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10 incumbent senators most at risk of losing reelection in 2020

U.S. Senator Collins talks with reporters after announcing she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh during speech on Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters Following a Republican wave in 2014, Democrats are looking to regain control of the Senate in 2020. The Senate is currently comprised of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who generally caucus with the Democratic Party. While the House has passed numerous bills since the Democrats gain...
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10 senators are at risk of losing reelection. It may be enough to give Democrats a majority in Congress.

U.S. Senator Collins talks with reporters after announcing she will vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh during speech on Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington Thomson Reuters Following a Republican wave in 2014, Democrats are looking to regain control of the Senate in 2020. The Senate is currently comprised of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who generally caucus with the Democratic Party. While the House has passed numerous bills since the Democrats gain...
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Finding a silver lining in new report on Prez Trump's disappointing nominees to US Sentencing Commission

The Marshall Project has this new mostly depressing article about the troubling slate of US Sentencing Commission nominees announced by Prez Trump last month (basics here).  Even the headline of the piece, "Before Election, Trump Tries To Stack Prison-Sentencing Agency With Right Wing Allies," is telling and depressing since the US Sentencing Commission should be a whole lot more than a "Prison-Sentencing Agency" even though this is a disconcertingly fitting descriptor.  In any event, ever eager...
Tags: Utah, Florida, Law, Kentucky, Senate, Virginia, US, Reagan, Pennsylvania, Gop, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Beltway, Mike Lee


Wait, Lindsey Graham wants someone to release tax returns?

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, facing a surprisingly serious challenge from former state Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison this fall, has latched on to an, um, interesting issue to bash Harrison: tax returns.
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'This is over the top': Lindsey Graham and Mick Mulvaney 'begged' Trump not to kill Iran's top general, but 4 days later he did it anyway, according to Woodward's new book

Donald Trump speaks as Senator Lindsey Graham looks on. Getty Two of President Donald Trump's closest advisers desperately tried to stop him from ordering the military strike that killed Iran's top general, Qassem Soleimani, and brought the countries to the brink of war, according to Bob Woodward's upcoming book. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of the most hawkish US lawmakers, told Trump, "Mr. President, this is over the top." He said that "with the election coming," Tr...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham reacts to members of Mueller team wiping department phones clean

New documents released by the Department of Justice show that multiple members of Mueller's team wiped their department phones before turning them in to the inspector general; reaction from Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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"The fact Bob Woodward has written another book about the current occupant of the White House should be greeted with roughly the level of enthusiasm reserved for..."

"... such annual or semi-annual non-events as the Biennial Conference of the American Hippotherapy Association or the Pro Bowl. I would be tempted to suggest that the latest affectless, indifferently written Woodward volume is a matter of at most seasonal interest, like the early September appearance of Halloween candy in supermarkets, except that unlike the former, Rage is unlikely to bring pleasure to any living American.... Why do presidents talk to Woodward? Is it some kind of tradition, clo...
Tags: Books, Law, Washington Post, Washington, White House, New York Times, Fox News, Graham, Joan Didion, George W Bush, Karl Rove, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Bush, Oval Office, Watergate


Fox News hosts are scrambling to defend Trump's disastrous interview with Bob Woodward, where he said he deliberately played down COVID-19

Tucker Carlson, left, and Sean Hannity, right, seen on their shows Wednesday night. Center: The cover of Bob Woodward's upcoming book, "Rage." Fox News/Simon & Schuster On Wednesday, outlets starting reporting on Bob Woodward's new book on President Trump, "Rage."  Trump told Woodward during one of the many interviews they had for the book, that he downplayed the coronavirus crisis.  Wednesday night, Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity defended Trump against the damaging rep...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham on Trump's alleged comments on troops, McCain

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina joins CBSN's Lana Zak to discuss the president's alleged comments about U.S. troops and the late-Senator John McCain.
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Are the troops turning on Trump?

It is odd and even shocking to see a Republican president get crosswise with the U.S. military.During the post-Vietnam era — and through the War on Terror years — GOP politicians have made pro-troop hawkishness a key element of the party's identity. Ronald Reagan oversaw one of the largest peacetime military buildups in U.S. history. When George W. Bush ran for president in 2000, his running mate Dick Cheney told the Republican National Convention that "help is on the way" for the armed forc...
Tags: News, Senate, China, Russia, Defense, America, Joe Biden, Syria, Afghanistan, Atlantic, Gop, United States, Ronald Reagan, Pentagon, Rochester, Republican Party


Sen. Lindsey Graham holds one-point lead in tight SC race for reelection, poll finds

The poll found Graham with a one-point lead in his quest for a fourth term, which is within the survey's 4-point margin of error.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Inside Trump's TikTok reversal: How advisers mobilized their deal-making efforts

Sen. Lindsey Graham wasn't entirely sure what TikTok was, beyond a source of videos of piano-playing dogs and dancing cats. Nonetheless, he was tasked with a mission: talk President Donald Trump down from his threatened ban on the Chinese-owned platform that is hugely popular with American kids.
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Lindsey Graham ad shows image of his opponent with darkened skin tone

Senate rival Jaime Harrison reacts to a digitally altered image of himself with a darker skin tone posted by Sen. Lindsey Graham's campaign.
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Lindsey Graham ad shows image of rival Jaime Harrison with altered skin tone

Senate rival Jaime Harrison reacts to a digitally altered image of himself with a darker skin tone posted by Sen. Lindsey Graham's campaign.
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Lindsey Graham campaign ad features image of opponent with digitally altered darker skin tone

