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Bill Straub: With no real political principles, McConnell focused on one thing — winning

The Senate Republican Leader from Louisville has for decades been one of the staunchest defenders of the legislative tactic known as the filibuster, which essentially permits lawmakers from the minority party to coalesce and stop in its tracks legislation they find odious.

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Senate passes funding bill to avert government shutdown

By Alexander Bolton // September 30, 2015

URL of the original posting site: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/255425-senate-passes-funding-bill-to-avert-government-shutdown

The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Dec.

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77-19: Senate advances bill to fund the government through December 11th before deadline

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amidst leadership turmoil in the House, the Senate Monday advanced a bill to fund the government through December 11, setting the stage for final congressional passage before Wednesday’s deadline to avoid a shut down. 432 more words


Iran Nuclear Deal Likely to Get US Approval With Support of Sen. Mikulski

President Obama likely will be able to get his Iran nuclear deal past Congress, now that he has the support of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the… 362 more words


Early Twitter Look at United States Senate election in Maryland, 2016

On July 12th I detailed the Facebook outreach for the candidates in the Maryland US Senate race (READ HERE). Chris Van Hollen held a significant advantage in followers and engagement on Facebook. 218 more words