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GOP Senators Interrupt Trump’s Family Dinner To Change His Mind On Emergency

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Ben Sasse (R-NE) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) busted in on President Donald Trump’s family dinner in his private residence Wednesday night to craft a last-minute out for Trump as a bicameral rebuke on his national emergency declaration becomes more and more likely. According to a Thursday Washington Post report, they pushed an 11th hour proposal to give senators a way to vote for the emergency declaration and also take a stand on what is being perceived as presidential ove...
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Language in a Time of Climate Change.

Rob Nixon’s Aeon piece has an obvious premise — glaciers are moving faster, so we shouldn’t use them as a symbol of slowness — and runs it into the ground, but I can’t resist posting it because of the first paragraph: Language bends and buckles under pressure of climate change. Take the adjective ‘glacial.’ I recently came across an old draft of my PhD dissertation on which my advisor had scrawled the rebuke: ‘You’re proceeding at a glacial pace. You’re skating on thin ice.’ That was in 1988, th...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, James Hansen, United States Senate, Rob Nixon

Senators question Google about the microphone in Nest security system

Following the revelation that some Nest security products contain a previously undisclosed microphone, member of the United States Senate wrote a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pinchai demanding more information. The post Senators question Google about the microphone in Nest security system appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Senate leader wants U.S. troops to stay in Syria, Afghanistan

(This Jan. 29 story corrects paragraph 7 to show Coats' testimony was on Tuesday, not on Monday) By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican leader of the U.S. Senate offered legislation on Tuesday urging the United States to keep troops in Syria and Afghanistan, as President Donald Trump's administration moves toward withdrawals of American forces after years overseas. Saying that Islamic militant groups in the two countries continue to pose a "serious threat" to the United St...
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The Equal Rights Amendment Is Not Dead Yet

On March 22, 1972, in an 84–8 vote, the United States Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment.Read more...
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Government shutdown: Senate to vote on dueling bills – live updates

Both bills, which would fund shuttered agencies and re-open government, are likely to fail. Follow the latest newsSign up for the Guardian’s daily morning briefing 2.18pm GMT The Associated Press reports that “the number of people seeking jobless benefits dropped last week to the lowest level since November 1969, a sign the job market remains strong despite the partial government shutdown, now in its fifth week.”The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment aid...
Tags: Republicans, Senate, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Associated Press, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, The Labor Department, United States Senate, US federal government shutdown 2019

The Second Amendment in the 116th Congress

Opinion The Second Amendment in the 116th Congress Washington, DC – -( Every two years, we get a new Congress. That means the political terrain is changing with regards to our Second Amendment rights – at the federal level. So, as the 116th Congress is seated, it’s time to take a sober look at what the new Congress means for our rights. The House of Representatives will be controlled by the Democrats, while the Senate will see an increased margin for the Republicans. This means...
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Saudi Arabia rejects US Senate 'interference' in kingdom's affairs

Riyadh condemns vote calling for end US to military aid over Yemen war and vote holding Crown Prince responsible for Khashoggi murder Saudi Arabia has rejected as “interference” a US Senate resolution to end American military support for a Riyadh-led war in Yemen, and another holding its crown prince responsible for the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia rejects the position expressed recently by the United States Senate, which was based upon unsubstantiated ...
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Republicans' Senate wins will help President Trump, his judicial and Cabinet nominees, and GOP chances in 2020

Republicans held on strongly Tuesday to their second-most important bastion of power: the United States Senate.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Bloomberg Supported Initiative 1639 Threatens Second Amendment

Editors Note: Yes we posting this article on election day, by the time some of you see this we will know the outcome of the critical 2018 elections for good or bad. Fingers crossed. Pick Out The Assault Rifle Washington – -( In all the fight over the United States Senate, governorships, and control over the United States House of Representatives, there is another threat that has been looming under the radar. That threat is I-1639 in Washington state. Given the realities of the p...
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Modern American Civil War: A Clash Of Ideologies

