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Will Trump cost Republicans the Senate?

Asked what he might do given the looming choices this November, fervent anti-Donald Trump talk radio host Charlie Sykes had a simple response. Root for the Green Bay Packers and pump up Sen. 1,312 more words

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Senate approves Zika funds, tricky talks ahead with House

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved its $1.1 billion plan to combat the Zika virus. That sets the stage for difficult negotiations with House Republicans over how much money to devote to fighting Zika and whether to cut Ebola funding to help pay for it. 141 more words

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90% Canadians agree: it’s time to either reform or abolish the Senate

As Sen. Mike Duffy is set to return to work Tuesday, an overwhelming number of Canadians say the Senate should be reformed or abolished according to a new poll. 459 more words



Some protesters on Monday, April 18, stormed the streets leading to the Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja, demanding for Danladi Umar, the presiding judge to end the trial. 335 more words



There are indications that the next Senate president may be chosen by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Daily Sun reports that some members of the opposition party are thinking of Ike Ekweremadu as a likely replacement if there is vacancy in the Senate. 241 more words


And so it begins

Obama has decided to nominate judge Merrick Garland to the SCOTUS The man claims to be a centrist he was opposed by Charles Grassley in 1997, he holds liberal views on gun rights and abortion. 388 more words

"'Advice & Consent'? No One Really Knows What the Founders Had in Mind." | History News Network

Ray Raphael briefly reviews the history of the “advice and consent” clause of the Constitution at the HNN.

Afterwards he notes that “[t]he current Senate is more than eager to question ‘the judgment of the Chief Magistrate,’ and the avowed aim of Republican senators is to undermine the administration, not provide ‘stability.’ Nor, in this age of unrelenting media buzz, is there much interest in ‘a silent operation.’ Ironically, those who call themselves Originalists, and who hang on the framers’ every word, loudly broadcast their intention to thwart the Chief Executive at this and at every turn.” 17 more words