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Deal on sex harassment claims in Congress forces lawmakers to pay out of their pockets

The breakthrough came after the measure was stalled for months over disagreements between the House and Senate.

In farewell speech, Orrin Hatch says Senate 'is in crisis'

The Republican senator from Utah, 84, is retiring this month after serving four decades in the Senate.

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Congress reaches deal to curb sexual harassment on Capitol Hill

House and Senate negotiations had stalled even as Congress faced a series of scandals.

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Trump adviser Roger Stone says he will not talk to Senate

Roger Stone, a veteran Republican operative, said on Wednesday that he will not appear to answer questions before two U.S. Senate committees about ...

WATCH: Trump threatens to shut down government over border wall funding

"The View" co-hosts discuss the president's meeting with Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

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Cannabis Watch: Cannabis sector mostly lower as investors shrug off Senate vote to legalize commercial hemp

Cannabis stocks were mostly lower on Wednesday, as the news that the Senate has approved a new U.S. Farm Bill that legalizes commercial hemp failed to inspire investors.

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Christine Blasey Ford Emerges to Honor Gymnast Who Spoke Out Against Larry Nassar

Christine Blasey Ford, who famously testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee about now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged sexual assault against her while they were in high school, made an extremely rare appearance Tuesday evening to honor a victim of sexual assault who spoke out against her abuser. In a video message, ...

CIA chief Gina Haspel, Mike Pompeo and James Mattis brief House members on Khashoggi murder

After meeting with Senate leaders last week, administration officials briefed a handful of House lawmakers on the Saudi journalist's brutal killing

House joins Senate to pass farm bill

The House passed a new farm bill, sending the legislation, which passed the Senate earlier in the week, to President Donald Trump's desk for a ...

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Defying Trump, U.S. Senate advances resolution to end support for Saudis in Yemen war

In a rare break with President Donald Trump, the U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to move ahead with a resolution that would end U.S. military support ...

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Senate Democrats introduce bill to protect your online data

A group of 15 Democratic senators have unveiled a bill that aims to protect your online data. They noted that banks, doctors and lawyers are all required to protect your personal information, and argue websites, apps and other online ...

'Cocoon of his own mistruth': Schumer says that's where Trump lives

The Senate minority leader made the remarks on the Senate floor the day after he and Pelosi had a contentious meeting with the president at the White House.

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Senate set to buck Trump on Saudi Arabia

A bipartisan majority is expected to vote to withdraw U.S. support for Saudi forces in Yemen’s civil war.

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Senate votes to overturn Trump administration donor disclosure rule for ‘dark money’ groups

The resolution seeks to overturn a Treasury rule that allows politically active nonprofits to withhold donor-identifying information from the IRS.

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U.S. Senate advances resolution to end military support for Saudis in Yemen

The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to advance a resolution to end U.S. military support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen's civil war, setting the ...

Sen. Bob Corker says Trump's "personal conduct" hurts the U.S.

Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has had a series of clashes with President Trump, most recently on the administration's muted response to ...

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House, Senate agree on sexual harassment bill after months-long struggle to resolve differences

In the #MeToo era, pressure was on Congress to make the process fairer for those who accuse lawmakers or staffers of sexual misconduct. The House and Senate had passed separate legislation and struggled to reach a compromise, but two congressional aides said Wednesday that they had broken the logjam. This is a developing story. It […]

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues CNN, Huffington Post, Rolling Stone

Arpaio filed a suit against three news organization seeking $300 million in damages, saying false statements have hurt his possible run for John McCain's Senate seat in 2020

Trudeau names four new senators, filling remaining vacancies

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named four more people to the Senate, filling all its remaining vacancies.

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Wednesday US briefing: Trump and Democrats in heated Oval Office row

Suspect on the run after Strasbourg Christmas market shooting ... May defiant as she faces vote of no confidence over Brexit ... Senate to vote on ...

Unlikely ally pushes for farm bill that legalizes hemp

The typically conservative Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is applauding a somewhat surprising provision in the latest 807-page farm bill -- ...

Mike Pence breaks Senate deadlock on judge for first time in U.S. history

Mike Pence made history Tuesday and became the first U.S. vice president to cast a tie-breaking vote to confirm a federal judge.

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Here's what's in the criminal justice reform bill now headed to a vote in the Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the chamber is ready to take a vote on criminal justice reform. Here's what's in the ...

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Pence's pensiveness: how the internet roasted the vice-president

Mike Pence’s stiff demeanor during a White House meeting was compared to Elf on the Shelf, a wax figure and some even wondered if he was awake ... or still aliveThere were several moments of sustained silence as the frowning leaders of the United States, sitting stiffly and surrounded by cameras, waited for a very important meeting to start. That ...

In test for Trump, Senate prepares to formally rebuke Saudi crown prince

Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Corker plans to offer a measure this week to rebuke Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the first formal response to the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and an implicit rebuke of President Donald Trump's handling of the killing.

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Senate, Rejecting Curbs on Food Stamps, Passes Compromise Farm Bill

Lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an $867 billion bill that ditched new work requirements for food stamps that had been embraced by the House and president.

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