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The Latest: Murphy nominated to seek 2nd term in US Senate

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The Latest on Democratic state convention (all times local):8:15 p.m.Connecticut Democrats have nominated U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy to a second, six-year term.Party delegates on Friday night - the first day of the two-day state convention - endorsed the 44-year-old on a voice vot


US Senate confirms Gina Haspel as new CIA director - Breitbart

The 61-year-old Haspel, a Russia specialist who spent her career in the clandestine service, becomes the first woman to lead the agency, taking over from Mike Pompeo, whom Trump recently made his secretary of state.


US Senate votes to restore 'net neutrality' rules - Breitbart

Washington (AFP) – The US Senate voted Wednesday to restore so-called “net neutrality” rules aimed at requiring all online data to be treated equally, the latest step in a years-long battle on internet regulation.The 52-47 vote is likely to be symbolic, however, since the measure faces an uphill bat


Trump backs two successful US Senate nominees in primaries

Two of the president's favored candidates, Lou Barletta in Pennsylvania and Deb Fischer in Nebraska, won their U.S. Senate primaries.Mike Stack became the first holder of the Pennsylvania lieutenant's office to lose in a primary election.


4-term US Rep. Lou Barletta, staunch Trump supporter, wins GOP nomination for US Senate in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. — 4-term US Rep. Lou Barletta, staunch Trump supporter, wins GOP nomination for US Senate in Pennsylvania.


Biographical details of GOP hopefuls for US Senate

Biographical details of the two candidates vying for the Republican nomination in Pennsylvania’s May 15 primary election to run for U.S. Senate in the November election against Democratic Sen. Bob Casey:___NAME: Louis J. BarlettaBIRTHDATE: Jan. 28, 1956 (62)HOME: Hazleton, PennsylvaniaFAMILY: Marrie


Key senators: 'no doubt' Russia sought to interfere in U.S. election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday they agreed with intelligence agencies' assessment that Moscow sought to interfere with the 2016 U.S. election to boost Donald Trump's prospects of becoming president. Former CIA Director John Brennan arr


US net neutrality bill gets enough Senate votes to advance

The U.S. Senate has the votes to advance a bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules. With voting still ongoing, supporters had 51 votes to proceed to the bill while 46 Republicans have voted no. At least one Repub


Bannon wanted 'weapons for a culture war', says Cambridge Analytica whistleblower – live

Zuckerberg agrees to appear before European Parliament While we're waiting for the hearing to recommence... the president of the European parliament just announced that Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to appear at a closed-door meeting with MEPs in Brussels. This decision is likely to only further anger


Primary elections: Energized Democrats settle crowded Pa. contests, back women two years after Clinton loss

Tuesday's results: Republican congressman Lou Barletta will face Democratic incumbent Robert P. Casey Jr. in the high-stakes race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. In Idaho, Democrat Paulette Jordan will face Republican Lt. Gov. Brad Little in the race for govenror. Nebraska Democrats in the 2nd C


Virginia Republican loses US Senate ballot access lawsuit

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Watch embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt testify before the US Senate

Environmental Protection Agency AdministratorScott Pruittwill testify before the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee's subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies on Wednesday.


Trump-backed nominees win US Senate primaries in Pennsylvania, Nebraska

In this May 15, 2018 photo, voters cast their ballot in the Pennsylvania primary at a polling station in Philadelphia. (REUTERS)President Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among the four states holding primaries Tuesday.


Nebraska primary: Raybould wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate

The other Democratic hopefuls who ran were retired farmer, attorney and judge Frank Svoboda of Lincoln; retired Fremont real estate broker Larry Marvin; and Chris Janicek, the owner of an Omaha specialty cake business.


In the U.S. Senate, talk of a splinter caucus to force compromise

on Yahoo News’ “The Long Game” podcast." class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)--sm Mt(0.8em)--sm">“This group could say to the Republicans, ‘We’ll caucus with you … [but] we will not do that unless it’s not Mitch McConnell. Instead we’d like to have Susan Collins,’” said Joel Searby, a poli


The US Senate is voting today on whether to restore the FCC's net neutrality rules

The Senate will vote on a resolution authored under the Congressional Review Act. That law allows Congress, on a simple majority vote of both houses, to overturn new regulations by federal agencies within 60 legislative days of their being put in place. The resolution will seek to overturn a rule vo


DeNiro raises money for Dem in Mississippi US Senate race

Howard Sherman is one of six Democrats in the June 5 primary. He is married to actress Sela Ward, and they have a home near Meridian, Mississippi, where she was raised. The couple previously lived in Los Angeles.


Pennsylvania primary features Lou Barletta, Jim Christiana vying for Senate

Reps. Lou Barletta and Jim Christiana, a state lawmaker, are facing off in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate primary on Tuesday.


AP News - Incumbent Manchin has financial edge in US Senate race

Morrisey, a two-term state attorney general, defeated a congressman and a former coal company executive with deep pockets in the Republican primary Tuesday to earn the chance to challenge Manchin. The incumbent easily won the Democratic primary as he seeks his second full six-year term in a race tha


Court upholds disqualifying GOP man from US Senate race

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A would-be Republican candidate is disqualified from running for U.S. Senate in Maine over evidence of invalid signatures on his ballot petition.The state Supreme Judicial Court says that financial plannerMax Linndidn’t demonstrate that Maine courts or Democratic Secretary of S