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# senate - Friday 6 November, 2020

Former astronaut takes Senate seat previously held by John McCain
# Mark Kelly
# Mark Kelly

Former astronaut takes Senate seat previously held by John McCain

Nov 6th 2020, 6:03 PM 38,359 Views 10 Comments

Mark Kelly is the husband of former Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

# senate - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the US Senate and House post-election
# US Election
# US Election

Here's what you need to know about the US Senate and House post-election

Nov 5th 2020, 5:30 PM 19,659 Views 17 Comments

The Democrats look unlikely to flip the Senate, as some had predicted.

# senate - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

US Senate race tightens as Republicans hold off Democrat challengers
# US Election
# US Election

US Senate race tightens as Republicans hold off Democrat challengers

Nov 4th 2020, 7:18 AM 18,186 Views 1 Comment

Republicans have held onto seats in South Carolina, Texas, Kansas and Iowa.

# senate - Tuesday 27 October, 2020

Trump hails 'momentous day' as Amy Coney Barrett sworn in to the US Supreme Court
# Us Elex 2020
# Us Elex 2020

Trump hails 'momentous day' as Amy Coney Barrett sworn in to the US Supreme Court

Oct 27th 2020, 7:05 AM 37,419 Views 113 Comments

Democrats were unable to stop the confirmation of Trump’s third justice on the court.

# senate - Tuesday 13 October, 2020

Trump's Supreme Court nominee refuses to commit to recusing herself from election cases
# Amy Coney Barrett
# Amy Coney Barrett

Trump's Supreme Court nominee refuses to commit to recusing herself from election cases

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 5:37 PM 46,495 Views 62 Comments

Amy Coney Barrett is facing senators’ questions for the first time at a confirmation hearing.

# senate - Sunday 11 October, 2020

Trump's Supreme Court nominee to tell US senators that judges should not decide policy
# Amy Coney Barrett
# Amy Coney Barrett

Trump's Supreme Court nominee to tell US senators that judges should not decide policy

Oct 11th 2020, 4:53 PM 33,130 Views 12 Comments

Amy Coney Barrett will be quizzed by senators tomorrow, weeks out from the US election.

# senate - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package
# Rescue Plan
# Rescue Plan

US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package

Mar 25th 2020, 7:01 AM 19,689 Views 63 Comments

The deal will see a sweep of new measures to provide Americans with healthcare and business supports.

# senate - Friday 14 February, 2020

Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran
# Bipartisan
# Bipartisan

Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran

Feb 14th 2020, 7:06 AM 16,316 Views 23 Comments

The bi-partisan vote was a rare exertion of authority from Congress.

# senate - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial
# Acquitted
# Acquitted

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial

Feb 8th 2020, 8:07 AM 27,614 Views 73 Comments

The US president was acquitted of all charges in his Senate impeachment trial this week.

# senate - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Impeachment trial: Democrats and White House lawyers wrap up cases as closing arguments heard
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Impeachment trial: Democrats and White House lawyers wrap up cases as closing arguments heard

Feb 4th 2020, 7:38 AM 5,994 Views 16 Comments

The Senate is to vote at 4pm (9pm Irish time) tomorrow.

# senate - Friday 31 January, 2020

Trump set to be acquitted if senators block further witnesses in impeachment trial
# Senate
# Senate

Trump set to be acquitted if senators block further witnesses in impeachment trial

Jan 31st 2020, 7:09 AM 16,911 Views 53 Comments

If senators vote not to hear from any more witnesses, Trump could be acquitted by the end of the day.

# senate - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

The thorn in Trump's side, the TV evangelist and the celebrity lawyer: Who's who in the impeachment trial
# Cast Of Characters
# Cast Of Characters

The thorn in Trump's side, the TV evangelist and the celebrity lawyer: Who's who in the impeachment trial

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:45 AM 13,216 Views 5 Comments

The impeachment trial is under way. Here’s who we’re going to be seeing a lot of in the coming weeks.

# senate - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 10:29 PM 33,744 Views 64 Comments

Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.

