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Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly sworn into Senate, cutting into GOP majority

1 month ago   |   By CNBC

Kelly's swearing in cuts the Republican majority in the Senate to 52-48 as two Georgia runoff elections will determine the majority.
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Mark Kelly Sworn in to Senate, Shrinking GOP Majority

1 month ago   |   By Bloomberg

Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly was sworn in to the U.S. Senate Wednesday afternoon, shrinking the Republican majority and likely dooming President Donald Trump's nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve.
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Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly sworn in as newest senator

Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly sworn in as newest senator

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Democrat Mark Kelly of Arizona was sworn in Wednesday as the newest member of the Senate, bringing the GOP majority down to 52-48.
Kelly, a former astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain, beat GOP Sen. Martha McSally in a special election this November. While Kelly has never held public office before, he was widely viewed as a star recruit for the Democratic party this election cycle and is married to former Rep. Gabby Giffords , who is now an advocate for stricter gun laws after surviving a 2011 assassination attempt.
The Arizona Democrat's arrival to the Senate during the lame duck session comes...
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Judge: Amazon Doesn't Have to Restore Parler Now

Judge: Amazon Doesn't Have to Restore Parler Now

Amazon won't be forced to immediately restore web service to Parler after a federal judge ruled Thursday. The court was considering a plea to reinstate the fast-growing social... Read more ...

Judge refuses to dismiss New York AG's lawsuit against NRA

Judge refuses to dismiss New York AG's lawsuit against NRA

NEW YORK - State Attorney General Tish James' lawsuit seeking to dissolve the National Rifle Association can move forward, a state judge ruled Thursday. Judge Joel Cohen denied... Read more ...

Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over election...

Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over election challenge

Seven Senate Democrats filed an ethics complaint against GOP Sens. Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz over their Jan. 6 efforts to object to the 2020 presidential election results. "By... Read more ...

House Approves Waiver For Lloyd Austin, Biden's Pick To Head Pentagon

House Approves Waiver For Lloyd Austin, Biden's Pick To Head Pentagon

The House normally has no role in Cabinet nominations, but because Austin, a retired Army general, has not been out of service for seven years, both chambers of Congress must... Read more ...

Biden To Keep Wray On As FBI Director

Biden To Keep Wray On As FBI Director

FBI Director Christopher Wray is less than four years into his 10-year term. He was confirmed to lead the FBI in August 2017, after former President Donald Trump fired James... Read more ...

Biden Cancels Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

Biden Cancels Keystone XL Pipeline Permit

The 1,200-mile oil pipeline is one of several Trump environmental policies that President Joe Biden is expected to reverse. Read more ...

Biden to keep Wray on as FBI director

Biden to keep Wray on as FBI director

President Joe Biden will keep FBI Director Christopher Wray on in that role, a source familiar with the president's plan told POLITICO. Wray was named to head the bureau in... Read more ...

Jobless Claims Decline To A Still-High 900,000 As Biden Inherits Battered...

Jobless Claims Decline To A Still-High 900,000 As Biden Inherits Battered Economy

Economists expect growth to accelerate in the second half of the year once COVID-19 vaccines become more widely distributed. Read more ...

U.S. jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

U.S. jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000

Fewer Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, lowering claims to 900,000, still a historically high level that points to further job cuts in a raging... Read more ...

Inaugural Poet Finished Work After Capitol Riot

Inaugural Poet Finished Work After Capitol Riot

President Biden is the fourth president to have had a poem read at their inauguration-and at 22, Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet ever. Gorman, who became America's... Read more ...