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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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Senate Blocks Green New Deal but Expends Plenty of Carbon Talking About It

In a desultory procedural vote, the Senate declined to take up the Green New Deal for debate, ending a weekslong effort by Republicans to mock the climate change proposal.
NYTimes.com - Published

Congress unanimously votes to promote Bob Dole to colonel

The former Senate majority leader and Republican presidential candidate served in World War II
CBS News - Published

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Trump Administration Expands Policy Banning US Abortion Aid [Video]Trump Administration Expands Policy Banning US Abortion Aid

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced expanded efforts to enforce a policy barring foreign recipients of U.S. aid from promoting abortion.

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McConnell Backs Push For Investigation of Russia Probe Missteps [Video]McConnell Backs Push For Investigation of Russia Probe Missteps

According to Reuters, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he supported a push for an inquiry into potential law enforcement missteps in a probe of possible collusion between President Donald..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

Trump's Obamacare move a 'slap in the face': Schumer [Video]Trump's Obamacare move a 'slap in the face': Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says the Trump administration's call for the courts to strike down Obamacare is a "slap in the face." Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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Trump's National Emergency Failed To Be Deterred [Video]Trump's National Emergency Failed To Be Deterred

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to fund upgrades in the U.S.-Mexico border. A resolution was then presented to Congress to deny and terminate the national emergency. Yet..

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House Vote To Override Trump Declaration Veto Fails [Video]House Vote To Override Trump Declaration Veto Fails

The lower chamber needed two-thirds majority to override President Trump's first veto.

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Is Impeachment A Reality? [Video]Is Impeachment A Reality?

According to Business Insider, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York said Tuesday morning that removing President Donald Trump from the White House is not a political reality, citing..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

McConnell slams Omar's McConnell slams Omar's "anti-Semitic slurs"

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday took a veiled swipe at controversial Democratic Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for comments of hers some viewed as anti-Semitic. Rough Cut (no..

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Blocks Resolution To Release Full Mueller Report [Video]Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Blocks Resolution To Release Full Mueller Report

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Blocks Resolution To Release Full Mueller Report

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McConnell Blocks Resolution to Make Mueller's Report Public [Video]McConnell Blocks Resolution to Make Mueller's Report Public

The House overwhelmingly approved that nonbinding measure earlier this month.

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Democrats Want Full Disclosure Of Robert Mueller Report [Video]Democrats Want Full Disclosure Of Robert Mueller Report

Democrats and Republicans can’t agree whether or not to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report.According to Reuters, the report talks about Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election...

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Sen. Lindsey Graham Wants To Investigate Trump Probe [Video]Sen. Lindsey Graham Wants To Investigate Trump Probe

Reuters reports a top Senate Republican said Monday he would ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate whether U.S. law enforcement officials made mistakes in its..

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Democrats Could Subpoena Mueller and Barr for Full Report [Video]Democrats Could Subpoena Mueller and Barr for Full Report

Democrats want every last detail made public. But can they make that happen?

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N.J. Lawmakers Cancel Vote on Legalizing Marijuana [Video]N.J. Lawmakers Cancel Vote on Legalizing Marijuana

The bill would allow adults 21 years and older to legally purchase and possess up to one ounce of marijuana.

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Cheating charges and confusion over Thai election [Video]Cheating charges and confusion over Thai election

Thailand's first general election since a military coup five years ago was thrown into disarray on Monday as two opposition parties alleged cheating and the election commission said it could be weeks..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:13Published

Senate Judiciary Panel Chief Says He Want to Hear From Barr On Mueller Report [Video]Senate Judiciary Panel Chief Says He Want to Hear From Barr On Mueller Report

According to Reuters, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he wants Attorney General William Barr to appear before the panel to discuss the special counsel’s..

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Top Republicans Call For Release Of Russia Probe Report [Video]Top Republicans Call For Release Of Russia Probe Report

After two years of collective waiting. Special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly delivered his final report on the FBI's Russia investigation to Attorney General William Barr. And according to..

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Congressional Leaders Push for Full Mueller Report Release [Video]Congressional Leaders Push for Full Mueller Report Release

The Mueller investigation is over, and many officials have called for the full report to be released.

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Congress gears up for Mueller report [Video]Congress gears up for Mueller report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has handed in a keenly awaited report on his investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election and any potential wrongdoing by U.S. President Donald..

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Finishes Investigation [Video]Special Counsel Robert Mueller Finishes Investigation

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said he might be able to release "principal conclusions" to Congress as soon as this weekend.

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Schumer says Barr should Schumer says Barr should "make full report public"

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer on Friday said U.S. Attorney General William Barr should not give President Donald Trump or his attorneys "special treatment" after Special Counsel Robert Mueller..

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GOP Groups Try Attracting More Women To Run For Office [Video]GOP Groups Try Attracting More Women To Run For Office

The disappointing drop in Republican lawmakers has led to a change in recruitment efforts by several GOP groups.

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WI governor 'happy' with judge's call on GOP laws [Video]WI governor 'happy' with judge's call on GOP laws

A Wisconsin judge on Thursday blocked legislation passed by Republican lawmakers during a December lame-duck session intended to curb the powers of newly elected Democratic Governor Tony Evers, calling..

