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Doug Jones Risks His Alabama Senate Seat Over the Shutdown and the Wall

For Mr. Jones, the fight over the shutdown, in a state where President Trump is popular and many federal workers live, is a reminder that his party’s views are out of step back home.
NYTimes.com - Published

Pompeo personally courted by McConnell to run for Senate, or keep option open if 'things get bad'

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is being personally courted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to run for an open Senate seat in Kansas, according to a new report.
FOXNews.com - Published

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Standoff Standstill [Video]Standoff Standstill 

Standoff Standstill

WDEF CBS Chattanooga, TN - Published

Trump Calls Off Senate Overseas Trip One Day After Nancy Pelosi Sent SOTU Letter [Video]Trump Calls Off Senate Overseas Trip One Day After Nancy Pelosi Sent SOTU Letter  01:33

The government shutdown has led to a new tit-for-tat between President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

CBS4 Miami - Published

Florida leaders to discuss changes to Florida teacher licensing exam [Video]Florida leaders to discuss changes to Florida teacher licensing exam  03:07

A surge of failures on a state teacher licensing exam recently forced the state of North Carolina to take a closer look at its test and what they found not only didn't fly but it now has Florida..

ABC Action News - Published

Federal judge in Wisconsin strikes early-voting restrictions [Video]Federal judge in Wisconsin strikes early-voting restrictions 

A federal judge has struck down early-voting restrictions enacted by Wisconsin Republicans in a lame-duck legislative session last year.

WISC - Published

Trump Denies Pelosi's use of Military Aircraft [Video]Trump Denies Pelosi's use of Military Aircraft  00:32

According to CNN, President Donald Trump’s conflict with Democrats which has led to a partial U.S. government shutdown, has now escalated even further. This week, Trump denied House Speaker Nancy..

Wochit News - Published

The New Sheriffs In Town Are Social Media-Savvy Freshman House Dems [Video]The New Sheriffs In Town Are Social Media-Savvy Freshman House Dems  00:59

The start of the new Congress isn't about the historic freshman class--it's about the government shutdown. According to Politico, frustrated House Democrats are determined to turn that around. The new..

Wochit News - Published

Congress May Be Powerless To Keep Trump From Exiting NATO [Video]Congress May Be Powerless To Keep Trump From Exiting NATO  00:58

Senators are scurrying to prevent President Donald Trump from pulling the US out of NATO. NATO is the transatlantic security organization that the US helped found after World War II. However, Trump has..

Wochit News - Published

NY's marijuana bill: what you need to know [Video]NY's marijuana bill: what you need to know  01:40

Governor Cuomo released the 191 page marijuana bill that will beheaded to the state senate and assembly.

Rumble - Published

NY's marijuana bill: what you need to know [Video]NY's marijuana bill: what you need to know  01:40

Governor Cuomo released the 191 page marijuana bill that will beheaded to the state senate and assembly.

WKBW Buffalo - Published

House Passes Another Bill To Reopen The Government [Video]House Passes Another Bill To Reopen The Government  00:55

A bill approved in the House of Representatives would fund the government through Feb. 8, but it's not likely to get a vote in the Senate.

Rumble - Published

Chuck Schumer holds sob rally for furloughed workers part 1 [Video]Chuck Schumer holds sob rally for furloughed workers part 1  04:01

"Each one of these Americans has a different story about how the shutdown is hurting them and their families," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer bellyached Wednesday as he and his..

Rumble - Published

House Passed Bill to End Shutdown, Provide Disaster Relief [Video]House Passed Bill to End Shutdown, Provide Disaster Relief  00:54

A bill approved in the House of Representatives would fund the government through Feb. 8, but it's not likely to get a vote in the Senate.

Newsy Studio - Published

Rand Paul suggests moving the SOTU to the US Senate [Video]Rand Paul suggests moving the SOTU to the US Senate  01:02

Senator Rand Paul suggested Senate Leader Mitch McConnell invite President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address at the US Senate.

Rumble - Published

DD2 Safety Task Force Meeting [Video]DD2 Safety Task Force Meeting 

group to discuss safety locks on school doors

WTAT - Published

Could Beto O'Rourke Win In 2020? [Video]Could Beto O'Rourke Win In 2020?  06:36

Beto O'Rourke took the national stage by storm in 2018, when he ran against Republican Ted Cruz in a race for the US Senate. O'Rourke only narrowly lost to Senator Cruz, in what should have been a walk..

IBTimes - Published

Cardi B And Congresswomen vs US Government Shutdown [Video]Cardi B And Congresswomen vs US Government Shutdown  01:53

With the US government in shutdown and federal workers going without pay, Congresswomen are looking all over the Capitol to try find Mitch McConnell, for refusing to call a vote on it. Meanwhile,..

HuffPost UK STUDIO - Published

U.S. proposes laws targeting Huawei and ZTE [Video]U.S. proposes laws targeting Huawei and ZTE  02:16

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers have introduced bills that would ban the sale of U.S. chips or other components to Huawei, ZTE or other Chinese telecommunications companies that violate U.S...

