#Senate

  • Judge narrows bribery case against New Jersey Democratic Senator Menendez

    (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday threw out several bribery charges against Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez, five days after U.S. prosecutors announced they would seek to retry him after his first trial ended with a hung jury. The New Jersey politician, who is expected to run for...
  • Prosecutors plan to retry Sen. Bob Menendez

    The government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November. The filing to the judge on Friday seeks a retrial of the Democrat “at the earliest possible date.” Menendez...
  • Government shutdown looms as Senate remains divided

    WASHINGTON – (AP) — A bitterly divided Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. Democrats in the Senate have served notice they will filibuster...
  • Ex-Arizona sheriff, Trump ally Joe Arpaio running for Senate

    PHOENIX (AP) – Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was spared a possible jail sentence last year when his political ally President Donald Trump pardoned his criminal conviction for disobeying a judge’s order, announced Tuesday he plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Jeff Flake. The 85-year-old...
  • Pardoned Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced he is running for Senate

    Controversial former Arizona county Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced Tuesday that he will run for Senate, a decision that casts further uncertainty into the state’s GOP Senate primary. Arpaio gained popularity among immigration hardliners during his time as Maricopa County sheriff, representing the Phoenix area, proudly calling himself “America’s toughest sheriff” and...
  • Over $150,000 raised after Roy Moore accuser’s home burns down in suspicious fire

    Days after a Roy Moore accuser’s Alabama house went up in flames, over $150,000 has been raised to help the woman’s family rebuild. The fire that destroyed Tina Johnson’s home on Jan. 3 is being investigated as possible arson. Authorities said they do not believe the blaze is linked...
  • Senate Transforms With Arrival Of 2 New Democrats

    There will be two new faces and a slimmer GOP Senate majority when the chamber returns to kick off 2018 on Wednesday. Alabama Democrat Doug Jones will take the seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, after his December victory over controversial GOP nominee Roy Moore, who was...
  • Rosie O’Donnell ILLEGALLY offered $2million bribe each to Senators Flake and Collins if they would vote no on Trump’s tax bill

    Rosie O’Donnell offered Senators Flake and Collins $2m each to vote no on taxes  She offered the money over Twitter late Tuesday night just before it was passed Neither senator listened to her though, as both voted ‘Yes’ early Wednesday Vote was along strict party lines; Only GOP Sen....
  • Banks help stocks higher after Senate passes tax bill

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slightly higher Wednesday morning after the Senate passed a bill that would cut corporate taxes, with the House expected to approve the measure later in the day. Stocks have climbed in anticipation of the bill’s passage. Banks are climbing as interest rates...