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Kazakh police detain dozens at opposition rallies after president quits [Video]Kazakh police detain dozens at opposition rallies after president quits

Protesters took to the streets three days after the surprise resignation of veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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U.S. Senate Panel Schedules Hearing With Federal Aviation Administration [Video]U.S. Senate Panel Schedules Hearing With Federal Aviation Administration

Reuters reports a U.S. Senate panel has planned a hearing for March 27 on aviation safety following two fatal Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashes. The hearing, by the Senate Commerce subcommittee on..

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House attempts to override President Trump's veto of national emergency resolution

President Trump vetoed the congressional resolution after a dozen Senate Republicans voted with Democrats to block his national emergency declaration.
USATODAY.com - Published

Schumer calls for release of Mueller report

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to pass a resolution urging the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. (March 26)
USATODAY.com - Published

Senate to hold vote on "Green New Deal" resolution -- live updates

The resolution includes plans to remove carbon the nation's economy, reduce greenhouse gases and provide universal health care among other initiatives
CBS News - Published

Man accused of threatening to kidnap senator to change plea

James Dean Blevins had previously pleaded not guilty to charges of retaliation by threats against an official identified only as "United States Senator J.F.
CBS News - Published

U.S. Senate Republican wants a special counsel to investigate Trump probe

A leading Senate Republican said on Monday he would ask Attorney General William Barr to appoint a special counsel to probe whether U.S. law enforcement officials made missteps in their investigation..
Reuters - Published

McConnell to Put Green New Deal to Test Vote in First of Many Showcases

Senate Republicans believe the Green New Deal is a political disaster for Democrats, and they will make them vote on it — possibly many times.
NYTimes.com - Published

Lindsey Graham wants to investigate Obama-era Justice Department, FBI inquiries into Trump

Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham plans to investigate possible Justice and FBI abuses in probing Donald Trump's presidential campaign
USATODAY.com - Published

Senate to vote on Green New Deal this week

The Senate is scheduled to vote this week on the Green New Deal. Amy Harder, energy and climate reporter for Axios, joined CBSN to discuss how the vote is expected to play out.
CBS News - Published

Senate Judiciary panel chief wants Barr testimony on Mueller report

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he wants Attorney General William Barr to appear before the panel to discuss the special counsel's report on Russian..
Reuters - Published

Klobuchar demands "entire" Mueller report be released

Senator says full report investigating foreign power's attacks on U.S. elections must be released to prevent similar attacks in next election
CBS News - Published

U.S. Senate chair: AG Barr should release as much of Mueller report as possible

U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said on Sunday that Attorney General William Barr should release as much of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report as possible.
Reuters - Published

Democrats Pelosi, Schumer say full Mueller report should be made public

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that the full report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian election interference..
Reuters - Published

Chuck Schumer: No White House 'sneak preview' of Mueller report

Senate Minority leader, Senator Chuck Schumer says it's "imperative" to make the full report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller public. The top Senate Democrat says "the American people have a right..
USATODAY.com - Published

Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for Mueller report to be made public

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said public pressure will force Attorney General William Barr to release special counsel Robert Mueller's final report of his Russia investigation. CBSN..
CBS News - Published

Letter from U.S. attorney general to lawmakers on Mueller report

The following is the text of the letter United States Attorney General William Barr sent to the heads of the Senate and House of Representatives Judiciary committees after Special Counsel Robert..
Reuters - Published

Trump Offers Fed Post to Stephen Moore, Campaign Adviser

If formally nominated and confirmed by the Senate, the Heritage Foundation economist would push for the central bank to cut interest rates to boost growth
NYTimes.com - Published

On Washington: Trump’s Attacks on McCain Met With Silence From Many in Senate

A number of Senate Republicans have refrained from weighing in on the president’s attack on the war hero, wary of antagonizing Mr. Trump and conservative voters.
NYTimes.com - Published

U.S. Senate panel to first grill FAA, then Boeing after fatal crashes

A U.S. Senate panel plans a hearing on March 27 on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashes since October, and said it will also schedule a future hearing with Boeing and other..
Reuters - Published

Dutch government loses Senate majority amid populist surge

The Dutch government will lose its majority in the Senate after provincial elections on Wednesday, according to exit polls, as voters flocked to a new populist party two days after a possible terrorist..
Reuters - Published

Boeing, FAA officials called to testify in U.S. Senate on 737 MAX plane crashes

Boeing Co faced growing pressure in Washington on Wednesday with U.S. lawmakers calling for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets even as the world's biggest planemaker works to overcome..
Reuters - Published

U.S. Senate panel hearing set for March 27 with FAA after fatal crashes

A U.S. Senate panel plans a hearing on March 27 on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashes since October, and said it will also schedule a future hearing with Boeing and other..
Reuters - Published

New Kazakh leader hands Nazarbayev's daughter key post

Kazakhstan's new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev handed the key post of senate speaker on Wednesday to a daughter of his predecessor Nursultan Nazarbayev, who unexpectedly resigned a day earlier after..
Reuters - Published

Bio chronicles Sandra Day O'Connor, one of the most influential women in U.S. history

Sandra Day O'Connor made history when she became the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court in 1981. Former President Ronald Reagan appointed her to the position and the Senate confirmed her..
CBS News - Published

Will more GOP senators go against Trump on foreign policy?

Mark Landler, Ramesh Ponnuru, Jamal Simmons and Amy Walter discuss the decision by 12 Republican senators to rebuke President Trump and what it means for 2020 Senate races.
CBS News - Published

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