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Puerto Rico Becomes Flashpoint In Jon Ossoff’s Senate Race In Georgia

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["Getty Images Former Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D), at right, has withdrawn his support from Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff's Senate campaign pending assurances about Puerto Rican self-determination. Former Rep. Luis Gutiérre...

Senate Advances Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court Nomination

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["The U.S. Senate voted Sunday in a rare weekend session to advance Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, setting up a final vote to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick on Monday, a little over a mont...

Georgia Senate Candidate Releases Cutest ‘Attack’ Ad: ‘By The Way, I Love Puppies’

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["Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Raphael Warnock harnessed the cuteness of puppies to poke fun at the attack ads he predicted Trump acolyte Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) will launch against him before their January run...

Senate Likely To Confirm Amy Coney Barrett To Supreme Court, Cementing Conservative Majority

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["ASSOCIATED PRESS Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett meets with Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., not pictured, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP) WASHINGTON (Reuter...

Senate Set To Block Joe Biden At Every Turn

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["Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press Joe Biden could face a Senate run by Republicans, with Mitch McConnell as majority leader. Democrats didn’t want to repeat the overconfidence of 2016, but they couldn’t help but ...

Senate Confirms Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court

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["Senate Republicans voted Monday night to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, tilting the balance of the court to a 6-3 conservative majority for years to come and handing President Donald Trump a victory...

How Democrats’ Senate Dreams Crumbled

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["Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon had led GOP Sen. Susan Collins in polls ― public and private, Republican and Democratic ― for months. Her likely victory over the longtime incumbent was a key building block in Democr...

GOP Ads Use The Same ‘Voter’ To Bash Dems In Three Different Senate Races

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["Two Republican super PACs used the same supposed voter in newly released ads for at least three different Senate races, including those in Maine, Iowa and Kansas. In an ad produced by American Crossroads that aired ...

Georgia Democrats To The Resistance: Please Don’t Come Here For Senate Runoffs

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["Brynn Anderson/Associated Press Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are competing in Jan. 5 runoff elections that will determine control of the Senate. Georgia Democrats appreciate the enthusiasm. They really d...

In Deep Red Tennessee, Senate Candidate Marquita Bradshaw Talks Environmental Justice

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["ASSOCIATED PRESS The effects of pollution on her neighborhood in South Memphis, Tennessee, fueled Marquita Bradshaw's commitment to environmental justice at a young age. the Democrat hopes to ride her focus on envir...

Minn. GOP State Senate Warns Only Republicans Of COVID Outbreak

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["Observers were stunned this week when Minnesota GOP legislative officials urgently warned only Republicans about a serious COVID-19 outbreak in the State Senate. No one said a word to Democratic politicians or staff...

Mitch McConnell Beats Amy McGrath To Win Reelection In Kentucky Senate Race

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["AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won a seventh term in Washington by defeating former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath in a high-profile contest. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McCon...

Senate Blocks Confirmation Of Trump’s Federal Reserve Nominee Judy Shelton

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["The Senate on Tuesday narrowly voted to block the confirmation of Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump’s controversial pick to join the Federal Reserve’s seven-member board of governors. In a procedural vote on whet...

John Cornyn Hangs On To Beat M.J. Hegar In Texas Senate Race

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["Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is projected to win against Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar to keep his Senate seat and increase the odds of the GOP holding on to control of the chamber, ABC and NBC reported Tuesday. De...

Dianne Feinstein Won’t Seek Senate Judiciary Leadership After Backlash

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["Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) said Monday that she will not seek a leadership position in any of the chamber’s committees next year, including the coveted Senate Judiciary Committee where she currently serves as th...

Lindsey Graham Holds On To South Carolina Senate Seat Amid Well-Funded Challenge

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["Sen. Lindsey Graham is projected to win a fourth term in Congress, clinching a victory over Democrat Jaime Harrison.   Graham had won 54% of the vote as of Tuesday night. The win ensures that one of the most powerfu...

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