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Warren accuses Trump of trying to 'slut-shame' senator

Democratic senators are coming to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's defense Tuesday after President Donald Trump called her a "lightweight" on Twitter and blasted the New York Democrat as a "flunky" and "used."

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Sen. Gillibrand calls on Trump to resign

Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that President Trump should resign amid numerous 'heart-breaking' sexual harassment allegations.

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Two senators call for Trump's resignation over sexual assault, harassment allegations

Two Democratic senators called for President Donald Trump's resignation over the weekend, citing the multiple accusations from women of sexual harassment and assault against him.

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Senator wants probe into interior secretary's helicopter use

A Democratic senator is calling for the investigation into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's travel to include his use of government helicopters.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Al Franken and the Democrats

The Democratic senator from Minnesota announced that he would resign, even as he denied accusations of sexual misconduct. What does it tell us that his own party pressed him to do it?

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Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken announced his resignation on Thursday after facing a series of sexual misconduct allegations, and Republican Representative Trent Franks also said he was stepping down as he too was hit with ethics charges.

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Democratic Senator Franken says he will resign over sexual misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken announced his resignation from office on Thursday, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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Democratic Senator Franken resigns over sexual misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken resigned from office on Thursday, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a series of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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Democratic Senator Franken to resign: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. Senator Al Franken was set to announce his resignation from office on Thursday, CNN reported, bowing to pressure from party colleagues after a string of sexual misconduct allegations against him.

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Democratic Senator Franken to resign: CNN, citing sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken will announce his resignation on Thursday, a day after a majority of his Democratic Senate colleagues called for him to step down following a string of sexual misconduct allegations against him, CNN reported on Thursday, citing unnamed sources.

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Senator Al Franken to Speak From Senate Floor Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

The Democratic senator of Minnesota is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m., a day after dozens of his colleagues called for him to step down.

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Democratic Senator Franken to address calls to resign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, facing pressure from his fellow Democrats to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct, will announce his decision on Thursday.

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Under pressure, Democratic Senator Franken to address calls to step down

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Al Franken will announce his decision to remain in or resign from the U.S. Senate on Thursday after facing intense pressure from members of his own party to step down following allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Democratic Senator Franken faces pressure to resign, announcement looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Al Franken faced intense pressure from members of his own party on Wednesday to resign from the U.S. Senate over accusations of sexual misconduct.

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On Sexual Misconduct, Gillibrand Keeps Herself at the Fore

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was the first in what would become a chorus of Democratic senators to call for their colleague Al Franken to resign.

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How the dam broke on Al Franken

Nearly three weeks after sexual harassment allegations first emerged against Sen. Al Franken, a wave of Democratic senators — in coordination and following a flurry of text messages and phone calls — called for his resignation in rapid succession Wednesday morning.

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One quarter of Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than a quarter of Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member Al Franken, the Senator from Minnesota, to resign after new allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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At least 10 Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 10 U.S. Democratic senators on Wednesday called for fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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Female Democratic senators call on Franken to resign

At least four female Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken to resign Wednesday, marking the first time any senator has called on the Minnesota Democrat to leave office as allegations of sexual harassment continue to mount.

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Senator's tax rant goes viral

Democratic senators took to Twitter to criticize the GOP tax bill's process before it was eventually passed by 51 Republican senators.

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Senate Ethics Committee opens probe of Senator Franken

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Ethics Committee said on Thursday it has opened a preliminary inquiry into alleged misconduct by Democratic Senator Al Franken.

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Reps: Bipartisanship in Washington is actually happening

When we tell people back home about the Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group we co-chair, it's hard for them to believe that 48 members of Congress -- half of them Democrat, half Republican -- come together nearly every week to find common ground on some of our toughest issues. They'd probably find it equally shocking that, earlier this month, Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin locked arms in their own effort to drive problem solving, not just across the aisle, but across the two chambers of Congress.

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Trump refers to a 'Pocahontas' in Congress at meeting with veterans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said there was a "Pocahontas" in the U.S. Congress on Monday during a meeting with Native American World War Two veterans in an apparent derogatory reference to Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts.

