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Mississippi agriculture official appointed to US Senate seat

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - The governor of Mississippi appointed state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith on Wednesday to succeed fellow Republican Thad Cochran in the U.S. Senate. Cochran, who is 80, is stepping down April 1 because of poor health. Hyde-Smith, 58, would be the first woman to r

TOWNHALL - 2018-03-21 20:11:00

Tennessee Democrat Bredesen has edge over Republican Blackburn in race for Corker's Senate seat, poll says

If the midterm elections were held today, Tennessee voters would pick their state's leading Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate over his likely Republican opponent, even though most voters in the state approve of President Donald Trump, a new poll finds. Democratic former Gov. Phil Bredesen is like

CNBC - 2018-03-21 15:25:36

Mississippi agriculture official expected to go to US Senate

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to appoint state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to succeed a longtime U.S. senator who is resigning because of poor health. Bryant has scheduled an announcement at noon Wednesday in Hyde-Smith's hometown of Brookhaven. Three state Republican sourc

ABC NEWS - 2018-03-21 03:46:00

The Latest: US Senate announcement set in Mississippi

The Latest on a U.S. Senate vacancy in Mississippi (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to fill an upcoming vacancy in the U.S. Senate, and Republican sources tell The Associated Press that he will choose the state agriculture commissioner. Bryant plans an annou

ABC NEWS - 2018-03-20 21:50:00

Congress leaders near deal on government funding bill: senators

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers neared agreement on Tuesday on a massive government spending bill that Congress hopes to pass by Friday, as congressional leaders worked to narrow their differences on thorny issues such as President Donald Trump's border wall. FILE PHOTO: Speaker of the House

REUTERS - 2018-03-20 20:14:47

Mississippi Gov. Bryant expected to pick Cindy Hyde-Smith for Thad Cochran's seat

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to pick state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith to replace Sen. Thad Cochran, many GOP sources say, a move likely to gain approval from President Trump in the lead-up to the midterms. Bryant has not made an announcement, but by Monday had narrowed his

USA TODAY - 2018-03-20 15:44:52

Beto O'Rourke Doesn't Want to Be Democrats' Next National Cause

Beto O'Rourke wants to be a little more Conor Lamb, a little less Jon Ossoff. Story Continued Below O'Rourke, the Texas congressman who is running for U.S. Senate against Ted Cruz, is looking to live out a Democratic fantasy of turning Texas blue by taking down the only Republican who gets Democrats

POLITICO - 2018-03-20 09:02:00

US Senate blocks bid to end military involvement in Yemen

Washington (AFP) - The US Senate on Tuesday rejected a bipartisan bid to end American involvement in Yemen's civil war, voting down a rare effort to overrule presidential military authorization. The vote addressing American war powers had aimed to shut down US military involvement in Yemen within a

BREITBART - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Senators Pushing to End U.S. Role in Saudi's Cataclysmic War

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is in Washington-just as a bipartisan group of senators are trying to extricate the the U.S. from Saudi Arabia's military campaign in Yemen. As Saudi Arabia's crown prince arrives in Washington for a diplomatic trip that doubles as confirmation of his geopolitical em

DAILY BEAST - 2018-03-19 23:00:06

Pompeo to face tough questions on North Korea, Iran: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican who heads the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, will face tough questions on North Korea and Iran if he is to be confirmed in the role. U.S. Senate Foreign Rela


Pompeo to meet Tillerson, U.S. senators on transition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will meet with Rex Tillerson at the State Department on Monday before heading to the Capitol to start trying to win confirmation from the Senate, a U.S. official said. It will be the first meeting betw


U.S. Senator Durbin: No government shutdown over budget

March 18, 2018 / 1:58 PM / Updated 7 minutes ago WASHINGTON, March 18 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said on Sunday that lawmakers would find a way to pass a budget in time for a Friday deadline to fund government agencies despite disagreement over immigration issues. "We're


Republican senator expects Trump to pull out of Iran deal: CBS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he expects President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement in May. "The Iran deal will be another issue that's coming up in May, and right now it doesn't feel like it


Stewart, Freitas clash in first GOP US Senate debate

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Two of the main contenders for the Republican U.S. Senate nomination have clashed in the first debate of the June 12 primary. Corey Stewart, a candidate for governor last year, and state Del. Nick Freitas of Culpeper met Saturday for a debate before the Virginia Tea Party in Ric


Arm homeless with shotguns to reduce crime, US Senate hopeful says

Brian Ellison, a Libertarian candidate who is expected to be the party's candidate in Michigan's upcoming U.S. Senate election, proposes arming homeless people with shotguns. (Facebook) A U.S. Senate candidate in Michigan has proposed a plan to arm homeless people with shotguns in a bid to reduce


Wells Fargo CEO defends pay; calls Senator Warren's criticism 'inappropriate'

DETROIT (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co (WFC.N) Chief Executive Tim Sloan on Thursday defended a 35 percent gain in his latest compensation package, while describing comments last year by Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, who had called for his ouster, as "inappropriate." The third-largest U.S


US Senate candidate proposes arming homeless people with shotguns

Michigan candidate Brian Ellison says giving homeless people pump-action shotguns may help deter the violent crime they face A Michigan candidate for US Senate has proposed arming homeless people with pump-action shotguns in an effort to reduce crime. Brian Ellison, who is running against Democratic


House will not pass current Senate bill easing bank rules: Hensarling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will not approve a bill easing bank rules passed by the Senate without additional provisions that would further relax regulations introduced after the 2007-2009 financial crisis, a leading lawmaker said on Thursday. The comments by Representa


With 2 US Senate races, Mississippi lawmaker switches pick

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - With a rare opportunity to run for either of two U.S. Senate seats, an insurgent Mississippi Republican switched targets Wednesday. State Sen. Chris McDaniel had earlier filed to challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker. But he announced Wednesday that he'll run fo


US Senate approves bill to ease financial regulations

The U.S. Senate voted 67 to 31 on Wednesday to ease bank rules, bringing Congress a step closer to passing the first rewrite of the Dodd-Frank reform law enacted after the 2007-2009 global financial crisis. The draft legislation now heads to the U.S. House of Representatives where majority Republica