Donald Trump's lawyers ask for his immediate acquittal, as impeachment trial to begin today
# 'perfect' Phonecall
# 'perfect' Phonecall

Donald Trump's lawyers ask for his immediate acquittal, as impeachment trial to begin today

Jan 21st 2020, 7:26 AM 11,768 Views 39 Comments

The US President will be at the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland when his trial begins.

# senate - Monday 20 January, 2020

Explainer: Here's what you need to know as Trump's impeachment trial gets under way
# On Trial
# On Trial

Explainer: Here's what you need to know as Trump's impeachment trial gets under way

Jan 20th 2020, 1:10 PM 9,757 Views 27 Comments

A phone call to the Ukrainian president and some withheld funding sparked a chain of events leading to the US Senate floor this week.

# senate - Thursday 19 December, 2019

Donald Trump has been impeached by House of Representatives in historic vote
# Historic Vote
# Historic Vote

Donald Trump has been impeached by House of Representatives in historic vote

Dec 19th 2019, 1:35 AM 56,447 Views 66 Comments

The Republican-dominated Senate will now open a trial expected in January and is all but certain to acquit the president.

# senate - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia
# Veto
# Veto

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Jul 30th 2019, 7:35 AM 16,515 Views 24 Comments

Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.

# senate - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law
# Roe V Wade
# Roe V Wade

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law

May 9th 2019, 10:17 PM 18,266 Views 50 Comments

If Alabama’s new laws are challenged, pro-life politicians are hoping it will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court.

Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed to testify before Senate panel in Russia probe
# Mueller Report
# Mueller Report

Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed to testify before Senate panel in Russia probe

May 9th 2019, 7:19 AM 11,364 Views 39 Comments

It was the first known legal summons issued to a member of the president’s family.

# senate - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Some US Republicans side with Democrats to block Trump declaring a border emergency
# Bipartisan
# Bipartisan

Some US Republicans side with Democrats to block Trump declaring a border emergency

Mar 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 13,661 Views 27 Comments

Trump tweeted “VETO” this evening in response to the vote.

# senate - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Police investigating nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before US Senate runoff
# Mississippi
# Mississippi

Police investigating nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before US Senate runoff

Nov 27th 2018, 1:00 PM 14,578 Views 23 Comments

The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says the nooses were accompanied by handwritten signs referring to today’s election.

# senate - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC
# A Night Of Firsts
# A Night Of Firsts

Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC

Nov 7th 2018, 8:29 AM 17,782 Views 14 Comments

The youngest-ever woman and Mike Pence’s brother are among those to win seats in Congress.

Mitt Romney, who Trump branded a 'stone cold loser', wins Senate seat
# Comeback
# Comeback

Mitt Romney, who Trump branded a 'stone cold loser', wins Senate seat

Nov 7th 2018, 7:35 AM 20,952 Views 15 Comments

The former presidential nominee lost out to Barack Obama in 2012.

# senate - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today
# Bitterly Divided
# Bitterly Divided

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today

Nov 6th 2018, 7:03 AM 11,636 Views 33 Comments

Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?

# senate - Friday 5 October, 2018

Senators back Brett Kavanaugh, paving way for Supreme Court confirmation
# Assault Allegations
# Assault Allegations

Senators back Brett Kavanaugh, paving way for Supreme Court confirmation

Updated Oct 5th 2018, 10:34 PM 27,426 Views 95 Comments

Donald Trump’s controversial nominee is likely to be confirmed to the court this weekend.

# senate - Sunday 23 September, 2018

Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to testify on Thursday
# Death Threats
# Death Threats

Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to testify on Thursday

Updated Sep 23rd 2018, 6:41 PM 18,423 Views 83 Comments

Kavanaugh is Donald Trump’s nominee the US Supreme Court – but he has to be voted in by the Senate.

