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# senate - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Biden and Democrats prevail as US senate approves Covid relief bill
# Senate
# Senate

Biden and Democrats prevail as US senate approves Covid relief bill

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 6:30 PM 28,969 Views 43 Comments

The 1.9 trillion dollar package was approved by a 50-49 vote along party lines.

# senate - Sunday 14 February, 2021

McConnell says Trump 'practically, morally responsible' for provoking Capitol riots - but voted to acquit him
# Impeachment Trial
# Impeachment Trial

McConnell says Trump 'practically, morally responsible' for provoking Capitol riots - but voted to acquit him

Feb 14th 2021, 7:40 AM 32,842 Views 31 Comments

The five-day trial concluded last night as expected – with most Republicans declaring Trump not guilty.

# senate - Friday 12 February, 2021

Trump lawyers wrap up case after three hours, call impeachment unconstitutional 'vengeance'
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Trump lawyers wrap up case after three hours, call impeachment unconstitutional 'vengeance'

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 9:25 PM 37,476 Views 64 Comments
  • Senators are posing questions to both legal teams
  • Democratic impeachment managers rested their case yesterday after two days
  • Biden "anxious" to see how Republicans will vote tomorrow

# senate - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

Senate votes to continue with impeachment trial as Democrats to outline case against Trump
# Capitol
# Capitol

Senate votes to continue with impeachment trial as Democrats to outline case against Trump

Feb 10th 2021, 7:32 AM 9,118 Views 21 Comments

Securing a conviction is highly unlikely, as the Democrats would need 17 Republican senators to vote with them to make a two-thirds majority.

# senate - Tuesday 9 February, 2021

Impeachment case against Donald Trump opens with video of Capitol violence
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Impeachment case against Donald Trump opens with video of Capitol violence

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 9:11 PM 24,402 Views 42 Comments

A vote on whether it is constitutionally permissible to prosecute Trump will take place later tonight.

Trump's second impeachment trial to begin today
# Insurrection
# Insurrection

Trump's second impeachment trial to begin today

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 2:51 PM 15,509 Views 19 Comments

The trial is set to begin at 6pm Irish time.

# senate - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Lawyers leave Trump's impeachment team ahead of trial
# Bye
# Bye

Lawyers leave Trump's impeachment team ahead of trial

Jan 31st 2021, 8:15 AM 103,381 Views 56 Comments

Donald Trump had wanted the lawyers to continue his baseless claims of mass election fraud.

# senate - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

All but five Senate Republicans vote against holding Donald Trump impeachment trial
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

All but five Senate Republicans vote against holding Donald Trump impeachment trial

Jan 27th 2021, 7:15 AM 82,564 Views 68 Comments

The trial’s first procedural vote, a 55-45 tally against dismissing the impeachment, suggests Trump still has GOP support.

# senate - Tuesday 26 January, 2021

Impeachment case of Donald Trump moves closer as House delivers charge
# Senate
# Senate

Impeachment case of Donald Trump moves closer as House delivers charge

Jan 26th 2021, 8:37 AM 21,701 Views 37 Comments

Arguments in the Senate trial will begin on the week of 8 February.

# 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 38,375 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 19,707 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 18,189 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 37,429 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 46,505 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 33,138 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 19,694 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 16,321 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 27,641 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 6,000 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 16,914 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 13,231 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 33,747 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 11,776 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 9,771 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 56,461 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 16,532 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 18,276 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 11,366 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 13,668 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 14,583 Views 21 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 17,787 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 20,959 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 11,637 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 27,430 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 18,430 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 8,842 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 17,834 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 21,402 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 8,240 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 14,148 Views 21 Comments

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

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