Rescue of Troubled Trucking Company With White House Ties Draws Scrutiny

WASHINGTON — At a virtual congressional hearing in May, Senator Jerry Moran, Republican of Kansas, asked Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for help. A struggling trucking company in his state was on the brink of collapse and needed government support. Eager to assist, Mr. Mnuchin assured the senator that “we will look at that specific company […]

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Tammy Duckworth Is Nothing and Everything Like Joe Biden

Senator Tammy Duckworth, like the man she might serve as vice president, prizes loyalty in her ranks and occasional mischief in her workplace. So when a top communications aide prepared to defect last year to the presidential campaign of Pete Buttigieg, Ms. Duckworth recognized an opportunity. She recorded a faux media interview trashing Mr. Buttigieg […]

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Tennessee State Senator Embezzled $600,000 in Federal Grant Money, U.S. Says

A Tennessee state senator has been charged with stealing more than $600,000 in federal grant money and using it to pay for campaign events and personal expenses, including her wedding, honeymoon and subsequent divorce, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. The senator, Katrina Robinson, 39, faces counts of theft and embezzlement involving government programs and wire fraud, […]

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Women charged in beating of Wisconsin state senator

Prosecutors have charged two Madison women accused of beating a Wisconsin state senator during a protest over police racism with battery By The Associated Press July 29, 2020, 6:52 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MADISON, Wis. — Prosecutors charged two Madison women Wednesday with attacking a Wisconsin state senator […]

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Two Women Charged in Attack on Wisconsin State Senator

Two women were arrested and accused of beating a state senator who had been recording video of protesters last month, during a night of intensifying violence in Madison, Wis., the authorities said. The senator, Tim Carpenter, a Democrat who represents areas in Milwaukee, said on June 24 that he was punched and kicked in the […]

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2 arrested for attacking senator during Wisconsin protests

Two women have been arrested for attacking a Wisconsin state senator during a chaotic night of violence near the state Capitol last month By The Associated Press July 28, 2020, 1:36 PM 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article MADISON, Wis. — Two women have been arrested for attacking a Wisconsin state […]

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Georgia Senator Is Criticized for Ad Enlarging Jewish Opponent’s Nose

ATLANTA — Senator David Perdue of Georgia’s re-election campaign was assailed on Monday for a Facebook advertisement that enlarged the nose of his Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, who is Jewish, in a portrayal that critics immediately denounced as anti-Semitic. The Republican senator’s fund-raising ad, which surfaced after The Forward published an article about it on […]

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Second U.S. Republican says will vote against Trump Fed pick Shelton

© Reuters. U.S. Senator Collins departs after a vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Susan Collins on Monday became the second Republican to come out against the nomination of Judy Shelton, President Donald Trump’s latest pick to join the powerful Federal Reserve board. “Ms. Shelton has openly called for […]

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After Death of John Lewis, Democrats Renew Push for Voting Rights Law

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor Monday to lament the death of Representative John Lewis, a civil rights icon whom the Republican leader called a “monumental figure” who made “huge personal sacrifices to help our nation move past the sin of racism.” While many Democrats welcomed the tribute, they immediately pressed […]

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Marco Rubio Tweets Photo of Elijah Cummings in John Lewis Remembrance

Like thousands of other Americans, Senator Marco Rubio took to social media on Saturday to mourn the death of Representative John Lewis, a venerated figure of the civil rights movement. “It was an honor to know & be blessed with the opportunity to serve in Congress with John Lewis a genuine and historic American hero,” […]

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Sessions Pays the Price for Incurring Trump’s Wrath, Losing Alabama Senate Race

MOBILE, Ala. — As a longtime senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions did nothing less than legitimize Donald. J. Trump as a credible Republican candidate for president, endorsing him when no other big names did and championing him to conservative voters. As Mr. Trump’s star rose, Mr. Sessions’s rose, too. But on Tuesday night, as he […]

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Prominent Democrats press Fed, Treasury to aid states, citing racial inequality

3/3 © Reuters. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks to supporters in Monterey Park, California 2/3 (Reuters) – With the Republican-controlled U.S. Congress far from agreement on how or even whether to give more aid to states and cities reeling from revenue losses during the coronavirus crisis, three U.S. Senate Democrats are […]

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Ted Cruz Was Seen on a Flight Without a Mask. His Office Says He Followed Airline Policy.

