west Michigan businesswoman and education secretary nominee Betsy More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Betsy DeVos ‘Parents no longer believe that a one-size-fits-all model of learning’ and want choice

Betsy DeVos endured her US Senate hearing to join the Trump cabinet, professing her philosophy of choice and support the expansion of public charter schools and private school vouchers. DeVos is set to run the Education More...

By Sierra Jones On Thursday, April 21st, 2016
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Senate Republican leaders vote over rules at lunch to keep status quo, Mike Lee out

Senate Republicans “settled” an internal rift over once-obscure conference rules that prompted a leadership bid from Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and now secures established roles of GOP senators on their More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 19th, 2014
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Darryl Williams to lead 3,000 troops in ‘War on Ebola,’ Lamar Alexander compares it to ISIS

President Obama has announced the new plan to combat Ebola with troops deployed to Liberia, Africa to set up a command center and oversee 3,000 troops to assist with training new health workers and setting up new More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 17th, 2013
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Mitch McConnell gets ‘Kentucky Kickback’ with dam deal, $2 billion earmark

The bill that ended the government shutdown and prevented the trip over the fiscal cliff Wednesday night also included a $2 billion spending earmark for a dam in Kentucky. Critics are targeting Senate leader Mitch More...

By Robert Herriman On Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Senate votes to overcome a GOP filibuster, gun legislation debate to commence

A gun control bill that no one has read as of today will come to the Senate floor after a vote of 68-31, allowing Senate Democrats, with the 16 Republicans who voted with them,  to get and exceed the 60 votes More...


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