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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—constitutes 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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Democrats boycott Senate vote on Supreme Court pick [Video]

Democrats boycott Senate vote on Supreme Court pick

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Pelosi on stimulus: 'we have to have strong bipartisanship' [Video]

Pelosi on stimulus: 'we have to have strong bipartisanship'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said negotiators were making progress in talks with the Trump administration for another round of COVID-19 stimulus, but Senate Republicans remained..

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Senate panel approves Trump court pick over Dem boycott [Video]

Senate panel approves Trump court pick over Dem boycott

The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime Supreme Court seat despite a Democratic boycott, clearing..

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GOP running short on time to defend Senate majority [Video]

GOP running short on time to defend Senate majority

Republicans are running short on time, money and options to stop Democrats from winning a majority of seats in the U.S. Senate, in an election that is now only two weeks away. This report produced by..

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Dow Plunges 411 Points [Video]

Dow Plunges 411 Points

Getty Images US stocks extended losses into Monday's close as a lack of stimulus progress cut into hopes for a pre-election deal. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expedited talks on Sunday, setting a 48-hour..

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Pelosi 'optimistic' on virus aid deal before election [Video]

Pelosi 'optimistic' on virus aid deal before election

The top elected Democratic official said time to seal a massive coronavirus stimulus package before the U.S. election was running out, but she held out hope of reaching an agreement with the White..

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Thousands of women protest Barrett nomination [Video]

Thousands of women protest Barrett nomination

[NFA] Thousands marched, chanted and held up posters against President Trump and his Supreme Court pick, Amy Coney Barrett, at a Women's March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Fred Katayama reports.

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How Will The S&P 500 React To The GOP Winning The Senate And The Presidency [Video]

How Will The S&P 500 React To The GOP Winning The Senate And The Presidency

Stock market analysts always worry around the time of a Presidential election. The markets can react unpredictably when a certain candidate gets elected. According to Stifel the S&P 500 will sell off..

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Twitter briefly restricts Trump campaign account [Video]

Twitter briefly restricts Trump campaign account

U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign's Twitter account was briefly restricted on Thursday, causing an outcry from Republican lawmakers who accused social media companies of acting like..

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Democrats object as Senate panel sets Barrett vote [Video]

Democrats object as Senate panel sets Barrett vote

The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday scheduled an Oct. 22 vote to advance conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate..

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Democrats blast 'sham' Barrett hearings [Video]

Democrats blast 'sham' Barrett hearings

The Republican-led U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday scheduled an Oct. 22 vote to advance conservative appellate judge Amy Coney Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court to the full Senate..

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Judge Barrett Says She Will Not Be a 'Pawn' of Trump, Declines to Detail Legal Views [Video]

Judge Barrett Says She Will Not Be a 'Pawn' of Trump, Declines to Detail Legal Views

During the marathon second day of her Senate confirmation hearing.

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Barrett dodges questions on abortion, gay marriage [Video]

Barrett dodges questions on abortion, gay marriage

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said on Tuesday at her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing she is not hostile to the Obamacare law, as Democrats have suggested, and..

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Barrett 'wept' with daughter over Floyd's death [Video]

Barrett 'wept' with daughter over Floyd's death

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said on Tuesday at her U.S. Senate confirmation that George Floyd's death was 'very, very personal' for her family, noting that she has..

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Barrett declines to comment on gay marriage ruling [Video]

Barrett declines to comment on gay marriage ruling

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett on Tuesday at her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing declined to say whether she believes a landmark ruling legalizing gay marriage..

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GOP, Dems draw battle lines at Barrett hearing [Video]

GOP, Dems draw battle lines at Barrett hearing

The risk of COVID-19 hung over Monday's opening of Amy Coney Barrett's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings, with the Senate hearing room including at least one lawmaker who tested positive for the..

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'Long, contentious week' of Barrett hearing begins [Video]

'Long, contentious week' of Barrett hearing begins

[NFA] Republican Senator Lindsey Graham kicked off the Senate Judiciary Committee's Supreme Court confirmation hearing with his party looking to push through the approval of President Trump's nominee,..

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White House pushes for limited stimulus bill [Video]

White House pushes for limited stimulus bill

The Trump administration on Sunday asked U.S. lawmakers to approve legislation using leftover funds from the last pandemic stimulus package toward new economic recovery efforts as negotiations on a..

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Dems ready to grill Trump's Supreme Court pick [Video]

Dems ready to grill Trump's Supreme Court pick

[NFA] President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, will face a grilling from Democrats this week during a multi-day Senate confirmation hearing as Republicans push ahead..

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Joe Biden calls Donald Trump 'reckless' at rally in Nevada [Video]

Joe Biden calls Donald Trump 'reckless' at rally in Nevada

Democratic challenger Joe Biden is using a campaign stop in economicallydecimated Nevada to hammer President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans fornot doing more to help Americans deal with the..

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McConnell avoids WH citing COVID-19 concerns [Video]

McConnell avoids WH citing COVID-19 concerns

[NFA] U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of President Donald Trump's most powerful allies in Washington, has avoided visiting the White House for more than two months because of its..

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