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US Senate rejects Green New Deal in Republican show vote

US Senate Republican leaders forced a stunt vote Tuesday on a climate change measure they ridicule, seeking to corner Democratic presidential hopefuls over an expensive, economy-upending plan proposed by the party's liberal left wing. The chamber easily rejected the Green New Deal, a proposal offered by progressive Democrats that would dramatically shift the United States away from fossil fuels toward renewable energy in an ambitious effort to zero out greenhouse gas emissions within a decade. ...


Green New Deal backed by AOC defeated by Senate Republicans

The US Senate has defeated a proposal to take up the Green New Deal as both parties shunned an opportunity to debate a comprehensive climate change plan offered by Democrats. Majority Republicans forced the vote Tuesday as they try to turn the Green New Deal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- often known as “AOC” -- has been leading the charge with the ambitious deal.


Republican senator Johnny Isakson says Trump will get a major ‘whipping’ after McCain attacks: ‘The country deserves better’

The Republican chairman of the Senate Veteran Affairs Committee was slated to deliver a major rebuke of Donald Trump after his repeated attacks against the late war hero and former Senator John McCain. Johnny Isakson, a Georgia Republican who heads the veterans committee in the US Senate, told journalist AB Stoddard he would deliver a “whipping” towards Mr Trump after he attacked Mr McCain in a series of misleading tweets over the weekend. Mr Isakson, who has previously described Mr Trump’s at...
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Republicans resurface Beto O’Rourke DUI mugshot in St Patrick's Day attack

GOP tweeted presidential candidate’s mugshot emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words ‘please drink responsibly’In an attempt to celebrate St Patrick’s Day and attack a political rival, the Republican party tweeted a mugshot of the Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke emblazoned with a green leprechaun’s hat and the words “please drink responsibly”.O’Rourke, 46, is a former US representative from Texas who narrowly lost a US Senate race against the Republican Ted Cruz la...
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AP Top Stories March 14 P

Here’s the latest for Thursday, March 14th: US Senate rejects Trump's national emergency; Former Texas Congressman, Beto O’Rourke, announces his 2020 bid for the White House; UK Parliament votes to ask EU to delay Brexit; A scientific mission retrieves underwater drone from depths of Indian Ocean.            [Author: AP]
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Trump tweets 'VETO!' after Senate votes to block national emergency – live

Senate disapproves Trump’s national emergency declarationDemocrats’ Beto O’Rourke announces presidential runSign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.06pm GMT In an overview of Bernie Sanders’s past political positions, CNN reports that the Vermont senator once favor mass nationalization of industries and taxing 100% of all income over $1 million.CNN reports:After moving to Vermont in 1968 several years after graduating college, Sanders became an active member of the left-wing L...
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Trump threatens veto after senate rejects national emergency in sharp rebuke

Twelve Republicans joined every Senate Democrat in rare move to block president’s effort to divert funds for US-Mexico border wallFollow the latest in US politics – liveDonald Trump has threatened to use his presidential veto after the US Senate delivered a sharp rebuke to the president on Thursday, voting to overturn his declaration last month of a national emergency in order to divert taxpayer funds to the US-Mexico border.In a 59-41 vote, 12 Republicans joined every Senate Democrat in a rare ...
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Senate rejects national emergency declaration in sharp rebuke to Trump

Twelve Republicans joined every Senate Democrat in rare move to block president’s effort to divert funds for US-Mexico border wallFollow the latest in US politics – liveThe US Senate delivered a sharp rebuke to Donald Trump on Thursday, voting to overturn his declaration of a national emergency in order to divert taxpayer funds to the US-Mexico border.Twelve Republicans joined every Senate Democrat in a rare move to block the president’s effort to divert billions in funding to build his long-pro...
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US Senate likely to deal Trump a rebuke on border emergency

President Donald Trump faces a test of strength -- and a likely defeat -- Thursday in the US Senate, where a simmering revolt in Republican ranks could help sink his border emergency declaration. A handful of the party's members are saying they will join Democrats to vote for a measure that would nullify the emergency declared by the president in February as a way to secure more funding to construct a protective wall on the US-Mexico border. Trump insists the move allows him to skirt Congress ...
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O'Rourke enters race with natural skills, eager support and some big challenges