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Senator Franken, on groping allegations, vows 'this will not happen again'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Al Franken returned to Congress on Monday to begin what he called a process of rebuilding trust shattered by allegations he had groped or inappropriately touched women, vowing "this will not happen again."

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Democratic senator accused of groping women says he plans to return to work Monday

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Sparring escalates over interim leader of U.S. consumer finance agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House's plan to appoint an interim leader for the top U.S. regulator for consumer finance came under further scrutiny on Sunday as a senior Democratic senator said the move would violate the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law.

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Second woman accuses Senator Al Franken of groping: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday.

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U.S. senators seek details on 'dubious' oversight shift by Japanese bank

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A decision by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) to shift its U.S. banks from state regulators to a federal bank regulator is garnering scrutiny from a pair of U.S. Democratic senators.

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Second woman accuses U.S. Senator Franken of groping: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A second woman has accused Democratic Senator Al Franken of inappropriately touching her, this time in 2010 after he had been elected to public office, CNN reported on Monday.

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Senator Al Franken Accused of Groping a Woman in 2006

A radio host said Al Franken, now a Democratic senator, forcibly kissed and groped her in 2006, before he took office. He then apologized.

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Democratic senators want more scrutiny of commerce secretary's finances

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross may face more scrutiny over his financial holdings.

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Trump tells Dems he's a 'big loser' under GOP tax plan

President Donald Trump told a group of Democratic senators Tuesday that he'd be a "big loser" if the Republicans' plan to overhaul the tax system is signed into law, multiple people with direct knowledge of the call told CNN.

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Senator seeks explanation for career U.S. prosecutor's abrupt resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic Senator said on Tuesday he wants answers from top Justice Department officials about why a career prosecutor was asked to resign days before a special counsel unveiled the first criminal charges in an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Senate Banking chair, Democrats say still hopeful for deal on Dodd-Frank bank rules rewrite

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Republican and Democratic Senators said on Wednesday they would push ahead with efforts to reach a bi-partisan deal on rolling-back some financial rules introduced the 2008 financial crisis, even after a leading Democratic lawmaker walked away from talks.

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Defense rests in Democratic Senator Menendez's bribery trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The defense in Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez's federal corruption trial rested on Monday, court records showed, as a case that could have political repercussions in Washington nears an end after eight weeks of testimony.

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Mark Warner: Tech Millionaire Who Became Tech’s Critic in Congress

The Democratic senator from Virginia is emblematic of the shifting politics for big technology companies, which face congressional hearings this week.

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Congress watchdog to investigate Trump voter fraud panel

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress' watchdog office has agreed to investigate President Donald Trump's commission on voter fraud after three Democratic senators raised concerns the panel's work may diminish the public's confidence in the democratic process.

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GAO to investigate Trump voter commission

The Government Accountability Office will investigate President Donald Trump's voting commission after a request by Democratic senators, the agency said in a letter made public Thursday.

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Democratic senator: I may support Trump's tax plan

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says he may support President Trump's tax reform package if it includes tax breaks for middle class families and corporations who don't outsource jobs.

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Sessions: I can't commit to not jailing media

Attorney General Jeff Sessions tells Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar he cannot make a "blanket commitment" to not prosecute members of the media.

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Republican senator says bipartisan deal reached to stabilize Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lamar Alexander said on Tuesday he had reached a deal with Democratic Senator Patty Murray to stabilize Obamacare, including reinstating federal subsidies that President Donald Trump jettisoned last week.

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Democratic Senator Feinstein, 84, 'all in' on re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat Dianne Feinstein, the oldest current U.S. senator, said on Monday she was "all in" to run for re-election next year in her home state of California.

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Democratic senator says party should unload Weinstein money

In an interview with Jake Tapper, Senator Chris Murphy says that the Democratic party should give back or donate money given to them by Harvey Weinstein

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U.S. to boost military personnel in Puerto Rico: senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to have 17,000 military personnel in Puerto Rico to aid disaster recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria, a Democratic senator briefed on the plan told reporters on Saturday.

