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The Republican Party, also referred to as the GOP, is one of the two major political parties in the United States; the other is its historic rival, the Democratic Party.

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U.S. Senate foreign relations chairman wants to hold off on Turkey sanctions bills

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Thursday he did not want lawmakers to pass legislation imposing sanctions on Turkey for now, to lessen friction during..
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Trump expects to 'work something out' with Erdogan, Senators on F-35s

President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he and Turkish President Tayipp Erdogan were talking about the F-35 fighter jet program with Republican U.S. senators, after Washington removed Turkey from the..
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Democratic chairman, Republican member open impeachment hearing [Video]Democratic chairman, Republican member open impeachment hearing

Democratic House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff introduced two witnesses testifying before a televised impeachment hearing, noting that both Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and State Department..

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Trump suggests he might testify in impeachment probe [Video]Trump suggests he might testify in impeachment probe

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his dealings with Ukraine, even as Democrats questioned the..

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Barr: Dems engaged in 'war' on 'duly elected government' [Video]Barr: Dems engaged in 'war' on 'duly elected government'

U.S. Attorney General William Barr defended the executive branch of the U.S. government during a speech at an event hosted by the Federalist Society last week as lawmakers continue to hear from..

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Louisiana's Democratic governor wins re-election [Video]Louisiana's Democratic governor wins re-election

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards, a conservative Democrat, won a second term in office on Saturday, defeating a Republican opponent who had closely aligned himself with U.S. President Donald Trump...

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Louisianans Go To Polls In Tight Governor's Race [Video]Louisianans Go To Polls In Tight Governor's Race

CNN reports it's down to the wire in the Bayou state's gubernatorial runoff election. Saturday, Louisiana Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards will try to hold on against Republican Eddie Rispone. It's the..

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Trump attacks Yovanovitch as she testifies [Video]Trump attacks Yovanovitch as she testifies

U.S. President Donald Trump attacked former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in a series of tweets on Friday as she testified during an impeachment hearing investigating the Republican..

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Top Republican on impeachment panel reads transcript of Donald Trump and Ukraine president phone call [Video]Top Republican on impeachment panel reads transcript of Donald Trump and Ukraine president phone call

On the second day of the Donald Trump impeachment hearings Republican politician Devin Nunes began his remarks by calling them "spectacles” for Democrats to “advance their operation to topple a..

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Trump: Impeachment inquiry is hard on family [Video]Trump: Impeachment inquiry is hard on family

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he did not need help from Ukraine to beat Joe Biden, and that efforts to impeach him have been "very hard" on his family. At a rally in Louisiana, Mr..

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Republican Matt Bevin Admits Defeat Against Andy Beshear [Video]Republican Matt Bevin Admits Defeat Against Andy Beshear

Republican Kentucky governor Matt Bevin was supported by President Donald Trump. Although he lost against Democrat Andy Beshear in a tight race he didn’t admit defeat. According to Reuters, Bevin is..

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Republican Bevin concedes defeat in Kentucky governor's race [Video]Republican Bevin concedes defeat in Kentucky governor's race

Matt Bevin, the Republican Kentucky governor backed by U.S. President Donald Trump, conceded defeat on Tuesday in a tight race against Democrat Andy Beshear.

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Senate Confirms Controversial Trump Judicial Nominee Menashi [Video]Senate Confirms Controversial Trump Judicial Nominee Menashi

The Senate has confirmed Trump’s judicial nominee to the powerful 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. This is despite bipartisan frustration over his refusal to answer questions during his confirmation..

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Dueling narratives emerge after new Ukraine revelations [Video]Dueling narratives emerge after new Ukraine revelations

After the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry, the response to new Ukraine revelations ran along party lines on Capitol Hill. Jonah Green reports.

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'Deval For All' joins crowded Dems in presidential race [Video]'Deval For All' joins crowded Dems in presidential race

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will seek the Democratic nomination for president, entering a crowded field of candidates vying to run against Republican Donald Trump in 2020, he said in a..

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Roger Stone Trial Closes: Trump Campaign Dueling Motives [Video]Roger Stone Trial Closes: Trump Campaign Dueling Motives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump’s adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about..

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Hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign [Video]Hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, in the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, on Wednesday linked the president more directly to a pressure campaign on..

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Impeachment will be an 'obsession' for people: Hillary Clinton [Video]Impeachment will be an 'obsession' for people: Hillary Clinton

Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that a congressional impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump would become an "absolute obsession" for people.

