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# us-senate - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Under pressure Biden set to gamble on voting rights reform in US Senate
# US Senate
# US Senate

Under pressure Biden set to gamble on voting rights reform in US Senate

Jan 11th 2022, 9:34 PM 18,372 Views 19 Comments

Biden flew to Atlanta for a major speech urging reforms that will decide whether the country chooses ‘democracy over autocracy’.

# us-senate - Wednesday 6 October, 2021

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower
# Frances Haugen
# Frances Haugen

Five things we've learned from the Facebook whistleblower

Oct 6th 2021, 3:38 PM 25,662 Views 9 Comments

Frances Haugen has called for the social media giant to be regulated.

# us-senate - Friday 1 October, 2021

Democrats fight to save Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan
# US Senate
# US Senate

Democrats fight to save Biden’s trillion-dollar infrastructure plan

Oct 1st 2021, 12:15 PM 9,895 Views 26 Comments

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin refused to vote in favour of Biden’s plan.

# us-senate - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

Two more Biden cabinet nominees confirmed, but another pick faces mounting opposition
# Biden's Team
# Biden's Team

Two more Biden cabinet nominees confirmed, but another pick faces mounting opposition

Feb 23rd 2021, 10:41 PM 26,815 Views 13 Comments

While Biden’s key nominees like secretary of state and and defence have been confirmed, his cabinet remains less than half full.

# us-senate - Monday 8 February, 2021

Explainer: Here's what you need to know ahead of Trump's impeachment trial
# Starting Tomorrow
# Starting Tomorrow

Explainer: Here's what you need to know ahead of Trump's impeachment trial

Feb 8th 2021, 2:43 PM 11,022 Views 16 Comments

The proceedings are scheduled to begin tomorrow, just over a month since the deadly riot at the US Capitol.

# us-senate - Friday 5 February, 2021

Donald Trump has refused to testify at his impeachment trial
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Donald Trump has refused to testify at his impeachment trial

Feb 5th 2021, 9:22 AM 47,423 Views 70 Comments

Donald Trump’s legal team are expected to argue that the US Senate cannot impeach the ex-president as he is no longer in office.

# us-senate - Friday 22 January, 2021

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday
# Impeachment
# Impeachment

Article of impeachment against Donald Trump to be brought to US Senate on Monday

Jan 22nd 2021, 4:21 PM 12,424 Views 56 Comments

A charge of incitement of insurrection is being brought against the former president.

# us-senate - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Democrats take control of Senate as Jon Ossoff secures victory in second Georgia race
# Two Out Of Two
# Two Out Of Two

Democrats take control of Senate as Jon Ossoff secures victory in second Georgia race

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 9:00 PM 97,662 Views 95 Comments

“It is with humility that I thank the people of Georgia for electing me to serve you in the United States Senate,” Ossoff said.

# us-senate - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Facebook and Twitter defend handling of US election misinformation in heated Senate hearing

Nov 17th 2020, 10:42 PM 29,545 Views 24 Comments

The companies have been criticised for their handling of political content recently.

# us-senate - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Battle for US Senate to continue until Georgia run-offs in January
# US Senate
# US Senate

Battle for US Senate to continue until Georgia run-offs in January

Nov 11th 2020, 10:20 PM 21,821 Views 4 Comments

Republicans won a seat in Alaska today, meaning neither party can assume a majority until the Georgia run-offs.

# us-senate - Monday 9 November, 2020

US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results
# Mitch McConnell
# Mitch McConnell

US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results

Nov 9th 2020, 9:57 PM 51,856 Views 65 Comments

The president’s allies have been reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden on his projected win.

# us-senate - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Final makeup of US Senate to be settled in January as second Georgia race heads to run-off
# Senate Race
# Senate Race

Final makeup of US Senate to be settled in January as second Georgia race heads to run-off

Nov 7th 2020, 7:28 AM 18,190 Views 2 Comments

Two Senate races in the battleground state did not meet the required results to declare a victor.

