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Senate Democrats to Try to Block Funding Bill Over Immigration

Senator Richard J. Durbin said Friday that Democrats would seek to block debate on a bill that would cancel President Obama’s actions protecting millions of unauthorized immigrants from deportation. Full News here – First Draft

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California Attorney General Harris speaks at the Center for American Progress' 2014 Policy Conference in Washington

Latinos delay California U.S. Senate nods as ex-LA mayor mulls run

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – California's ethnic mix is well represented among the high-powered supporters being lined up by Democratic Attorney General Kamala Harris in her bid to replace Barbara Boxer in the U.S. Senate – with the notable exception of Latinos. Two weeks after Harris, who is of African-American and Asian decent, […]

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Senate Committee Passes New Iran Sanctions Legislation

The bipartisan bill raises the likelihood that new financial penalties will be passed into law before a final June diplomatic deadline for an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Senate Passes Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Bill

As expected, the Senate passed the bill forcing approval of the oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast—a measure President Obama has promised to veto. Full News here – NYT > Politics

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Senators Schumer and Stabenow respond to Republicans at a Democrat response news conference after vote on amendments on the Keystone XL pipeline bill in Washington

Keystone XL bill passes in Senate, faces Obama veto

The U.S. Senate passed a bill on Thursday to approve the long-pending Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite the White House saying earlier in the day that President Barack Obama would veto the measure. The Republican-led Senate passed the bill that would approve TransCanada Corp's project to carry 800,000 barrels per day of heavy Canadian crude […]

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Senate Moves Closer to Keystone Passage

The GOP-controlled Senate on Thursday inched closer to passage of a bill approving the Keystone XL pipeline, despite opposition from President Obama, who has threatened to veto it. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Chicken Survives Scare in Senate

Strutting, proud, and given to noisy, chest-puffing displays, Plains-states legislators in the U.S. Senate considered the fate of the Lesser Prairie Chicken, one of their most controversial constituents. Full News here – WSJ.com: Politics And Policy

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Senate Democrats, Bowing to Obama, Put Off Iran Vote

A group of Senate Democrats came to President Obama’s side on Tuesday, vowing to delay legislation that would impose new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. Full News here – First Draft

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U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez speaks about immigration reform at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington

Senate Democrats hold off on new Iran vote – for now

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several Democratic senators said on Tuesday they would give the Obama administration at least two more months to reach a nuclear deal with Iran before voting for tighter economic restrictions, easing the threat that Congress might override President Barack Obama's veto of a new sanctions bill. U.S. Senator Robert […]

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Senate Democrats Delay G.O.P. Attempt to Force Keystone Vote

Senate Democrats prevented Republicans from ending debate on the Keystone pipeline bill, although it is almost guaranteed to pass. Full News here – First Draft

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