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Trump endorses Romney for Senate

President Donald Trump said Monday he supports Mitt Romney's bid for the US Senate from Utah, endorsing a former rival and major figure within the Republican Party.

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Brazil's Senate head says Rio military intervention blocks pension vote

BRASILIA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Eunicio Oliveira, the head of Brazil's Senate, said on Monday that the federal government's military intervention in Rio de Janeiro would, by the rules of the country's constitution, block any vote on pension reform or any other measure requiring a constitutional amendment.

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Trump Should Get Behind Romney’s Candidacy, McConnell Says

In an interview, Senator Mitch McConnell said that Mitt Romney’s Senate run was an illustration of Republicans’ improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign.

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Mitt Romney Announces Senate Run

Mr. Romney, a critic of the president, officially confirmed that he would run to fill the seat of Senator Orrin G. Hatch, who is retiring.

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Mitt Romney releases ad for Utah Senate run

Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party.

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Romney announces US Senate run

Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party.

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Trump urges Senate to pass Senator Grassley's immigration bill: statement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he supported Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley's immigration bill and urged the full Senate to back it, according to a statement issued by the White House.

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Immigration state of play in the Senate

The World's Greatest Deliberative Body (the US Senate) has had a bang-up start to its "freewheeling debate" over immigration, with battles over process and which amendment votes destined to fail get taken when. But here's the key point, according to several senior aides: ignore all of that. It's noise.

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Senate's immigration decisions are happening behind the scenes

The World's Greatest Deliberative Body (the US Senate) has had a bang-up start to its "freewheeling debate" over immigration, with battles over process and which amendment votes destined to fail get taken when. But here's the key point, according to several senior aides: ignore all of that. It's noise.

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Analysis: 2 signs Senate Republicans are starting to get nervous about the midterms

Senate Republicans shouldn't have a care in the world heading into the 2018 election.

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Senate Republican leader embraces Trump immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday turned up the heat on Democrats seeking protections for young "Dreamer" immigrants as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell embraced President Donald Trump's demands for broad changes to the country's immigration policies.

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Fiscal hawk Paul delays Senate vote on budget deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Rand Paul, a fiscal conservative, single-handedly delayed U.S. Senate action on Thursday on a two-year budget deal meant to avert another government shutdown, objecting to $300 billion in new deficit spending included in the measure.

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North Dakota GOP Senate candidate blasted a 'bunch of Arabs' in 2014 Facebook post

A Republican candidate for US Senate in North Dakota shared a story on Facebook in 2014 about anti-Israel protesters clashing with riot police, adding the comment, "Bunch of Arabs... what do you expect?"

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Arpaio says he was unaware publication he spoke with multiple times is anti-Semitic

Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, who is now running for US Senate, is distancing himself from a fringe publication that promotes anti-Semitic conspiracy theories that he's given multiple interviews to.

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Romney to make Senate announcement

Mitt Romney signaled that he is moving toward a run for a US Senate seat from Utah, tweeting Thursday that he will make a formal announcement about his plans on February 15.

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Senate candidate says sexual revolution led to human trafficking crisis

Missouri's attorney general, who is a Republican candidate running for US Senate, is facing criticism for a December speech in which he blamed the sexual revolution for human trafficking.

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A closer look at the Senate map

Democrats face a narrow path to win the US Senate majority in 2018.

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Republican Study Committee pushes Ryan for vote on Goodlatte bill

As Senate moderates pushed their leader to make a commitment to have a bipartisan immigration vote, House conservatives on Tuesday were pushing their leadership to tack to the right on the issue.

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How the shutdown ended -- for now

It took the government shutting down to reinvigorate a little spirit of bipartisanship in the US Senate.

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U.S. government shutdown fizzles out as Senate deal struck

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. senators struck a deal on Monday to lift a three-day government shutdown as Democrats agreed to end the standoff in exchange for President Donald Trump's Republicans promising a debate on the future of young illegal immigrants.