# us-senate - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Democrats' odds on regaining control of US Senate take another blow as Susan Collins holds Maine seat
# The Other Election
# The Other Election

Democrats' odds on regaining control of US Senate take another blow as Susan Collins holds Maine seat

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 7:40 PM 54,244 Views 15 Comments

The Democrats appear to have fallen short of the three to four seat gains they needed.

# us-senate - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

The fight for a US Senate majority is on - here are the 7 key states to watch
# US Senate
# US Senate

The fight for a US Senate majority is on - here are the 7 key states to watch

Nov 3rd 2020, 11:00 PM 20,993 Views 8 Comments

A third of the US Senate seats are up for grabs – here’s some interesting races to watch.

# us-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 19,695 Views 63 Comments

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

# us-senate - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Late-night hearing sees Republicans block witness requests on first day of Trump impeachment trial
# Capitol Punishment
# Capitol Punishment

Late-night hearing sees Republicans block witness requests on first day of Trump impeachment trial

Jan 22nd 2020, 9:07 AM 13,118 Views 44 Comments

A 13-hour hearing saw Republicans push back attempts by Democrats to amend the procedures for the trial.

# us-senate - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong
# Democracy
# Democracy

US Senate angers China after it unanimously passes bill supporting democracy in Hong Kong

Nov 20th 2019, 7:06 AM 8,455 Views 22 Comments

A measure banning the sale of tear gas, rubber bullets and other equipment that have been used by security forces was also approved.

# us-senate - Monday 17 December, 2018

Saudi Arabia denounces US Senate vote over war in Yemen as 'blatant interference'
# US Senate
# US Senate

Saudi Arabia denounces US Senate vote over war in Yemen as 'blatant interference'

Dec 17th 2018, 7:07 AM 11,724 Views 10 Comments

The US Senate separately held Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for Khashoggi’s killing.

# us-senate - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote
# Cindy Hyde-Smith
# Cindy Hyde-Smith

Republican who said she would attend 'public hanging' and suppress liberal votes wins US senate vote

Nov 28th 2018, 7:03 AM 23,520 Views 70 Comments

Cindy Hyde-Smith’s remarks were interpreted as alluding to Mississippi’s history of racist violence.

# us-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 14,587 Views 21 Comments

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

# us-senate - Sunday 7 October, 2018

'Very, very good': Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to Supreme Court
# CONFIRMED
# CONFIRMED

'Very, very good': Trump welcomes Kavanaugh's appointment to Supreme Court

Oct 7th 2018, 7:28 AM 15,810 Views 47 Comments

Kavanaugh was sworn in as a justice yesterday in Washington after a fraught nomination that sparked protests.

# us-senate - Saturday 6 October, 2018

US Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after divisive fight
# KAVANAUGH
# KAVANAUGH

US Senate confirms Kavanaugh to Supreme Court after divisive fight

Updated Oct 6th 2018, 9:16 PM 24,042 Views 141 Comments

The Senate voted 50-48 to approve Kavanaugh in a major win for Trump.

US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh later today
# Confirmation
# Confirmation

US Senate poised to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh later today

Oct 6th 2018, 9:48 AM 8,814 Views 80 Comments

If Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump will have succeeded in having his two picks seated on the court.

# us-senate - Thursday 4 October, 2018

War of words in Washington after FBI probe finds 'no hint of misconduct' against Kavanaugh
# US Supreme Court
# US Supreme Court

War of words in Washington after FBI probe finds 'no hint of misconduct' against Kavanaugh

Updated Oct 4th 2018, 9:07 PM 36,221 Views 107 Comments

A final vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the US Supreme Court is expected to take place on Saturday.

# us-senate - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

'He has not told the truth': Ex-classmate of Brett Kavanaugh contradicts his claims about his drinking habits
# US Supreme Court
# US Supreme Court

'He has not told the truth': Ex-classmate of Brett Kavanaugh contradicts his claims about his drinking habits

Oct 2nd 2018, 7:12 AM 35,094 Views 71 Comments

It comes days after the FBI opened a probe into allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

# us-senate - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'
# Senate Hearing
# Senate Hearing

Twitter's Jack Dorsey tells US Senate that platform does not operate on basis of 'political ideology'

Sep 5th 2018, 10:45 PM 8,569 Views 19 Comments

It comes after Donald Trump accused technology firms of “censorship” and suppressing conservative voices.

