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    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, may have risked her political career on a pivotal vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. While recent polls show the move has cost Collins critical support, especially among women voters, the vote has benefited her in another regard. Since Collins cast her vote in 2018, she has raised about $200,000 from major donors to the Federalist Society, many of whom had never given to Collins before, according to The Daily Beast. Collins, who for years appealed to women voters by stylizing herself as that rarest of all...
    Sen. Jack ReedJohn (Jack) Francis ReedSunday shows preview: Lawmakers to address alarming spike in coronavirus cases Republicans fear backlash over Trumps threatened veto on Confederate names Senate Dems request briefing on Russian bounty wire transfers MORE (D-R.I.), the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, on Sunday criticized President TrumpDonald John TrumpProtesters tear down statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore Independence Day star Bill Pullman urges Americans to wear a freedom mask in July 4 PSA Protesters burn American...
    Rep. Greg GianforteGregory Richard GianforteGovernors get reelection boost from COVID-19 responses Kathleen Williams, Matt Rosendale to face off for Montana House seat Gianforte wins Montana gubernatorial primary MORE (R-Mont.), who is running to be Montanas governor, will pause in-person campaign activities after Trump campaign fundraiser Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Ann GuilfoyleKimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for coronavirus Trump campaign launches new fundraising program with House Republicans Brazilian president Bolsonaro tested for coronavirus days after meeting Trump MORE, who has since tested positive for coronavirus,...
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold elections for a second parliamentary chamber on Aug 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim told a televised press conference on Saturday. Members of the chamber, known as the Council of Senators, will be two-thirds elected by the public and the rest appointed by the president. (Reporting by Nadine Awadalla and Ahmed Tolba, Editing by William Maclean) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    The daughter of a diplomat who lost her dad and younger brother to the terrorist bombing of the US Embassy in Kenya in 1998 is furious with New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez for preventing her and others from receiving millions in victim compensation money. Edith Bartley called Menendez’s actions a “travesty” in the wake of the killing of her Queens-born father, Julian Bartley, the first African-American consul general to Nairobi and the most senior US diplomat slain in the attack....
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will hold Senate elections over two days in August, the chief of the country’s election commission said Saturday, more than a year after the restoration of Parliament’s lower chamber, which was dissolved in 2014. The body was reconstituted as part of constitutional amendments that also allowed President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to extend his stay in power, possibly until 2030. Lasheen Ibrahim, chairman of the National Election Authority, told a televised news conference that Senate elections will...
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt will hold Senate elections over two days in August, the chief of the country’s election commission said Saturday, more than a year after the restoration of Parliament’s lower chamber, which was dissolved in 2014. The body was reconstituted as part of constitutional amendments that also allowed President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi to extend his stay in power, possibly until 2030. Lasheen Ibrahim, chairman of the National Election Authority, told a televised news conference that Senate elections will...
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold elections for a second parliamentary chamber on Aug 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim told a televised press conference on Saturday. Members of the chamber, known as the Council of Senators, will be two-thirds elected by the public and the rest appointed by the president. (Reporting by Nadine Awadalla and Ahmed Tolba, Editing by William Maclean) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Its not often that you see a new strain of Mac-targeted ransomware, but this week researchers dug into ThiefQuest, also called EvilQuest, a malware strain that keeps on giving—or taking, as it were. ThiefQuest appears to be Mac ransomware, but it doesnt seem like its developers have any intention of decrypting victims files. Likely that points to a cash grab, since ThiefQuest also has a whole other set of malicious functionality that installs a persistent backdoor on victims computers, exfiltrates...
    On June 30, the House passed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill along party lines, with Democrats pushing for infrastructure that combats climate change. The bill, called the Moving Forward Act, invests in electric cars, zero-emissions buses, and electricity grid upgrades that include renewable energy. It also includes tax credits for wind, solar, and carbon capture. The bill requires states to set targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and consider climate change in other areas. $500 billion is focused on transportation...
    The House Armed Services Committee this week voted to pass a 2021 defense authorization bill that would require the Pentagon to strip Confederate names from military bases and other property within a year — setting the bill up for a fight in the Senate and with the White House. The amendment responsible for the language was sponsored by Reps. Anthony Brown (D-MD) and Don Bacon (R-NE), and was adopted on party lines, with Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI) being the only...
    WASHINGTON — The US Senate on Thursday voted to pass a sanctions bill punishing China after the Communist regime enacted a national security law which effectively strips Hong Kong of its autonomous status. The bill, which now heads to President Trump’s desk, will authorize the Treasury Department to identify Chinese banks and financial firms which enable the Communist Party regime, and punish them by restricting their access to the US dollar and visas for their executives. “If a Chinese...