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McMaster hints to Senate Dems he's not behind Trump's Iran deal plan

H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, invited a small group of Democratic senators to the White House Wednesday to discuss the President's plans on the Iran deal, and hinted that he did not think decertifying is the right way to go, according to two sources familiar with the meeting.

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Senators object to lower 2018 U.S. renewable fuel requirements

(Reuters) - A group of 38 U.S. senators asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to abandon plans to lower biofuel requirements for oil refiners in 2018, according to a letter made public by the office of Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.

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Twitter suspends Russia-linked accounts, but U.S. senator says response inadequate

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter said on Thursday it had suspended about 200 Russian-linked accounts as it probes online efforts to meddle with the 2016 U.S. election, but an influential Democratic senator slammed its steps as insufficient.

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Democratic senator lifts hold on Trump antitrust nominee: aide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Democratic senator lifts hold on Trump antitrust nominee -aide

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday.

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REFILE-Democratic senator lifts hold on Trump antitrust nominee -aide

WASHINGTON, Sept 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has lifted her hold on President Donald Trump's pick to run the Justice Department's Antitrust Division, a move that will allow the Senate to vote to confirm Makan Delrahim, a senior Republican aide said on Friday.

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Democratic senators prepare bill to deal with online political advertising

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Doctor: GOP health bill is wolf in sheep's clothing

There's perhaps no clearer snapshot of the disconnect in D.C. than a week in which a small group of Democratic senators comes out swinging for a single-payer healthcare system, only to be blindsided by the news that a far larger pool of Republican senators are coalescing around yet another effort -- the disastrous Graham-Cassidy bill -- to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Leading Democrat says Equifax gave consumers 'confusing and misleading information'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that Equifax was sloppy in allowing itself to be hacked, losing sensitive data on up to 143 million people.

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U.S. Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax's massive data breach, and along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to allow consumers to freeze their credit for free.

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Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill, launches industry probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax's massive data breach and, along with 11 other Democratic senators, introduced a bill to give consumers the ability to freeze their credit for free.

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Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill; launches industry probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax's massive data breach and, along with 11 other Democratic senators, will introduce a bill to give consumers the ability to freeze their credit for free.

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US Senator Warren introduces Equifax bill; launches industry probe

WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Friday she has begun an investigation into Equifax's massive data breach and, along with 11 other Democratic senators, will introduce a bill to give consumers the ability to freeze their credit for free.

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Two Democratic senators threaten to hold up Trump EPA nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Democratic senators said on Wednesday they may hold up the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency nominee Susan Bodine until she explains her advisory role at the agency, which may violate federal law.

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EPA chief denies Icahn influence in biofuel regulation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investor Carl Icahn never wielded excessive influence on U.S. biofuels policy while acting as President Donald Trump's adviser on regulation, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to a Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.

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UPDATE 1-Senator questions quick approval of Amazon's Whole Foods purchase

WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - A U.S. Democratic senator on Friday questioned the Federal Trade Commission's quick approval of Amazon.com Inc's purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc this week, less than three months after the $13.7 billion deal was announced.

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Democratic senators press on whether White House aide under probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Democratic U.S. senators wrote to senior administration officials on Monday seeking confirmation on whether White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka is under criminal investigation for failing to disclose his membership in a Hungarian neo-Nazi organization.

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Republican, Democratic senators seek answers in Wells auto scandal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators from both parties on Wednesday turned up the heat on Wells Fargo Inc. over its latest scandal, in which hundreds of thousands of car-loan borrowers...

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Senators propose legislation to protect special counsel from Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic senators introduced two pieces of legislation on Thursday seeking to block President Donald Trump from firing the special counsel probing his ties to Russia, as Congress increasingly seeks to assert its authority on policy.

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UPDATE 3-In rare bipartisan display, U.S. Democrats back Trump on China trade probe

WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Three top Democratic senators, in a rare show of bipartisanship, on Wednesday urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stand up to China as he prepares to launch an inquiry into Beijing's intellectual property and trade practices in coming days.