Opinion This is part three (3) of Arbalest's series on United States On The Cusp Of A Modern-Day Civil War. (Part 1) (Part 2) Modern American Civil War: A Clash Of Ideologies New York – -(– “A closer look at the arguments on both sides often shows that they are reasoning from fundamentally different premises. These different premises—often implicit—are what provide the consistency behind the repeated opposition of individuals and groups on numerous, unrelated issues. They have di...
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Kamala Harris Reminds Blasey Ford: ‘You Are Not On Trial’

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) began her time questioning Christine Blasey Ford Thursday by noting: “You know you are not on trial.” “You are not on trial,” Harris continued. “You are sitting here before member of the United States Senate’s Judiciary Committee because you had the courage to come forward. Because, as you have said, you believe it was your civic duty.” [Author: Matt Shuham]
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Kavanaugh accuser to tell her side to Senate

WASHINGTON — The latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Lawyers for the woman who’s accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sexual assault decades ago when they were teenagers say they’ve accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee’s request for her to tell her story. But attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford say in a letter to the committee’s Republican majority that they want to set up a...
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U.S. Senate will hear Google, Apple testimony on data privacy this month

The United States Senate is calling on some of the largest names in technology -- including, Apple, Google, and Amazon -- to testify on how consumer data is collected and protected in a hearing on September 26. The post U.S. Senate will hear Google, Apple testimony on data privacy this month appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Ron DeSantis ~ Good News on Gun Rights & Your Right to Bear Arms

Opinion Ron DeSantis is running to Be Florida's next Governor New York – -( Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has been in the news lately with his run to Be Florida's Governor, a mostly over a trumped-up charge of racism. But those of us in the Second Amendment community will want to know where he stands on the many issues surrounding our right to keep and bear arms. There is a lot of good news on that front.First, a little background. DeSantis served three terms in the House o...
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Abraham Lincoln, Bringing People Together, and Your Career

--> Several years ago, after September 11, 2001, I was speaking with the founder of an internet consulting firm in San Francisco. The firm was getting ready to close its doors and go out of business because all of its work had gone away. During the several years when the business had operated, they had consulted for a few firms that had ended up becoming very successful. However, the majority of the firms they consulted for had closed their doors and gone away. Since the founder of the company h...
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Help Confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court

Michigan Coalition For Responsible Gun Owners Endorses Brett Kavanaugh MICHIGAN – -( The Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners (MCRGO) is calling on Michigan concealed pistol license holders and legal gun owners to sign our petition calling on Michigan Senators Stabenow and Peters to reverse their earlier public statements and confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court. This is part of an effort with our allied state firearms organizations across the count...
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CNN: Former Senate Intel Staffer Subject Of DOJ Unauthorized Disclosure Probe

The Department of Justice is probing a former Senate Intelligence Committee staffer alleged to have improperly disclosed classified information, CNN reported Thursday, but details are scarce. The outlet reported that the Senate passed a resolution Wednesday authorizing the committee to share documents with the DOJ regarding alleged unauthorized disclosures by a “former employee of the Committee.” “I think the United States Senate responds to requests from the Department of Justice when the...
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Here's What's Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality

The United States Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution to nullify the Federal Communication Commission’s rollback of net neutrality, which is slated to go into effect less than four weeks from now. The vote was both a significant victory for net neutrality supporters and a stinging rebuke of Ajit Pai, who’s time as…Read more...
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Here's What Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality

The United States Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution to nullify the Federal Communication Commission’s rollback of net neutrality, which is slated to go into effect less than four weeks from now. The vote was both a significant victory for net neutrality supporters and a stinging rebuke of Ajit Pai, who’s time as…Read more...
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West Virginia 2018 Primary Election After Action Report