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Democrats open impeachment hearings, hoping to sway public [Video]Democrats open impeachment hearings, hoping to sway public

Millions of Americans on Wednesday tuned in to watch the first televised presidential impeachment hearing in two decades. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Staffer overheard Trump ask Sondland about ‘investigations’- Taylor [Video]Staffer overheard Trump ask Sondland about ‘investigations’- Taylor

William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified on Wednesday that a staffer overheard President Donald Trump ask U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland about ‘the..

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Schiff, Jim Jordan exchange fireworks over whistleblower [Video]Schiff, Jim Jordan exchange fireworks over whistleblower

Democratic chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff and Republican Jim Jordan sparred over the whistleblower's identity as the first open impeachment hearing against..

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Republican Representative tarnishes Trump impeachment inquiry as a 'smear campaign' [Video]Republican Representative tarnishes Trump impeachment inquiry as a 'smear campaign'

The top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee says the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is “a carefully orchestrated media smear campaign.”

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"Must we simply 'get over it?'" - Schiff opens impeachment hearings [Video]"Must we simply 'get over it?'" - Schiff opens impeachment hearings

Democratic Representative Adam Schiff, chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, opens the historic inquiry into whether President Trump abused his power.

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The House holds first public impeachment hearings [Video]The House holds first public impeachment hearings

system.scripts.After weeks of gathering testimony behind closed doors, Democrats running the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump are ready to make their TV debut. Jonah Green reports.

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Rep. Peter King to exit Congress [Video]Rep. Peter King to exit Congress

Representative King's exit marks the 20th House Republican to announce plans to leave Congress. Jonah Green has more.

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Rand Paul On GOP Kentucky Governor’s Defeat [Video]Rand Paul On GOP Kentucky Governor’s Defeat

Rand Paul downplayed the implications of his home state of Kentucky apparently electing a Democratic governor earlier this week, declining to attribute incumbent Gov. Matt Bevin’s loss to his..

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Former U.S. top diplomat Rice concerned by shadow diplomacy on Ukraine

Condoleezza Rice, a secretary of state under Republican President George W. Bush, said on Monday reports of an unofficial U.S. policy being carried out in Ukraine were "deeply troubling."
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U.S. senators press for sanctions on Turkey if it is violating Syria ceasefire

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday to let them know - and to respond with touch sanctions - if reports are true that Turkey is violating..
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Pentagon readying plan to contain Islamic State, safeguard oil in Syria: U.S. senator

U.S. military leaders are preparing a plan that could keep Islamic State fighters from regaining a foothold in Syria, while preventing Syrian oil from falling into the hands of Iran or the militant..
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Furious over Donald Trump impeachment process, Republicans storm into closed hearings

Republican politicians took the extraordinary step of storming into a closed hearing as they protested an impeachment investigation into Donald Trump.
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U.S. senators want quick visa for Kurdish general, amid Syria crisis

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators asked the State Department on Wednesday to quickly provide a visa so that the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces could visit the United states..
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Congressional rebuke of Trump foreign policy should 'go beyond' Syria: McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Congress should go beyond a resolution passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that condemns President Donald Trump over an abrupt..
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Syria critic Lindsey Graham reverses stance, says Trump's policy could succeed

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trump's decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed..
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White House aide's words on Ukraine upend impeachment strategy, rattle allies

A top White House aide's suggestion that President Donald Trump sought a political favor from Ukraine in exchange for military aid has upended the administration's impeachment strategy and left his..
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Republican leader McCarthy wants pause on U.S. congressional action on Turkey

As U.S. lawmakers from both parties press forward to penalize Turkey for its recent assault on Syria, the top Republican in the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, said it is more appropriate for..
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U.S. lawmakers to keep up Turkey sanctions push despite ceasefire

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday they would keep up their push for tougher sanctions on Turkey over its offensive in Syria despite the announcement of a five-day ceasefire.
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Hoping to push Trump on Syria, U.S. lawmakers offer Turkey sanctions bills

Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers called for more sanctions on Turkey on Thursday over its offensive in Syria, saying they hoped to push Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan - and U.S. President..
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Top U.S. Senate Republican seeks stronger resolution on Syria

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he would like the Senate to pass a resolution on Syria that is stronger than the measure approved a day earlier by the U.S. House of..
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Pelosi, Trump exchange 'meltdown' barbs over meeting on U.S. policy in Syria

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democratic leaders cut short a meeting with Republican President Donald Trump after he had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his Syria..
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Pelosi says Trump had 'meltdown' over House vote on Syria

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said U.S. Democratic leaders' White House meeting was cut short after Republican President Donald Trump had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his..
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U.S. Senate Foreign Relations chairman hopes Hong Kong bill will move soon

Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said on Tuesday he hoped that the full Senate would vote soon on legislation that would require the State..
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Trump to meet U.S. lawmakers on Syria at White House on Wednesday: sources