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In rare bipartisan display, Democrats back Trump on China trade probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three senior Democratic senators, in a rare show of bipartisanship, urged U.S. President Donald Trump to stand up to China as he weighs launching an investigation of its intellectual property and trade practices.

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Wells scandals show rolling back financial reforms dangerous -US Democratic senator

WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee's top Democrat said on Friday that the latest Wells Fargo & Co scandal, where customers were wrongly charged, shows that regulatory reforms resulting from the financial crisis should not be dismantled.

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Senators concerned Icahn is influencing regulators on AIG

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two prominent U.S. Democratic senators are raising questions about President Donald Trump's special adviser, Carl Icahn, asking in a letter on Thursday if the activist investor is attempting to persuade the government to lift its "too big to fail" tag from insurer American International Group.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. Senator expands opioid probe to distributors, drugmakers

July 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill on Thursday expanded an investigation into the causes of the opioid crisis plaguing the country, seeking information from four more drugmakers and three drug distributors.

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U.S. Senator expands opioid probe to distributors, drugmakers

July 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill on Wednesday expanded an investigation into the causes of the opioid crisis plaguing the country, seeking information from four more drugmakers and three drug distributors.

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Dem senator urges review of Sessions' recusal

A Democratic senator is sending a letter to the Justice Department, asking whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions violated his recusal from investigations into the 2016 presidential election when he recommended the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

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U.S. senators seek ban on pesticide chlorpyrifos

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of Democratic senators hope to ban a pesticide the U.S. government has greenlighted for use, according to a bill unveiled on Tuesday in a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump's push to loosen environmental regulations.

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Coons: Trump will pay price if Mueller fired

Democratic Senator Chris Coons told Jake Tapper that the President would pay a heavy price if he followed special counsel Robert Mueller.

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N.J. Senator Menendez seeks dismissal of corruption case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey has asked a federal judge to throw out his indictment for corruption, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of conduct that can lead to such prosecutions.

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Dem senator: Trump Jr. Russia meeting 'absolutely' the smoking gun

For one Democratic senator, Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer is "absolutely" the smoking gun when it comes to the investigation into possible collusion with Russian election meddling -- and has "violation of law written all over it."

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Dems press Trump to confront Putin

Five senior Democratic senators involved in national security, foreign policy and intelligence wrote President Donald Trump in a letter published Thursday, urging him to use his upcoming bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to "make absolutely clear" that Russian interference in US elections "will in no way be tolerated."

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Outside Collectors for I.R.S. Are Accused of Illegal Practices

A group of Democratic senators obtained call scripts from companies collecting overdue tax debt and found what they said were a range of abuses.

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Senator Warren urges U.S. Fed to fire Wells Fargo directors

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday urged the Federal Reserve to fire 12 directors who served on Wells Fargo & Co's board during the time thousands of bank employees opened phony accounts in customers' names without permission.

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Heinrich: Sessions' testimony shows 'concerted effort' to obstruct investigation

A Democratic senator who questioned Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday said he thinks Sessions' refusal to answer some questions suggests there is a "concerted effort" from the administration to obstruct the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Opinion: GOP sought truth, Dems sought to hitTrump

A generally mild-mannered Jeff Sessions expressed outrage and indignation during his testimony before the Senate intelligence committee hearing on the Russia investigation on Tuesday. Throughout the 2½ hour probe, two things became crystal clear: Republican senators want to get to the bottom of Russian interference in our election process and Democratic senators are focused on exposing confidential information in an effort to sabotage the Trump presidency.

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Senator interrupted by chair in two hearings

Democratic Senator Kamala Harris was interrupted by the intelligence chair in two separate hearings in one week.

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Democrat to grill U.S. Attorney General Sessions on Comey firing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Jack Reed said on Sunday he would question U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions why he was involved in the firing last month of FBI Director James Comey after he had recused himself from matters relating to the Russia probe.

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Senators asked Comey to investigate AG Jeff Sessions for possible perjury

A pair of Democratic senators asked then-FBI Director James Comey to investigate Attorney General Jeff Sessions, amid concerns that he may have had an additional meeting with the Russian ambassador the US, Sergey Kislyak, according to letters obtained by CNN Thursday.

