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Right-wing senator calls for a “White Australia” immigration policy

The maiden Senate speech of Fraser Anning, representing the right-wing populist Katter’s Australian Party, has highlighted the racist and deeply anti-democratic implications of the attacks on immigrants and refugees, and the continuous stoking of nationalism by the entire political establishment.

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Three Senators Want To Know Why There Aren’t More Russia Sanctions

A trio of Senate Democrats wants to know why President Trump hasn’t enacted more sanctions on Russia.

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Senate Intelligence Committee approves “black site” torturer to head CIA

The imminent Senate confirmation of veteran Central Intelligence Agency operative Gina Haspel to head Washington’s main spy agency is a new milestone in the collapse of American democracy.

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Mitt Romney will face primary after setback in run for US Senate

Mitt Romney has been forced into a Republican primary for a US Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing the long-serving Senator Orrin Hatch.

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Woman poised to become first female CIA chief, ran controversial ‘black site’ prison

Haspel, if confirmed by the Senate, would become the first woman to lead the CIA.

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Joe Biden blames Mitch McConnell for refusing to condemn Russian interference in run-up to 2016 elections

Former Vice President Joe Biden blamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for refusing to sign a bipartisan statement condemning Russia’s interference in the run-up to the 2016 presidential elections.

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US Government shutdown: Parties ‘yet to reach a path forward’ and delay vote until Monday afternoon

Congress has delayed the vote on re-opening the government until Monday at noon local time as Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer said Senate Democrats, Republicans, and the White House “have yet to reach a path forward” to resolve the government shutdown.

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US shutdown: Government services closed as working week begins

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown.

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US government on verge of shutdown after Senate fails to approve spending bill

The US government is on the verge of shutdown as the Senate looked set to fail to agree a new budget ahead of the midnight deadline.

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US Senate Confirms Trump Nominee Who Justified Torture

The Senate has confirmed Steven Bradbury to serve as general counsel in the Department of Transportation despite his pivotal role in authorizing the United States’ use of torture.

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Leading Republican says Russia sanctions bill not finalized — media

Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told reporters on July 24 that “we still have a little work to do,” adding that he expected differences over details in the legislation to be settled quickly, RFE/RL wrote.

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US Republican rebellion forces Senate vote delay on healthcare

A Republican rebellion forced the delay Tuesday of a Senate vote on the party’s health care overhaul, an embarrassing setback for US President Donald Trump who was left scrambling to salvage the controversial plan.

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Russia election hacking hearings to focus on state level

The Senate and House intelligence committees on Wednesday will hold two open hearings examining Russian hacking efforts during the 2016 election, featuring testimony from current and former Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials as well as state election directors.

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New Russia sanctions impact muted even as energy shares sag

For investors in Russia’s energy and metals sectors, the US Senate’s bill to expand sanctions was a blow. Whether it will hurt Russian companies targeted by the legislation is less certain.

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Why James Comey’s Memos On Donald Trump Will Not Be Made Public By FBI

The FBI will not make former FBI Director James Comey’s memos on President Donald Trump public because they are part of an awaiting or potential law enforcement proceeding, according to reports, Friday. The memos were at the center of attention during Comey’s June 8 testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, when the ex-FBI director admitted he began documenting conversations with the president because he thought Trump would lie about their interactions.

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Why James Comey’s Memos On Donald Trump Will Not Be Made Public By FBI

The FBI will not make former FBI Director James Comey’s memos on President Donald Trump public because they are part of an awaiting or potential law enforcement proceeding, according to reports, Friday. The memos were at the center of attention during Comey’s June 8 testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, when the ex-FBI director admitted he began documenting conversations with the president because he thought Trump would lie about their interactions.

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