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Trump may veto suggested Senate changes to the NDAA

While the US House controlled by Democrats often challenges Trump policy in the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) it is not often that the Republican-controlled Senate does so but Senate revisions are provoking a possible Trump veto.

Group of senators sponsor bill to return US to Iran nuclear deal

A group of US Senators led by Senator Ed Markey, Dianne Epstein, Chris Van Hollen, Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Duckworth, all Democrats and Bernie Sanders an Indpendent have introduced the Iran Diplomacy Act.

Many disagreements between US House and Senate delay NDAA bill

Washington - Three issues are holding up a final annual defense policy bill the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA): President Trump's border wall, the Space Force, and PFAS the forever chemicals linked to cancer.

Senate to vote on bill that gives Pentagon $738 billion in 2020

Washington - US defense officials are hoping that the Senate will pass a massive two-year spending package this week as the bill will boost the spending power of the Pentagon to $738 billion.

US Senate to vote to try to override Trump's veto on arms sales

Washington - The US Senate will vote Monday evening in an attempt to override President Trump's three vetoes of resolutions that block his arms deals with Saudi Arabia.

U.S. Senate has 'important questions' about Apple Face ID privacy

The U.S. Senate has sent Apple a list of questions about privacy concerns with Face ID on the iPhone X. Face ID unlocks the device using facial recognition but people are concerned about the privacy impact. One Senator said there are "important" issues.

U.S. House passes Email Privacy Act for a second time

Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill requiring the government to obtain a warrant to obtain access to old emails. The proposed legislation is now headed to the Senate. This is the second time the House passed the bill.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid to retire from Senate

Washington - Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced on Friday he won't seek reelection in 2016, a move that surprised many Americans and sparked speculation about who will replace him and his role as Democratic leader.

C.I.A. clears itself of spying on Senate computers

Washington - A Central Intelligence Agency "accountability board" has cleared five agency employees of any wrongdoing when they spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers during the panel's investigation of CIA torture.

Op-Ed: Approval of Keystone XL Pipeline Narrowly defeated in Senate

The Keystone XL pipeline, recently approved by the House of Representatives, narrowly missed approval in the Senate on November 18. Myself and many others, private citizens and environmental groups, let out a big collective sigh of temporary relief.

Poll: Republican Cory Gardner leads Sen. Mark Udall by 4 points

Denver - Just 20 days before voters decide which political party will control the U.S. Senate, Republican Cory Gardner leads Colorado’s incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Udall by four points, according to a new CNN/ORC poll published Wednesday.

Op-Ed: Alison Lundergan Grimes leads Mitch McConnell, says internal poll Special

Louisville - In an internal poll campaign poll conducted by pollster Mark Mellman and obtained by the subscription service of Politico Pro, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is leading Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, 43 percent to 42 percent.

Republicans slowly embracing marijuana

For years the U.S. House has been turning down proposals dealing with marijuana but this week that all changed when the House approved a new measure.

Interview: U.S. Senate candidate Kesha Rogers Special

Kesha Rogers is a most interesting U.S. Senate candidate. She's a Texas Democrat who believes that President Obama, who she often compares to Hitler, should be impeached -- some allege she's even said executed -- for "flagrant" constitutional violations.

Op-Ed: The November midterm elections may be about more than Obamacare

The November midterm elections are shaping up to be a referendum on Obamacare in the congressional races — however, in the gubernatorial and state legislature contests, the election may be about something else entirely.

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) in public brawl with CIA

Washington - A furious clash has erupted between Senator Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the CIA over her committee’s investigation of the Bush administration and the CIA for waterboarding top terrorists.

White House pressured by key senators over Iran nuclear talks

As negotiations with Iran over the Islamic republic's nuclear program entered its second day on Sunday, President Barack Obama remained under fire by key senators from both parties for ignoring prior legislation on Iranian sanctions.

Op-Ed: Bipartisan group of U.S. Senators want vote on Afghan deal

Kabul - A group of U.S. Senators both Republican and Democratic are demanding that the U.S. Congress have a vote on the Bilateral Security Agreement(BSA) negotiated with the Afghan government, that would keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014.

Senate report: Benghazi attack was 'preventable'; no cover-up

Washington - The Senate Intelligence Committee has released a scathing report that concluded the 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya was "preventable" and that the State Department failed to provide adequate security there.

Bill to allow US military aid to post-coup Egypt passes committee

Cairo - On Wednesday, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a bill that will make it easier for the US government to provide aid to countries with a government established through the forceful overthrow of a democratically elected government.

On jobs, Sen Cory Booker sees need for 'hemisphere of progress'

With evidence that the U.S. economy may be finding its footing, recently appointed Democratic Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) is tackling the question of American manufacturing.

Senator Paul knocks Obamacare, Gov Christie in latest comments

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) continued to pursue a fiscally conservative position this week, calling national attention to the costs associated with Obamacare and questioning Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) over Hurricane Sandy relief.

U.S. Senate may introduce debt ceiling measure today

Washington - According to the Associated Press, the Democrat-controlled U.S. Senate could introduce a measure to pass a clean resolution to raise the nation's debt ceiling as early as Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Senate Dems set to call Boehner's bluff

Washington - On Sunday, "Speaker of the House" John Boehner told ABC News "This Week" that there just were not enough votes in the House to pass a clean bill to raise the nation's debt limit. The Senate is apparently going to call his bluff.

Senate defeats House funding bill, ball back in House's court

Washington - The Senate defeated the proposed House bill to delay Obamacare for one year in return for funding the government. The bill has been sent back to the House, which will have several hours to come up with a bill that can survive the Senate.

Senate kicks 'shutdown ball' back to House GOP

Washington - The ball is back in the court of the Republican-controlled US House of Representatives, as the Democrat-controlled Senate has passed legislation to avert a government shutdown. However, a shutdown looms as House GOPers seem determined to have one.

Op-Ed: US Senate resolution approving force has plenty of loopholes

Washington - The Senate resolution authorizing Obama to use force is supposed to be much narrower in scope than the original draft resolution presented to the Senate. It also limits the duration of the action.

IP within US Senate edited Snowden Wikipedia to read 'traitor'

The description on Edward Snowden's Wikipedia page was edited by an anonymous source within the US Senate to read "American traitor" instead of "American dissident."

Comprehensive immigration reform considered on Senate floor

Debate on the Senate’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill, SB 744, continues this week, as a series of amendments are being considered that aim to make the bill palatable for Senate and House Republicans, who so far, have opposed immigration reform.

Senate Committee -- US will back Israel in war with Iran

A new resolution passed by a United States Senate committee states the United States will be committed to preventing the emergence of a nuclear Iran and fully back Israel if that state believes military action against Iran is necessary.
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