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Wall St. touches records as Senate deals to end shutdown

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks advanced on Monday as each of Wall Street's main indexes touched a record intraday level after U.S. senators struck a deal to end the federal government shutdown.

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US STOCKS-Wall St touches records as Senate deals to end shutdown

* Dow up 0.25 pct, S&P 500 up 0.48 pct, Nasdaq up 0.67 pct (Updates to mid-afternoon, changes byline)

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U.S. banking official critiques Senate bill aimed at easing bank rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top official at a leading U.S. bank regulator is airing concerns about a Senate bill that would ease banking rules, saying parts of it could "significantly weaken" critical protections.

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21 states sue to keep net neutrality as Senate Democrats reach 50 votes

(Reuters) - A group of 21 U.S. state attorneys general filed suit to challenge the Federal Communications Commission's decision to do away with net neutrality on Tuesday while Democrats said they needed just one more vote in the Senate to repeal the FCC ruling.

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Nielsen faces Senate grilling

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All eyes on Romney as Senate speculation grows

Mitt Romney will deliver two high-profile speeches in Utah this week that could offer a window into his policy priorities as the 2012 Republican presidential nominee eyes a run for the Senate.

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Chelsea Manning files for US Senate run

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who spent several years in prison for leaking classified information, has filed to run as a Democratic candidate for Senate in Maryland.

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Trump slams Senate immigration deal, denies offensive language

(Note: Story includes language throughout that will offend some readers)

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Trump slams Senate 'Dreamer' deal, seeks to walk back 'tough' words

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Vermont senate passes bill to legalize marijuana use

(Reuters) - Vermont's senate on Wednesday passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana use, which would make the state the first in the nation to do so through the legislative process rather than a ballot initiative.

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Pardoned ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces Senate bid

Joe Arpaio, the Republican former Maricopa County sheriff known for his hard-line immigration tactics, says he's running for Senate.

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Home of Roy Moore accuser burns

A fire destroyed the Alabama home of Tina Johnson, a woman who accused former US Senate candidate Roy Moore of grabbing her on the buttocks in 1991.

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As Senate seat opens, Mitt Romney's Twitter location updated to Utah

So far mum on whether he will make a bid for the Senate from Utah, Mitt Romney's Twitter account on Tuesday was updated to note he calls the Beehive State home.

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Michele Bachmann eyeing run for Franken's Senate seat

Former GOP congresswoman and presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she is considering running for Democratic former Sen. Al Franken's Minnesota seat.

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Al Franken officially leaves Senate today

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken marks his final day in the US Senate on Tuesday after he announced he would step down in the wake of groping allegations.

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Alabama officials certify Jones as Senate winner despite Moore challenge

(Reuters) - Alabama officials on Thursday certified Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, after a state judge denied a legal challenge by Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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Moore staffer spars with anchor over loss

Roy Moore's campaign spokeswoman Janet Porter defends Moore's fight against his Senate election loss.

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Alabama officials to certify Jones as Senate winner despite Moore challenge

(Reuters) - Alabama's secretary of state said on Thursday officials would certify Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, despite a challenge filed the day before by Roy Moore, the conservative Republican whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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Top Republican says Senate won't touch your Medicare next year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he "would not expect to see" the Senate tackle entitlement reform next year, signaling a break from his counterpart in the House on the Republican agenda in 2018.

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Democrats' 2018 advantage expands

Democrats' already wide advantage over Republicans in a hypothetical Congressional matchup has grown, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS. At the same time, enthusiasm about voting next year has increased among Democrats nationwide following an unexpected win in Alabama's Senate special election and a strong showing in Virginia's state government elections last month.

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World shares off record highs as U.S. tax bill passes Senate

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets wavered just below recent record highs while U.S. Treasury yields held near multi-month peaks on Wednesday as the final procedural throes of long-awaited U.S. tax reform played out in Washington.

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CORRECTED-GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares off record highs as U.S. tax bill passes Senate

LONDON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - World stock markets wavered just below recent record highs while U.S. Treasury yields held near multi-month peaks on Wednesday as the final procedural throes of long-awaited U.S. tax reform played out in Washington.

