US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville will advance to a run-off in Alabama’s Republican primary for US Senate, Decision Desk HQ Projects. Most of the polls in Alabama closed at 8:00 pm ET – follow along for live results here. Visit Business Insider’s homepage […]
Along with the Democratic presidential primary, Texas voters will pick a Democratic nominee to face off against US Senator John Cornyn in November. Multiple candidates are vying to build on the groundbreaking US Senate campaign of Beto O’Rourke, who came within three percentage points of beating Sen. Ted Cruz in […]
In addition to the presidential primary, Texas voters will be casting ballots in the Democratic primary for US Senate and numerous US House primaries across the state. While much of the attention will be focused on the Senate race, there are several competitive Democratic and Republican primaries in House seats […]
President Donald Trump tweeted a video showing him as president “4EVA” in response to the US Senate voting to acquit him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after a two-week-long trial. The Senate voted 52-48 to acquit Trump on the abuse-of-power charge and 53-47 on the […]
President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial continued Tuesday as his defence team capped off both sides of opening arguments, beginning at 1 p.m. White House counsel Pat Cipollone is spearheading Trump’s team, which also includes the president’s personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow. After the defence rested their case, Sen. Majority Leader […]
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts took the rare step of verbally admonishing both sides for their language as deliberations over rules for Trump’s impeachment trial dragged late into the night In a heated exchange, an impeachment manager accused Republicans of voting for a “cover-up,” with the White House counsel […]
Food and drink are prohibited on the Senate floor under the chamber’s rules, which could present a challenge to senators during the long days of President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The only exceptions are water, milk, and candy. Since 1965, senators have upheld a tradition of stashing candy in a […]
The US House of Representatives passed a resolution Wednesday to send two articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate. It’s unclear when the Senate impeachment trial will begin, but the rules have been set – and they include a provision that bars Senators from using smartphones or other […]
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday, before the US Senate. During that ceremony, the public was able to catch a glimpse of the actual articles – one count of abuse of power, and one count of obstruction of Congress – […]
Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that the Senate will begin opening arguments in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday at 1 p.m. If the Senate passes McConnell’s resolution, each side will be given 24 hours to argue their case over no more than two trial days. If […]
On January 21, the Senate will kick off its trial on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump – abuse of his office and obstruction of Congress. The US Senate holds a trial to acquit or convict Trump. Two-thirds of the Senate would have to vote to convict Trump […]
Republicans are reluctant to defend President Trump over his dealings with Ukraine because they believe the White House’s defence lacks credibility, or they are concerned they could be contradicted by new discoveries, reported The Washington Post. For the president to be impeached, Democrats will need the support of the Republican-controlled […]
A letter urging gun control regulation was published on Thursday by the CEOs of 145 major companies, including TwitterCEO Jack Dorsey and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. The letter was co-signed by all 145 CEOs, and directed at the Senate. “Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis is simply unacceptable and […]
Google has reportedly agreed to pay a fine of between $US150 and $US200 million to the Federal Trade Commission as a part of a settlement agreement. FTC officials have been investigating whether YouTube violated children’s privacy laws with its business practices. In addition to the fine, YouTube could be required […]
Twitter suspended @Team_Mitch, an account managed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s re-election campaign. The account posted a video to Twitter showing a group of Kentucky protesters in opposition to McConnell on Aug. 6. The video was later removed by Twitter with a link to its enforcement policies for tweets […]
US Senator Edward Markey of Massachusetts has released a public letter calling for stricter regulations on YouTube to ensure child safety. YouTube is reportedly under investigation by the Federal Trade Commission for its handling of children’s videos and could face fines for breaking children’s privacy laws. YouTube has been rocked […]
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to urge disgraced former Alabama judge and failed 2017 US Senate candidate Roy Moore not to run for Senate again in 2020. “I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win,” Trump tweeted, adding, […]
The US Senate on Thursday rejected two funding bills – one introduced by Democrats and the other by Republicans – to end the government shutdown. The Senate failed to achieve the 60 votes required to advance the Republican bill, which included funding for a wall along the US-Mexico border as […]
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer used a speech on the Senate floor on Friday to lambaste President Donald Trump over his demand that a spending bill to fund the government include $US5 billion to fund a wall on the southern border. “Abandon your shutdown strategy. You’re not getting the wall […]
A host of top Democratic donors say they won’t donate to or raise funds for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s potential 2020 bid after she led the charge in ousting fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken last year amid sexual misconduct charges. Gillibrand defended herself on Monday, arguing that the women who accused […]
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones got into a heated exchange in the hallway of the Senate on Wednesday morning. Videos showed Jones crashing Rubio’s interview with reporters, repeatedly interrupting and insulting him. At one point, Jones touched the Republican senator’s shoulder, prompting Rubio to […]
Arizona Sen. John McCain’s family announced Friday that he would stop receiving medical treatment for his brain cancer. McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, a form of brain cancer, last summer. Arizona Sen. John McCain’s family announced Friday that he would stop receiving medical treatment for his brain cancer. “Last summer, […]
Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke called for President Donald Trump to be impeached on Tuesday. O’Rourke said Trump’s controversial press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin merited his impeachment. O’Rourke is running a competitive bid against incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas. High-profile Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who is running […]
Notes used by Mark Zuckerberg during his testimony at a US Senate hearing indicate the Facebook CEO extensively prepared on how best to answer questions that could affect the public’s view of the social-networking site. Zuckerberg rarely speaks on Facebook’s operations in such a public forum, and his notes appear […]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the special counsel Robert Mueller has contacted the company as part of the Russia investigation. Zuckerberg added that “there may be” subpoenas that Mueller’s team sent to the company or its employees. He also said it is “entirely possible” that a Russian troll farm indicted […]
Senators are still calling for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to come to Congress and testify about how Facebook will protect its users’ data. After Zuckerberg posted a long-awaited statement on the Cambridge Analytica (CA) scandal, Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) tweeted: “You need to come to Congress and testify to this […]
Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private best known for leaking the largest batch of classified government documents in US history, filed papers this week to run for the US Senate in Maryland. She will challenge Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin in his party’s primary later this year. President Barack Obama […]
On Thursday, Alabama’s head of elections officially certified the results of the special US Senate election, declaring Democrat Doug Jones the next US senator from Alabama. Secretary of State John Merrill had earlier rejected Roy Moore’s request to delay certification of the election, which took place on December 12. Moore […]
The last time Alabama voted for a Democratic senator was in 1992. That senator, Richard Shelby, became a Republican two years later. Shelby is still a Republican senator for Alabama, and did not vote for Roy Moore, who lost the special election there on Tuesday night. Before Doug Jones’ election […]
Sen. Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is now mulling a replacement. There will be a special election in November 2018 for Minnesota voters to officially elect a replacement for the remainder of Franken’s term. Democratic Sen. Al Franken announced his resignation from the Senate […]
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