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Obama warns Senate about Scalia seat

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Obama said the Constitution is clear on what to do next President Barack Obama has urged the US Senate to act after he nominates a replacement on the Supreme Court for Justice Antonin Scalia. “I expect them to do their job”, he said, and consider the candidate as required by the US Constitution. Scalia, ...

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GOP cancels spending in Michigan Senate race

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans are canceling TV ad spending planned for the final two weeks of Michigan’s U.S. Senate race, signaling that the GOP is investing in other races in its drive for the Senate majority. The National Republican Senatorial Committee pulled nearly $ 1 million in ads for the weeks of Oct. 21 ...

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Numbers Monday: Sen. Ted Cruz Crowned Social Media King in ‘Senate Sweeps’

(TrendoPo) He was criticized for bringing on the government shutdown, but Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, only benefited on the Internet for his stand. Cruz has been crowned the winner of the first-ever “Senate Sweeps” competition, held by the D.C.-based political analytics startup TrendPo. The contest, which kicked off Oct. 2, the second day of the government shutdown, pitted 64 of ...

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Senate passes bipartisan budget bill

Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock. Obama’s signature was assured on the measure, which lawmakers in both parties and at opposite ends ...

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Kirsten Gillibrand at forefront of Senate showdown over military sexual assault bill

Published: November 17, 2013 8:05 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. listens at a news conference about a bill regarding military sexual assault cases on Capitol Hill in Washington. (July 16, 2013) WASHINGTON – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to ...

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