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United States Senate: Upper house of the United States Congress
The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which, along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber—comprises the legislature of the United States. The Senate chamber is located in the north wing of the Capitol Building, in Washington, D.C.

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CBS News uncovers possible pay-to-play scheme for ambassador role

A CBS News investigation has uncovered a possible pay-to-play scheme involving President Trump's nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas. The nomination of billionaire Doug Manchester was stalled in..
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I.R.S. Whistle-Blower Met With Senate Staff Members

The whistle-blower had filed a complaint accusing Treasury Department officials of improperly interfering with the handling of President Trump’s tax returns.
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Warren vows to protect tenants from bad landlords [Video]Warren vows to protect tenants from bad landlords

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Monday vowed to protect the country's 43 million renter households, releasing a plan that would help tenants fight eviction, afford their homes and..

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Chuck Schumer Calls On Trump To Testify Before Congress [Video]Chuck Schumer Calls On Trump To Testify Before Congress

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Donald Trump. He said the president should testify before Congress instead of tweeting. Trump defended himself on Twitter repeatedly against..

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Bloomberg would cut into Biden’s lead - poll [Video]Bloomberg would cut into Biden’s lead - poll

If former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg enters the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating race, he will be the fifth most-popular candidate, and his presence may draw more support away from..

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Putin Comments On Bolivian President Resigning [Video]Putin Comments On Bolivian President Resigning

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Bolivia was on the brink of chaos. He also said there was a power vacuum created after Evo Morales resigned as president under pressure. Puting said: “Everything..

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Senate Confirms Controversial Trump Judicial Nominee Menashi [Video]Senate Confirms Controversial Trump Judicial Nominee Menashi

The Senate has confirmed Trump’s judicial nominee to the powerful 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. This is despite bipartisan frustration over his refusal to answer questions during his confirmation..

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Hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign [Video]Hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, in the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, on Wednesday linked the president more directly to a pressure campaign on..

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Impeachment will be an 'obsession' for people: Hillary Clinton [Video]Impeachment will be an 'obsession' for people: Hillary Clinton

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that a congressional impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump would become an "absolute obsession" for people.

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Powell: 'There's a lot to like' about this economy [Video]Powell: 'There's a lot to like' about this economy

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told lawmakers there is no reason why the record-long U.S. economic expansion, now in year 11, can't continue.

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Democrats open impeachment hearings, hoping to sway public [Video]Democrats open impeachment hearings, hoping to sway public

Millions of Americans on Wednesday tuned in to watch the first televised presidential impeachment hearing in two decades. Zachary Goelman reports.

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"Must we simply 'get over it?'" - Schiff opens impeachment hearings [Video]"Must we simply 'get over it?'" - Schiff opens impeachment hearings

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, opens the historic inquiry into whether President Trump abused his power.

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Unrest in Bolivia after Morales resigns [Video]Unrest in Bolivia after Morales resigns

Looting, fighting and roadblocks convulsed Bolivia on Monday after President Evo Morales' resignation ended his 14-year rule and created a power vacuum following weeks of violent protests. Gavino Garay..

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Sessions To Run For Senate In Alabama [Video]Sessions To Run For Senate In Alabama

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will run for his old Senate seat in Alabama. According to Politico, there are several Republicans running against Democratic Sen. Doug Jones. Jones came into..

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Sessions plans to run for his former Senate seat [Video]Sessions plans to run for his former Senate seat

The former attorney general Jeff Sessions plans to announce his run on Thursday for his former U.S. Senate seat in Alabama. Ryan Brooks reports.

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Back In, Sessions? Former AG To Announce Senate Bid [Video]Back In, Sessions? Former AG To Announce Senate Bid

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce on Thursday he is running next year. Reuters reports Sessions is seeking to regain his old U.S. Senate seat from Alabama. In 2016, Sessions was the..

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'We're gonna start bringing Kentucky together': Governor-elect [Video]'We're gonna start bringing Kentucky together': Governor-elect

Kentucky Democratic Governor-elect Andy Beshear, who scored a narrow victory over Governor Matt Bevin despite an election-eve rally headlined by President Trump, said on Wednesday that he was going to..

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Public hearings in impeachment inquiry start next week: Schiff [Video]Public hearings in impeachment inquiry start next week: Schiff

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff told reporters on Capitol Hill on Wednesday that open hearings will begin next week with William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant..

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Kentucky elects first African-American attorney general [Video]Kentucky elects first African-American attorney general

The Republican candidate became the first African-American elected to serve as Kentucky's attorney general.

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Calls to release whistleblower's identity 'despicable': Schumer [Video]Calls to release whistleblower's identity 'despicable': Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday said calls by Republicans including President Donald Trump and Senator Rand Paul to unmask the whistleblower were 'despicable'.

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McConnell does not expect possible Senate impeachment trial to lead to Trump's ouster [Video]McConnell does not expect possible Senate impeachment trial to lead to Trump's ouster

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he did not expect a possible impeachment trial in the Senate to result in the removal of President Donald Trump.

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Transcripts of closed-door impeachment testimony released [Video]Transcripts of closed-door impeachment testimony released

U.S. House committees on Monday released the first transcripts of closed-door impeachment testimony that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said detailed a smear campaign that ultimately..

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American Bar Association Brings Trump Nominee To Tears In Senate Hearing [Video]American Bar Association Brings Trump Nominee To Tears In Senate Hearing

President Donald Trump has nominated Lawrence J.C. VanDyke for a seat on a controversial appeals court. However, his nomination is facing some harsh pushback from the American Bar Association...

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Pelosi, McConnell Push Spending Deal But Trump's Wall Looms [Video]Pelosi, McConnell Push Spending Deal But Trump's Wall Looms

The House speaker and Senate majority leader are eager to avoid a shutdown, but a partisan clash is certain over Trump's border wall. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell..

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Disagreement Over Impeachment Inquiry Among Senate Republicans Continues. [Video]Disagreement Over Impeachment Inquiry Among Senate Republicans Continues.

Senate Republicans are coming together to condemn an inquiry to impeach President Donald Trump. Sen. Josh Hawley criticized the House Democrats’s process and said a GOP resolution is still needed...

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Boeing CEO slammed for 'half-truths' in 737 MAX hearing [Video]Boeing CEO slammed for 'half-truths' in 737 MAX hearing

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenberg was interrogated by lawmakers Tuesday over the company's grounded 737 MAX jet involved in two deadly plane crashes and accused of telling 'half-truths.' Conway G. Gittens..

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks impeachment trial will go into 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he thinks an impeachment trial in the Senate will go into the new year. He also said he "can't imagine a scenario which President Trump would be removed from..
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Pelosi confident Democrats will keep House control in 2020

"We think we can maintain our majority and grow it and help elect the Senate and a Democratic president of the United States," Pelosi said
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The White Nationalist Websites Cited by Stephen Miller

Newly released emails show President Trump’s chief immigration adviser was a young Senate aide who promoted his anti-immigrant views by referring to the sites.
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U.S. lawmakers agree on bill to fight 'robocall epidemic'

A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives have reached an agreement on one of the few things that unites polarized Washington -- a hatred of the billions of deceptive..
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal learned about Santa Clarita shooting while debating gun control

As the Santa Clarita shooting news unfolded, Sen. Richard Blumenthal was speaking about a push for universal background checks on the Senate floor.
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Admit It: You Don’t Know How Impeachment Works. We Can Help.

Explosive testimony. News media frenzies. A trial in the Senate. Here is how impeachment works – and how it has played out in the past.
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Bolivia's Senate votes to appoint new chamber head, deputies

Bolivian lawmakers in the country's Senate voted on Thursday night in favor of a new chamber President and two vice president, after a spate of resignations amid major political upheaval in the South..
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Senate Republicans, Eyeing Election-Year Impeachment Trial, Wrestle With Timeline

Republicans are weighing whether to draw out the proceeding, hindering the presidential campaigns of several Senate Democrats, or seek a quicker resolution.
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U.S. Senate foreign relations chairman wants to hold off on Turkey sanctions bills

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Thursday he did not want lawmakers to pass legislation imposing sanctions on Turkey for now, to lessen friction during..
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Green New Deal: AOC, Bernie Sanders team up on bill to modernize public housing

The bill's prospects appear dim given that the Senate is controlled by Republicans and most House Democrats have yet to sign on to the Green New Deal.
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U.S. Justice Kavanaugh to make first major public speech since controversy

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who has kept a low profile since sexual misconduct accusations almost derailed his appointment 13 months ago, will make his first major public appearance..
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U.S. senators seek quick passage of Hong Kong rights bill

Two senior U.S. senators began a process on Thursday for the U.S. Senate to quickly pass legislation that would place Hong Kong's special treatment by the United States under extra scrutiny, a sign of..
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U.S. Senate to hold November 20 hearing on testing, deployment of self-driving cars

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee will hold a Nov. 20 hearing on the testing and deployment of self-driving vehicles that will include top U.S. safety officials, as Congress has struggled to pass..
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Trump says the U.S. is very disappointed in French NATO statement

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that the United States was very disappointed in a French statement about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, at a White House meeting flanked by U.S...
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Trump's interim homeland security pick clears Senate hurdle

The Trump administration's choice to run the Department of Homeland Security on an interim basis passed a hurdle in the Senate on Wednesday.
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Top Senate Republican says quick move to dismiss impeachment charges would likely fail

A top Senate Republican, John Cornyn, said on Wednesday that should the U.S. House of Representatives vote to impeach President Donald Trump, he doubts a motion in the Senate to immediately dismiss the..
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Bolivian Senate head assumes interim presidency; Morales' loyalists object

The head of Bolivia's Senate, Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political "fight" from exile in Mexico after resigning in..
Reuters - Published

U.S. senators push for vote on Hong Kong rights bill as violence rises

The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Tuesday he wanted the Senate to pass legislation to support pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, as violence rose in the..
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Poland's opposition wins speaker seat in upper house of parliament

The Polish opposition secured the post of Senate speaker in a parliamentary vote on Tuesday seen as a test of its ability to retain control of the upper house after winning it in an Oct. 13 general..
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Democrat Mike Espy announces Senate run in Mississippi

The former Secretary of Agriculture ran for the Senate in a 2018 special election
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Mike Espy Will Run for Senate in Mississippi, Aiming for a Rematch

Mr. Espy, a Democrat, lost a special election runoff last year to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, who apologized during the campaign for a reference to a public hanging.
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Senate Democrats Face Their Own Risks Over Impeachment

While Republicans get most of the attention, a Senate trial could complicate Democrats’ drive for the majority.
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Science Funds for Minority Colleges Become Political Football in the Senate

Minority-serving colleges and universities are looking on helplessly as vital funding for their science, engineering and math programs are bogged down in the Senate morass.
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AP Top Stories November 8 A

Here's the latest for Friday November 8th: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg considers presidential bid; Former A.G. Jeff Sessions running for old Senate seat; State Dept. official's testimony..
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Sessions, an Alabama icon, running for US Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he wants to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, where he's been a conservative icon and dominant vote-getter since the 1990s. (Nov. 8)  
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Jeff Sessions, Praising Trump, Formally Announces Senate Campaign

The former attorney general’s decision will most likely put him on a collision course with President Trump, who still harbors resentment toward him.
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Jeff Sessions to run for former Senate seat in Alabama

Sean Sullivan, CBSN political contributor and National politics reporter for the Washington Post, joins "Red and Blue" to discuss the news of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg joining the..
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Trump impeachment trial may complicate Democratic presidential race

If the House of Representatives impeaches President Trump, the Senate would hold a trial on the charges - complicating campaign plans for Democratic senators who are running for president. CBS News..
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Senators on climate change: "We look a bit like Neanderthals"

The new Senate climate caucus is short on specifics and seems to be taking small steps toward action
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Who is Joseph McCarthy?

McCarthy appeared on "Face the Nation"'s inaugural episode in an attempt to sway public opinion in his favor as he faced censure by a special session of the U.S. Senate
CBS News - Published

Kamala Harris on her strategy if impeachment reaches Senate

The impeachment proceedings on Capitol Hill could eventually pull some senators running for president from the campaign trail. That includes Kamala Harris. Her national poll numbers are falling and she..
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Trump and Senate Republicans Celebrate Making the Courts More Conservative

“We are going to be, I think, just about No. 1 by the time we finish — No. 1 of any president, any administration,” President Trump said on Wednesday.
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Senate leader McConnell backs bill to protect coal miner pensions

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday in introducing a bill to secure the pensions for nearly 90,000 retired coal miners as a recent wave of coal..
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Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions running for Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is poised to run for his longtime Senate seat in Alabama, challenging Senator Doug Jones, who is considered the most vulnerable Democrat in the Senate.
CBS News - Published

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Sessions mounts a comeback bid for Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is poised to launch a comeback bid for his old Alabama U.S. Senate seat on Thursday
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Bill Making Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime Headed to President Trump’s Desk

The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that, if signed into law, would make the torture of animals a federal felony punishable by fines and up to seven years in prison.
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Beshear vs. Bevin: Kentucky governor's race could be decided by state legislature

After Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin refused to concede to Andy Beshear, Senate President Robert Stivers said the legislature may get the final say.
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McConnell says Obamacare will be "rapidly" replaced after it's repealed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says the first step to repeal Obamacare will be taken in the Senate by the end of the week, and that "no action is not an option."
CBS News - Published

Full Interview: Chuck Schumer, February 12

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York discusses President Trump's immigration executive order, North Korea and the future of the Supreme Court with Face the Nation host John Dickerson.
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Chuck Schumer says "throw the immigration Executive Order in the trash can"

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer urges President Trump to abandon the Executive order restricting immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
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Sen. Chuck Schumer says North Korea is "testing" President Donald Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says President Trump should partner with South Korea to condemn North Korea missile testing, but notes, the "real answer" to curtailing the hermit kingdom is..
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Top Dem on Senate Intel Committee says Trump tweets on wiretaps "very reckless"

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Virginia says tweets made by President Donald Trump on possible wiretaps of his offices are "reckless." The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says it "does not take..
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Sen. Warner says Senate Intel Committee will get information it needs from FBI for Russian investigation

The top democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says, "We're going to get the information we need to get to the bottom of this." Sen. Mark Warner cites his "good relationship" with FBI Director..
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Rand Paul says Senate conservatives "not going to vote for" new health bill

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, says the House Republicans' healthcare bill will not pass through the Senate. "If we get what we got from Ryan - Obamacare light - he will not get the votes."
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Intel Committee Member: No question Putin is trying to undermine our democracy

Sen. John Cornyn, member of the Senate Intel Committee, says the investigation into Russian ties with the Trump administration is a legitimate area of inquiry, not a "witch hunt."
CBS News - Published

McCain: U.S. Senate shattered 200 years of tradition

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona says he regrets going nuclear to confirm Judge Gorsuch. "I think both parties will rue this day," the Senator argues. "It will drive to more liberal judges when the..
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John's Notebook: Partisanship stalls Congress

The nuclear option employed by the U.S. Senate was once thought unthinkable-- both sides would work out an alternative to avoid it. Senators now say it was inevitable. A body designed to resist..
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Sen. Rand Paul says conservative Republicans will realize the new Senate health care bill "is not repeal"

Senator Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, shares why he opposes the new version of the Senate health care bill with Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson.
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