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Paul slams Obama for ‘quirky’ insult in tax treaty fight
thehill.com
“Privacy and 4th Amendment rights are not “quirky,” @POTUS,” Paul tweeted after Obama dinged Paul while pushing the Senate to approve tax treaties. [...]
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Antonin Scalia death: Obama to act after Senate returns next week
www.bbc.co.uk
A new Supreme Court judge to replace Justice Antonin Scalia will be nominated by President Obama after next week, says the White House. [...]
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Paul Admits ‘Uphill Climb’ for ‘Audit the Fed’
blogs.rollcall.com
The Senate will vote Tuesday on Sen. Rand Paul's bill to audit the Federal Reserve, but the Kentucky Republican acknowledges the legislation still faces an "uphill climb." [...]
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Iran Deal One Vote Away in Senate
blogs.rollcall.com
Sens. Chris Coons and Bob Casey backed the Iran Deal, bringing the total number of backers one vote shy of sustaining a presidential veto. [...]
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Finally, an Attorney General!
www.bloombergview.com
But why did it take the Senate so long to confirm Loretta Lynch? [...]
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GOP-guided budget sets up battles between Congress and Obama
www.postbulletin.com
With Republicans muscling a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, Congress is positioned for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law. [...]
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CIA board clears staff of snooping Senate computers
www.bbc.co.uk
A CIA internal watchdog has cleared agency officers of improperly accessing the computers of members of the US Senate intelligence committee. It said CIA officers acted reasonably in searching computers after concerns they contained classified material. [...]
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Senate Rejects Cruz Point of Order on Obama’s Immigration Action
blogs.rollcall.com
Ted Cruz's immigration gambit was thumped by the Senate. Ted Cruz’s proxy vote against President Barack Obama’s executive action ended in an overwhelming defeat Saturday night, splitting the GOP in half. [...]
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Senate passes shutdown reprieve, funding fight drags on
www.reuters.com
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
blogs.rollcall.com
The Senate avoided a government shutdown with hours to spare Saturday - at least for a few more days. [...]
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Mitch McConnell Plots a Functional, Bipartisan Senate
blogs.rollcall.com
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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US Republican Louisiana victory boosts Senate majority
www.bbc.co.uk
US Republicans have increased their majority in the Senate after a runoff from the mid-term elections ended in defeat for the Democrats in Louisiana. [...]
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Prioritizing healthcare overhaul was a mistake: Senate Democrat
www.reuters.com
The No. 3 Democrat in the Senate said on Tuesday the Democratic Party had made a political mistake by pushing for Obamacare.New York Senator Charles Schumer, speaking at the National Press Club in Washington [...]
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U.S. surveillance bill faces tough fight in Senate
www.reuters.com
A bill to end the bulk collection of telephone records by the National Security Agency appeared to be in jeopardy on Tuesday after senior Republican senators said the measure would [...]
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1 Senate, 5 House Contests Still Too Close To Call
atr.rollcall.com
There are six uncalled races left from last week's midterm elections. [...]
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