US Senate

Democracy is fragile, says US President Joe Biden after Donald Trump's acquittal

The 100-member US Senate voted to impeach former President Donald Trump by 57-43 votes, 10 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction.

published on : 14th February 2021

Trump impeachment trial: Close watch on tight-lipped GOP leader Mitch McConnell's stand

Battered at times by vindictive presidential tweets, Mitch McConnell made a habit of saying nothing about many of Trump's outrageous comments.

published on : 13th February 2021

US Senate begins Trump's impeachment trial, Democrats make their case against ex-president

Prosecutors previously undisclosed and chilling security camera footage of the mayhem that erupted at the US Capitol last month.

published on : 11th February 2021

Fate of Joe Biden agenda rests with Chuck Schumer in 50-50 Senate

The Senate has traditionally tried to confirm a batch of the most important nominees on Inauguration Day, January 20, and the days thereafter.

published on : 15th January 2021

US Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell open to convicting Donald Trump in impeachment trial

McConnell’s burgeoning alienation from Trump, plus the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him, underscored how the GOP’s long, reflexive support and condoning of Trump’s actions was eroding.

published on : 14th January 2021

Democratic wins in Georgia Senate could strengthen Biden's legislative push

Biden ran for office pledging to enact the boldest legislative agenda since the Great Depression, passing everything from a massive stimulus to combat the pandemic to trillions of new spending.

published on : 10th January 2021

Decision day in Georgia with Senate majority at stake

Some fear that outgoing President Donald Trump's brazen attempts to undermine the integrity of the nation's voting systems may discourage voters in Georgia.

published on : 5th January 2021

Senate confirms Barrett replacement on federal appeals court

Thomas Kirsch, who currently serves as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, will replace Barrett as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit.

published on : 16th December 2020

Democratic push on COVID-19 aid welcomed by some in Georgia

More than 90,000 state residents have already run through their available unemployment benefits, according to Georgia's Department of Labor.

published on : 16th December 2020

Early in-person voting begins in Georgia Senate runoffs

More than half of the record 5 million votes in the November 3 general election were cast during the two-week early voting period.

published on : 14th December 2020

Is Georgia a swing state? Groups spend millions to find out

At the state's most influential television station, Atlanta's WSB, an ad that cost candidates $8,000 in July now goes for about $18,000.

published on : 6th December 2020

US Senate passes bill to name post office after slain Sikh police officer Dhaliwal

The post office named after Dhaliwal in Houston is only the second American post office named after an Indian American.

published on : 5th December 2020

US elections 2020: Senate control hangs in balance with a few races undecided

Contests in three other states remain undecided, leaving the chamber now deadlocked 48-48.

published on : 6th November 2020

Indian-American Republican candidate Rik Mehta loses New Jersey Senate election

Mehta garnered 37.9 per cent of the votes at 1,071,726, while Cory Booker got 60.6 per cent with 1,714,375 votes in the November 3 election.

published on : 4th November 2020

Democrats losing paths to Senate control as GOP hangs on

Securing the Senate majority will be vital for the winner of the presidency. Senators confirm administration nominees, including the Cabinet, and can propel or stall the White House agenda.

published on : 4th November 2020
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