Former congressman from El Paso enters a crowded Democratic field – can he solidify his platform and take it to a national level? * Follow the latest US politics newsBeto O’Rourke in El Paso, Texas, on 11 February 2019. Photograph: Paul Ratje/AFP/Getty ImagesLosing a federal election in your home state is not normally seen as a ticket to the White House. But then not everybody is capable of being defeated in the style of Beto O’Rourke.The former congressman from El Paso, the city on the US-Mexi...
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Senate passes resolution to end US support for Saudi war in Yemen

The approval puts Congress on a collision course with Donald Trump in an unprecedented rebuke of his foreign policyThe Senate has voted to end US support for the Saudi Arabian-led coalition’s war in Yemen, bringing Congress one step closer to a unprecedented rebuke of Donald Trump’s foreign policy.Lawmakers have never before invoked the decades-old War Powers Resolution to stop a foreign conflict, but they are poised to do just that in the bid to cut off US support for a war that has triggered a...
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Cory Booker: Ivy League elite or hunger-striking hero?

The New Jersey senator wants to take on Trump in 2020, but what sort of president would he be? His background offers many mixed clues Cory Booker takes selfies after a campaign event in North Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty Images Cory Booker came to national attention in 2002, fighting an election against incredible odds. In the contest for mayor of Newark, New Jersey, he faced both an entrenched incumbent who would later go to jail for corruption and an entire political ma...
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Senate moves to end Trump's border wall emergency declaration – live

Proposal would deal blow to president but Trump indicates he would veto legislation against national emergency declarationSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 10.15pm GMT The US is prepared to use cyber operations to strike back more aggressively against the growing threats of cyberattacks and interference in the 2020 presidential elections, the Associated Press is reporting. Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of US Cyber Command, says the military learned a lot as it worked with...
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Republican majority senate votes to end US support for Saudi war in Yemen

The Republican-led US Senate has approved a resolution seeking to end support for the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in the war in Yemen, in a rebuke of Donald Trump’s policy towards the kingdom. The vote was 54-46 in the Senate, more than the 51 needed to pass in the 100-member Senate, as seven Republicans joined Democrats in backing the measure. The war powers resolution seeks to end any US military involvement in the conflict, including providing targeting support for Saudi air strikes, without...
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US Senate to hold hearing on air safety following Ethiopia plane crash

The Senate committee that oversees the US aviation industry will hold a hearing on air safety, following the weekend's deadly crash in Ethiopia, the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation announced Tuesday.
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Congress Introduces Bill To Improve 'Internet of Things' Security

Members of the US Senate and House of Representatives introduced the Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act on Monday, hoping to bring legislative action to the emerging technology. From a report: Connected devices are expected to boom to 20.4 billion units by 2020, but they don't all have the same levels of security. Hackers often target IoT devices that don't have built-in security, leading to problems like default passwords and vulnerabilities that can't be fixed. [...] Lawmakers ar...
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Roy Moore, who was accused of sexual misconduct, considers 2020 Senate run

Alabama Republican’s 2017 campaign was marred by allegations he sexually assaulted or pursued teenage girls while in his 30sThe Alabama Republican Roy Moore, whose unsuccessful 2017 campaign for US Senate was marred by allegations he sexually assaulted or pursued teenage girls while in his 30s, has said he may run again.In an interview on the Christian program Focal Point on American Family Radio, host Bryan Fischer asked Moore about the 2020 race for the Senate in Alabama. Continue reading...
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Bill Shine: ex-Fox News executive resigns as top Trump aide – as it happened

Shine to join Trump re-election campaign as senior adviserPresident tweets that Cohen ‘directly asked me for pardon’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.03am GMT That’s all for today. Happy International Women’s Day, and have a great weekend! 12.50am GMT A bit of an update on the New Yorker’s report that Fox News killed the story of Donald Trump’s alleged affair with and hush money payments to Stormy Daniels, from investigative reporter Jane Mayer. Nancy Erica Smith i...
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Bill Shine: ex-Fox News executive resigns as top Trump aide – live

Shine to join Trump re-election campaign as senior adviserPresident tweets that Cohen ‘directly asked me for pardon’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.25pm GMT CNN have just shown pictures of Trump being loaded into Marine One – the White House helicopter – in Georgia. The president is en route to Alabama where he will examine tornado damage. 5.12pm GMT In a statement emailed to reporters by Sarah Sanders, Shine said he was looking forward to spending more time with ...
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Trump heads to Alabama to survey deadly tornado damage – live

