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Senate easily confirms Jerome Powell to be next Federal Reserve chairman

January 23, 2018 |

The Senate on Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to confirm Jerome H. Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, allowing him to take over when Janet L. Yellen’s term expires early next month.

Powell, 64, a well-respected Republican who has served as a governor on the Fed board since 2012,…


L.A. Times – Business

Senate Fails to End Government Shutdown, Plans Vote on Three-Week Spending Bill

January 23, 2018 |

The Senate was expected to hold a procedural vote at noon EST Monday on a measure that would keep the government funded through Feb. 8, but it wasn’t clear if it would have enough support to advance.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia

Trump Prods Senate to Use Nuclear Option

January 21, 2018 |

President Trump came out swinging on the second day of the government shutdown, reports the Washington Post , tweeting Sunday that Senate “Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked,” and that “If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term…
Newser

Democrats Schumer, Pelosi quick to blame Trump after Senate fails to avert shutdown

January 20, 2018 |

After a midnight deadline came and went Friday night in a bid to avert a government shutdown, Democrats in Washington were quick to assign blame.
FOX News

TMZ

Hulk Hogan’s Flattered People Want Him to Run for U.S. Senate, BUT …

January 18, 2018 |

Hulk Hogan may have retired from wrestling, but someone powerful is twisting his arm hard … to run for U.S. Senate … something he says doesn’t interest him, but he made it clear to us that could change. Republican strategist and former Trump…

TMZ.com

Chelsea Manning Files Bid for US Senate

January 13, 2018 |

Chelsea Manning will run for the US Senate in Maryland, the AP reports. The transgender former Army officer who was convicted of leaking classified documents filed her statement of candidacy with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. The Washington Post reported Saturday that Manning will challenge Democrat Ben Cardin. He…
Newser

New Entrant Joins Volatile Arizona Senate Race

January 12, 2018 |

Republican congresswoman Martha McSally called on the national GOP to “grow a pair of ovaries” as she launched her Senate bid Friday, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake by embracing President Trump and his outsider playbook in one of the nation’s premier contests. Like few others,…
Newser

Arpaio on Senate Run: ‘The President Needs Me’

January 9, 2018 |

Arizona’s most high-profile former sheriff had said he was mulling a Senate run , and it now looks like he’s made up his mind. “I think Washington needs me, the president needs me,” Joe Arpaio told Talking Points Memo on Tuesday, confirming he’ll enter the race. “I’ve got a lot of…
Newser

If Romney Replaces Hatch, Senate Math Is All New

January 3, 2018 |

Utah’s Orrin Hatch, the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, says he won’t be running for re-election in 2018. The 83-year-old announced the move on Twitter. “Every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves,” he says in a video . “And for me, that time is soon approaching. That’s why…
Newser

Italy Senate Approves Budget, Paving Way for Elections

December 24, 2017 |

Italy’s Senate gave its final approval to the 2018 budget, dispatching the chamber’s last major piece of legislation and paving the way for the dissolution of parliament as soon as next week.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe