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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, in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Senate committee proposes $301 million for military housing reform plan

The Senate Armed Services Committee has proposed $301 million in new funding to enhance housing safety and oversight on U.S. military bases, following Reuters reports documenting squalid conditions in..
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History made in the midterm elections; Democrats win control of House while GOP Holds the Senate
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Videos for United States Senate

Trump Denies Being Embarrassed By Putin [Video]Trump Denies Being Embarrassed By Putin

On Thursday President Trump denied being embarrassed by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a 2017 G20 meeting, as alleged by his former secretary of state, Rex Tillerson. Business Insider reports..

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Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer Leave White House Meeting Angry [Video]Nancy Pelosi And Chuck Schumer Leave White House Meeting Angry

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats left a White House meeting angry. President Donald Trump refused to work on infrastructure as long as there were investigating him. Senate Minority..

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Philippines: President Duterte's allies dominate Senate race [Video]Philippines: President Duterte's allies dominate Senate race

Opposition shut out as president's allies win majority of 12 Senate seats in midterm elections, official count shows.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Dems On Impeachment [Video]Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Calls Out Dems On Impeachment

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York called out fellow Democrats, says Business Insider. She said they're afraid of the political consequences of moving toward with impeaching Trump. Democratic..

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Missouri passes restrictive abortion law [Video]Missouri passes restrictive abortion law

Missouri House lawmakers passed a bill on Friday to ban most abortions eight weeks after conception, days after Alabama introduced the nation’s most restrictive abortion law. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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‘Big 4’ Leaders Are Set For Talks With The White House About A Budget Deal [Video]‘Big 4’ Leaders Are Set For Talks With The White House About A Budget Deal

According to Politico, Top Democrats and Republicans will meet with White House officials next week to begin talks on a budget deal. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate..

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LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Bill Has Passed In THe [Video]LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Bill Has Passed In THe

The House has passed a bill extending federal anti-discrimination protections to LGBTQ Americans. According to Politico, the Equality Act would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and..

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The Equality Act Passes In the House Of Representatives [Video]The Equality Act Passes In the House Of Representatives

According to Business Insider, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which makes sweeping reforms to the Civil Rights Act to include protections for LGBTQ Americans. The bill..

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Missouri Senate Passes Bill Yo Ban Abortions After Eight Weeks [Video]Missouri Senate Passes Bill Yo Ban Abortions After Eight Weeks

According to Reuters, Missouri’s Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill early on Thursday that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy except in medical emergencies. The vote came..

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Trump unveils immigration plan favoring skills [Video]Trump unveils immigration plan favoring skills

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wants to overhaul the immigration system to favor young, educated, English-speaking applicants with job offers instead of people with family ties to..

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Missouri Passes 8-Week Abortion Ban [Video]Missouri Passes 8-Week Abortion Ban

The Republican-led Senate in Missouri has become the latest state legislature to pass a hardline anti-abortion bill. The bill outlaws abortions at eight weeks, even in cases of rape or incest. It must..

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Despite Objections, Senate Confirms Trump Court Pick Kenneth Lee [Video]Despite Objections, Senate Confirms Trump Court Pick Kenneth Lee

According to a report by Huffpost, on Wednesday, the Senate confirmed Kenneth Lee to a lifetime federal judgeship over the objections of both of his home-state senators and despite his past..

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Mnuchin To Travel To Beijing For More Trade Talks [Video]Mnuchin To Travel To Beijing For More Trade Talks

According to Reuters,U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday he will likely travel to Beijing soon to continue negotiations with Chinese counterparts as the world’s two biggest..

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Republican Alabama Governor Now Considers Nation's Strictest Abortion Law [Video]Republican Alabama Governor Now Considers Nation's Strictest Abortion Law

According to Reuters, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday was mulling whether to sign the United States’ strictest abortion law, part of a multi-state effort to get the U.S. Supreme Court to..

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Alabama Passes Near Total Abortion Ban [Video]Alabama Passes Near Total Abortion Ban

CNN reports that on Tuesday night, Alabama sent the most restrictive abortion bill in the country to the governor's desk. Alabama's Senate passing legislation that could punish doctors who perform..

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Trump Jr. Will Testify Before Senate Intel Committee--But There's A Catch [Video]Trump Jr. Will Testify Before Senate Intel Committee--But There's A Catch

CNN reports a deal has been reached for Donald Trump, Jr. to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sources say Trump Jr. will appear before the committee in June, behind closed doors. The..

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Democrats Want Montana Governor Steve Bullock To Run For Senate [Video]Democrats Want Montana Governor Steve Bullock To Run For Senate

Democrats want Gov. Steve Bullock to run for the Senate and end his presidential bid. They want Bullock to challenge GOP Sen. Steve Daines and transform the 2020 Senate map. According to Politico,..

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Alabama Senate Will Vote On Banning Abortion [Video]Alabama Senate Will Vote On Banning Abortion

On Tuesday, Alabama’s state Senate was due to vote on a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions. It will first consider whether to allow the procedure for women and girls impregnated by rape and..

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Duterte Set to Strengthen Rule As Loyalists Lead Philippine Senate Vote [Video]Duterte Set to Strengthen Rule As Loyalists Lead Philippine Senate Vote

According to Reuters, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies held the top spots as unofficial results of a mid-term Senate election trickled in on Monday, signaling broad public backing for..

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Philippines votes in midterm polls seen as referendum on Duterte [Video]Philippines votes in midterm polls seen as referendum on Duterte

More than 18,000 posts are at stake, including half of the seats in the upper house Senate.

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Beto's Long History Of Failure [Video]Beto's Long History Of Failure

Beto O'Rourke has a long and legendary history of failing. He's failed at virtually everything he's ever tried. His band failed. His alt-weekly was an unmitigated disaster. His lost his race for Senate..

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As Customs And Border Agents Are Moved South, Airline Passengers Elsewhere May Suffer [Video]As Customs And Border Agents Are Moved South, Airline Passengers Elsewhere May Suffer

Groups representing major U.S. airlines, airports and travel industry companies on Friday urged U.S. Senate leaders to back additional funding for Customs and Border Patrol officers. The move came as..

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Beto O'Rourke's History Of Failure [Video]Beto O'Rourke's History Of Failure

Beto O'Rourke has a long history of failing. His band failed. His alt-weekly flopped. His lost his race for Senate. Yet, here he is, running for President. Politico reports that despite his long..

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U.S. Senate Panel Approves Jeffrey Rosen As Deputy Attorney General [Video]U.S. Senate Panel Approves Jeffrey Rosen As Deputy Attorney General

Reuters reports that the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to approve President Donald Trump’s deputy attorney general nominee, Jeffrey Rosen. The approval forwards the matter to the Senate..

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Trump explodes after Pelosi's "coverup" claim, cuts off meeting with Democrats

President Trump says congressional Democrats should stop investigating his presidency. He abruptly cut off a White House meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck..
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N.Y. lawmakers pass bill to let Congress obtain Trump's tax returns

New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from..
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Alabama House OK's "born alive" abortion bill

Measure, which now goes to state Senate, comes on heels of governor signing into law a ban on almost all abortions in the state
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Top White House officials brief Congress on Iran

Members of the House and Senate received a briefing from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan about growing tensions with Iran. Behnam Ben Taleblu of the..
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Smooth confirmation seen for Trump nominee to be ambassador to Mexico

U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be ambassador to Mexico had a smooth U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday, and looked likely to easily win confirmation to a post that could be important..
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Harry Reid Remembers One Impeachment and Ponders a Second

In an interview, the longtime Democratic leader of the Senate discussed President Trump, his party’s primary and its lack of congressional candidates.
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Conservative Group Wants to Bring ‘Brass Knuckles’ Approach to Judicial Fray

The group will be led by a former Senate and White House aide who was a central figure in the confirmations of Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh.
NYTimes.com - Published

House Equality Act Extends Civil Rights Protections to Gay and Transgender People

The House passed legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, but the White House and Republican Senate oppose it.
NYTimes.com - Published

Spain's Sanchez nominates Catalans to chair Congress and Senate

Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday proposed two Catalan lawmakers as parliamentary speakers, giving an early sense of the prominent role the politically volatile region is likely to..
Reuters - Published

'Bring it on' - Philippines' drug war commander invites probes into killings

The top enforcer of a brutal war on drugs in the Philippines on Friday dared prosecutors to go after him for the deaths of thousands of people, after activists warned that his election to the Senate..
Reuters - Published

Democrats face challenge to flip Senate, as top-tier contenders opt out of running

Some 2020 Democrats were urged by their party to run, just not for the White House. Sheryl Gay Stolberg, a Congressional correspondent for The New York Times, joins "Red & Blue" to discuss the..
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Today in History for May 16th

Highlights of this day in history: President Andrew Johnson survives a key vote at his Senate trial after his impeachment; First Oscars are presented; Actor Henry Fonda born; Singer Sammy Davis, Jr...
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Missouri Senate passes bill to ban abortions after eight weeks

Missouri's Republican-controlled Senate passed a bill early on Thursday that would ban abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy except in medical emergencies.
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Senate’s Churn of Confirmations Brings Complaints of a ‘Legislative Graveyard’

Critics say the emphasis on judicial and administration nominations has derailed the Senate’s legislative agenda — and diminished the legacy of the chamber.
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Spanish PM: Catalonia veto of new Senate chief would undermine dialogue

Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned on Wednesday that the likely rejection by Catalan pro-independence parties of his Catalan nominee for chairman of Spain's Senate would undermine dialogue and..
Reuters - Published

Alabama one step closer to banning nearly all abortions

Alabama is ready to outlaw virtually all abortions in an effort to get the Supreme Court to reverse protections for abortion rights nationwide. The state Senate voted 25-6 Tuesday night for a bill that..
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Eye Opener

Alabama passes the country's most restrictive abortion bill with no exceptions for rape and incest. Also, President Trump's oldest son will return to Capitol Hill next month to testify in a Senate..
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Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

Alabama's state Senate passed a bill on Tuesday that would outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to safeguard the health of the mother, as part of a multistate effort to have the U.S...
Reuters - Published

Alabama Senate rejects exception for rape amid debate to ban nearly all abortions

Alabama's state Senate on Tuesday debated a bill that would outlaw nearly all abortions, rejecting an exception for rape and incest, part of an effort by more than a dozen states to have the U.S...
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