Sen. Lindsey Graham's reelection campaign posted an advertisement to Facebook earlier this month featuring a digitally altered image of his opponent -- who is Black -- with a darker skin tone.
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Graham campaign ad features opponent with digitally altered darker skin tone

Sen. Lindsey Graham's reelection campaign posted an advertisement to Facebook earlier this month featuring a digitally altered image of his opponent -- who is Black -- with a darker skin tone.
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Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz asks the DOJ to launch a criminal investigation into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for allegedly lying to Congress

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz on Monday accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of lying to Congress during two hearings in 2018 and asked Attorney General William Barr to investigate the matter. Gaetz alleged that Zuckerberg made false statements by "repeatedly and categorically [denying] any bias against conservative speech, persons, policies, or politics" on Facebook. The Florida congressman cited a recent sting operation by the dubious right-wing activist group Project Veritas to support his allega...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Congress, Trends, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Republican, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Veritas, Zuckerberg, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Sen Lindsey Graham


Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz asks the DOJ to launch a criminal investigation into Mark Zuckerberg, accusing the Facebook CEO of lying to Congress

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz on Monday accused Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg of lying to Congress during two hearings in 2018 and asked Attorney General William Barr to investigate the matter. Gaetz alleged that Zuckerberg made false statements by "repeatedly and categorically [denying] any bias against conservative speech, persons, policies, or politics" on Facebook. The Florida congressman cited a recent sting operation by the dubious right-wing activist group Project Veritas to support his allega...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, Congress, Trends, Silicon Valley, Fox News, Republican, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Veritas, Zuckerberg, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Sen Lindsey Graham


Republicans To Include $1,200 Checks, Smaller Federal Unemployment Aid In New Stimulus Proposal

(CNN) — White House officials and Senate Republicans are finalizing a bill that would offer $1,200 checks to many Americans and that would not renew the full unemployment insurance enhancement as part of a proposal for the next stimulus bill set to be unveiled Monday, several top administration officials said Sunday. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” that $1,200 checks to Americans will be part of the new recovery package, in addition to ree...
Tags: News, Labor, Abc, Senate, White House, Cnn, Gop, House, Treasury, Fox News, Graham, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Jake Tapper


Sen. Lindsey Graham on effort to declassify key FBI memo on Christopher Steele

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham joins Sean Hannity with insight on 'Hannity.'
Tags: News, Fbi, Lindsey Graham, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sean Hannity, Sen Lindsey Graham, Christopher Steele


Dems in the Country’s Hottest Senate Contests Are Crushing the Opposition in Fundraising

With fewer than four months to election day, Democrats in the nation’s most competitive Senate contests are crushing their Republican opposition in the money race.Quarterly financial reports filed on Wednesday show that in the most competitive Senate contests in the country, Democratic candidates outraised Republicans in all but two. Two candidates, Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Texas Democrat MJ Hegar, had not filed their reports shortly before midnight on Thursday.In the twelve races where Th...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham said he will call Robert Mueller to testify before his committee

Robert Mueller broke his yearlong silence Saturday, penning an op-ed that defends the Russia investigation and the prosecution of Roger Stone.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Graham says he will ask Mueller to testify before Senate panel

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that he will grant a request by Democrats to have former special counsel Robert Mueller testify about his investigation before the committee.
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Lindsey Graham says he will ask Mueller to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that he will grant a request by Democrats to have former special counsel Robert Mueller testify about his investigation before the committee.
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Trump Now Claiming Intel Community Did Not Find Russia-Taliban Reports To Be Credible

President Donald Trump further dug into his claim late Sunday night that he had been unaware of the intelligence community’s reports that Russia paid Taliban forces to kill U.S. troops, asserting that intelligence officers had not found the reports to be credible and therefore did not inform him of them. “Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible, and therefore did not report it to me or @VP,” Trump tweeted in response to Sen. Lindsey Graham calling on Congress to in...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham on Flynn case: This has become a complete joke

Trump calls out corruption after the Michael Flynn case ruling; South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, weighs in on ‘Fox and Friends.’
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Republicans Push Bill Requiring Tech Companies To Help Access Encrypted Data

New submitter feross shares a report: A group of Senate Republicans is looking to force tech companies to comply with "lawful access" to encrypted information, potentially jeopardizing the technology's security features. On Tuesday, Republican lawmakers introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act, which calls for an end to "warrant-proof" encryption that's disrupted criminal investigations. The bill was proposed by Sen. Lindsey Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary committee, along wit...
Tags: Apple, Senate, US, Tech, Fbi, Justice Department, Senate Judiciary Committee, San Bernardino California, Sen Lindsey Graham, Marsha Blackburn, Sens Tom Cotton


Senate GOP introduce bill to end 'warrant-proof' encryption, end-to-end encryption on WhatsApp is targeted

A group of Senate Republicans want to force technology companies to comply with “lawful access” to encrypted information, which basically means they're targeting end-to-end encryption again, and specifically taking aim at the type of security offered by the popular messaging service WhatsApp. On Tuesday, Republican lawmakers introduced the Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act. The bill would end so-called “warrant-proof” encryption, as they like to call it, or “protecting your data and commun...
Tags: Apple, Post, Technology, News, Republicans, Senate, US, US news, Whatsapp, Encryption, Fbi, Tech News, Gop, Justice Department, Cnet, Senate Judiciary Committee


Sen. Graham on Supreme Court DACA decision

Supreme Court rejects Trump's bid to end immigrant protections; South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham reacts.
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Lindsey Graham backs top general's apology for appearing with Trump after force used on protesters

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a staunch backer of President Donald Trump, expressed support for Gen. Mark Milley after the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff apologized for appearing in a video with the President that followed peaceful protesters being forcefully cleared from a park near the White House.
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