West Virginia 2018 Primary Election After Action Report West Virginia – -( This week's primary election had mixed results.We had a range of excellent, good, and bad. I'll start with the “excellent.”  Patrick Morrisey has been nominated by the Republican Party to the United States Senate.  This is good news. Patrick was the WVCDL-endorsed candidate, and I know many of you volunteered for his campaign.  Those of you who did, thank you!  You had an impact.  If you were a Jenkins or ...
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Internet Association pressures Senate to reverse FCC’s net neutrality repeal

The fight against the FCC's net neutrality repeal continues, with the Internet Association continuing to pressure the United States Senate into opposing it. But can the Republican-controlled body be swayed? The post Internet Association pressures Senate to reverse FCC’s net neutrality repeal appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Mobile, Business, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Senate, Trends, Internet Association, Computing, United States Senate

United States Senate Candidate Favors a Woman’s Right to Cook Him Dinner?

Decrying a "non-stop feminization campaign against manhood," a GOP Senate candidate said he supports a woman’s right to "become traditional homemakers."
Tags: Politics, News, Religion, Feminism, Missouri, Sexuality, Fact Check, Women's Rights, Claire McCaskill, United States Senate, GOP Senate, Courtland Sykes, Senate Race, Cook Him Dinner

Joe Arpaio, pardoned racial profiler, to run for Arizona Senate seat

Ex-sheriff was pardoned by Donald Trump for racial profiling convictionRepublican, 85, to run as ‘a big supporter of President Trump’Controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio announced on Tuesday that he would run for the United States Senate in Arizona. Related: Donald Trump defends controversial pardon of 'patriot' Joe Arpaio Continue reading...
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US tax reforms: Senate approves sweeping overhaul as Donald Trump nears major victory

Congress has all but passed Donald Trump’s $1.5 billion tax plan in a Christmas time boost for the president. The House of Representatives and the Senate voted through the legislation after Republican critics fell into line on Tuesday.  Mr Trump is expected to sign the bill into law on Wednesday after another vote in the House, needed because of a procedural hiccup on the initial vote.  For weeks lawmakers have been merging two different version of the legislation that were passed separately by ...
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NRSC Chair: Senate Should Expel Moore If He Refuses To Withdraw And Wins

National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Cory Gardner (R-CO) on Monday called on the Senate to “expel” Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore if he refuses to withdraw from the race and wins in December. In a statement, Gardner said Moore is “unfit to serve in the United States Senate and he should not run for office.” “If he refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate,”...
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Russian Election Interference: Facebook, Twitter, Google Testify To Senate Committee

Representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter testified Tuesday in front of a United States Senate committee on activity of Russian entities using the platforms to spread disinformation before, during and after the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
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De León launches run against Feinstein: ‘No time to be patient’

LOS ANGELES >> Kevin de León launched his campaign for the U.S. Senate on Wednesday in Los Angeles with a vow to fight the Trump administration harder than Sen. Dianne Feinstein has done. Although de León never mentioned the five-term incumbent by name, his message that Feinstein has been too restrained in opposing President Trump was clear from statements like: “California needs a senator who will stand up and be heard.” A crowd of about 400 in an event tent at Los Angeles Trade Technical Colle...
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Why Kevin de León’s challenge to Sen. Feinstein matters — win or lose

Win or lose, the United States Senate campaign that Kevin de León officially launches Wednesday in Los Angeles is a big deal. For the record: California political professionals give de León, the state Senate president pro tem, little chance to win next year against fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein, who is seeking a fifth full term in the U.S. Senate. They point to his disadvantages in fundraising and name recognition. But on the way to the June 5 primary and (maybe) the Nov. 6 general election, ...
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Conservative Sen. Mike Lee Endorses Roy Moore

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), a staunch conservative, endorsed Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore on Monday, saying that Moore’s “reputation of integrity” is needed in Congress. “ If there was ever a time to ensure that Republicans maintain a seat in the United States Senate, it is now, ” Lee said in a statement released by the Moore campaign. “That is why I am proudly endorsing Judge Roy Moore for United States Senate. Alabamians have the chance to send a proven, conservative fighter to ...
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