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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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William Barr testifies that there was spying on the Trump campaign, Democrats, Clapper and media pounce

The fact is that there was a FISA warrant to monitor Carter Page and the Trump campaign due to suspicions of Russian collusion. The next fact is that the Mueller report clears the President and his team from any More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, October 7th, 2018
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Support and Disdain for Kavanaugh’s confirmation: Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Jon Favreau, Kathy Griffin

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) released the following statement in support of Judge Brett Kavanaugh prior to the vote: “Having looked at the totality of Brett Kavanaugh’s life and career, I am persuaded to vote More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 28th, 2018
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Democracy for America’s Karli Wallace Thompson attacks Senate moving Kavanaugh forward as ‘disgusting’ ‘end of Supreme Court’

The Senate Judiciary Committee voted on Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, moving him to a full Senate vote on an 11-10 party-line vote. Minutes later, Democracy for America’s Karli Wallace Thompson, More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, March 1st, 2018
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House passes human trafficking bill, targeting online sex trade, sites like backpage.com

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an historic legislative package to fight online sex trafficking, by a vote of 388 to 25. The legislation included H.R. 1865 the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online More...

By The Dispatch On Friday, April 28th, 2017
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Bernie Sanders announces the ‘Raise the Wage Act’ to raise federal minimum wage to $15 an hour

On Wednesday, Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour to a crowd of hundreds of low-wage More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Chris Cuomo now apologizing for equating ‘fake news’ attacks to the use of the N-word

Chris Cuomo goes on apology tour for remarks he was making during his “victim tour” last week when he likened “fake news” insults to the use of the N-word. During a Thursday interview with More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 29th, 2016
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Congress unites to override Obama’s veto of 9/11 victim bill, JASTA, allowing families to sue Saudis

Congress overwhelmingly rejected President Obama’s veto of legislation allowing families of the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, handing him the first veto override More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, May 23rd, 2014
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50 Democratic Senators send letter to NFL to change ‘racist’ Redskins name. Is this listed in Article I, Section 8?

On Thursday, 50 of our elected leaders in the US Senate sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to formally endorse a name change of the Washington Redskins–to remove the “racial slur”. Harry More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
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Elizabeth Warren: ‘Student loan debt is exploding’, introduces Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today introduced the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which would allow those with outstanding student loan debt to refinance at the lower interest More...

By Butter Bracco On Saturday, December 28th, 2013
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Connecticut Senator asks UPS to issue refunds for late Christmas deliveries

One US Senator is calling on UPS to issue refund to customers whose Christmas packages didn’t make the big day after widespread delays. Photo/United States Senate “In a very real sense, Christmas is More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, September 26th, 2013
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Senate bill moves ahead to end NSA monitoring practices and make FISA decisions more public

The National Security Agency monitoring United States citizens and allies now face a bipartisan group of senators who are in unveiling legislation that would end the collection of millions of Americans’ phone More...

By Robert Herriman On Friday, August 2nd, 2013
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US House of Representatives votes overwhelmingly to ramp up sanctions on Iran

Just days prior to the  inauguration of new Iranian President Hassan Rohani, the US House of Representatives voted to approve a new round of sanctions by a vote of 400-20 Wednesday. Image/CIA The bill, Nuclear More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 26th, 2013
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House vote on defunding NSA surveillance program falls short

The House voted down an amendment Wednesday to its version of the Department of Defense’s 2014 budget that would have banned funding to NSA surveillance programs such as PRISM by a slim 12 vote margin. The amendment, More...

By Robert Herriman On Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
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Rand Paul and Ted Cruz join Kirsten Gillibrand to combat sexual assault in the military, Bill Kristol calls it a ‘pseudo-crisis’

U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Susan Collins (R-ME), Lisa Murkowski More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, June 28th, 2013
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Immigration Reform Bill moves ahead with Senate vote, passing 68-32

The Senate on Thursday approved the most significant overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws since the Reagan administration by a large martin.  With a strong 68-to-32 vote in the Senate, the issue now moves More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 25th, 2013
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Senate immigration bill passes test vote, 67-27, Jeff Sessions this is like the Obamacare vote

An immigration overhaul created by the “Gang of Eight” Senators, designed to legalize millions of illegal immigrants while boosting border security passed a major test in the Senate on Monday, as lawmakers More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
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Senate moves immigration reform bill forward, debate to begin, John McCain didn’t vote

The Senate overcame a critical hurdle on Tuesday toward advancing the first immigration reform in a generation that would affect the nation’s “11 million” illegal immigrants, all U.S. employers More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, April 11th, 2013
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Senator Blumenthal says background check ‘record keeping is essential’

While Joe Biden says a record database or a list resulting from the proposed gun control backgrounds check is fearmongering, a Connecticut Senator says it’s ‘essential.’ Photo/United States Senate A More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
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President Obama makes gun control plea in Connecticut, attacks Republican filibusters plans and says ‘It’s not about politics’ TRANSCRIPT

President Barack Obama delivered an impassioned plea before a packed gymnasium in Hartford on Monday, almost four months after the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The speech served More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, April 4th, 2013
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Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy signs new expanded gun controls into law

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed a new set of gun control reforms into law on Thursday, less than 12 hours after the Connecticut state legislature approved the legislation in a late-night session. Dannel More...


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