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Comey to Testify Before Senate Intel Committee

May 20, 2017 |

Former FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify before the Senate intelligence committee after Memorial Day, the AP reports. The committee’s chairman, Sen. Richard Burr, and the ranking Democrat, Sen. Mark Warner, announced Friday that Comey will testify in an open setting before the committee. The date of the…
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Senate Republicans Have a ‘Lot Less Fear’ of Trump Now

May 15, 2017 |

President Trump’s controversies may be wearing thin on both sides of the aisle in the Senate. Two different outlets on Monday have posts with a similar theme: New York Times : “Senate Republicans, increasingly unnerved by President Trump’s volatility and unpopularity, are starting to show signs of breaking away from him…
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Senate approval of Trump’s trade chief could speed up NAFTA talks

May 12, 2017 |

The Senate on Thursday signed off on President Trump’s nominee to become the nation’s chief trade representative, ending more than four months of delays that the administration blamed for slowing its initiatives on trade, including efforts to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement.


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Surprise! Senate Fails to Repeal Obama-Era Rule

May 11, 2017 |

Something unprecedented under President Trump’s watch happened Wednesday: The Senate failed to repeal an Obama-era rule. The Washington Post reports it was a surprise 49-51 defeat for a resolution that would have repealed a Bureau of Land Management rule curbing methane emissions, with Republicans John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Susan…
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Susan Collins: Senate to Start Health Care ‘From Scratch’

May 7, 2017 |

Republican moderate Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is continuing to express concerns about the health care bill passed by the House and says she expects the Senate to start “from scratch.” Collins says the House bill is hard to assess because it was passed without a fresh Congressional Budget Office…
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