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Biden and Democrats prevail as US senate approves Covid relief bill
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Biden and Democrats prevail as US senate approves Covid relief bill

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 6:30 PM 28,968 Views 43 Comments

The 1.9 trillion dollar package was approved by a 50-49 vote along party lines.

McConnell says Trump 'practically, morally responsible' for provoking Capitol riots - but voted to acquit him
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McConnell says Trump 'practically, morally responsible' for provoking Capitol riots - but voted to acquit him

Feb 14th 2021, 7:40 AM 32,841 Views 31 Comments

The five-day trial concluded last night as expected – with most Republicans declaring Trump not guilty.

Trump lawyers wrap up case after three hours, call impeachment unconstitutional 'vengeance'
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Trump lawyers wrap up case after three hours, call impeachment unconstitutional 'vengeance'

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 9:25 PM 37,473 Views 64 Comments
  • Senators are posing questions to both legal teams
  • Democratic impeachment managers rested their case yesterday after two days
  • Biden "anxious" to see how Republicans will vote tomorrow
Senate votes to continue with impeachment trial as Democrats to outline case against Trump
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Senate votes to continue with impeachment trial as Democrats to outline case against Trump

Feb 10th 2021, 7:32 AM 9,112 Views 21 Comments

Securing a conviction is highly unlikely, as the Democrats would need 17 Republican senators to vote with them to make a two-thirds majority.

Impeachment case against Donald Trump opens with video of Capitol violence
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Impeachment case against Donald Trump opens with video of Capitol violence

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 9:11 PM 24,393 Views 42 Comments

A vote on whether it is constitutionally permissible to prosecute Trump will take place later tonight.

Trump's second impeachment trial to begin today
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Trump's second impeachment trial to begin today

Updated Feb 9th 2021, 2:51 PM 15,500 Views 19 Comments

The trial is set to begin at 6pm Irish time.

Lawyers leave Trump's impeachment team ahead of trial
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Lawyers leave Trump's impeachment team ahead of trial

Jan 31st 2021, 8:15 AM 103,379 Views 56 Comments

Donald Trump had wanted the lawyers to continue his baseless claims of mass election fraud.

All but five Senate Republicans vote against holding Donald Trump impeachment trial
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All but five Senate Republicans vote against holding Donald Trump impeachment trial

Jan 27th 2021, 7:15 AM 82,539 Views 68 Comments

The trial’s first procedural vote, a 55-45 tally against dismissing the impeachment, suggests Trump still has GOP support.

Impeachment case of Donald Trump moves closer as House delivers charge
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Impeachment case of Donald Trump moves closer as House delivers charge

Jan 26th 2021, 8:37 AM 21,700 Views 37 Comments

Arguments in the Senate trial will begin on the week of 8 February.

Former astronaut takes Senate seat previously held by John McCain
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Former astronaut takes Senate seat previously held by John McCain

Nov 6th 2020, 6:03 PM 38,372 Views 10 Comments

Mark Kelly is the husband of former Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

Here's what you need to know about the US Senate and House post-election
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Here's what you need to know about the US Senate and House post-election

Nov 5th 2020, 5:30 PM 19,699 Views 17 Comments

The Democrats look unlikely to flip the Senate, as some had predicted.

US Senate race tightens as Republicans hold off Democrat challengers
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US Senate race tightens as Republicans hold off Democrat challengers

Nov 4th 2020, 7:18 AM 18,188 Views 1 Comment

Republicans have held onto seats in South Carolina, Texas, Kansas and Iowa.

Trump hails 'momentous day' as Amy Coney Barrett sworn in to the US Supreme Court
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Trump hails 'momentous day' as Amy Coney Barrett sworn in to the US Supreme Court

Oct 27th 2020, 7:05 AM 37,428 Views 113 Comments

Democrats were unable to stop the confirmation of Trump’s third justice on the court.

Trump's Supreme Court nominee refuses to commit to recusing herself from election cases
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Trump's Supreme Court nominee refuses to commit to recusing herself from election cases

Updated Oct 13th 2020, 5:37 PM 46,502 Views 62 Comments

Amy Coney Barrett is facing senators’ questions for the first time at a confirmation hearing.

Trump's Supreme Court nominee to tell US senators that judges should not decide policy
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Trump's Supreme Court nominee to tell US senators that judges should not decide policy

Oct 11th 2020, 4:53 PM 33,136 Views 12 Comments

Amy Coney Barrett will be quizzed by senators tomorrow, weeks out from the US election.

US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package
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US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package

Mar 25th 2020, 7:01 AM 19,693 Views 63 Comments

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

Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran
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Senate approves limiting power of Donald Trump to attack Iran

Feb 14th 2020, 7:06 AM 16,319 Views 23 Comments

The bi-partisan vote was a rare exertion of authority from Congress.

Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial
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Trump fires officials who testified against him during impeachment trial

Feb 8th 2020, 8:07 AM 27,637 Views 73 Comments

The US president was acquitted of all charges in his Senate impeachment trial this week.

Impeachment trial: Democrats and White House lawyers wrap up cases as closing arguments heard
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Impeachment trial: Democrats and White House lawyers wrap up cases as closing arguments heard

Feb 4th 2020, 7:38 AM 5,998 Views 16 Comments

The Senate is to vote at 4pm (9pm Irish time) tomorrow.

