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#Senate

# 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 21,410 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 8,247 Views 14 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 14,158 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 16,854 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 27,817 Views 78 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 14,377 Views 39 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 29,004 Views 163 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 8,560 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 16,048 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 42,490 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 7,609 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 30,819 Views 43 Comments

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
# Inner Circle
# Inner Circle

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

Jul 24th 2017, 1:44 PM 8,796 Views 46 Comments

“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
# He's Up
# He's Up

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

Jun 9th 2017, 12:57 PM 22,391 Views 138 Comments

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'
# Testimony
# Testimony

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

Jun 8th 2017, 3:50 PM 39,882 Views 132 Comments

Comey was testifying today before the US Senate.

An increasingly isolated Donald Trump joins the battle of his life
# Trump V Comey
# Trump V Comey

An increasingly isolated Donald Trump joins the battle of his life

Jun 8th 2017, 8:36 AM 40,436 Views 111 Comments

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
# An Seanad
# An Seanad

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

Mar 9th 2017, 11:06 AM 14,613 Views 69 Comments

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)
# Climate Change Sceptic
# Climate Change Sceptic

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

Feb 17th 2017, 8:56 PM 18,366 Views 47 Comments

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
# Russia Today
# Russia Today

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

Jan 14th 2017, 9:43 AM 10,976 Views 77 Comments

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
# Protests
# Protests

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

Jan 10th 2017, 4:59 PM 10,379 Views 66 Comments

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?
# The Brexit Effect
# The Brexit Effect

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

Dec 3rd 2016, 8:45 AM 10,455 Views 47 Comments

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
# Holding Power
# Holding Power

Republicans look set to hold House of Representatives and Senate

Nov 9th 2016, 6:26 AM 11,337 Views 30 Comments

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
# Orlando
# Orlando

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

Jun 21st 2016, 7:36 AM 15,505 Views 60 Comments

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
# Senate
# Senate

US Democrats end 14-hour filibuster demanding stronger gun laws

Jun 16th 2016, 9:01 AM 15,818 Views 39 Comments

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'
# Hate Mail
# Hate Mail

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

Jun 13th 2016, 1:25 PM 11,610 Views 0 Comments

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
# Privacy
# Privacy

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

May 31st 2015, 1:32 PM 11,637 Views 48 Comments

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

# senate - Monday 29 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 29th 2014, 8:28 PM 4,562 Views 4 Comments

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
# Torture

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

Dec 12th 2014, 7:35 PM 15,331 Views 54 Comments

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
# Midterm Elections
# Midterm Elections

Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote

Nov 4th 2014, 10:55 PM 4,410 Views 5 Comments

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
# USA

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

Oct 20th 2014, 10:30 PM 113 Views 28 Comments

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
# Changes In The Chamber
# Changes In The Chamber

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

Jul 23rd 2014, 5:50 PM 6,026 Views 12 Comments

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
# Dispute
# Dispute

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

Jul 15th 2014, 2:14 PM 9,713 Views 31 Comments

A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.

# senate - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Thailand's coup leaders to hold ousted government to give them "time to think"
# Protests
# Protests

Thailand's coup leaders to hold ousted government to give them "time to think"

May 24th 2014, 4:06 PM 3,398 Views 5 Comments

Thailand’s fragile democracy has been repeatedly stunted by 19 actual or attempted coups since 1932.

# senate - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Doh: 13% voted Yes when they meant No in Seanad referendum
# Oops
# Oops

Doh: 13% voted Yes when they meant No in Seanad referendum

Dec 18th 2013, 10:50 PM 17,077 Views 86 Comments

A report by the Referendum Commission published today found that there was significant confusion over the ballot papers in October’s referendums.

# senate - Thursday 17 October, 2013

US employees ordered to return to work today as shut down ends
# Open For Business
# Open For Business

US employees ordered to return to work today as shut down ends

Oct 17th 2013, 8:48 AM 4,192 Views 29 Comments

President Barack Obama signed the measure which will raise the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government late last night.

# senate - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown
# Us Shutdown
# Us Shutdown

Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown

Oct 5th 2013, 9:45 AM 2,571 Views 9 Comments

The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.

# senate - Thursday 3 October, 2013

US shutdown enters third day after failed White House talks
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

US shutdown enters third day after failed White House talks

Oct 3rd 2013, 7:50 AM 4,838 Views 50 Comments

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers home, museums and national parks are shut, much scientific research is on hold and the shutdown is now threatening already sluggish economic growth.

# senate - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

US government shuts down after Obamacare row
# Shutdown
# Shutdown

US government shuts down after Obamacare row

Oct 1st 2013, 7:43 AM 10,634 Views 38 Comments

Around 800,000 government workers will be sent home today with back-pay not guaranteed.

# senate - Monday 30 September, 2013

US facing government shutdown over Obamacare
# Obamacare
# Obamacare

US facing government shutdown over Obamacare

Sep 30th 2013, 7:42 AM 5,945 Views 51 Comments

House Republicans attached an amendment to the government spending bill that would delay the healthcare legislation by a year.