Reuters Studio - Published

Schumer: If gov't still closed Trump should delay SOTU [Video]Schumer: If gov't still closed Trump should delay SOTU  00:30

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech, set for Jan. 29, should be delayed if the government is still shut. Rough..

Rumble - Published

Senators grill Trump's new EPA pick on pro-coal record [Video]Senators grill Trump's new EPA pick on pro-coal record  02:04

Democratic lawmakers grilled President Donald Trump's new pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, about his past as a coal industry lobbyist during his confirmation..

Rumble - Published

Senate Democrats Share Shutdown Stories of their Constituents [Video]Senate Democrats Share Shutdown Stories of their Constituents  06:37

Senate Democrats are demanding an end to the shutdown by showing the real people hurt in its wake.

Rumble - Published

New law gives convicted murderers chance to file appeal [Video]New law gives convicted murderers chance to file appeal  03:13

Senate Bill 1437 in part states "this bill would require a principal in a crime to act with malice aforethought to be convicted of murder except when the person was a participant in the..

Rumble - Published

Gov. Evers reveals 'first step' to marijuana legalization [Video]Gov. Evers reveals 'first step' to marijuana legalization 

Gov. Tony Evers said he is taking first steps toward marijuana legalization.

WISC - Published

Senate Ends The Bill To Keep Russian Sanction In Place [Video]Senate Ends The Bill To Keep Russian Sanction In Place  00:36

On Wednesday the U.S. Senate rejected legislation to keep sanctions on companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, including aluminum firm Rusal. Reuters reports that Senators voted 57-42 to..

Wochit - Published

Trump 'Inclined' To Impose New U.S. Auto Tariffs [Video]Trump 'Inclined' To Impose New U.S. Auto Tariffs  00:33

On Wednesday President Donald Trump is likely to move ahead with tariffs on imported vehicles, a move that Automative News reports could prompt the European Union to agree to a new trade deal. Senate..

Wochit - Published

Mo Texting and Driving Bill [Video]Mo Texting and Driving Bill 

Mo Texting and Driving Bill

KQTV - Published

 

McConnell's maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell likes to say: "There's no education in the second kick of a mule."Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump..
New Zealand Herald - Published Also reported by •Seattle Times

Freshmen House Dems cut different paths across Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around..
Seattle Times - Published

Trump Told Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Tower Project: BuzzFeed

trump told cohen to lie to congress about moscow tower project: buzzfeed
A new report published by BuzzFeed News on Thursday said United States President Donald Trump told his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to construct a..
WorldNews - Published

Shutdown is costing Metro both riders and big money. Paul Wiedefeld has quantified the problem.

Metro is bleeding money as the longest federal government shutdown in history rolls on, $400,000 on the average weekday and it will only get worse, the transit agency told Virginia and Maryland’s..
bizjournals - Published

Afterpay surging, but credit inquiry looms

Afterpay is booming, but the company has also defended its risk to consumers ahead of an appearance at a Senate inquiry into buy-now-pay-later companies.
SBS - Published

Beto O’Rouke stopped by Pueblo on road trip across America

Beto O'Rouke, the former Democratic Texas representative who garnered national attention for his fiery campaign against Republican Senate Ted Cruz, was spotted in Pueblo today.
Denver Post - Published

Trump Cancels Pelosi-Led Trip To Afghanistan, Brussels

By Katherine Gypson U.S. President Donald Trump forced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to cancel a planned trip to Afghanistan and Brussels on Thursday, the latest maneuver in a bitter political battle..
Eurasia Review - Published

Wife of Acting AG Matt Whitaker Pens Scorching Letter to Slate Over Critical Piece: Can’t Understand the ‘Zeal in Trying to Destroy’ Him

Marci Whitaker — the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker — was so incensed by an article criticizing her husband that she wrote an absolute scorcher of an email to one of the authors...
Mediaite - Published

Senate measure banning abortion funds defeated


Politico - Published

North Dakota leaders unveil oil tax-sharing deal with tribe

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican legislative leaders unveiled a bill Thursday that aims to stop a longstanding disagreement over shared revenues on an oil-rich American Indian..
Seattle Times - Published

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin Discusses Attorney General Nominee William Barr

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois about the lengthy government shutdown and the nomination of William Barr to be attorney general.
NPR - Published

136 House Republicans Join Democrats in Vote Against Russia Sanctions Relief

The vote to enforce sanctions on an oligarch’s companies was an overwhelming show of disapproval of Trump administration policy, but it was mostly symbolic because a similar Senate measure had..
NYTimes.com - Published

House passes another stopgap set to languish in the Senate


Politico - Published

House votes to maintain Russian sanctions.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted overwhelmingly to maintain sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, protesting the Treasury Department’s decision to lift the..
Seattle Times - Published

Senate passes ‘religious test’ resolution on Knights of Columbus

Washington D.C., Jan 17, 2019 / 10:45 am (CNA).- The Senate yesterday passed a resolution saying it would be "unconstitutional" to consider membership in the Knights of Columbus a disqualifying..
CNA - Published

