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Who is Kyrsten Sinema? Friends and foes ponder an Arizona Senate enigma

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Moments after the Senate voted in an unusually bipartisan way to advance a $1tn infrastructure deal, Kyrsten Sinema hobbled on a broken foot to a press conference to mark the occasion. At the podium, the Arizona Democ...

Senate Republicans sow disinformation after $480bn US debt ceiling deal

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Top Republicans in the Senate are advancing a campaign of disinformation over the debt ceiling as they seek to distort the reasons for needing to raise the nation’s borrowing cap, after they dropped their blockade on ...

Senate reaches short-term deal to raise debt ceiling

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Senate leaders have announced an agreement to extend the government’s borrowing authority into December, temporarily averting an unprecedented federal default that experts say would have devastated the economy. “Our h...

Senate report details Trump’s attempt to use DoJ to overturn election defeat

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Donald Trump wanted to install a loyalist as America’s top law enforcement official to overturn his election defeat but was thwarted by an internal revolt, an official investigation has found. A 394-page report by th...

Facebook whistleblower to take her story before the US Senate

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A former Facebook employee who has accused the company of putting profit over safety will take her damning accusations to Washington on Tuesday when she testifies to US senators. Frances Haugen, 37, came forward on Su...

Senate Democrats pitch new voting bill in effort to break filibuster logjam– live

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• Freedom to Vote Act includes wide-ranging reforms in compromise• Senator threatens to subpoena defense secretary over Afghan pullout

Australian Senate poised to pass bill banning imports made using forced labour

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The Senate is poised to pass a bill to ban anyone from importing products into Australia if they were made using forced labour. The bill, proposed by the independent senator Rex Patrick, is scheduled for debate shortl...

Senate approves $3.5tn budget plan in crucial step on economic package

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Democrats pushed a $3.5tn framework for bolstering family services, health and environment programs through the Senate early Wednesday. The overnight vote advances Joe Biden’s plans for reshaping federal priorities, a...

Biden hails Senate passage of giant $1tn bipartisan infrastructure bill

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The US Senate passed a giant new bipartisan infrastructure bill on Tuesday, with 19 Republicans joining the entire Democratic caucus in helping to get the bill over the finish line. It was a key affirmation of Joe Bi...

US Senate passes giant $1tn bipartisan infrastructure bill

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The US Senate passed a giant new bipartisan infrastructure bill on Tuesday morning, with 19 Republicans joining the entire Democratic caucus in helping to get the bill over the finish line. It was a key affirmation o...

Senate Democrats poised for voting rights push to counter Republican restrictions

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Top Democrats in the Senate are poised to make another attempt to push through voting rights legislation before the chamber leaves Washington for a summer recess, in a sign of their determination to counter a wave of ...

Senate advances $1tn infrastructure package in key vote

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The US Senate voted on Saturday to advance to the next step of a $1tn infrastructure package, an important procedural stage towards passing the key legislation after months of negotiations between Joe Biden and a bipa...

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