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Politics Dec 04Senators blame Saudi crown prince for Khashoggi killing after CIA briefing
CIA Director Gina Haspel met with a small group of senators, including the chairmen and top Democrats on the key national security committees, after senators in both parties complained that she didn't attend a briefing with Secretary of State Mike…
Politics Nov 28In rebuke to Trump, senators take step toward action against Saudi Arabia
Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation…
Politics Nov 28Senators grill U.S. officials over response to Khashoggi killing
A briefing Wednesday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis could determine how far Congress goes in punishing the longtime Middle East ally.
Politics Nov 27Pence and Kushner make push for criminal justice rewrite on Capitol Hill
Senators announced a bipartisan agreement on the legislation earlier this month, but McConnell has yet to say whether he will hold a vote on the bill. Vice President Kike Pence and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner are expected to…
Politics Nov 26House Democrats staying away from impeachment for the moment
As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, trying to impeach the president is noticeably missing from the to-do list and firmly on the margins.
Politics Nov 14Flake vows to oppose judges unless Senate votes on bill to protect Mueller
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday that he won't vote to confirm judicial nominees unless GOP leaders hold a vote on legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected to the legislation.
Politics Nov 12Democrats seek ways to protect Robert Mueller probe from acting AG
Stepping up Democratic efforts to shield the Russia investigation, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would seek to tie a measure protecting special counsel Robert Mueller to must-pass legislation if the new acting attorney general does not recuse himself…
Politics Sep 24McConnell accuses Democrats of ‘smear campaign’ against Kavanaugh
Republicans launched an all-out campaign to save Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination Monday.
Nation Sep 24New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination
In a statement provided by the White House, Brett Kavanaugh said the event "did not happen" and that the allegation was "a smear, plain and simple."…
Nation Sep 23Kavanaugh accuser commits to hearing
Attorneys for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, and the Senate Judiciary Committee have reached agreement for a public hearing Thursday.