    WASHINGTON — The US Senate on Thursday voted to pass a sanctions bill punishing China after the Communist regime enacted a national security law which effectively strips Hong Kong of its autonomous status. The bill, which now heads to President Trump’s desk, will authorize the Treasury Department to identify Chinese banks and financial firms which enable the Communist Party regime, and punish them by restricting their access to the US dollar and visas for their executives. “If a Chinese bank...
              Joe Carr, a conservative leader in Rutherford County, on Thursday endorsed Dr. Manny Sethi in his U.S. Senate race and said he will host the physician as well as U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) at a cookout on July 18. Sethi posted Carr’s endorsement on his Facebook page here. “I want a fighter. Dr. Manny stands firm in defending our conservative values, and he will not waver in the Senate. We need to...
    Senate Republicans are divided on whether to give Americans another round of direct stimulus payments, NBC News reports. House Democrats included another round of payments to Americans in their $3 trillion stimulus bill. President Donald Trump says he supports even larger stimulus checks going out. But GOP members are either noncommittal or completely against the idea.  Senate Majority Whip John Thune said Republicans are divided on whether to send more money to Americans.  About direct payments or some of the checks — that’s...
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the Senate Republicans weekly policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 16, 2020.Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON — Democrats want another round of direct stimulus payments to Americans up to $1,200 as coronavirus cases rise in dozens of states. President Donald Trump isnt ruling it out. But Senate Republicans are on the fence or opposed, complicating its prospects. I wasnt supportive of the first round. I dont...
    Tech billionaire Peter Thiel is distancing himself from the campaign of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSecret Service members who helped organize Pence Arizona trip test positive for COVID-19: report Trump administration planning pandemic office at the State Department: report Iran releases photo of damaged nuclear fuel production site: report MORE amid fears that he will not win reelection, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter. Thiel, a vocal supporter of Trump in 2016, reportedly soured on the presidents reelection chances, with the...
    Mother Jones illustration; Shutterstock For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.This post was originally published as part of “The Trump Files“—a collection of telling episodes, strange but true stories, and curious scenes from the life of our current president—on July 28, 2016. Democrats weren’t always bashing Donald Trump. In fact, in 1987, they were seemingly desperate to get his star power on their side. Even though Trump was a registered Republican, House Speaker...
    A Chicago businessman says he plans to challenge longtime U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who will be seeking a fifth term in November. Willie Wilson, who previously challenged former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2018, announced his independent candidacy Thursday, FOX 32 of Chicago reported. Meeting with reporters, Wilson tore into Durbin, the current Senate minority whip. “He’s been a failure all his life in politics. He never had a job,” Wilson said about the 75-year-old incumbent. “When he...
              Is Jane Timken the leader the Ohio State Republican Party needs to help President Donald Trump win re-election when her party seems to be engaged in a civil war? The stakes are high in the Buckeye State. Trump and Biden are locked in a dead heat, according to a poll available here by RealClearPolitics. GOP insiders say the number of Republican-registered voters in the state has fallen from 2.2 million in June 2016...
    California is expanding job protections to people who take time off to care for a family member.The states Employment Development Department is now extending the Paid Family Leave program from six to eight weeks of available benefits.The program provides eligible mothers, fathers and caregivers with roughly 60-70% of their income to care for a new child or an ill family member, including those who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.Those benefits can be used all at once or can be staggered...
    Dear GOP governors: Hello, and happy early Independence Day to all who observe! (And, of course, as an erudite consumer of this missive, I know you’ll observe in a responsible, socially-distanced way. Because Lockdown 2: The New Batch is going to suck enough as it is.) As a lot of states whose Republican governors reopened businesses prematurely in the middle of a damn pandemic begin to grapple with the obvious and avoidable fallout, a lot of state-level action right now is extremely coronavirus-related....
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a plan for his reelection campaign: to completely rewrite recent history. McConnell plans to emphasize how he was the lead author and negotiator of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES, Act, the largest coronavirus rescue package to date, which has brought billions to the states hospitals, front-line health care workers and local communities, the Courier-Journal reports. He totally was not the lead author and negotiator of that piece of legislation thats...
    The Senate has passed legislation sanctioning Chinese officials in response to the nations new Hong Kong national security law. The U.S. law, which was approved by unanimous consent Thursday, was sponsored by Sens. Patrick Toomey, a Republican from Pennsylvania, and Chris Van Hollen, a Democrat from Maryland. “It’s not only an effort to shield freedom-loving Hong Kongers from this continuing escalation of aggression by the Chinese communists, but the bill is a larger signal to China,” Toomey said on...
    A bipartisan group of senators are trying to require foreign media outlets to disclose publicly if they are registered as foreign agents. Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisLiberal veterans group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP GOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday If only woke protesters knew how close they were to meaningful police reform MORE (D-Calif.) and John CornynJohn CornynGOP senators debate replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a federal holiday New legislation required...