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Senator Jeff Merkley announces he’s not running for president in 2020

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley has ruled himself out of the race for the White House in 2020. Merkley, a Democrat, said: “I’ve reached the conclusion that the biggest impact I can have is here in the Senate.” He teased a “major announcement” scheduled for Tuesday in an email on Monday […]
Senator Jeff Merkley announces he’s not running for president in 2020
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A Democratic senator is asking the FBI to investigate Kirstjen Nielsen, accusing her of committing perjury in sworn testimony about the family separations

A Democratic senator has asked the FBI to investigate whether Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen lied to Congress about the Trump administration’s family separations. Sen. Jeff Merkley of Oregon released an internal 2017 document showing that top Department of Homeland Security officials discussed several “policy options,” including one that would […]
A Democratic senator is asking the FBI to investigate Kirstjen Nielsen, accusing her of committing perjury in sworn testimony about the family separations
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Mitch McConnell withdraws key Trump judge nominee over racially insensitive writings

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew a high ranking judicial nominee from the floor on Thursday after some Republicans would not vote for his confirmation. Ryan Bounds, an assistant US attorney from Oregon, had withheld writings from college that contained racial slurs and other insensitive remarks. WASHINGTON – Senate Majority […]
Mitch McConnell withdraws key Trump judge nominee over racially insensitive writings