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Republican senator's provocative 'jokes' jolt key US Senate race

When putting together a list of key U.S. Senate races in 2018, few included the special election in Mississippi. It’s a state where Donald Trump won his election by 18 points, and where Republicans tend to dominate.

MSNBC - 2018-11-16 13:00:14

US Senate introduces bill to halt weapons sales to Saudi Arabia

If it were to become law, the bill would suspend weapon sales to Saudi Arabia and prohibit US refueling of Saudi coalition aircraft for Riyadh's campaign in Yemen against the Houthis, Shia Muslim fighters that Yemen's neighbors view as agents of Iran, the politicians said.

MIDDLE EAST EYE - 2018-11-15 23:44:00

Florida starts hand recount in acrimonious US Senate race

Chris O'MearaVolunteers check under and over votes during an elections manual recount for three undecided races Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. Florida's bitter U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republica

VALLEYMORNINGSTAR.COM - 2018-11-16 12:31:00

Florida US Senate race triggers hand recount

TAMPA, Fla., Nov 15 (Reuters) - Florida's hotly contested contest for the U.S. Senate appeared headed on Thursday toward a hand recount with the results still too close to call, the state elections website indicated.

AOL CORP - 2018-11-15 00:00:00

Breaking: US Senate proposes new bill to prohibit arm sales to Saudi Arabia

Menendez, who is the top Democrat on the committee, said that sanctions against 17 Saudi nationals introduced earlier on Thursday by the Trump administration were “not enough” to ensure a credible investigation of the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and pressure Riyadh into ending the war in Y

ALMASDARNEWS.COM - 2018-11-15 23:16:47

Florida goes to hand recount in bitter US Senate race

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's acrimonious battle for the U.S. Senate is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review showed Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Bill Nelson separated by just a few thousand votes. But the highly watched contest between Republican Ron DeSantis and Democr

FOX26HOUSTON.COM - 2018-11-16 01:29:00

US Senate passes bill exempting fishing vessels from discharge rules

The exemption was one of a number of provisions in the the Frank LoBiondo Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2018, a bill predominantly aimed at increasing funding and support for the U.S. Coast Guard, which passed the senate by a vote of 94 to 6. The provision, known as the Vessel Incidental Discharg

KODIAK DAILY MIRROR - 2018-11-16 11:37:00

Florida Hand Recount Begins for Tight US Senate Race

The hand recount does not review all votes. It involves about 93,000 ballots that were not recorded by voting machines because voters cast either two votes for one race, which is called an overvote, or appeared to choose no candidate, which is an undervote. The idea is to figure out a voter's intent

NBC BAY AREA - 2018-11-16 09:17:17

Federal judge denies request to extend recount deadline for Florida governor, US Senate

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to suspend looming election recount deadlines in the battleground state of Florida.U.S. District Judge Mark Walker on Thursday rejected a request by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Democrats to give counties more time to finish recounts. All 67 counties

ABC ACTION NEWS - 2018-11-15 19:30:09

Pinellas County receives manual recount order for US Senate race

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) - Pinellas County received the order for a manual recount of votes for the US Senate race.Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark tweeted the news Thursday afternoon.Stay with WFLA.com for more information on this developing story.

WFLA.COM - 2018-11-15 21:51:41

Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema to be first openly bisexual U.S. senator

“It’s not a front-and-center part of Kyrsten’s identity, although she lives with great authenticity — she always has,” said Neil Giuliano, the nation’s first directly elected, openly gay mayor.


U.S. senator to query Facebook about report on treatment of critics

FILE PHOTO - U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting to vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be a U.S. Supreme Court associate justice on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

REUTERS - 2018-11-15 22:14:46

US Senate committee approves Vermont marshal nomination

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WCAX - 2018-11-15 13:13:00

US Senate votes against blocking Bahrain arms sale

The effort, led by Republican Senator Rand Paul, failed as the Senate voted 77 to 21 to table the measure, essentially killing it.

JAKARTA POST - 2018-11-16 00:00:00

U.S. Senate Candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith Under Fire For Voter Suppression Comment During Campaign Stop

(localmemphis.com) - New video shows another controversial comment from a candidate in the Mississippi U.S. Senate race. Cindy Hyde-Smith was caught on camera apparently talking about voter suppression during a campaign stop in Starkville, MS, November 3rd. In the video, you can hear Hyde-Smith sayi

LOCALMEMPHIS.COM - 2018-11-15 23:29:28

Key U.S. Senate Republican says acting AG comfortable with Russia...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A key Republican senator said on Thursday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who now oversees a probe of whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 election, told him he had no concerns about the special counsel leading the inves

REUTERS - 2018-11-16 12:21:38

Mississippi's US Senate race is getting national attention after Hyde-Smith 'hanging' comment

At a Monday news conference about an endorsement by the National Right to Life Committee, Gov. Phil Bryant and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith were asked about Hyde-Smith's comments about attending a hanging, captured in a video posted online Sunday. Luke Ramseth National money and attention is bound for Mis

THE CLARION LEDGER - 2018-11-15 11:00:03

Florida: judge gives thousands of voters time to fix ballot problem as Trump rips Mueller – live

Florida Republican Rick Scott is locked in a battle with Democrat Bill Nelson for the Senate. Photograph: Dan Anderson/EPA

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-11-15 14:04:23

Democrats eye US Senate seat in Republican-led Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — National Democrats are focusing on Mississippi’s U.S. Senate runoff, a year after winning a longshot contest in another Deep South state dominated by Republicans.


U.S. senators clash with Republican leader over protecting Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators, defying opposition from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, vowed on Wednesday to push for action on a bipartisan measure that would protect a federal investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election.