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Senate To Remain In Session To Fight Coronavirus

The U.S. Senate will remain in session next week to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Thursday afternoon that the Senate will cancel the scheduled recess and remain in session to focus on combating coronavirus. The announcement came as Congress attempts to pass legislation mitigating the outbreak of the disease. “Notwithstanding the scheduled state work period, ...

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Watch Live: Senate Impeachment Trial – Day 2

The U.S. Senate continues its impeachment trial based on Democrats’ articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Wednesday’s events are expected to center around the House Manager’s opening arguments. (Related: See Day 1 of the proceedings here) Coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. EST. Fox News CBS News Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available ...

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Watch: Senate Impeachment Trial – Day 1

The Senate begins laying the groundwork to address the Democrats’ articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump and hold a trial. Coverage starts at 1 p.m. EST. RSBN Fox News Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our syndication page for details and requirements.

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‘She Should Send Them Over’: Senate Democrats Want Pelosi To End Stalemate Over Impeachment Articles

A growing number of Senate Democrats are breaking with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over her handling of articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Seven Democrats — Sens. Dianne Feinstein, Doug Jones, Chris Murphy, Joe Manchin, Richard Blumenthal, Jon Tester, and Chris Coons — told various news outlets on Wednesday that they are ready for Pelosi to transmit the articles so ...

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The Senate Confirmed Four Federal Judges While The House Heard Impeachment Testimony

The Senate confirmed four trial court nominees to the federal bench Wednesday, among them a public interest lawyer Democrats say will trim abortion rights. Senators confirmed the nominee, Sarah Pitlyk, to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on a 49-44 vote that largely followed party lines. “Sarah’s strong legal experience, sharp intellect, and commitment to the ...

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McConnell: ‘No Choice’ But to Take Up Articles of Impeachment if House Approves Them

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that the Senate would have no choice but to take up articles of impeachment against President Trump if the House ever approves them. “How long you’re on it is a whole different matter, but I would have no choice but to take it up based on Senate rule on impeachment,” he said in ...

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As Democrats Prepare For Impeachment, Senate GOP Tees Up More Judicial Confirmations

As House Democrats moved forward with an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened confirmation hearings for five judicial nominees. Wednesday’s candidates include two appeals court nominees and three trial court nominees. Sarah Pitlyk, a trial court nominee who litigated for pro-life groups and clerked for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, bore the brunt of Democratic criticism ...

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GOP Senate Majority Releases Fiery New Video Against Democrats’ Socialist Agenda

The National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) released a new campaign video on Tuesday illustrating the Democratic party’s “race to radicalism” as the 2020 election cycle kicks off. The more than two-minute video is the first of the NRSC’s “Last Line of Defense” series which will highlight the Republican Senate Majority’s role as the last line of defense against the socialist ...

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Senate Republicans Ban Earmarks — Permanently

Senate Republicans adopted a permanent ban on earmarks Thursday, signaling to Democrats that the oft-criticized practice won’t be tolerated so long as Republicans control the chamber. Republicans passed the permanent ban at the urging of Nebraska Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, who argued the GOP’s current policy, continually re-instating a two-year ban which has existed since 2011, was insufficient. The new ...

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Chuck Schumer Rebuffed in Search For Democratic Senate Candidates

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As Minority Leader Chuck Schumer looks for Democrats to win back the Senate majority in 2020, his rallying efforts may be hitting a roadblock as many high-profile Democrats are seemingly looking for roles elsewhere. Kicking off the 2020 election cycle, Schumer began courting Democrats who he believed could be potential contenders in flipping some red seats blue. Although former Democratic ...

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McConnell And Senate Republicans Vote To Kill Green New Deal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues torpedoed the activist-backed Green New Deal Tuesday as Democrats called the vote a dog-and-pony show. Republicans defeated the proposal 57 to 0 as Democratic lawmakers derided the vote as a political gesture meant to rile up conservatives ahead of an election year. McConnell called the GND Tuesday morning a socialistic ploy ...

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Republican Senators Pushing Members To Stand With Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

Republican senators remain conflicted over the constitutionality of President Trump’s national emergency declaration to secure the southern border. While some are considering joining Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul in his surprise rebuke of Trump’s declaration last weekend, others either support Trump or remain undecided. South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott belongs among those firmly backing the President. He told The Daily Caller ...

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Trump Says Senate Vote On Border Wall Emergency Funding Isn’t About ‘Constitutionality’

President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday that a Senate vote to terminate his national emergency for border wall funding is not about “constitutionality” but about “desperately needed” border security. “Senate Republicans are not voting on constitutionality or precedent, they are voting on desperately needed Border Security [and] the Wall,” Trump wrote. “Our Country is being invaded with Drugs, Human Traffickers, ...

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Senate Democrats Introduce Toned-Down Alternative To The Green New Deal

Senate Democrats introduced a toned-down alternative to the Green New Deal as members stress over having to vote on the controversial resolution. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Delaware Senator Tom Carper introduced a two-page alternative to the Green New Deal resolution Thursday that Republicans are calling a ploy to avoid voting on a “socialist” bill. “I don’t blame Senate ...

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