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Two Pennsylvania senators seek co-sponsors for grow-your-own-medical-marijuana bill

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Victor Skinner, The Center Square contributor Two state senators announced plans this week to introduce legislation that would allow Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients to grow their own plants at home. Sens. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, and Sharif Street, D-Philadelphia, said......

Senators: U.S. allies concerned Senate won’t pass annual defense bill

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil A bipartisan group of senators said on Saturday that U.S. allies were worried lawmakers would not be able to pass its annual defense policy bill before the end of the year for the first time in decades, Politico reported.......

Senators make bipartisan push to block $650M weapons sale to Saudis

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Caroline Vakil Three senators on Thursday made a bipartisan push aimed at blocking a proposed $650 million weapons sale to Saudi Arabia. Sens. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulYouTube temporarily suspends Ron Johnson’s channel over COVID-19 misinformation Fauci blasts Paul......

Senators snipe at each other in heated confirmation hearing for Biden bank regulator pick

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nominee to be the Comptroller of the Currency Saule Omarova (R) speaks with an aide as she testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on November 18, 2021.......

GOP senators appalled by ‘ridiculous’ House infighting

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Alexander Bolton Republican senators are expressing shock and disbelief that conservative allies of former President TrumpDonald TrumpOn The Money — Biden puts oil industry on notice The Memo: Gosar censured, but toxic culture grows Cleveland’s MLB team officially changing......

Senators Call on Biden to Pardon All Nonviolent Cannabis Offenders

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click to enlarge Photo by Gage Skidmore/FlickrCC Elizabeth Warren U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Jeff Merkley of Oregon sent a letter to President Joe Biden last week calling on him to use his executive authority to issue a blanket pardon for all nonviolent federal cannabis......

Meghan Markle personally called GOP senators to push paid leave: report

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Thank youfor signing up. Thank you for signing up. You can also sign up to receive our other newsletters: The Hill’s Morning Report & Tipsheet Most Popular – Easy to read, daily digest of the news from......

Brazilian senators vote to seek 9 criminal charges against Bolsonaro.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here RIO DE JANEIRO — A congressional panel in Brazil voted to recommend nine criminal charges against President Jair Bolsonaro, including “crimes against humanity,” accusing Mr. Bolsonaro of intentionally allowing the coronavirus to spread unchecked through Brazil in a......

Facebook used Big Tobacco playbook to exploit teens and children, senators say at hearing after WSJ series

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Facebook Chairman and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Erin Scott | Reuters U.S. lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle agree on virtually nothing these days. The exception is when the topic is Facebook. Republicans and Democrats grilled Antigone Davis, Facebook’s global......

Facebook research shows company knew of Instagram harm to teens, senators say

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Sept 30 (Reuters) – U.S. senators on Thursday grilled Facebook Inc (FB.O) on its plans to better protect young users on its apps, drawing on leaked internal research that showed the social media giant was aware of how its Instagram app harmed the mental health of teens. The hearing in......

After Testifying to Senators, Milley, Austin and McKenzie Face House Panel

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The Biden administration’s top military officials are set on Wednesday to face more questions from lawmakers about the chaotic end of the war in Afghanistan, a day after a heated hearing in the Senate in which they acknowledged that their advice to President Biden not to withdraw all troops from......

U.S. Senators call for ‘full accountability’ in World Bank data controversy

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WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The top Democrat and Republican on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee have urged President Joe Biden to “ensure full accountability” over a World Bank data-rigging controversy that has embroiled International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva. The panel’s chairman, Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, and......

This Civil War–Era Eagle Sculpture Was Made Out of Abraham Lincoln’s Hair

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Since the 1920s, this unique piece of history has only been displayed publicly three times. Sandy Roe Photos / Courtesy of the Onondaga Historical Association The “Hairy Eagle,” as it was dubbed more than 150 years ago, stuns all who see it, probably because the wreath is made entirely from......

Schumer: Avoiding default is ‘simply and entirely up to the Republican senators’

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Schumer: Avoiding default is ‘simply and entirely up to the Republican senators’ 1 00:00:00,500 –> 00:00:06,350 >> Republicans face a choice. Vote yes to pay our bills and keep the government open 2 00:00:06,350 –> 00:00:12,460 or vote no. Which......

McConnell privately urged GOP senators to oppose debt ceiling hike

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump seeking challenger to McConnell as Senate GOP leader: report Budget chairman: Debt ceiling fight ‘a ridiculous position to be in’ Buckle up for more Trump, courtesy of the Democratic......

Dem senators warned of long nights and weekend work as fiscal cliff looms

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer leaving this week’s policy lunch, where members discussed reconciliation legislation. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office on Friday warned Democrats to be ready to work late nights and weekends this month,......

Grilled by G.O.P. senators, Blinken defends Biden administration’s Afghanistan exit.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken defended the Biden administration’s handling of its withdrawal from Afghanistan during Senate testimony on Tuesday, even as top intelligence officials separately reported that Al Qaeda could rebuild in the country......

Senators demand cryptocurrency regulation guidance from SEC Chair Gary Gensler

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler testifies at a U.S. Senate Banking Committee hearing on systemic risk and market oversight on Capitol Hill in Washington May 22, 2012. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON – Securities and Exchange Commission......

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