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... a White House meeting with him Thursday when Trump, according to sources, expressed frustration with people coming to the US from "shithole countries." ... Tim Scott, the junior senator from South Carolina, told the Charleston Post and Courier that Graham told him the reported comments are "basically ...

And by the way, the senator added, he himself was a descendant of immigrants who came to the United States from "shithole countries with no skills." ... In a joint statement released on Friday, two Republican senators who also attended the session, Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia, ...
A group of bipartisan senators has reached a deal on legislation to protect younger immigrants brought to the country illegally, or "Dreamers", two Republican senators said on Thursday. One of them, Senator Lindsey Graham (Republican, South Carolina), said he shopped the framework to the White ...
WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of six U.S. senators said on Thursday they had reached agreement on immigration reform and are now working to build support for the deal in Congress. "We have been working for four months and have reached an agreement in principle that ...

Senator John Thune, chair of the commerce, science and Transportation Committee, has sent Apple CEO Tim Cook a letter with questions about the company's decision to slow older models of iPhones, Reuters reports. In December, Apple admitted to slowing older iPhones in order to prevent ...
Two Democratic senators have been sworn into office in the United States, reducing the upper chamber's already slim Republican majority. Mike Pence, the US vice president, on Wednesday administered the oath of office to Doug Jones from Alabama and Tina Smith from Minnesota. The ceremony in ...
"I hope to represent the people of the United States, not the president," Vonn said the day Haley issued her comments. "I take the Olympics very seriously and what they mean and what they represent, what walking under our flag means in the opening ceremony." "I want to represent our country well. I don't ...
Markey's tweet followed one by Trump, in which the president warned that the U.S. nuclear launch button was "more powerful" than the one North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claimed to have in a New Year's Day speech this week. In that speech, Kim said that the world would have to accept North Korea as ...
Former Minnesota Lt. Gov Tina Smith will be sworn in Wednesday as the state's junior senator, replacing Al Franken, who formally resigned Tuesday over allegations of sexual misconduct. Smith will serve alongside Sen. Amy Klobuchar. It will be the first time women hold both of Minnesota's Senate seats.
Franken, who served eight years as senator, was forced to resign after multiple women came forward late last year and accused him of sexual misconduct. Franken apologized several times, but ultimately announced his resignation after a wave of his Democratic colleagues urged him to step aside.
"As Chairman of the Senate finance and Judiciary Committees and as the longest-serving Republican Senator in U.S. history, Senator Hatch has represented the ... Mr. Hatch joined Senators Bob Corker of Tennessee and Jeff Flake of Arizona, both Republicans, in announcing an end to his Senate career.
Two new Democrats will be sworn in to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, narrowing the Republican majority. ... "There are a lot of people who didn't vote for me, and I hope they will keep an open mind because I am going to try to be the best senator I can for the state to try to move the state forward as a ...
Bredesen, a Democratic former mayor of Nashville, served two terms as governor of Tennessee from 2002 to 2010. If he manages to flip Corker's seat -- and if Democrats can win seats in Arizona and Nevada and reelect most of their vulnerable senators -- they could eke out a Senate majority in 2018.
U.S. Sen. Al Franken gets a hug from fellow senator Amy Klobuchar after speaking to supporters in Minneapolis on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. When Franken officially resigns from the Senate on Tuesday, he will end his tenure as Minnesota's biggest-name political celebrity. (Pioneer Press / John Autey).