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Asian shares waver as U.S. tax bill passes Senate, dollar steadies

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares bobbed lower in a choppy session on Wednesday, hobbled by Wall Street's losses as the long-awaited U.S. tax reform bill wound its way through Congress, while higher Treasury yields underpinned the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares waver as U.S. tax bill passes Senate, dollar steadies

TOKYO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Asian shares bobbed lower in a choppy session on Wednesday, hobbled by Wall Street's losses as the long-awaited U.S. tax reform bill wound its way through Congress, while higher Treasury yields underpinned the dollar.

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Republican Tax Bill Passes Senate in 51-48 Vote

The $1.5 trillion bill would be the biggest legislative accomplishment for Republicans since President Trump took office.

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Mexico's Senate picks new electoral prosecutor amid graft spat

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Senate on Friday named the country's new top prosecutor for election-related crimes, after the official previously in the post was fired amid a graft scandal involving a close former aide of President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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Italy adopts living wills allowing patients to refuse treatment

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's Senate passed into law on Thursday a bill allowing severely ill people to refuse treatment that would prolong their lives.

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Moore releases video, refuses to concede

Republican Roy Moore released a video following Alabama's US Senate election. He says he will not concede to Democrat Doug Jones.

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How black voters boosted Doug Jones to victory in Alabama

In the closing days of Alabama's rancorous special US Senate election between Doug Jones and Roy Moore, a procession of black politicians and celebrities descended on the state.

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Alabama Women ‘Make a Stand’ in First Election of the #MeToo Era

Black women were critical to Doug Jones’s Senate victory. Most white women supported his conservative opponent, Roy Moore, although the Republican had been banking on even more.

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Al Franken's Senate replacement named

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith has been selected to replace Al Franken in the Senate.

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4 Takeaways From Doug Jones’s Alabama Victory

The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama’s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.

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Hillary Clinton tweets on Doug Jones' win

Following Democrat Doug Jones' projected win in Alabama's US Senate race, Hillary Clinton shared a message of optimism with her followers on Twitter.

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Alabama Secretary of State: 'Highly unlikely' Jones is not the winner

Secretary of State of Alabama John Merrill said it was "highly unlikely" that Democrat Doug Jones would not be certified as the winner of Tuesday's special election for the US Senate.

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Read Roy Moore's speech after Jones' projected victory

Republican Roy Moore did not concede to Democrat Doug Jones in the US Senate race as he addressed supporters Tuesday in Montgomery, Alabama -- even after CNN and other networks projected Jones the winner, Jones declared victory and President Donald Trump congratulated Moore's Democratic opponent.

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Alabama sends first Democrat to the Senate in a generation

Alabama voters are casting their ballots today as the nation watches their US Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

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Opinion: Alabama's message to women: You matter

Three words resounded out of the election of Doug Jones to the US Senate: women's stories matter.

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Roy Moore unwilling to concede: 'It's not over'

Judge Roy Moore addresses his supporters after losing to Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama's Senate election.

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Jones: We have shown the country we can unify

Doug Jones addresses his supporters after defeating Republican Judge Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate election.

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What happens if Moore wins Senate seat

CNN's Tom Foreman reports on what could happen next if Roy Moore wins Alabama's Senate special election.

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Analysis: Can Doug Jones defy a trend shaping modern Senate elections?

In today's Alabama US Senate election, Democrat Doug Jones isn't running just against Republican Roy Moore. Jones is also running against the most powerful trend shaping modern elections for the US Senate.

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Right and Left React to the Alabama Senate Candidacy of Roy Moore

Writers from across the political spectrum on the contentious Senate race in Alabama.

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Moore: Don't let outsiders control AL vote

Republican Roy Moore cast the sexual allegations he faces as an outside effort to tank his Senate candidacy Monday night at his final rally before Tuesday's special election.

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Doug Jones touts celebrity endorsements

Alabama Democratic nominee for US Senate Doug Jones posted a series of celebrity endorsements on Twitter.

