U. S. Senate

10 Races to Watch in 2016: Ron Johnson in Wisconsin Senate
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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., may face the Democrat he ousted in 2010, former Sen. Russ Feingold, next year - which would make the rematch one of 2016's [...]
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Races to Watch in 2016: Sen. Richard Burr in North Carolina
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Tar Heel State residents should enjoy the absence of political ads on their airwaves while they can, before Sen. Richard Burr's re-election begins. [...]
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Sessions yields to Enzi as U.S. Senate Budget chairman
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Republican Senator Mike Enzi said on Wednesday he will take over as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee next year after the panel's current top Republican, Jeff Sessions, agreed [...]
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Senate passes shutdown reprieve, funding fight drags on
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The Senate passed a five-day extension of federal funding on Saturday, staving off a government shutdown and buying lawmakers more time to resolve a fight over a longer, $1.1 trillion [...]
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Senate Avoids Shutdown For Now
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The Senate avoided a government shutdown with hours to spare Saturday - at least for a few more days. [...]
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US Senate backs further defence spending for anti-IS fight
www.bbc.co.uk
The US Senate has approved a new annual defence bill expanding the military campaign against Islamic State (IS). The bill approves a general Pentagon budget of $496bn (£316bn) plus $64bn for US wars abroad. [...]
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5 questions about the CIA detention and interrogation report you wish you didn’t have to ask
www.washingtonpost.com
The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday is planning to release the executive summary of its inquiry into the CIA’s detention and interrogation program. [...]
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Mitch McConnell Plots a Functional, Bipartisan Senate
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Sen. Mitch McConnell wants to hit the ground running in January - and thinks Democrats are ready to join him in crafting a more open and functional Senate. [...]
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What difference would a Republican Senate make?
www.bbc.co.uk
It's simple electoral maths that the Republican Party has a good chance to control a majority in the US Senate after November's mid-term elections. [...]
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For Senate leaders, elections used to be landslides. Now? Bare-knuckle brawls.
www.washingtonpost.com
Elections used to be landslide wins for those in their party’s top posts. Now they’re bare-knuckle brawls. [...]
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Lameness of Post-Election Session Could Hinge on Results
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There's no "fiscal cliff" or global financial crisis for this year's post-election lame-duck session, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy. [...]
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House, Senate Laying Groundwork for War on ISIS
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Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are moving to ensure that the administration has the authority to take military action against ISIS if necessary. [...]
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Ukraine crisis: US senators urge arms ‘to fight Russia’
www.bbc.co.uk
Leading American senators have called for the US to send weapons to help Ukraine fight what they say is "a Russian invasion". [...]
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McConnell’s Appeal to Millionaire Donors Makes Case for Constitutional Amendment on Political Money
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The constitutional amendment deemed "radical" by the Senate minority leader simply affirms that money is not speech and that no one, however wealthy or powerful, has a constitutional right to spend unlimited sums to influence our elections. [...]
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Feinstein Warns of Risk of ISIL Attack on America, Says Must Be Confronted – The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body
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Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein warned Friday of the risk that the insurgent group ISIL could be preparing fighters to attack American and European targets. [...]
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