American Airlines said on Monday that it had reached out to Senator Ted Cruz after a widely shared photograph showed him not wearing a mask on one of its flights. The photo, posted on Twitter on Sunday night by an employee of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, shows Mr. Cruz sans mask while holding a […]

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Former Arkansas Gov. David Pryor hospitalized with COVID-19

The family of David Pryor, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, says he’s hospitalized in Little Rock after testing positive for COVID-19 By The Associated Press July 13, 2020, 10:45 PM 3 min read LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — David Pryor, a former Arkansas governor and U.S. senator, is hospitalized in Little Rock after testing […]

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Graham to Call Mueller to Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

WASHINGTON — Senator Lindsey Graham, Republican of South Carolina and the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said on Sunday that he would call the former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to testify before his panel about the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and ties to the Trump campaign. The announcement, […]

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6 Takeaways From the Biden-Sanders Joint Task Force Proposals

The new policy recommendations for Joseph R. Biden Jr., crafted jointly by allies of Mr. Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat of Vermont, are the clearest sign yet that the moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic Party are trying to unite far more than they did in 2016. But the ideas put forth on […]

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6 Takeaways From the Biden-Sanders Joint Policy Proposals

The new policy recommendations for Joseph R. Biden Jr., crafted jointly by allies of Mr. Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders, Democrat of Vermont, are the clearest sign yet that the moderate and progressive wings of the Democratic Party were trying to unite far more than they did in 2016. But the ideas put forth on […]

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Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders Deepen Their Cooperation

Allies of Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled a sweeping set of joint policy recommendations on Wednesday, a significant if tentative sign of cooperation among Democrats as Mr. Biden’s campaign continues its appeals to the progressive left. Mr. Biden is expected to adopt the recommendations, which were submitted by six policy task […]

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Tammy Duckworth Confronts Nativist Smears From Tucker Carlson

Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, a Thai-American Democrat who lost both of her legs fighting in the Iraq war and is now a potential vice-presidential nominee, was targeted with nativist smears for the second night in a row on Tuesday by Fox News’s Tucker Carlson. Mr. Carlson, whose broadsides have been amplified on Twitter by […]

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GOP senator second to skip RNC convention this summer

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is the second known GOP senator who says he will skip the Republican National Convention this August. Alexander, 80, won’t attend President Trump’s nomination festivities in Jacksonville, Fla., even though he holds an honorary leadership role with the reelection campaign, his office said Tuesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, […]

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Hemmed In by the Pandemic, Collins Battles for Survival in Maine

LUBEC, Maine — It was quiet when the tiny plane carrying Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, landed in Eastport just before noon on the Fourth of July. No blueberry-pie-eating contest, no parade and no Navy ship waiting in the harbor, its traditional place taken by a hulking cruise liner, docked amid the pandemic and […]

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Oberweis Dairy, chaired by GOP House hopeful Jim Oberweis, got $5.6 million PPP loan

State Sen. Jim Oberweis | Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Sun-Times Oberweis, a state senator, has loaned his House campaign $1.1 million. He is running against freshman Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill. Jim Oberweis, the state senator who is a GOP House hopeful and who loaned his campaign $1.1 million — is the chairman of Oberweis Dairy, a company […]

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U.S. lawmakers move to fight Treasury bid to curtail pandemic watchdog

2/2 © Reuters. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) arrives as Trump impeachment trial resumes on Capitol Hill in Washington 2/2 By Chris Prentice WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A clutch of powerful U.S. Senators is pushing back against a bid by the Trump administration’s Treasury Department to weaken a watchdog panel involved with overseeing $2.4 trillion in pandemic […]

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Sen. Tammy Baldwin Says She Wants To Be Joe Biden’s Running Mate & Become 1st Openly Gay Woman VP

Senator Tammy Baldwin is ready to become Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick. The Wisconsin senator said on ‘The View’ that she wants to help him defeat Donald Trump ‘any way’ that she can. Senator Tammy Baldwin has already made history innumerable times over, and she’s ready to do it again. The Wisconsin senator, 58, appeared […]

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Wisconsin State Senator Says He Was Assaulted by Protesters in Madison

A Wisconsin state senator said he was assaulted by protesters in Madison late Tuesday, amid demonstrations against racism and police violence around the city in which two statues were toppled. The senator, Tim Carpenter, a Democrat who represents areas in Milwaukee, said that the incident took place after he took a cellphone video of protesters, […]

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Booker and McGrath Intensify Advertising Blitz in Kentucky

Amy McGrath had already built a $41 million war chest to take on Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, in what was shaping up to be one of his toughest re-election campaigns yet. But over the past week, Ms. McGrath has pumped more than $3.1 million into television ads in the suddenly competitive Democratic primary, flooding […]

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