House to vote on sweeping anti-corruption and voting rights legislationUS added just 20,000 jobs last monthSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.24pm GMT Donald Trump’s inauguration received tens of thousands of dollars from shell companies that masked the involvement of a foreign contributor or others with foreign ties, my colleague Jon Swaine reports. Related: Trump inauguration took money from shell companies tied to foreigners US election law prohibits non-resident fo...
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Sherrod Brown is not running for president

Sen. Sherrod Brown will not run for president in 2020, instead choosing to remain in the US Senate, the Ohio Democrat announced Thursday.
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Sherrod Brown is not running for president in 2020

Sen. Sherrod Brown will not run for president in 2020, instead choosing to remain in the US Senate, the Ohio Democrat announced Thursday.
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Michael Cohen sues Trump Organization for unpaid legal fees – live

Cohen says Trump Organization refused to pay $1.9m for fees incurred during Mueller investigation into him and subsequent trialSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.06pm GMT The Trump administration plans to “expand the net” of sanctions against Venezuela, the US special representative for the country said on Thursday.Elliott Abrams told a US Senate subcommittee hearing there would be increased focus on banks continuing to deal with President Nicolas Maduro’s government. 6...
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Sherrod Brown surprises Democrats by announcing he will not run for president

Brown, 66, plans to remain in US Senate but says he will ‘keep calling out Donald Trump and his phony populism’ * Paul Manafort sentencing – follow it liveBrown’s appeal among working-class voters should position him to play an influential role in the election. Photograph: John Locher/APSenator Sherrod Brown, one of the Democratic party’s progressive stalwarts, has announced he will not run for president in 2020.Brown, a three-term senator from the swing state of Ohio, said he would continue th...
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It's on: House Democrats introduce their promised Net Neutrality legislation

House Democrats have made good on their promise to introduce the Save the Internet Act, legislation mandating Network Neutrality, which would force the FCC to reinstate the policy that Trump's Chairman Ajit Pai used a string of dirty tricks and illegal maneuvers to destroy. Such legislation cannot pass without the support of Senate Republicans, but it's still a canny move by the Democrats, since many of those Republicans represent the largely rural states that are ground zero for the worst ...
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Senator Martha McSally says she was raped while serving in air force

Arizona Republican, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, spoke about her experience during a Senate hearing WednesdaySenator Martha McSally, the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat, has said she was raped in the air force by a superior officer.The Arizona Republican, a 26-year military veteran, made the disclosure at a Senate hearing on Wednesday on the armed services’ efforts to prevent sexual assaults and improve the response when they occur. Continue reading...
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Senate set to reject Trump's national emergency declaration

At least four Republicans say they will defy president’s move on the Mexican border designed to fund his wallDonald Trump’s declaration of an emergency on the Mexican border will be rejected by the Senate, the most senior Republican in the US upper chamber has admitted.The Democratic-controlled House has already voted to reject the national emergency declaration. A rejection in the Republican-controlled Senate would send a powerful signal that Trump’s control of his own party may be slipping. Co...
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Senate to reject Trump's national emergency declaration

At least four Republicans will defy president’s move on the Mexican border designed to fund his wallDonald Trump’s declaration of an emergency on the Mexican border will be rejected by the Senate, the most senior Republican in the US upper chamber has admitted.“I think what is clear in the Senate is there will be enough votes to pass the resolution of disapproval, which will then be vetoed by the president and then, in all likelihood, the veto will be upheld in the House [of Representatives],” M...
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Democrats target Trump Jr, Weisselberg and more as investigations grow

Cohen hearing and co-operation turns up heat on TrumpNadler aims at ‘obstruction of justice’ and ‘abuse of power’If Trump loses, we know what to expect: anger, fear, disruptionDemocrats in the House of Representatives are stepping up investigations into Donald Trump’s potentially impeachable acts of corruption, obstruction of justice and abuse of power. Related: Democratic oversight is 'bullshit': Trump goes off-script at CPAC Continue reading...
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House panel demands White House turn over Kushner documents – as it happened

White House given deadline of Monday to comply with committee’s request after reports Trump ordered security clearance for KushnerSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.25am GMT We made it through Friday evening! Here’s what happened today: 12.56am GMT Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony was watched by 15.8 million people, AP reports. Nielsen company released the numbers today, showing the total across eight different networks throughout the day: The number contrasts...
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