Despite these challenges, I still believe the U.S. Senate can be a place to find common ground and to get things done for Minnesotans. ... Rick Nolan to mark the milestone of the biggest producer of iron ore pellets in North America by sending a new pellet to the largest blast furnace in the United States.
... it had refused entry to U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen because she's on a "blacklist" that was created in reaction to sanctions imposed by the United States. The move by Moscow against the Democratic senator led Republican Senators Ron Johnson and John Barrasso to announce they were canceling a ...
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- election officials certified Democratic candidate Doug Jones as the winner of the 2017 Special Election and the next U.S. Senator from the State of Alabama Thursday afternoon. The State Canvassing Board, made up of Gov. Kay Ivey, Attorney General Steve Marshall, and Secretary ...
On 19 December 2017, comedian Rosie O'Donnell tweeted an offer of $2 million each to Republican U.S. Senators Jeff Flake and Susan Collins, provided they each voted "no" on the GOP tax reform bill: so how about this i promise to give 2 million dollars to senator susan collins and 2 million to senator jeff ...
Senator John McCain of Arizona, who is battling brain cancer, was absent. The House passed the bill on Tuesday, but will have to vote again because some of the bill's provisions violated Senate rules. If the bill passes both chambers, it will go to President Trump, who has said he will sign it into law.
C., and other senators rush to the chamber to vote on amendments as the Republican leadership works to craft their sweeping tax bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. It would mark the first time in 31 years that Congress has overhauled the tax code, making it the biggest legislative ...
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2017, file photo, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., asks questions during a Senate Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Flake said President Donald Trump is certain to face an independent challenge in the next presidential election, if not a challenge from within the party. And Flake is not ...
The two senators sent a letter to the DHS over the holiday weekend pointing out that the pilot project begun by President Barack Obama's administration and continued under President Donald Trump was not intended to be used on U.S. citizens and expressed concerns about flaws with the systems that ...
Thirteen Democratic senators, including Oregon Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, are questioning what role the U.S. Forest Service played in the Trump Administration's recent decision to review protections for the greater sage grouse. In a letter sent Dec. 20 to USFS Chief Tony Tooke, the senators pose ...
Maryland HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) -- Mike Colombo of Fox 2 in St. Louis recently interviewed Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt. ... He also questioned Blunt about a New York Times report that said the president asked Blunt and other top GOP senators to "wrap up" the probe. They interview ended with the ...
Both Hillary and Bill Clinton supported Gillibrand in her successful 2006 bid for a seat in the U.S. House representing the upstate, largely rural 20th District of New York. Starting out as a conservative Democrat. In the House, Gillibrand was a member of the so-called Blue Dog Democrats, a coalition of ...
To be clear: We don't care who Utahns elect as their United States Senator in 2018. Whether it's aging fiscal liberal Orrin Hatch or former "Republican" presidential candidate Mitt Romney - the "electable" establishment icon - it really doesn't matter to us. Hatch might be the marginally better choice, but it's ...
Senator's Trial, Bridge Scheme Sentencing, Among Top Stories. New Jerseyans elected a new governor, saw their senior U.S. senator stand trial on federal corruption charges and endured a government shutdown in 2017. Dec. ... The federal case against U.S. Sen Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial.
POLITICO says there are expectations by senators and aides that U.S. Senator Thad Cochran will either give up the chairmanship of the powerful Appropriations Committee or resign from the Senate early next year. "The understanding is that he will leave after January 1," a Republican senator who serves ...
The comedian "offered" two million dollars each to two Republican senators if they voted no on the GOP tax bill, but attendant bribery charges would be unlikely. s_bukley / 427. CLAIM. Rosie O'Donnell bribed two senators to vote "no" on the GOP tax bill via twitter. MIXTURE. RATING.
Updated | President Donald Trump isn't doing anything to prevent Russia from trying to influence the 2018 elections--which the former Cold War adversaries will definitely try to do, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee said this week. Senator Martin Heinrich, one of seven Democrats on the panel ...
U.S. Senator Calls for Rail Safety Hearing After Fatal Amtrak Derailment ... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell on Thursday called on Congress to hold a hearing on Amtrak safety standards and the state of federal rail safety regulations after an Amtrak derailment earlier this week killed ...
U.S. Senators from both major parties on Thursday urged federal authorities to halt planned expansion of a $1 billion airport facial scanning program. The Senators say the technology used to vet travelers on departing international flights may not be not accurate enough. The DHS said previously its goal is ...
Senate Majority Leader Mitch Mcconnell (2nd R), alongside US Senator John Barrasso (L), Republican of Wyoming; and US Senator Orrin Hatch ... Republican leaders had to make policy changes or promises during the tax debate to appease at least five GOP senators who ended up supporting the bill.
Ahead of Alabama's special U.S. Senate election, there was a clear narrative about the state's black voters: They weren't mobilizing. Six in 10 black voters who were stopped by a New York Times reporter in a shopping center last week didn't know an election was even going on, a result the reporter took to ...
Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state's new U.S. senator. Here are some facts about Jones: CLOSE TO HOME. Jones, 63, grew up in the working-class city of Fairfield, just ...
Two days before Alabama's hard-fought U.S. Senate election, the state's senior Republican, Sen. Richard Shelby, said "the State of Alabama deserves better" than Roy Moore, who has been accused of multiple instances of sexual misconduct, including an assault on a 14-year-old. Speaking Sunday on ...
Al Franken announced his resignation on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. Tim Kaine said the public will know the number of sexual harassment claims filed against all senators within the past 10 years. Kaine (D-Va.) said in an interview Thursday that the data complied by the Office of Compliance for the ...
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) helped lead a call to delay the implementation of electronic logging devices for transporters carrying livestock and insects Tuesday. Moran and U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) led a bipartisan group of colleagues in support of the delay.
The senators announced the legislation at a press conference alongside U.S. Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Maxine Waters, D-Calif., who introduced companion legislation in the U.S. House earlier this year. Also at the press conference, Drs. John Lazo and Beth Sharlow, Alzheimer's researchers at ...
Meat Loaf, the Wagnerian pop-rock singer who hit the charts in 1977 with the "Bat Out of Hell" album, must have wondered, "Who am I? Why am I here?," this week when four successive U.S. senators at a Banking Committee meeting quoted Jim Steinman-penned lyrics that he made famous. It made for ...
Washington DC -- While in Washington DC, FOX31 reporter Joe St. George sat down with Senator Cory Gardner and Senator Michael Bennet regarding tax reform. "I think it's likely it's going to get out of conference," Senator Michael Bennet, a Democrat, said. "I believe this bill will be on the President's desk ...
"I am proud that during my time in the Senate that I have used my power to be a champion of women," the Minnesota senator said from the US Senate floor. ... Mr Franken told his colleagues on Thursday: "Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States ...
But a majority of the resignations since the country was founded have happened because the senator was moving to another government post. ... "Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate," Franken said from the Senate floor, before ...
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Over the weekend, Tim Cook made a surprise appearance at the World Internet Conference in China. During a keynote address at the event, Tim Cook reportedly said that Apple and China share a vision for an open digital economy. Now, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, who previously questioned Apple's ...
"If history teaches us anything, it should humble us in our confidence to predict what new challenges or crises will lie ahead for our nation." The senators go on to criticize the State Department as failing to adequately brief, saying the "few briefings that have occurred have provided little additional insights ...
Six US Democratic senators have called on Senator Al Franken to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct. In separate statements released almost simultaneously on Wednesday, the Democratic lawmakers said the Minnesota senator must step down. Mr Franken, a former Saturday Night Live ...


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