Recent News Headlines : Senate Confirmation Hearings

CONGRESS INVESTIGATES LINKS BETWEEN TRUMP AND RUSSIA


The witness list includes experts, not current Trump administration or intelligence community officials... READ MORE

18th March, 2017 108

JOHN MCCAIN IS CALMING WORLD LEADERS IN THE TRUMP ERA


As head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain is telling world leaders America still has their back... READ MORE

9th March, 2017 12566

HOUSE PANELS TO LAUNCH FIGHT IN CONGRESS OVER OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT


Published March 8, 2017 8 59 pm Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., joined at left by Sen... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 85

ALL 100 SENATORS DEMAND TRUMP TAKE ACTION AGAINST SURGING BOMB THREATS TARGETING JEWISH INSTITUTIONS


The letter is addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director James Comey and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly... READ MORE

8th March, 2017 6

SESSIONS'S RECUSAL DOES LITTLE TO QUELL PARTISAN FERVOR OVER RUSSIA


Democrats called for the attorney general to offer a public, under-oath explanation, while the president tweeted pictures of them with Russian officials... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 854

SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WON'T RECALL ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS


Justice spokesman Peter Carr said Sessions would provide the Senate Judiciary Committee with the attorney general's amended testimony Monday... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 537

RUSSIA-US RELATIONS UPDATE: RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER CALLS SESSIONS ROW A 'WITCH HUNT'


Democrats have been calling for Sessions' resignation for lying about meetings with Russian officials while under oath during his confirmation hearings... READ MORE

4th March, 2017 7

JEFF SESSIONS SPOKE WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR DURING CAMPAIGN, JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS


New U.S. attorney general spoke with Russians during campaign, Justice Department says... READ MORE

3rd March, 2017 1065

WHITE HOUSE SAYS JEFF SESSIONS WAS '100% STRAIGHT' ABOUT RUSSIA MEETINGS


Donald Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer has denied fresh allegations that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied to the Senate about his communications with Russia... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 83

NANCY PELOSI DEMANDS ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS RESIGN AFTER 'LYING UNDER OATH'


One of the leading Democratic Party politicians in Washington has said under-fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath and must resign ... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 770

JEFF SESSIONS' MEETINGS WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR A BLOW FOR DONALD TRUMP'S NEW GLOW


As Trump's attorney-general, Sessions presides over the Justice Department and the FBI which is investigating the Trump campaign's links with Moscow... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 795

US ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS 'DID NOT DISCLOSE RUSSIA CONTACTS'


It has been revealed the US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, had two undisclosed conversations with the Russian ambassador last year... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 166

US HOUSE INTEL PANEL APPROVES SCOPE OF PROBE INTO 'RUSSIAN ACTIVITIES IN US ELECTIONS'


House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes R and ranking member Rep... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 642

SESSIONS DID NOT DISCLOSE CONTACT WITH RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR, JUSTICE DEPT. SAYS


Says Sessions responded late Wednesday and denied discussing campaign-related matters with Russian officials... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 29651

SESSIONS MET WITH RUSSIAN ENVOY TWICE LAST YEAR, ENCOUNTERS HE LATER DID NOT DISCLOSE


Sessions's membership on the Armed Services Committee would have made him a priority for the Russian ambassador... READ MORE

2nd March, 2017 72590

REPUBLICAN SENATOR OPEN TO SUBPOENA FOR TRUMP TAX RETURNS, SAYS FLYNN TO BE CALLED TO TESTIFY


U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she's open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump's tax returns for potential connections to R... READ MORE

24th February, 2017 0

IN TRUMP'S FUTURE LOOMS A FAMILIAR SHUTDOWN THREAT


WASHINGTON AP -- Add a potential government shutdown to President Donald Trump's growing roster of headaches... READ MORE

22nd February, 2017 0

PRIEBUS SAYS SENATORS WANT RUSSIA PROBE MATERIALS SAVED, CLAIMS THEIR REPORT WILL FIND 'NOTHING THERE'


The Senate Intelligence Committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materi... READ MORE

20th February, 2017 0

A DIVIDED, TESTY SENATE CONFIRMS TRUMP HEALTH SECRETARY


By 53-46, the Senate ended procedural hurdles to financier Steven Mnuchin's nomination to be Treasury secretary... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 179

TRUMP ATTACKS MCCAIN FOR QUESTIONING SUCCESS OF DEADLY YEMEN RAID


That's a dangerous error, for President Trump to continue to trash John McCain, said Sen... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 16

DEMOCRATS' EMPTY ANTI-TRUMP STUNTS HAVE MADE THE SENATE A CIRCUS


Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was trying to uphold the last vestiges of senatorial courtesy when he stopped Sen... READ MORE