Trump set to be acquitted if senators block further witnesses in impeachment trial
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Trump set to be acquitted if senators block further witnesses in impeachment trial

Jan 31st 2020, 7:09 AM 16,912 Views 53 Comments

If senators vote not to hear from any more witnesses, Trump could be acquitted by the end of the day.

The thorn in Trump's side, the TV evangelist and the celebrity lawyer: Who's who in the impeachment trial
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The thorn in Trump's side, the TV evangelist and the celebrity lawyer: Who's who in the impeachment trial

Jan 22nd 2020, 6:45 AM 13,229 Views 5 Comments

The impeachment trial is under way. Here’s who we’re going to be seeing a lot of in the coming weeks.

US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash
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US Senate leader backs down on proposed impeachment trial rules after backlash

Updated Jan 21st 2020, 10:29 PM 33,747 Views 64 Comments

Donald Trump has denounced the proceedings as “a total hoax”.

Donald Trump's lawyers ask for his immediate acquittal, as impeachment trial to begin today
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Donald Trump's lawyers ask for his immediate acquittal, as impeachment trial to begin today

Jan 21st 2020, 7:26 AM 11,773 Views 39 Comments

The US President will be at the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland when his trial begins.

Explainer: Here's what you need to know as Trump's impeachment trial gets under way
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Explainer: Here's what you need to know as Trump's impeachment trial gets under way

Jan 20th 2020, 1:10 PM 9,768 Views 27 Comments

A phone call to the Ukrainian president and some withheld funding sparked a chain of events leading to the US Senate floor this week.

Donald Trump has been impeached by House of Representatives in historic vote
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Donald Trump has been impeached by House of Representatives in historic vote

Dec 19th 2019, 1:35 AM 56,456 Views 66 Comments

The Republican-dominated Senate will now open a trial expected in January and is all but certain to acquit the president.

US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia
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US Senate fails to block sale of $8.1 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia

Jul 30th 2019, 7:35 AM 16,531 Views 24 Comments

Trump issued a trio of veteos to attempt to push through the sale.

Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law
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Row breaks out in Alabama senate over 'foetal heartbeat' abortion law

May 9th 2019, 10:17 PM 18,270 Views 50 Comments

If Alabama’s new laws are challenged, pro-life politicians are hoping it will eventually be brought before the Supreme Court.

Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed to testify before Senate panel in Russia probe
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Donald Trump Jr subpoenaed to testify before Senate panel in Russia probe

May 9th 2019, 7:19 AM 11,365 Views 39 Comments

It was the first known legal summons issued to a member of the president’s family.

Some US Republicans side with Democrats to block Trump declaring a border emergency
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Some US Republicans side with Democrats to block Trump declaring a border emergency

Mar 14th 2019, 7:31 PM 13,668 Views 27 Comments

Trump tweeted “VETO” this evening in response to the vote.

Police investigating nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before US Senate runoff
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Police investigating nooses found by Mississippi Capitol before US Senate runoff

Nov 27th 2018, 1:00 PM 14,583 Views 21 Comments

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

Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC
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Making history: The fresh faces en route to Washington DC

Nov 7th 2018, 8:29 AM 17,784 Views 14 Comments

The youngest-ever woman and Mike Pence’s brother are among those to win seats in Congress.

Mitt Romney, who Trump branded a 'stone cold loser', wins Senate seat
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Mitt Romney, who Trump branded a 'stone cold loser', wins Senate seat

Nov 7th 2018, 7:35 AM 20,958 Views 15 Comments

The former presidential nominee lost out to Barack Obama in 2012.

'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today
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'A battle for America's soul' as public go to the polls in historic midterms today

Nov 6th 2018, 7:03 AM 11,637 Views 33 Comments

Will Trump’s divisive rhetoric win the day, or is there a Democrat resurgence looming?

Senators back Brett Kavanaugh, paving way for Supreme Court confirmation
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Senators back Brett Kavanaugh, paving way for Supreme Court confirmation

Updated Oct 5th 2018, 10:34 PM 27,430 Views 95 Comments

Donald Trump’s controversial nominee is likely to be confirmed to the court this weekend.

Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to testify on Thursday
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Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to testify on Thursday

Updated Sep 23rd 2018, 6:41 PM 18,429 Views 83 Comments

Kavanaugh is Donald Trump’s nominee the US Supreme Court – but he has to be voted in by the Senate.

Trump's Supreme Court pick grilled on abortion laws and emails about Mueller investigation
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Trump's Supreme Court pick grilled on abortion laws and emails about Mueller investigation

Sep 6th 2018, 9:35 PM 8,836 Views 19 Comments

Democrats have been grilling the judge Trump has selected – but he’s likely to be approved by the Republican-controlled Senate.

How John McCain became a titan of US politics
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How John McCain became a titan of US politics

Aug 26th 2018, 7:35 AM 17,831 Views 21 Comments

His father and grandfather were both four-star admirals in the US Navy.

Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate
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Ten-day-old baby becomes first-ever baby on the floor during a session of the US Senate

Apr 19th 2018, 10:28 PM 21,400 Views 44 Comments

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

US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown
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US Senate passes huge $1.3 trillion spending bill to avert another government shutdown

Mar 23rd 2018, 9:46 AM 8,238 Views 12 Comments

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

US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat
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US Senate rejects immigration bills following White House veto threat

Feb 15th 2018, 10:15 PM 14,145 Views 21 Comments

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

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