U.S. Senate approves temporary lift to debt ceiling, averting default

By Richard Cowan and Makini Brice    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation to temporarily raise the federal government's $28.4 trillion debt limit and avoid the risk of a historic default later this month, but it put off until early December a decision on a longer-lasting remedy.    The Senate voted 50-48 to pass the bill following weeks […]

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Senate panel warned China has enough data for dossiers on all Americans

More On: china Goldman Sachs lowers China growth estimates as Delta variant spreads E-commerce giant fires manager accused of raping employee Beijing must not host Winter Olympics, Uighur American pleads in testimony Wuhan’s notorious ‘bat woman’ warns more COVID mutations are coming China has stolen enough data from the US to compile a “dossier” on every single American adult — […]

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Senate Republicans urge CDC to lift mask mandates on public transit

More On: ted cruz Senate colleague accuses Ted Cruz of ‘mansplaining’ at testy committee hearing Cruz claims Harris is ducking ‘locus’ of migrant crisis Protesters arrested outside Ted Cruz’s Houston home Cruz speaks out about McConaughey’s potential run for Texas gov Follow the science. That’s what a some Senate Republicans are asking the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to […]

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Senate Republicans unveil $568 billion infrastructure counterproposal

Republicans unveiled a $568 billion counterproposal to President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan on Thursday. The Republican plan — less than half the size of Biden's proposal — is more focused on physical infrastructure like the nation's roads, railways and bridges.  The package includes: $299 billion for roads and bridges $61 billion for public transit systems $20 billion for rail  $13 […]

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LeBron James for US Senate calls ramp up amid Portman's decision not to see reelection

Fox News Flash top headlines for January 25 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. LeBron James is a four-time NBA champion, four-time MVP and 16-time All-Star. But could political office be in the cards for the 36-year-old Akron, Ohio, native? With Ohio Sen. Rob Portman not seeing election in 2022, social media users […]

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Senate sends veto-proof defense bill to Trump — but time may be on his side

More On: afghanistan Islamic State claims responsibility for killing Afghan journalist Rand Paul blocks defense bill that would delay Trump’s Afghanistan drawdown China refuses to apologize over ‘repugnant’ Australian soldier image Chinese artist behind fake image of Australian soldier says he won’t stop The Senate on Friday voted overwhelmingly to send a $740 billion defense bill to President Trump’s desk […]

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Senate panel to vote Thursday on subpoenas for Twitter, Facebook CEOs

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to take action Thursday on subpoenas to Twitter and Facebook CEOs Jack Dorsey and Mark Zuckerberg to testify about their companies’ actions restricting The Post’s exposé about Hunter Biden’s dealings in Ukraine, according to a report. The subpoenas would request the honchos’ testimony on the “suppression and/or censorship” of two articles involving Joe Biden’s […]

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Senate Democrats warn of ‘foreign interference’ in 2020 election

Senate Democrats on Friday asked FBI Director Christopher Wray to offer “a regular series of update briefings” on an alleged foreign influence campaign targeting the November election. Sens. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Jack Reed (D-RI) wrote to Wray that they want to ensure “all Senators are aware of the specific threats posed by this or any other […]

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Senate committee authorizes subpoenas in Hunter Biden probe

WASHINGTON — A Senate Committee on Wednesday voted to authorize subpoenas as part of the investigation into Hunter Biden’s high-paying work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma, according to a report. Senate Homeland Security Chairman Sen. Ron Johnson will now be able to subpoena Blue Star Strategies, the Democratic public-relations firm that Burisma engaged while Biden sat on its board, Politico […]

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Senate committee to probe China, WHO over coronavirus outbreak

The Senate’s primary oversight committee will launch a probe into the origins of and response to the deadly coronavirus pandemic, according to Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chair Ron Johnson. The Wisconsin Republican said the committee was “going to conduct oversight on this thing in its entirety, Politico reported, and listed several key questions that would be investigated, […]

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