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Mitch McConnell’s New Senate Goal: Turn Republican Dial to Yes

The incoming majority leader acknowledges it will be challenging to change the mind-set of a caucus whose opposition to the president he was instrumental in leading. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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In 2016, Republicans will be fighting to hold Senate majority

Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the minority. Full News here – FOX News

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CIA unlikely to punish staff over Senate computer search: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A panel investigating the CIA's search of a computer network used by U.S. Senate staff will not recommend disciplining the agency officials involved in the incident, according to the New York Times. The review panel is looking into the search by agency officials of staffers from the Senate Intelligence Committee who were […]

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Sessions yields to Enzi as U.S. Senate Budget chairman

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Mike Enzi said on Wednesday he will take over as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee next year after the panel’s current top Republican, Jeff Sessions, agreed to step aside. The two senators had contested the chairmanship of the committee that will provide a key blueprint for […]

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Sessions yields to Enzi as U.S. Senate Budget chairman

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Senator Mike Enzi said on Wednesday he will take over as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee next year after the panel’s current top Republican, Jeff Sessions, agreed to step aside. The two senators had contested the chairmanship of the committee that will provide a key blueprint for […]

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Senate Confirms Saldaña as Top Immigration Official

The U.S. Senate confirmed Sarah Saldaña to be a top immigration official in the Homeland Security Department. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Senate Votes to Extend Temporary Tax Breaks to End of 2014

The Senate voted to extend a raft of temporary tax breaks through the rest of 2014, ending a protracted struggle that foreshadows even more difficult tax-code debates next year. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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U.S. Expats Find Hope in Senate Finance Tax Reform Proposal

Is it a straw in the wind? Last week’s report on tax reform from the Republican staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance has caused a flutter in the global expat community. Full News here – Washington Wire

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Senate Confirms Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General

The Senate on Monday confirmed Vivek Murthy as U.S. Surgeon General, in a 51-43 vote, despite opposition from antigun-control groups concerned about his comments that gun violence is a U.S. public health issue. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Senate Weekend Work Advances a Slew of Nominations

As Senate Republicans and Democrats sparred Saturday, Majority Leader Harry Reid advanced a number of presidential nominees toward confirmation, including the pick for U.S. Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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