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McConnell Won't Convene Senate For Emergency Impeachment Trial

Update (1257ET): According to the Washington Post, McConnell is done mulling – and has decided not to convene the Senate for an emergency trial. NEWS —> McConnell’s office called Schumer’s people today + told them McConnell would not consent to reconvening immediately under the 2004 emergency authorities, a person familiar says. So the Senate won’t…

Facebook Shuts Down Page For GOP Senate Campaigns Just Before Georgia Runoffs

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times, Facebook shut down a fundraising page for Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) just days before voters head to the polls to decide between the Republicans and their Democratic challengers. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) runs the Georgia Battleground Fund, a joint fundraising committee for the NRSC and the campaigns for…

$2,000 Stimulus May Pass Senate As Republicans Defy McConnell, Side With Trump

Senate Republicans are facing an optics nightmare after 44 House Republicans joined 231 Democrats on Monday to pass a bill which would increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000. The move, staunchly opposed by Senate GOP leaders, followed President Trump’s surprise demand last week that lawmakers include the increase in a $900 billion package which…

Appeals Court Rejects Lawsuit Seeking Stronger Signature-Matching In Georgia Senate Runoffs

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times, An appeals court on Sunday rejected a lawsuit from Republicans that sought stronger, more consistent signature matching in the ongoing U.S. Senate runoff elections. The Georgia Republican Party, joined by Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), had sued Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, alleging the signature matching for mail-in…

Senate Homeland Security and Gov’t Affairs Committees Investigate Illegal Spy Operations under Obama and Trump Admins (Full Measure)

By B.N. Frank Good news: some elected officials are continuing to take action to address American journalists and innocent citizens who have been victims of ongoing and unwarranted government surveillance. From Full Measure: Unresolved Investigations This past week, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee took aim at unresolved investigations. Chairman Ron Johnson, a…

Bipartisan Senate Group Unveils $908 Billion COVID Relief Plan

By Tyler Durden While neither Republican nor Democratic leadership has signed on to the plan, a $908 billion bipartisan proposal from moderates has been unveiled this morning. Under the proposed compromise being pitched, Bloomberg reports, small businesses would get a roughly $300 billion infusion for a version of the Paycheck Protection Program of forgivable loans…

Bipartisan Senate Group Unveils $908 Billion COVID Relief Plan

While neither Republican nor Democratic leadership has signed on to the plan, a $908 billion bipartisan proposal from moderates has been unveiled this morning. Under the proposed compromise being pitched, Bloomberg reports, small businesses would get a roughly $300 billion infusion for a version of the Paycheck Protection Program of forgivable loans and other aid,…

Mexico Senate Votes in Landslide To Legalize World’s Largest Cannabis Market

By Elias Marat Mexico is hurtling toward legalizing cannabis for a variety of uses, opening up the Latin American country to becoming the largest legal marijuana market in the world. Just days prior to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., Mexico’s Senate approved a bill that would put an end to prohibition measures in a…

A Realistic Primer On Georgia’s Senate Runoffs

Authored by Matt Towery via RealClearPolitics.com, In the classic movie “The Godfather,” Michael Corleone travels to a small restaurant in the Bronx to meet with a rival Mafia boss. At the table the boss tells a corrupt policeman who is there to serve as a third-party witness that he is going to “speak to Michael…

As Millions Face Eviction, Senate Proposes Nearly $700 Billion for Pentagon

By John Vibes As millions face eviction and line up at food banks throughout the country, waiting for another stimulus payment that will seemingly never come, the Senate Appropriations Committee is proposing a $696 billion Pentagon spending bill for the upcoming fiscal year. According to The Hill, The Senate’s version of the fiscal 2021 Pentagon…

Blue Wave Crashes: Democrats’ Hopes For Senate Majority Fizzle; House Margin Eroded

What ‘Blue Wave’? While 9 states are still waiting on final vote counts in the presidential race, it’s already clear that Tuesday was not the blowout Democratic victory that Nate Silver and a legion of other idiot pundits had expected. Joni Ernst Despite the legion of celebrities and models urging their followers to ‘get out…