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Hill demands answers from Mueller

A growing number of key lawmakers in both parties are calling on Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller to detail what specifically his Russia investigation is targeting, with one Democratic senator warning bluntly that failing to do so could jeopardize the criminal probe into President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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Democrat Sen. Wyden warns of diminishing potential for tax reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic Senator Ron Wyden thinks Republican leadership is moving away from trying to implement full-scale tax reform this year and instead are turning their attention to simply cutting rates.

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Senators raise alarms about shelving retirement advice rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. Democratic Senators on Friday raised concerns over the possibility that President Donald Trump's administration will permanently shelve the "fiduciary rule," aimed...

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Democratic senator tussles with U.S. Treasury secretary over communication

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee's top Democrat tussled with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin during a hearing on Thursday over the flow of information from his agency, and later asked if President Donald Trump, a Republican, had ordered him to restrain communications with Democrats.

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Rosenstein Says He Knew Trump Planned to Fire Comey Before Writing Memo

Three Democratic senators said Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, told them in a briefing that he was aware of Mr. Trump’s intention to dismiss the F.B.I. director.

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Senators from both parties try to ease banking for marijuana businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday renewed their drive to make banking easier for marijuana-based businesses in those U.S. states where the drug is legal, undeterred by signals from the Trump administration about maintaining tough marijuana restrictions nationally.

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McConnell Defends Trump as Schumer Calls for Special Prosecutor

Democratic senators listened stone faced as Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, addressed the firing of James B. Comey, the F.B.I. director.

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U.S. Democratic senators seek probe into Icahn’s biofuel credit dealings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Democratic senators asked U.S. regulators on Tuesday to launch an investigation into billionaire Carl Icahn’s activities in the U.S. biofuels blending credit market, saying the activist investor may have violated trading laws since becoming an adviser to President Donald Trump.

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Democratic Senators call for probe into Icahn’s biofuel credit dealings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Eight Democratic Senators on Tuesday asked U.S. regulators to launch an investigation into billionaire Carl Icahn’s activities in the U.S. biofuels blending credit market, saying the activist investor may have violated securities trading laws since becoming an adviser to President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 2-Democratic Senators call for probe into Icahn’s biofuel credit dealings

WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - Eight Democratic Senators on Tuesday asked U.S. regulators to launch an investigation into billionaire Carl Icahn’s activities in the U.S. biofuels blending credit market, saying the activist investor may have violated securities trading laws since becoming an adviser to President Donald Trump.

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U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin undergoes heart procedure

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, the chamber's second-ranking Democrat, had a procedure on Tuesday in Chicago to correct an irregular heartbeat, his office said.

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Trump pledges fealty to NRA gun lobby

ATLANTA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pledged to uphold Americans' right to possess guns on Friday in a speech that he used to revisit some 2016 election campaign themes from his vow to build a border wall to dismissing a Democratic senator as "Pocahontas."

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Elizabeth Warren on 2016 loss: 'Shame on us'

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren's entire interview with CNN's Jake Tapper.

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A Democratic senator pledges to get rid of the nuclear option. That won't happen.

Just days after Republicans wiped out the attempted Democratic filibuster of the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, a Democratic senator is pledging to reinstate the so-called "nuclear option" when and if his party retakes the majority.

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Trump nominee to lead FDA questioned on ties to pharmacy industry

(Reuters) - Democratic senators questioned President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, over his ties to the pharmaceutical industry on Wednesday, with one citing "a level of discomfort" over his nomination.

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Senator talks all night as Democrats fight Trump court nominee

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic senator delivered a 15-1/2-hour, all-night speech denouncing President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee on Wednesday, joining an effort to block Senate confirmation of Neil Gorsuch in a heated political showdown with Republicans.

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More Democratic senators voice opposition to Trump's Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. Democratic senators on Friday voiced their opposition to President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, ahead of an expected contentious confirmation fight next week on the U.S. Senate floor.

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Democratic Senator Blumenthal to oppose Trump's Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal on Friday said he would vote against Republican U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, saying the judge had not been forthcoming with senators about his views on key issues.