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# Senate

All time
# from navy to senate
How John McCain became a titan of US politics
His father and grandfather were both four-star admirals in the US Navy.
# 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.
# shutdown averted
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.
# dreamers
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.
# United States
US Congress passes spending bill to end government shutdown
The government shutdown did not last too long.
# Blame Game
Trump calls for 'nuclear option' in bid to end government shutdown in US
A divided Congress is hoping to end a budget impasse tonight.
# alabama senate
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.
# 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.
# United States
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.
# Alabama
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.
# year book
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.
# stepping down
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.
# Al Franken
'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.
# Inner Circle
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.”
# he's up
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.
# Testimony
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.
# trump v comey
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.
# an seanad
Senator suggests using lasers to keep 'aggressive' seagulls at bay
Senators continue the fight against loud, aggressive seagulls.
# climate change sceptic
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.
# Russia Today
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.
# Protests
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.
# the brexit effect
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.
# holding power
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.
# Orlando
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
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.
# Hate Mail
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.
# Privacy
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.
# 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
# Torture
'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.
# midterm elections
Republicans eye the Senate in close midterm vote
Democrats could lose Senate seats in as many as 10 states.
Voices
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.
# changes in the chamber
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.
# Dispute
Senator claims 'discrimination' as row erupts over sign language interpreter in the Dáil
A spokesperson for the Oireachtas has denied the claim.
# Protests
Thailand's coup leaders to hold ousted government to give them "time to think"
Thailand’s fragile democracy has been repeatedly stunted by 19 actual or attempted coups since 1932.
# Oops
Doh: 13% voted Yes when they meant No in Seanad referendum
A report by the Referendum Commission published today found that there was significant confusion over the ballot papers in October’s referendums.
# Open for Business
US employees ordered to return to work today as shut down ends
President Barack Obama signed the measure which will raise the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government late last night.
# us shutdown
Talks on landmark EU - US trade deal postponed as a result of shutdown
The negotiations had been due to begin in Brussels next week.
# Shutdown
US shutdown enters third day after failed White House talks
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.
# Shutdown
US government shuts down after Obamacare row
Around 800,000 government workers will be sent home today with back-pay not guaranteed.