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The Story Behind the Arcane Senate Rule Used to Silence Elizabeth Warren
The dramatic episode Tuesday night, during which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren ’s speech against attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions , shone a light on an arcane Senate statute: Rule 19. McConnell, R-Ky., accused the Massachusetts senator of
4 Killed After Tree Falls on Mobile Home During Storm
Two relatives and two friends were killed in Rehobeth, Alabama, when a tree fell on a mobile home during a severe storm that toppled trees, downed power lines and left power outages, officials said. There were seven people total in the mobile home during the Monday night incident, said Kris Ware, a
On the Campaign Trail With Former KKK Leader David Duke
Former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke has shed the Klan robes and closed his KKK-themed store, but his message hasn’t changed, not even in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana. Throughout his campaign, Duke has consistently professed his support for Donald Trump and criticized fellow
Book Excerpt: Sen. Mitch McConnell's 'The Long Game'
Excerpted from The Long Game: A Memoir by Mitch McConnell , in agreement with Sentinel, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC. Copyright © Mitch McConnell, 2016. Introduction Over the three decades I have been a US senator, I’ve been the subject of many
Scorecard: Hurd, Rodriguez score stoppage wins
A roundup of the past week's notable boxing results from around the world: Saturday in Las Vegas Jarrett Hurd TKO6 Frank Galarza Junior middleweights Records: Hurd (17-0, 11 KOs); Galarza (17-1-2, 11 KOs) Rafael's remarks: Hurd, 25, of Accokeek, Maryland , turned pro in September 2009 and got his
Ted Cruz Graduates From Dr. Seuss to Cicero on the Senate Floor
It seems Sen. Ted Cruz has graduated from Dr. Seuss’ "Green Eggs and Ham" to the towering words of Cicero. The Texas Republican took to the Senate floor Thursday to criticize President Obama ’s expected executive action on immigration, set to be announced at 8 p.m. tonight . But instead of using
Why One Congressman Is Tweeting the Whole Constitution Today
Today is the U.S. Constitution’s 227th birthday, now known as a federal holiday called Constitution Day. Instead of boring you with a history lesson, relearn about it by watching this short educational Schoolhouse Rock video. Now take a look at how some lawmakers are celebrating...
Why One Congressman Is Tweeting Out the Whole Constitution
Today is the U.S. Constitution’s 227th birthday, celebrated as a federal holiday called Constitution Day. Instead of boring you with a history lesson, re-learn about it by watching this short educational Schoolhouse Rock video. Now take a look at how some lawmakers are celebrating Constitution...
This Guy Is Trying to Defeat the Oldest Member of Congress
John Ratcliffe, a Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th Congressional district, says he doesn’t feel guilty about trying to force the House’s oldest serving member out of office. He “stayed too long, promised too much, and became a part of the problem,” Ratcliffe told ABC News....
Vargas tops Allakhverdiev; wins title
LAS VEGAS -- Jessie Vargas of Las Vegas certainly didn't have his best night, but he was good enough in the eyes of the judges to outpoint Russian southpaw Khabib Allakhverdiev to win a junior welterweight world title on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The fight was one of the