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How Rubio Plans on Beating Trump for the Nomination
Speaking to a rowdy crowd of about 7,000 in Kennesaw, Georgia, over the weekend, Marco Rubio made a promise: he’ll do whatever it takes to stop GOP front-runner Donald Trump . “I will campaign as hard as it takes, I will stay in this race as long as it takes,” Rubio told the crowd. “A con artist
Tennessee Senator Fears $20 Harriet Tubman Bill Diminishes Andrew Jackson
Sen. Lamar Alexander , R-Tenn., isn't happy that a Tennessee native, former President Andrew Jackson, is being displaced on the front of the $20 bill. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced Wednesday that freed-slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace Jackson on the front of the $20
Senators Call for Federal Updates on Zika Virus Outbreak
The chairman of the Senate committee with oversight over public health issues has sent a letter to the head of Health and Human Services asking her to keep him apprised of the agency's efforts to stem the spread of the Zika virus in the United States. Sen. Lamar Alexander , R-Tennessee, chairman of
Zika Virus: Senate Panel to Hold Hearing 'Very Soon'
As the U.S. government braces itself for a possible outbreak of the Zika virus , lawmakers are trying to find what role they can play in protecting the vulnerable. The chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee said Friday that his panel would hold a hearing "very
Former US Senator, Actor Fred Thompson Dead at 73
Former U.S. Senator and actor Fred Thompson has died at the age of 73, after a recurrence of lymphoma, according to a statement from his family . Thompson, who served eight years as a U.S. Senator for Tennessee, was also a GOP presidential candidate, an attorney during President Nixon's Watergate
Seasoned Senators Dole Out Advice: Avoid Mistakes And Dungeon Offices
Everyone’s a newbie at some point in their Senate career. After years on Capitol Hill , senators have come to learn a thing or two about surviving in the halls of Congress. As 12 senators-elect learned their way around the halls of the Senate this week during freshman orientation, several senators
Election 2014 Scorecard: How 6 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates Fared on the Campaign Trail
We know that Election Day 2014 left the Democrats seeing red. But with midterms behind us, the focus now shifts to 2016. The midterms gave potential 2016 nominees a chance to hit the campaign trail early – for other candidates, of course. Bill and Hillary...
'Unacceptable' Ebola Hotline Wait Times Prompt Extra Help
A properly staffed Ebola hotline is needed. When a constituent called the CDC hotline today the wait was 108 mins. That's unacceptable. — Rob Portman (@senrobportman) October 15, 2014 ] /> Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, criticized the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week, claiming that
Once More Unto Iraq
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES BREAKING — U.S. CONDUCTS AIR STRIKE IN IRAQ: A statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby: “At approximately 6:45 a.m. EDT, the U.S. military conducted a targeted airstrike against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) ...