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US Senate passes resolution condemning surge in anti-Semitism

Resolution, co-sponsored by 74 senators, also urges the US to continue combating anti-Semitism internationally.

US Senate passes resolution condemning surge in anti-Semitism

Senate Republicans block commission to probe Capitol riots

Senators vote 54-35 on House-passed bill to form a commission to probe January 6 attack, falling short of majority needed.

Senate Republicans block commission to probe Capitol riots

Republicans seek congressional approval before Iran deal

Measure in the Senate would require Biden administration to obtain congressional approval before inking a deal with Iran.

Republicans seek congressional approval before Iran deal

Trump: McConnell needs to be fired

In an interview this week, Trump said that the GOP Senate Minority leader has "not done a great job" and should be "change(d)."

Trump: McConnell needs to be fired

Bipartisan support for the No-Hate act

Senator Richard Blumenthal: "Hate crimes are so insidious because they’re intended to harm and terrorize an entire community"

Bipartisan support for the No-Hate act

Senate confirms Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

Haaland will be the first Native American Cabinet secretary.

Senate confirms Deb Haaland as Interior Secretary

Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general

US Senate votes to confirm attorney general nominee Merrick Garland in a 70-30 vote.

Senate confirms Merrick Garland as attorney general

Senate committee votes to advance Garland's nomination for A-G

Senate Judiciary Committee advances Merrick Garland's nomination to serve as Biden’s attorney general.

Senate committee votes to advance Garland's nomination for A-G

Trump impeachment lawyer talks about 'water bottle sensation'

David Schoen, who represented Donald Trump at his second impeachment trial, says that he didn't mean to go viral, but is glad he did.

Trump impeachment lawyer talks about 'water bottle sensation'

Pelosi blasts ‘cowardly Republicans’ after Trump acquitted

House Speaker blasts Senate Republicans as cowards after the acquittal of former Trump in his impeachment trial.

Pelosi blasts ‘cowardly Republicans’ after Trump acquitted

Senate clears Trump of impeachment charges

Senate clears former US Pres. Donald Trump of charges that he incited a mob to attack US Capitol.

Senate clears Trump of impeachment charges

Senate votes that Trump impeachment trial is constitutional

Senate votes 56-44 to move ahead with the impeachment trial of former President.

Senate votes that Trump impeachment trial is constitutional

Why did Trump's lawyer hold his head while drinking water?

Watch: Did the Jewish lawyer recite the blessing before drinking water?

Why did Trump's lawyer hold his head while drinking water?

US Senate votes to keep US embassy in Jerusalem

Senate votes 97-3 on amendment that sets aside funding to maintain the Jerusalem embassy.

US Senate votes to keep US embassy in Jerusalem

Marjorie Greene: Lockdown causing suicide, depression

Controversial Rep. Marjorie Greene of Georgia slams "blue state bailout budget" for increased mental issues as kids sent home from school.

Marjorie Greene: Lockdown causing suicide, depression

Two of Trump's attorneys step down days before Senate trial

Former US President parts ways with two lawyers days before start of Senate impeachment trial.

Two of Trump's attorneys step down days before Senate trial

Senate blocks effort to prevent Trump’s impeachment trial

Senate voted 55-45 to block Republican effort to upend plans for Trump’s impeachment trial.

Senate blocks effort to prevent Trump’s impeachment trial

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

The confirmation comes a day after both chambers approved a waiver for Austin.

Senate confirms Lloyd Austin for Defense Secretary

Democrats officially take control of the Senate

Senator Charles Schumer becomes Senate Majority Leader with the swearing in of three new Democrats.

Democrats officially take control of the Senate

Senate confirms Avril Haines as National Intelligence director

Haines becomes the first woman in history to lead the intelligence community.

Senate confirms Avril Haines as National Intelligence director

Biden hopes Senate will balance impeachment with other matters

President-elect after House votes to impeach Trump: I hope Senate will deal with impeachment while also working on other urgent business.

Biden hopes Senate will balance impeachment with other matters

Senate Majority Leader: Best to focus on transfer of power

Mitch McConnell: There is simply no chance that a fair or serious impeachment trial could conclude before Biden is sworn in next week.

Senate Majority Leader: Best to focus on transfer of power

Ossoff projected to win second Georgia runoff

Ossoff's victory will tie the Senate at 50-50, allowing Vice President-elect Harris to use her tie-breaking vote.

Ossoff projected to win second Georgia runoff

Senate overrides Trump's veto of defense bill

Senate votes 81-13 to override Trump's veto of the National Defense Authorization Act.

Senate overrides Trump's veto of defense bill

Senate approves defense bill opposed by Trump

Senate approves controversial defense bill with a veto-proof majority.

Senate approves defense bill opposed by Trump

Senate rejects efforts to block F-35 sale to UAE

US Senate votes down motions to block Trump administration's plan to sell drones and F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates.

Senate rejects efforts to block F-35 sale to UAE

AOC insists: McConnell broke the Senate

AOC was adamant in her assertion that Senate Maj. leader Rep. Mitch McConnell 'broke' the legislative body due to political interests.

AOC insists: McConnell broke the Senate

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Big Tech CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey testify before Senate

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testify before Senate Judiciary Committee.

Big Tech CEOs Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey testify before Senate

Live: Day 3 of Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings

Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett continue Wednesday.

Live: Day 3 of Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearings

Live: Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett kick off.

Live: Amy Coney Barrett confirmation hearing

'Pray for senator who contracted COVID-19'

Yossi Dagan: Mike Lee is one of the most sympathetic senators for the State of Israel. Pray for his recovery.

