Tag: Senate

Jan 21

Chelsea Manning releases campaign ad for US Senate run – video

The former US army soldier who was imprisoned for passing information to WikiLeaks has released a campaign advert. Manning filed a request to run as a Democrat for a Senate seat in Maryland Chelsea Manning files to run as Democrat for US Senate in Maryland Continue reading… US politics | The Guardian

Jan 21

Government shutdown: Trump attacks Democrats as Senate vote looms

President tweets: ‘Dems want illegal immigrants to pour in’ Vote on funding measure to 8 February due by 1am Monday As the US government shutdown entered its second full day, and with a Senate vote scheduled on a Republican plan to end the standoff, Donald Trump returned to the attack. Related: US government shutdown: anniversary …

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Jan 19

US government faces shutdown after Senate rejects funding bill

Republicans fail to address Democrat concerns about Dreamers and federal agencies now face a repeat of the 2013 closure The United States is on the brink of its first government shutdown in nearly five years after senators failed to reach a deal to keep the lights on. An effort by Republicans to keep the government …

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Jan 19

States sue against net neutrality as Senate support of repeal grows to 50 votes

As the number of senators who vow to back the reversal of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality grows, 21 U.S. state attorney generals just filed suit against the FCC on Tuesday. Those state attorneys who filed a petition with the federal appeals court in Washington include, California, New York, Virginia, and …

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Jan 19

Coal baron whose actions killed 29 miners is the newest Republican Senate candidate

This is a genuine news lede in America today. Don Blankenship, who got out of prison last year after his violations of federal mine safety standards killed 29 West Virginia coal miners, is running for the Senate. As, of course, a Republican. Ex-Massey Energy boss Don Blankenship is scheduled to attend the meeting Thursday night at …

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Jan 19

Ryan grovels to Freedom Caucus to pass a shithole shutdown bill that can’t pass in the Senate

House Speaker Paul Ryan and the maniac-in-chief Donald Trump wheedled and cajoled the Freedom Caucus, the people truly in charge of the House of Representatives, into voting for a continuing resolution to keep government open for a few weeks. The bill passed 230-197. Here’s what they apparently got for their yes votes: x More DOD …

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Jan 16

Senate Democrats are unanimous in fight to preserve net neutrality

Campaign Action Every Democratic senator, along with Republican Susan Collins, have endorsed a Congressional Review Act that would overturn the FCC recent reversal of net neutrality rules. Welcome to the fight, Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) ! Democrats met the threshold to force a vote—30 cosponsors—a few weeks ago, but now are just one vote shy of the majority …

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Jan 16

Kamala Harris Blisters ‘Racist’ Kirstjen Nielsen in Fiery Senate Interrogation

The Department of Homeland Security chief looked visibly uncomfortable. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) sparred with Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over the president’s racist remarks — and the administration official’s apparent support for those views. Nielsen said earlier Tuesday during testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the president was simply repeating an observation about hard-working Norwegian …

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Jan 15

Mitch McConnell wants you to forget that time he banned Coretta Scott King’s words in the Senate

Mitch McConnell is not going out of his way in public to recognize the significance of this day, when the nation honors Martin Luther King, Jr. He did, however, put up a Facebook post which reads in part: As we celebrate Dr. King’s birthday today, we must remember we are not only the beneficiaries of …

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Jan 15

Morning Digest: Rep. Martha McSally joins Arizona Senate race as the savior of GOP establishment

The Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest is compiled by David Nir, Jeff Singer, Stephen Wolf, and Carolyn Fiddler, with additional contributions from David Jarman, Steve Singiser, Daniel Donner, James Lambert, David Beard, and Arjun Jaikumar. Leading Off ● AZ-Sen: On Friday, GOP Rep, Martha McSally kicked off her long-expected bid for Arizona’s open Senate seat. …

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