# us-senate - Thursday 17 May, 2018

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director
# Gina Haspel
# Gina Haspel

Controversial candidate involved in torture in the past confirmed as new CIA director

May 17th 2018, 9:27 PM 13,401 Views 51 Comments

Yesterday Haspel’s nomination was approved by the US Senate Intelligence Committee.

# us-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 21,406 Views 44 Comments

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

# us-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 8,241 Views 12 Comments

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

# us-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 14,150 Views 21 Comments

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

# us-senate - Wednesday 6 December, 2017

Senator accused of sexual misconduct to make statement as female colleagues demand resignation
# Calls To Resign
# Calls To Resign

Senator accused of sexual misconduct to make statement as female colleagues demand resignation

Dec 6th 2017, 6:10 PM 22,480 Views 14 Comments

A number of his Democrat colleagues have said he should step down as soon as possible.

# us-senate - Tuesday 5 December, 2017

Longest-serving US congressman announces retirement amidst sexual assault allegations
# John Conyers
# John Conyers

Longest-serving US congressman announces retirement amidst sexual assault allegations

Dec 5th 2017, 4:08 PM 12,813 Views 38 Comments

John Conyers has also endorsed his son, John Conyers III, to replace him in office.

# us-senate - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'I'm not going to name names...': Trump targets Ireland in tax reform speech
# Tax Reform
# Tax Reform

'I'm not going to name names...': Trump targets Ireland in tax reform speech

Nov 30th 2017, 8:22 AM 25,989 Views 73 Comments

He described how Apple, among other companies, were keeping billions of dollars offshore.

# us-senate - Thursday 11 June, 2015

LISTEN: US politician calls unmarried presidential candidate a "bro with no ho"
# Official Title
# Official Title

LISTEN: US politician calls unmarried presidential candidate a "bro with no ho"

Jun 11th 2015, 8:46 PM 12,413 Views 14 Comments

Senator Lindsey Graham has no children and has never been married.

# us-senate - Monday 1 June, 2015

The NSA can't listen to people's phone calls - for now
# Surveillance
# Surveillance

The NSA can't listen to people's phone calls - for now

Jun 1st 2015, 8:55 AM 7,503 Views 18 Comments

Intelligence officials have warned the development could jeopardise Americans’ safety.

# us-senate - Friday 12 December, 2014

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture
# A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall
# A Hard Rain's A-gonna Fall

UN official calls for Bush and Cheney to be charged with torture

Dec 12th 2014, 1:08 PM 8,148 Views 72 Comments

“It is now time to take action.”

# us-senate - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations
# War On Terror
# War On Terror

The CIA misled the White House and used ineffective, brutal interrogations

Dec 9th 2014, 5:09 PM 6,022 Views 58 Comments

Note: Some readers may be upset by the graphic descriptions used in the report.

# us-senate - Thursday 31 July, 2014

CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers
# Spying
# Spying

CIA chief apologises to US Senate intelligence committee for agents hacking its computers

Jul 31st 2014, 7:14 PM 5,388 Views 26 Comments

The agency’s director had previously dismissed allegations of CIA spying on committee investigators.

# us-senate - Sunday 16 February, 2014

Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why neither Ireland nor USA wants to question tax haven

Feb 16th 2014, 8:30 AM 74 Views 56 Comments

Official Ireland does not like inconvenient truths – which is why Trinity professor Jim Stewart’s spot-on research makes it defensive.

# us-senate - Sunday 8 September, 2013

US senators release graphic videos of Syrian chemical weapons victims
# Syria
# Syria

US senators release graphic videos of Syrian chemical weapons victims

Sep 8th 2013, 9:26 AM 11,387 Views 159 Comments

The videos were released overnight as the Obama administration embarks on a media blitz to press the case for intervention in the coming days.

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