# senate - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Trump's Supreme Court pick grilled on abortion laws and emails about Mueller investigation
# Brett Kavanaugh
# Brett Kavanaugh

Trump's Supreme Court pick grilled on abortion laws and emails about Mueller investigation

Sep 6th 2018, 9:35 PM 8,832 Views 19 Comments

Democrats have been grilling the judge Trump has selected – but he’s likely to be approved by the Republican-controlled Senate.

# senate - Sunday 26 August, 2018

How John McCain became a titan of US politics
# From Navy To Senate
# From Navy To Senate

How John McCain became a titan of US politics

Aug 26th 2018, 7:35 AM 17,831 Views 21 Comments

His father and grandfather were both four-star admirals in the US Navy.

# senate - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate
# Aww
# Aww

Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate

Apr 19th 2018, 10:28 PM 21,394 Views 44 Comments

Tammy Duckworth’s vote was her first appearance in the Senate since giving birth.

# senate - Friday 23 March, 2018

US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown
# Shutdown Averted
# Shutdown Averted

US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown

Mar 23rd 2018, 9:46 AM 8,238 Views 12 Comments

The bill will now go to the White House for Donald Trump’s signature.

# senate - Thursday 15 February, 2018

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat
# Dreamers
# Dreamers

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat

Feb 15th 2018, 10:15 PM 14,140 Views 21 Comments

The Senate rejected both a bipartisan immigration plan and a more restrictive proposal by Trump.

# senate - Friday 9 February, 2018

US Congress passes spending bill to end government shutdown
# United States
# United States

US Congress passes spending bill to end government shutdown

Feb 9th 2018, 11:00 AM 16,847 Views 35 Comments

The government shutdown did not last too long.

# senate - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US
# Blame Game
# Blame Game

Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US

Jan 21st 2018, 7:45 PM 27,802 Views 73 Comments

A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.

# senate - Thursday 28 December, 2017

Republican Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result, alleging voter fraud
# Alabama Senate
# Alabama Senate

Republican Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result, alleging voter fraud

Dec 28th 2017, 8:34 AM 14,369 Views 36 Comments

Democrat Doug Jones was announced the winner of the 12 December special election.

# senate - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

Trump concedes defeat as Republican accused of molestation loses Senate vote
# Sad
# Sad

Trump concedes defeat as Republican accused of molestation loses Senate vote

Dec 13th 2017, 6:51 AM 28,983 Views 137 Comments

Doug Jones becomes the first Democrat to win Alabama in a quarter of a century.

# senate - Tuesday 12 December, 2017

Alabama voters go to the polls in crucial Senate contest between Trump pick Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones
# United States
# United States

Alabama voters go to the polls in crucial Senate contest between Trump pick Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones

Dec 12th 2017, 11:14 PM 8,551 Views 72 Comments

Polls are scheduled to close at 7pm (1am Irish time) across Alabama, with three million voters called to cast ballots.

Trump makes last-ditch effort to get Roy Moore elected despite molestation accusations
# Alabama
# Alabama

Trump makes last-ditch effort to get Roy Moore elected despite molestation accusations

Dec 12th 2017, 7:10 AM 16,025 Views 70 Comments

Several women have claimed Moore sexually molested or pursued them when they were in their teens.

# senate - Saturday 9 December, 2017

Trump taunts one of the women who accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct
# Year Book
# Year Book

Trump taunts one of the women who accused Roy Moore of sexual misconduct

Dec 9th 2017, 2:52 PM 42,478 Views 72 Comments

The US President said Moore’s Democratic rival would oppose “what we must do” for the nation.

# senate - Thursday 7 December, 2017

Al Franken to resign from US Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

Al Franken to resign from US Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct

Dec 7th 2017, 6:12 PM 7,588 Views 41 Comments

This means he is the second Democrat forced out in a week over allegaions of harrassment.

# senate - Friday 17 November, 2017

'Where do his hands go?' Trump hits out at Senator accused of groping sportscaster
# Al Franken
# Al Franken

'Where do his hands go?' Trump hits out at Senator accused of groping sportscaster

Nov 17th 2017, 7:30 AM 30,778 Views 43 Comments

The US President has yet to comment on the numerous allegations levelled against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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