U.S. Senate Fails to Pass Abortion Rights Bill Ahead of Roe v. Wade Decision

Fourth EstateU.S. Senate Fails to Pass Abortion Rights Bill Ahead of Roe v. Wade Decision - C-SPAN

The United States Senate on May 11 failed to advance a Democrat-led bill that would preserve access to legal abortion nationwide ahead of a Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. The Senate rejected the Women’s Health Protection Act in …

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Blinken Says Iranian Attempts to Kill Pompeo, and Other US Officials

Fourth EstateSecretary of State Antony Blinken testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on 26 April, 2022. - C-SPAN via Fourth Estate

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday confirmed ongoing threats against the present and past US officials from Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Testifying before a Senate panel, Blinken said that Iran attempted to assassinate former Secretary of State …

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Former President Trump Endorses Celebrity Doctor Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania Senate Race

Fourth EstateMehmet Cengiz Oz (aka Dr. Oz) is a Turkish-American celebrity, author, Republican political candidate, and retired physician

Former U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday announced that he is endorsing celebrity surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz for a Senate seat in Pennsylvania. “The Great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has a tremendous opportunity to Save America by electing the brilliant and …

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U.S. Senate Moves to Full Vote on Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination

Fourth EstateThe United States Senate on April 4 voted to bring Ketanji Brown Jackson's Supreme Court nomination to the floor for a final confirmation vote after the Judiciary Committee deadlocked on advancing her earlier.

The United States Senate on April 4 voted to bring Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination to the floor for a final confirmation vote after the Judiciary Committee deadlocked on advancing her earlier. In a 53 to 47 vote, the …

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U.S. Senate Strikes $10 Billion Deal on COVID-19 Relief

Fourth EstateSenators debate on the Floor of the U.S. Senate on 4 April 2022. - CSPAN via Fourth Estate

The United States Senate has struck a $10 billion deal on COVID-19 relief on April 4 after weeks of requests from the White House. Senator Mitt Romney announced that senators have put forward a new bill to provide $10 billion …

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to Vote Against Kentanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court Nomination

United States Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on March 24 that he will  not vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the Supreme Court. “I went into the Senate’s process with an open mind. But after studying the …

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Confirmation Hearings Begin for U.S. Supreme Court Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson

Fourth EstateSupreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 21. | C-Span via Fourth Estate

Confirmation hearings for United States Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson has begun on March 21. In her opening remarks, Jackson told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she “decides cases from a neutral posture.” “I evaluate the facts, and I …

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Senate Votes to Make Daylight Saving Time Permanent in 2023

The United States Senate approved a bill on March 15 that would make Daylight Saving Time permanent starting in 2023. The Senate unanimously passed the bill, known as the Sunshine Protection Act, which would allow states with areas exempt from …

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