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The easy way to catch up on politics

Sen. Al Franken leaves the US Capitol on Thursday after announcing his plans to resign amid allegations of sexual harassment. The Minnesota Democrat said he plans to step down "in the coming weeks," and he decried the "irony" of his doing so as President Donald Trump and US Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, both of whom have been accused of sexual harassment, continue their political careers.

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Mexican president asks Senate to broaden discussion over security bill

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday asked Senate lawmakers to include civil society's views in their discussion of a divisive bill that critics say would give the military greater powers and deepen its role in the country's drug war.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says a Republican Al Franken Would Still Have a Job

Mr. Noah and other hosts tackled Mr. Franken’s resignation and Roy Moore’s Senate campaign.

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Trump's photo op power move is awkward seating arrangements

The White House didn't shy away from one of President Donald Trump's top critics in the US Senate on Tuesday: they put Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake in the seat right next to the President, making for a really interesting and totally awkward (for Flake, surely) photo op.

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Mexican army hit by execution finding as Senate mulls new military powers

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican soldiers arbitrarily executed two people after an illegal raid last year, a national rights body said on Tuesday, releasing its findings as protests disrupted a debate in the Senate over a contentious bill to give the military more powers.

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Bannon hits Romney for avoiding Vietnam

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon, while campaigning for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, attacks Mitt Romney, who tweeted Moore's presence in the US Senate would be "a stain on the GOP and on the nation."

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Republican Party backs Senate candidate Moore: official

(Reuters) - The Republican Party will resume funding the U.S. Senate campaign of Roy Moore after President Donald Trump endorsed the Alabama Republican, who is accused of sexual misconduct involving teenage girls.

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Opinion: How low will the GOP go?

Roy Moore, a religious zealot running for a US Senate seat out of Alabama, has been credibly accused of pursuing and preying on teenage girls when he was in his 30s. One was just 14 years old when, she alleges, Moore -- stripped to his underpants -- touched her intimately and tried to get her to touch his genitals. Moore denies the allegations.

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U.N. rights boss urges Mexico not to enshrine army's role

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights boss called on Mexico's Senate on Tuesday not to adopt a proposed law on internal security, saying it would enshrine the role of the military in law enforcement at a time when a stronger police force was needed.

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Dodd-Frank rollbacks put America at risk

Last week, in the dead of night, the US Senate passed tax handouts for millionaires and multinational corporations that ship American jobs overseas. This week, it's the banks' turn.

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These are the women who could elect Moore

If Republican Roy Moore wins next week's Senate special election in Alabama, it will be largely because of his support among women.

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Analysis: The simple reason Donald Trump endorsed Roy Moore

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump removed any doubt: He's 100% behind Roy Moore's Senate campaign.

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Massachusetts Senate president steps aside as husband faces probe

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg is taking a temporary leave of absence as his husband faces allegations that he used his political connections to sexually harass men.

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Shares of big U.S. banks jump as Senate approves tax overhaul

(Reuters) - Shares of the biggest U.S. banks rose on Monday, after the Senate approved a tax overhaul bill on Saturday, raising investor hopes that their earnings would get a boost from a ...

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Wall Street cheers Senate's approval of tax bill

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes surged on Monday after the U.S. Senate passed its version of a tax code overhaul, bringing the Republicans closer to implementing corporate tax cuts.

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Shares of big U.S. banks rise as Senate approves tax overhaul

(Reuters) - Shares of the biggest U.S. banks were higher after the Senate approved a tax overhaul bill on Saturday, which will provide significant tax cuts for businesses.

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Alabama’s Disdain for Democrats Looms Over Its Senate Race

The Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, is widely admired. But in his race against Roy Moore, many voters say they are struggling to get past his party affiliation.

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Poll: Doug Jones closes gap with Roy Moore

With the special election for Alabama's Senate seat less than two weeks away, the candidates appear headed for a photo finish, with Democrat Doug Jones gaining a slight edge over his Republican competitor Roy Moore, according to a new poll out Saturday.