10th February, 2017 635

'PAYBACK': AFTER REPUBLICANS SILENCE ELIZABETH WARREN, DEMOCRATS MIGHT BE IN FOR 'PARLIAMENTARY WARFARE'


After less than 30 minutes of further debate, she was interrupted again by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 940

KING LETTER AND STATEMENT CRITICIZE SESSIONS PROSECUTION


Elizabeth Warren was rebuked Tuesday evening for quoting King's letter on the Senate floor... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 0

SENATE CONFIRMS JEFF SESSIONS FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL


This week has featured overnight, round-the-clock Senate sessions as GOP leaders are grinding through a thicket of controversial picks... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 709

SENATE CONFIRMS JEFF SESSIONS FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL DESPITE FIERCE DEMOCRATIC OPPOSITION


Bentley has named six finalists for the Senate appointment, including state Attorney General Luther Strange and GOP Rep... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 4

SENATE GOP SILENCES WARREN OVER CRITICISM OF SESSIONS[1]


Despite the rebuke of Warren, D-Mass., other Senate Democrats quoted from the King letter in speeches, among them Sen... READ MORE

9th February, 2017 0

WARREN VIOLATES ARCANE RULE, SPARKING SENATE DUSTUP


And Warren was reading from a letter that was written 10 years before Sessions was even elected to the Senate... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 75

EDUCATION NOMINEE BETSY DEVOS WINS SENATE CONFIRMATION VOTE


The US Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's controversial nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, by the slenderest possible margin... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 14122

BETSY DEVOS HAS JUST BEEN CONFIRMED AS TRUMP'S EDUCATION SECRETARY THANKS TO MIKE PENCE


Betsy DeVos has been voted in as education secretary after Vice President Mike Pence cast a rare, tie-breaking vote on the Senate floor... READ MORE

8th February, 2017 10109

DEMOCRATS WILL SPEAK IN SENATE FOR 24 HOURS AMID TRUMP'S CABINET PUSH


The Republicans control the Senate with a narrow 52-48 margin, yet there is very little suspense about the final outcome on any of the nominees... READ MORE

7th February, 2017 7

Trending News Headlines : Senate Confirmation Hearings

SENATE BEGINS OBAMACARE REPEAL PROCESS WITH ALL-NIGHT VOTING MARATHON


Republicans are using a procedural tactic known as budget reconciliation to prevent Senate Democrats from being able to block an Obamacare repeal... READ MORE

12th January, 2017 55107

ANGER AT TRUMP'S NOMINEES TURNS POLITICS INTO A GAME OF TELEPHONE


The communications network handling millions of calls dates back to 1897, when the Senate first adopted the telephone... READ MORE

6th February, 2017 7356

WHY SENATORS WON'T JOIN TRUMP INAUGURATION BOYCOTT


Being part of a smaller chamber gives senators, rightly or wrongly, a sense of being something special... READ MORE

20th January, 2017 6824

SECRETARY OF STATE PICK TILLERSON EXPRESSED INTEREST IN IRAN DEALS IN 2016


Such business ties are possible following the lifting of sanctions under the nuclear deal negotiated by Iran, the Obama administration and five other world powers... READ MORE

11th January, 2017 6640

DONALD TRUMP ATTRACTS SOME BIG-MONEY SUPPORTERS


Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has relied heavily on lots of passionate small-dollar donors -- and some 56 million of own money -- to fuel his campaign... READ MORE

17th October, 2016 5447

US POLICY IS NOW IN THE HANDS OF SENATOR WHO SAYS GOD, NOT PEOPLE, CHANGES THE CLIMATE


Senator Inhofe previously chaired the Environment committee between 2003 and 2008, when he yielded the position to California Democrat Barbara Boxer... READ MORE

12th November, 2014 4888

TRUMP'S PICK FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL IS SHADOWED BY RACE AND HISTORY


Sen. Jeff Sessions is a conservative stalwart and a lightning rod for civil rights activists... READ MORE

26th December, 2016 4482

JEFF SESSIONS APPROVED BY JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AFTER ANOTHER BITTER HEARING


Boente, a longtime Justice Department lawyer nominated by President Barack Obama for his U.S. attorney's job, rescinded Yates's directive not to defend Trump's immigration order... READ MORE

1st February, 2017 3991

SENATE BLOCKS GUN MEASURES OFFERED IN WAKE OF ORLANDO SHOOTING


The Senate as expected on Monday rejected four partisan gun measures offered in the wake of the Orlando massacre... READ MORE

21st June, 2016 2430

OBAMA WILL BYPASS CONGRESS, SEEK U.N. RESOLUTION ON NUCLEAR TESTING


General Assembly promising the administration would work with Congress on the test ban treaty... READ MORE

