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#Senate

# senate - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Trump concedes defeat as Republican accused of molestation loses Senate vote

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

# senate - Monday 24 July, 2017

Jared Kushner says he has 'nothing to hide' about Russia

“I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government.”

# senate - Friday 9 June, 2017

Donald Trump claims he has been 'totally vindicated' by James Comey's testimony

The US president has been tweeting for the first time in two days this morning.

# senate - Thursday 8 June, 2017

James Comey on Trump: 'I was honestly concerned that he might lie about the nature of our meeting'

Comey was testifying today before the US Senate.

An increasingly isolated Donald Trump joins the battle of his life

Former FBI boss James Comey will testify that Trump urged him to shelve a major counter-espionage probe.

# senate - Thursday 9 March, 2017

Senator suggests using lasers to keep 'aggressive' seagulls at bay

Senators continue the fight against loud, aggressive seagulls.

# senate - Friday 17 February, 2017

Democrats stayed up all night trying to stop this man becoming US environment chief (they failed)

Scott Pruitt has sued the EPA a number of times in the past.

# senate - Saturday 14 January, 2017

US Senate planning probe into Russian spying, Trump planning to end Russian sanctions

Meanwhile, the President-Elect says he may scrap sanctions of Russia recently put in place by President Obama.

# senate - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

Jeff Sessions says he'd be a fair Attorney General and defy Trump if necessary

Civil rights advocates have rallied against his nomination, with protesters attending today’s Senate hearing.

# senate - Saturday 3 December, 2016

Explainer: Is this Italian about to deliver another bloody nose to establishment politics?

Beppe Grillo’s opposition to a crucial referendum could spell the end for the current Prime Minister.

# senate - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

Republicans look set to hold House of Representatives and Senate

While the final numbers aren’t in, it looks like yet more good news for the Republican Party.

# senate - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Four proposals to bring in tighter gun controls in the US are rejected

The Republican-controlled Senate couldn’t even agree to restrict the sale of firearms to suspected terrorists.

# senate - Thursday 16 June, 2016

US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws

Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy spoke about the Newtown school massacre, which saw the loss of 26 people, mostly children, in 2012.

# senate - Monday 13 June, 2016

Bill Cosby accuser says she receives hate mail from 'diehard fans and rape apologists'

Lili Bernard is campaigning to have the statute of limitations removed from legislation in relation to sex crimes.

# senate - Sunday 31 May, 2015

The United States won't be able to listen in on phone calls after tonight

The USA Patriot Act which underpins the domestic activities of the National Security Agency is set to expire.

# senate - Monday 29 December, 2014

From The42 Remember George Weah? He's just won a seat in Liberia's senate Transition

Remember George Weah? He's just won a seat in Liberia's senate

The former AC Milan star declared himself a “born winner,” after trouncing the son of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

# senate - Friday 12 December, 2014

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates Torture This post contains videos

'I'm not a doctor but...': Ex-CIA chief defends rectal rehydration of inmates

Michael Hayden claimed the report is wrong when it says the technique was used for interrogation.

# senate - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote

Democrats could lose Senate seats in as many as 10 states.

# senate - Monday 20 October, 2014

Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world USA

Opinion: US midterm elections – why they’re important to America and the world

The midterms are equally worthy of your attention as the US presidential elections.

# senate - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Nine months after it was saved, the Seanad is finally being reformed

The proposals are intended to improve efficiency, but don’t address who can vote in Seanad elections.

# senate - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

Senator claims 'discrimination' as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil

A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.

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