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Drilling in Alaska refuge likelier as Senate clears tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil and gas drilling in a vast northern Alaskan wildlife refuge the U.S. government has protected since 1960 moved a step closer to reality on Saturday with the passage by U.S. Senate Republicans of the tax bill.

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Trump to hold rally near Moore territory

President Donald Trump will hold a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Florida, next Friday -- just 25 miles from the Alabama border and days before the Alabama special election for US Senate.

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McCain backs Senate tax bill, boosting chances of approval

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sweeping Republican-sponsored tax overhaul gained momentum in the U.S. Senate on Thursday with the backing of Senator John McCain, as party leaders held behind-the-scenes negotiations to try to secure enough votes for passage.

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Deficit issue looms over Republican tax bill as Senate nears vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to reformulate their tax bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would balloon the U.S. budget deficit, as the measure moved toward a decisive U.S. Senate floor vote later this week.

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Ala. lawmaker: Roy Moore accuser forged yearbook inscription

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said Tuesday that a woman who accused Republican nominee for US Senate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 is "clearly a liar."

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Deficit looms over Republican tax bill as Senate nears vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans scrambled on Wednesday to reformulate their tax-cut bill to satisfy lawmakers worried about how much it would expand the federal deficit, as the measure moved toward a decisive U.S. Senate floor vote later this week.

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Same-sex marriage bill clears Australia's Senate

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's upper house Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, perhaps as soon as next week, after lawmakers dismissed a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples.

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GOP leaders trying to get their tax overhaul plan approved can afford to lose only two votes

Republicans are trying to get their plan to overhaul the US tax system through the US Senate this week, but with 52 members in the chamber, GOP leaders can afford to lose only two votes.

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Ex-NBA star knocks Moore, Bannon

Charles Barkley, Alabama native and former NBA star, explains why he's voting for Doug Jones over Roy Moore in the race for Alabama's US Senate seat.

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Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore's Democratic opponent to win.

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Analysis: Trump just did Roy Moore a huge favor

President Donald Trump broke his silence Tuesday afternoon on allegations of sexual abuse facing Roy Moore, the Republican Party's Senate nominee in Alabama.

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Here are the Senate Republicans who will decide the fate of the tax bill

In the US Senate, the tax bill could fail or succeed based off of the votes of just a handful of members. After recess this week, Senators will return from Thanksgiving and move immediately to vote on a plan that would permanently lower the corporate tax rate, temporarily lower rates across the middle-class and would drastically reshape the country's tax code.

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Kushner's attorney accuses Senate panel of 'gotcha game' over documents request

Jared Kushner's lawyer says the Senate Judiciary Committee is playing a "gotcha game" by accusing Kushner of not disclosing key documents -- including information about WikiLeaks.

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New poll: Moore down by 8 in AL

Democrat Doug Jones has opened up an eight-point lead in the US Senate race in Alabama amid multiple sexual abuse allegations against Republican Roy Moore, according to a new Fox News poll released Thursday.

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Alabama G.O.P. Says It Stands Behind Roy Moore

Despite allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Republican Party intends to stick by its nominee for a United States Senate seat.

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Has Trump weighed in on Roy Moore yet?

President Donald Trump is not known for being shy when it comes to hot-button political questions. But he's been unusually quiet, or circumspect, when it comes to the scandal enveloping Alabama Republican Roy Moore's Senate campaign.

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Colombia's Senate approves peace tribunals for ex-rebels

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Senate has backed a law to regulate transitional justice under the country's peace deal with Marxist FARC rebels, including special tribunals that will try guerrilla leaders for war crimes.

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Opinion: Roy Moore case spotlights a risk to young girls

People are looking in shocked disgust at the defenders of Roy Moore. How can so many Alabamans throw their support behind Moore, the Republican nominee for a United States Senate seat there, who is accused of pursuing or sexually abusing teens -- including a 14 year-old -- back when he was in his 30s? Moore denies the allegations, and is threatening to sue the Washington Post, where the report appeared last week.