4th August, 2016 2382

OBAMA AND REPUBLICAN LEADER PLEDGE TO WORK TOGETHER


Share this page President Barack Obama is to ask Congress for 6... READ MORE

6th November, 2014 1628

TRUMP URGES REPUBLICANS TO 'GO NUCLEAR' TO DEFEND HIGH COURT PICK


If confirmed, Gorsuch would reinstate the Supreme Court's conservative majority, in place for decades until Justice Antonin Scalia's death last Feb. 13... READ MORE

2nd February, 2017 1580

US SENATE REJECTS TERROR LIST GUN SALE RESTRICTIONS


The US Senate has rejected plans to tighten gun controls, including the restriction of weapons sales to people on terrorism watch lists... READ MORE

21st June, 2016 1561

CHAOS AS ROUSSEFF IMPEACHMENT VOTE ANNULLED


But Maranhao's calls for the senate to return the process to the lower house were met with derision... READ MORE

10th May, 2016 1549

OUTCOME IS LIKELY TO BE A MORE CONSERVATIVE AMERICA


But watch Louisiana and Georgia where third-party candidates could force run-offs, possibly delaying a final Senate verdict for one or even two months... READ MORE

6th November, 2014 1514

A LOOK AT KEY RACES IN EVERY STATE


Updated November 7, 2016 1 10 pm Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton... READ MORE

8th November, 2016 1294

SENATE GOP'S BIGGEST TRUMP CRITIC TO LEAD CONGRESS'S MOST PUBLIC RUSSIAN HACKING INVESTIGATION


Lindsey O. Graham, right, to lead a new subcommittee focused on cyber threats and allegations of Russian hacking in connection with the 2016 election... READ MORE

6th January, 2017 1164

SENATE VOTES TO REVERSE OBAMA-ERA COAL RULE, SENDS TO TRUMP


And the House voted and sent to the Senate the repeal of a rule limiting methane emissions from the oil and gas industry... READ MORE

3rd February, 2017 988

SENATORS ASK IF WELLS FARGO WILL RESCIND $125 MILLION PAY PACKAGE FOR EXECUTIVE WHO OVERSAW FRAUD


Wells Fargo has already fired more than 5,000 employees in the fraud, but so far the company has laid the blame at the feet of low-level workers... READ MORE

16th September, 2016 946

DEMOCRATS WANT 9/11-STYLE SPECIAL COMMISSION TO PROBE RUSSIA


Republicans also kept control of the Senate and House of Representatives by larger-than-expected margins... READ MORE

10th January, 2017 894

BLACK BELT VOTER FRAUD CASE IN ALABAMA SHAPED SEN. JEFF SESSIONS' CAREER


While on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sessions' support for Democratic attorney general nominees has been mixed... READ MORE

18th November, 2016 795

DILMA ROUSSEFF IMPEACHMENT: VOTES MOUNT AGAINST BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT - LIVE


A wall erected down the center of the lawn separated several thousand Rousseff supporters from a similar-sized group of pro-impeachment protesters... READ MORE

12th May, 2016 759

TRUMP'S ATTORNEY GENERAL PICK VOWS TO STAY OUT OF POSSIBLE CLINTON INVESTIGATIONS


Protestors from CodePink, including co-founder Medea Benjamin take part in a demonstration during the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for attorney general-designate Jeff Sessions... READ MORE

10th January, 2017 749

SENATORS DEBATE SESSIONS AMID STORM OVER FIRING OF ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL


Booker said he believed that, as attorney general, Sessions would not defend voting rights or the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans... READ MORE

31st January, 2017 704

FORGET CLINTON AND TRUMP -- IT'S CONGRESS THAT MATTERS MOST TO SOME CANADIANS


A border deal, a trade deal, climate change co-operation all hang on partisan makeup of next congress... READ MORE

7th November, 2016 668

CRUCIAL SEATS IN SENATE AND HOUSE UP FOR GRABS


U.S. election Crucial seats in Senate and House up for grabs... READ MORE

9th November, 2016 599

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS CAST A BALLOT WITHOUT VOTING FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE


In most places these are called undervotes, ballots that are cast without a vote for the person at the top of the ticket... READ MORE

22nd November, 2016 537

SENATE REPUBLICANS BEGIN PROCESS TO REPEAL OBAMACARE


Increasing numbers of Republicans have expressed anxiety over obliterating the law without a replacement to show voters... READ MORE

12th January, 2017 493

SENATORS ASK FOR DEA DATA IN WAKE OF WASHINGTON POST INVESTIGATION


Five former DEA supervisors told The Post that they were alarmed and frustrated by the sharp drop in enforcement actions... READ MORE

27th October, 2016 486

U.S. SENATE LEADER SAYS IRAN SANCTIONS RENEWAL WILL PASS


We're going to take up the House bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters at the Senate's weekly Republican leadership news conference... READ MORE

17th November, 2016 444


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