'Pray for senator who contracted COVID-19'

Live: Senate leaders remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Senate pays tribute to Justice Ginsburg following her passing.

Live: Senate leaders remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Senate Republicans dismiss Trump suggestion to delay elections

Trump suggested in a tweet earlier that the US should delay its presidential election over concerns about mail-in voting.

Senate Republicans dismiss Trump suggestion to delay elections

AIPAC petition urges Senate oppose effort to restrict Israel aid

'Amendment politicizes support for Israeli security, goes far beyond current law in ways that damage US interests, risk Israel's security.'

AIPAC petition urges Senate oppose effort to restrict Israel aid

Senate bill would ban US funding from being used for sovereignty

Amendment to bill introduced Democrat Chris Van Hollen would ban US assistance to Israel from being used for sovereignty move.

Senate bill would ban US funding from being used for sovereignty

Senate Democrats warn against sovereignty

19 Senate Democrats write letter to PM and Defense Minister, warn that sovereignty move would place Israel at risk.

Senate Democrats warn against sovereignty

Senate legislation would expand US-Israeli partnerships

Bill submitted by Senator Ted Cruz would enhance partnerships on COVID-19 projects and lessen dependence on China.

Senate legislation would expand US-Israeli partnerships

Live: Dr. Fauci testifies before Senate on coronavirus response

Senate Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions Committee holds hearing on "COVID-19: Safely Getting Back to Work and Back to School."

Live: Dr. Fauci testifies before Senate on coronavirus response

Senate fails to override Trump veto of war powers resolution

US Senate fails to override President Donald Trump's veto of measure that would have limited his power to attack Iran.

Senate fails to override Trump veto of war powers resolution

Senate confirms hasidic Jew as Treasury assistant secretary

Mitchell Allen Silk becomes first hasidic Jew confirmed to senior administration position by the US Senate.

Senate confirms hasidic Jew as Treasury assistant secretary

Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus package

Massive stimulus package passed by Senate by a majority of 96-0 and will now be passed to the House of Representatives.

Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus package

Senate votes to rein in Trump on Iran

Eight Senate Republicans vote with Democrats on resolution to rein in President Trump's ability to take military action against Iran.

Senate votes to rein in Trump on Iran

Impeachment: Trump acquittal expected next week

US Senate votes down motion to bring additional witnesses, documents, paving the way for Pres. Trump's acquittal.

Impeachment: Trump acquittal expected next week

Trump’s lawyers urge 'swift' rejection of impeachment charges

US President's lawyers file brief urging the Senate to reject the impeachment charges against him.

Trump’s lawyers urge 'swift' rejection of impeachment charges

Trump’s Senate impeachment trial begins

Senate conducts ceremonial functions of the impeachment trial before actual arguments get underway next Tuesday.

Trump’s Senate impeachment trial begins

Articles of impeachment delivered to Senate

Articles of impeachment expected to be formally read to the Senate on Thursday, trial scheduled to open next Tuesday.

Articles of impeachment delivered to Senate

Impeachment trial against Trump to begin next week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Senate will begin debating an organizing resolution to start impeachment trial next Tuesday.

Impeachment trial against Trump to begin next week

US senators introduce bill to provide $3.3 billion to Israel

The legislation, co-sponsored by Marco Rubio and Chris Coons, would codify 2016 Memorandum of Understanding into low.

US senators introduce bill to provide $3.3 billion to Israel

Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

Former White House national security adviser willing to testify, if he is subpoenaed, in the Senate's impeachment trial of President Trump.

Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

Pelosi’s impeachment cloud is “Clear and Present Danger”

Pelosi’s impeachment cloud is “Clear and Present Danger”

State Department rejects Senate recognition of Armenian genocide

"The position of the Administration has not changed," says State Dept. after Senate recognizes mass killings of Armenians as genocide.

State Department rejects Senate recognition of Armenian genocide

Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian genocide

Senate unanimously passes resolution that recognizes as a genocide the mass killings of Armenians a century ago.

Senate passes resolution recognizing Armenian genocide

Senate committee approves Turkey sanctions bill

Senate Foreign Relations Committee passes legislation to impose sanctions on Turkey over S-400 purchase.

Senate committee approves Turkey sanctions bill

White House: Trump wants Senate trial

White House spokesman says Senate is the only place where Trump would receive due process.

White House: Trump wants Senate trial

Senate Majority Leader: Can't see us removing Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he can't see any scenario in which the Senate votes to remove Trump from office.

Senate Majority Leader: Can't see us removing Trump

Senate to pass resolution recognizing Kristallnacht?

Senate to vote on Kristallnacht memorial resolution condemning anti-Semitism.

Senate to pass resolution recognizing Kristallnacht?

Live: Senate hearing on 'Threats to the Homeland'

Senate Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing on "Threats to the Homeland."

Live: Senate  hearing on 'Threats to the Homeland'

Senate candidate: 'Israeli lobby' controls Republican party

Jason Lewis, candidate for Senate in Minnesota, accused Republicans of ‘dual loyalty’ to Israel.

Senate candidate: 'Israeli lobby' controls Republican party

US Senate confirms Kelly Craft as UN ambassador

Senate votes 56-34 to confirm Kelly Craft to replace Nikki Haley.

US Senate confirms Kelly Craft as UN ambassador

Senate fails to override Trump's veto on arms sales to Saudis

US Senate fails to override Trump's vetoes of resolutions blocking his arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

Senate fails to override Trump's veto on arms sales to Saudis