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Facing a far greater divide than the Missouri River, Iowa and Nebraska senators find themselves on opposite sides of a criminal justice bill that has left Senate Republicans deeply divided. [Read More]
Senate Republicans were left scratching their heads after Trump fought openly with Democrats about spending and threatened to partially shut down the government if they didn't agree to give him $5 billion for his border wall. [Read More]
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The Ohio Senate voted 18-13, and once the House concurs with the changes, one of the nation's strictest abortion bans will go to Gov. John Kasich for an expected veto.Four Senate Republicans, including Sen. Stephanie Kunze, R-Hilliard, joined all nine Democrats in opposing the bill, which would outlaw abortions after six or seven weeks of pregnancy, when a fetal heartbeat can be detected by a doctor.The 18 votes is two short of what is needed for a veto override, though... [Read More]
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Former Republican Leader Sen. Jackie Winters of Salem faces a federal fair housing lawsuit. [Read More]
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from the National Rifle Association. The nation's premier gun-rights group and inalterable foe of gun control grades lawmakers on their positions on gun issues. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., gets an "A," as do most Senate Republicans. [Read More]
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Senate Republicans, with a tie-breaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, put a judge that the American Bar Association rated as "not qualified" on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. The Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Jonathon Kobes,... [Read More]
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During a December 11 appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Never Trump Republican Steve Schmidt stressed to co-host Mika Brzezinski that as the GOP's power shrinks in early 2019—when Democrats will have a 40-seat majority in the House of Representatives—Republican devotion to President Donald Trump will only intensify. And sure enough, many prominent Republicans have been unwavering in their devotion to Trump. Some Senate Republicans are parting company with the Trump Administration over U.S. [Read More]
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Senate Republicans are reportedly "dumbfounded" that Individual 1 volunteered to take the blame for a government shutdown in his batshit meeting with Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer Tuesday. Why this has come as such a shock to them... [Read More]
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Trump supports it. Some Senate Republicans don't. [Read More]
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No other issue has roused GOP senators' wrath at President Trump the way his whitewashing of the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has. [Read More]
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No other issue has roused GOP senators' wrath at President Trump the way his whitewashing of the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi has. [Read More]
Several Senate Republicans made clear they aren't on board with President Donald Trump's enthusiastic call to shut down the government over his demand for a southern border wall."It's a fool's errand in my opinion," said Senator Shelley Moore Capito, a West Virginia... [Read More]
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No one denies that Democrat Lindsey Williams won a close but hard-fought state Senate race. KDKA's Jon Delano reports. [Read More]
Senate Republicans struck back at growing momentum among progressive House Democrats for a "Green New Deal" next Congress to combat climate change. [Read More]
The Republican chairmen of the Senate's armed services and appropriations committees both said Tuesday they would consider President Trump's newest suggestion that the Pentagon build his southern border wall. [Read More]
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday called on Senate Republicans to help broker a deal to keep the government funded after President Trump said he's prepared for a shutdown if Congress doesn't approve money for his border wall. [Read More]
An impressive array of 44 former senators write for The Post: "Regardless of party affiliation, ideological leanings or geography, as former members of this great body, we urge current and future senators to be steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy by ensuring that partisanship or self-interest not replace national interest." As an aside, I would note that the group included only a handful Republicans. Sadly, appeals to be "steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy" now are controversial for Republicans, I suppose. At any rate, what would being "steadfast and zealous guardians of our democracy" look like in... [Read More]
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The chairmen of the Senate's armed services and appropriations committees both said they would consider President Trump's newest suggestion.

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No one denies that Democrat Lindsey Williams won a close but hard-fought state Senate race. [Read More]
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The First Step Act, which divides Senate Republicans, appeared dead. All of a sudden, it's looking much healthier. [Read More]
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