House Passes Another Bill To Reopen The Government

house passes another bill to reopen the government
Watch VideoThe House of Representatives passed an emergency spending bill that would reopen the government.   The bulk of the bill is actually focused on disaster relief. It approves $12.1 billion..
Newsy - Published

Where's Mitch? McConnell keeping his head down during government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a different role compared to previous government shutdowns, but is that a practical or political choice?
USATODAY.com - Published

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave the Democrats a lesson in how to use Twitter

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just shared her expert Twitter skills with fellow Democrats, which means every Republican in Washington who has a Twitter account should be shaking. The freshman member of..
Mashable - Published

Freshmen Dems stumble in quest to confront McConnell on shutdown

Freshmen Democrats led by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attempted to confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in-person over government shutdown and hand-deliver a letter urging him to cave and..
FOXNews.com - Published

Senate urges FG to immortalise Shagari

The lawmakers took turns to laud the virtues of the late Nigerian president. The post Senate urges FG to immortalise Shagari appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.
Premium Times Nigeria - Published

Kamala Harris’ career, from California district attorney to the Senate

Kamala Harris’ rise to political power started in California, where she served as a district attorney and attorney general for the state. And it might culminate in a 2020 presidential run.
FOXNews.com - Published

Rand Paul suggests moving State of the Union to the Senate


Politico - Published

Liberal Kirsten Gillibrand and Conservative Rand Paul Agree: Get U.S. Troops out of Syria

One of the most liberal members of the U.S. Senate happens to agree with one of the most conservative members that it's time to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, as President Trump has said he will do.
CNSNews.com - Published

Chuck Schumer 'very disappointed' in AG nominee William Barr

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says attorney general nominee William Barr could not assure him that he would allow special counsel Robert Mueller's report to be fully released, other than..
USATODAY.com - Published

Wheeler vows to continue deregulatory actions as permanent EPA head

At his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday, Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protect -More- 
SmartBrief - Published

Senate to review condition of service for National Assembly staff 

Some of the workers had, in December 2018, shut lawmakers out of the complex , demanding payment of their entitlements. The post Senate to review condition of service for National Assembly..
Premium Times Nigeria - Published

Beto O’Rourke pens epic, rambling blog from road trip: ‘In and out of a funk’

Media darling and former Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke is blogging his way through a classic American road trip, with a rambling essay telling readers he has “been stuck lately” as..
FOXNews.com - Published

Buhari rejects five bills, gives reasons

His decision to reject the bills was conveyed in separate letters dated January 4, addressed to the Senate President. The post Buhari rejects five bills, gives reasons appeared first on Premium..
Premium Times Nigeria - Published

Senate confirms INEC REC nominee, ICRC Director-General

The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Monday Udo Tom as Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The appointment was confirmed at Thursday plenary..
Premium Times Nigeria - Published

Donald Trump nominates three Indian Americans to key administration post

donald trump nominates three indian americans to key administration post
US President Donald Trump has nominated three Indian Americans to key administration positions, as per the latest list of senior nominations sent by the White House to the Senate. Advertising Rita..
WorldNews - Published

Trump taps 3 Indian-American experts for key admin posts

Rita Baranwal was nominated for the post of Assistant Secretary of Energy (Nuclear Energy), Aditya Bamzai for member of the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board and Bimal Patel as the assistant..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rand Paul rips Mitt Romney Trump critique as ‘sour grapes’

By Lesley Clark WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul emerged Wednesday as a sharp, tough critic of incoming Sen. Mitt Romney, dismissing Romney’s blast at President Donald Trump as “sour grapes.” Paul,..
WorldNews - Published

US: Shutdown will hit the overall economy – Danske Bank

Mikael Olai Milhøj, senior analyst at Danske Bank, points out that the US House of Representatives controlled by the Democrats has passed another bill to end the ongoing shutdown, but as it does not..
FXstreet.com - Published

Dark Green Money Reveals Vast Self-Dealing Network in Canada’s Climate Change “Leadership” like Green New Deal Proposal says Friends of Science

“Dark Green Money” is a new report by Robert Lyman with a revealing glimpse of the vast self-dealing network of foreign billionaire foundation funding environmental groups' climate change..
PRWeb - Published

White House officials mulling new State of the Union approach

Top White House officials discussing whether GOP-controlled Senate could invite president to deliver the address in wake of Pelosi suggesting it be postponed
CBS News - Published

Senate Fails to Block Administration From Easing Russia Sanctions

A Democrat-led effort to block the Trump administration from easing Russian sanctions failed in the Senate, clearing the way for the Trump administration to lift restrictions on three companies..
Wall Street Journal - Published

Bid to keep U.S. sanctions on Russia's Rusal fails in Senate

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a victory for President Donald Trump, the U.S.
Firstpost - Published

Grassley Sees Shutdown Delaying Major Trade Talks

The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee said the Trump administration’s trade negotiations appear to be in jeopardy amid reductions in staff at the U.S. trade representative’s office. The..
Wall Street Journal - Published

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