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Senate Republicans Embrace Plan for $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut

Senator Bob Corker, Republican of Tennessee, who considers himself a strict deficit hawk, said, "I'm going to want to believe in my heart that we're going to be lessening deficits, not increasing."Credit Al Drago for The New York Times WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans, abandoning a key fiscal doctri

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-09-20 00:21:48

For Alabama Voters, a 'Choice as Clear as Mud'

As a divisive GOP Senate primary sprints to the finish line, both candidates have plausible paths to victory. Here's what they need to do to win. As the political class in Washington debates the future of the Republican Party-buzzing about whether the GOP will hold fast to its traditional, core ide

POLITICO - 2017-09-20 09:15:00

Senate Democrats want Iran nuclear info from White House: aides

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Congress faces a possible fight over the future of the Iran nuclear agreement, seven senior Senate Democrats demanded on Wednesday that the Trump administration provide lawmakers with any information showing Tehran is not complying with the international pact. In a letter

REUTERS - 2017-09-20 18:18:44

US Senate to hold hearing on Republican health-care proposal

A powerful U.S. Senate committee will hold a hearing on the latest proposed healthcare bill to overhaul Obamacare next week, the first public hearing all year on any Republican effort to gut the healthcare law. Orrin Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said on Monday the

CNBC - 2017-09-19 00:11:19

As clock ticks, Republicans try to move ahead on Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and top U.S. Senate Republicans pushed on Tuesday for action on a bill to dismantle Obamacare, but time was running out and they were still hunting for the votes needed to pass their latest attempt to gut the 2010 healthcare law. Vice President Mike P

REUTERS - 2017-09-19 23:27:27

U.S. Senate Republicans weigh tax cuts, deficit expansion

WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans have reached a tentative budget deal that could allow U.S. tax revenues to decline by as much as $1.5 trillion over 10 years, but they have not agreed on whether to prevent such losses from expanding the federal budget deficit. The tax cuts ar

REUTERS - 2017-09-19 20:19:35

GOP Senate Candidate Makes McConnell Top Target in Alabama Race

A Republican U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama revved up supporters packed into a stuffy gymnasium by attacking his own party's Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, and the millions of dollars his allies have poured into the race. Candidate Roy Moore warned backers that the majority leader is trying to

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-19 08:00:00

Senate confirms Trump's pick for top Supreme Court lawyer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee to serve as his administration's top advocate before the U.S. Supreme Court, overcoming united Democratic opposition. Noel Francisco, a Washington lawyer with strong conservative crede

REUTERS - 2017-09-19 17:51:48

'Corrupt Bargain' That Put Luther Strange in U.S. Senate Under Scrutiny in Complaint Filed with Alabama Ethics Commission

When disgraced former Alabama Governor Robert Bentley appointed Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange to the United States Senate to replace current United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions in February, cries of "corrupt bargain" rang across the state. Strange and Judge Roy Moore face off in t

BREITBART - 2017-09-19 14:19:31

READ: Michael Cohen's statement to the Senate intelligence committee

Thank you for inviting me to speak with you today. As part of this statement, I would like to accomplish two things. First, I want to comment briefly but clearly on the presumed subject of this morning's interview. Second, I want to address what I believe are the implications of it. Let me be totall

CNN - 2017-09-19 14:01:24

Senate backs massive increase in military spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed its version of a $700 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump's call for a bigger, stronger military but setting the stage for a battle over government spending levels later this year. The Republican-controlled chamber vote

REUTERS - 2017-09-19 01:02:51

Democrats urge full review before Senate vote on latest Obamacare attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on Monday demanded that lawmakers wait to find out the budgetary and healthcare impacts of a new, last-ditch legislative effort by Republicans to repeal Obamacare before voting on it. In their long-running war on former President Barack

REUTERS - 2017-09-18 22:52:27

Trump to campaign with Luther Strange in U.S. Senate race in Alabama

President Trump is putting his political capital on the line in a big way in Alabama's closely contested Senate race. The president, who has previously endorsed Sen. Luther Strange (R), said he will travel to Huntsville, Ala., on Sept. 23 to campaign with him just days before a Republican primary ru

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-16 14:03:00

U.S. Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax's (EFX.N) massive data breach, and along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to allow consumers to freeze their credit for free. Equifax came under increased pressure fro

REUTERS - 2017-09-15 21:30:26

US Senate confirms Billings attorney as Montana’s top cop

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The United States Senate has confirmed Billings attorney Kurt Alme as the chief law enforcement officer in Montana. The Great Falls Tribune reports https://goo.gl/Yhdyhz Alme was unanimously confirmed Thursday as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana. President Dona

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-09-14 23:59:59

Myanmar's Suu Kyi working to get aid to Rohingya: McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he had spoken with Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi and that she said she was working to get aid to the Rohingya Muslim areas in the Southeast Asian nation that were affected by violence. Suu Kyi "agreed with the need for

REUTERS - 2017-09-14 16:01:53

Top U.S. Senate Democrat demands Equifax hearings, fixes

September 14, 2017 / 2:48 PM / Updated 2 hours ago WASHINGTON, Sept 14 (Reuters) - The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate on Thursday called on Equifax officials to testify before the chamber and for the company's leadership to resign if they do not enact sweeping changes following a massive data breac

REUTERS - 2017-09-14 14:47:46

Conservative activist running for US Senate in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Conservative activist Andy Ogles is running for the U.S. Senate seat held by Tennessee Republican Bob Corker, who has so far refused to divulge whether he will seek a third term. Ogles heads the Tennessee chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a group funded by billionaire brot

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2017-09-14 14:32:25

The US Senate is asking questions about Apple's new facial recognition feature on the iPhone X

Apple's new iPhone X doesn't have a fingerprint sensor. Instead it uses a new kind of facial recognition technology Apple calls Face ID to unlock the phone. Now, U.S. Senator Al Franken wants some additional answers about how Face ID works. The Minnesota Democrat is primarily concerned about the p

CNBC - 2017-09-14 14:12:39

Bernie Sanders To Introduce Single-Payer Bill With Major Support In Senate

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will introduce on Wednesday a new version of his plan to give everybody government-run health insurance, potentially opening a new chapter in the ongoing debate over how to make health care in the U.S. more affordable and available. The plan calls for an overhaul of Ameri

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-13 12:00:00