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives committees that oversee foreign affairs and the military are to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House..
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U.S. lawmakers set measure opposing Trump on Syria troop withdrawal

U.S. Democratic lawmakers, joined by some of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans, introduced a resolution on Tuesday opposing Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria, the latest..
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U.S. Senator Graham says he will introduce Turkey sanctions bill on Thursday

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday he will introduce a bill on Thursday sanctioning Turkey for its invasion of northern Syria.
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U.S. Senator Graham says he strongly supports Trump on Turkey sanctions

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops out of northeast Syria, said on Monday he strongly supports Trump's decision..
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Top U.S. Republican says Trump's sanctions on Turkey 'do not go far enough'

The top Republican on the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday said President Donald Trump's economic sanctions against Turkey do not go far enough.
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U.S. Senator McConnell to meet with Trump administration to discuss Syria

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday expressed grave concern about the U.S. response to Turkey's incursion in Syria, and said he will meet with officials in President Donald Trump's..
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U.S. lawmakers press again for stronger Trump action on Turkey

U.S. lawmakers introduced more legislation on Friday seeking to slap stiff sanctions on Turkey over its offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and..
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U.S. House Foreign Affairs leaders seek protection of Kurds in Syria

U.S. lawmakers introduced a resolution on Friday opposing President Donald Trump's decision to clear the way for Turkey to attack Kurdish fighters, underscoring unhappiness from both Democrats and..
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Turkey intensifies Syria campaign as Islamic State strikes Kurds

Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive against Kurdish militia that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned some..
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Turkey intensifies Syria campaign; Washington warns of 'serious consequences'

Turkey intensified its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned Republican..
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'Border on fire' as Turkey intensifies Syria campaign

Turkey stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Friday, escalating an offensive that has drawn warnings of humanitarian catastrophe and turned Republican..
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U.S. House Republicans to seek sanctions on Turkey over Kurd offensive

Dozens of President Donald Trump's fellow Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives announced on Thursday that they would introduce legislation to impose sanctions against Turkey in response to..
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Breaking with Trump, U.S. Republicans press for response to Turkey over Syria

U.S. Republicans condemned President Donald Trump's Syria policy on Wednesday after Turkey launched a military operation against Kurdish fighters, a rare break from the White House that had some..
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U.S. senators release outline for proposed sanctions on Turkey

Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen on Wednesday unveiled an outline for proposed sanctions on Turkey, including targeting the U.S. assets of President..
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Turkey launches ground assault on Syria's Kurds; Republicans turn on Trump

Turkish troops and their Syrian rebel allies attacked Kurdish militia in northeast Syria on Wednesday, pounding them with air strikes and artillery before launching a cross-border ground operation that..
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Trump defends his Syria pullout against Republican criticism

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended himself against fierce criticism from fellow Republicans over his decision to clear U.S. troops out of northern Syria, which has allowed Turkey to..
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U.S. senator plans 'sanctions from hell' to hit Turkey over Syria operation

A leading U.S. Republican senator said he plans to introduce a package of "devastating" sanctions to hit Turkey over its military operation in northeast Syria, expressing concerns over the fate of..
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'Buckle up': Abrupt Syria policy shift is sign of Trump unchained

Over the span of just a few hours, U.S. President Donald Trump upended his own policy on Syria with a chaotic series of pronouncements, blindsiding foreign allies, catching senior Republican supporters..
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Trump campaign touts Republican rule changes aimed at unified 2020 convention

President Donald Trump's reelection campaign detailed on Monday efforts to change Republican Party rules across the country to reduce the potential for opposition to the president at the 2020..
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Republicans rally base around Trump impeachment probe in battleground Wisconsin

Terry Dittrich has been working with Donald Trump's re-election campaign on a simple strategy to win the critical battleground of Wisconsin next year: Turn out even more gun lovers, anti-abortion..
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U.S. House defeats Republican measure disapproving of impeachment inquiry

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives killed a Republican resolution on Friday disapproving of the formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi..
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Republicans see impeachment backfiring. Democrats fear they may be right

By Gabriella Borter, Brendan O'Brien, Andrew Hay and Zachary Fagenson
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Trump and Ukraine: timeline of events in the controversy

U.S. President Donald Trump's interactions with Ukraine have prompted an extraordinary whistleblower complaint that the Republican used his powers to pressure a foreign leader to investigate one of his..
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Republican Senator Sasse calls details in whistleblower complaint 'troubling'

A Republican member of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday said there are "real troubling things here" in a whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump's conversation with..
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Intelligence panel members, including one Republican, say whistleblower complaint disturbing

Democrats and one Republican on U.S. congressional intelligence panels said on Wednesday after viewing a whistleblower complaint concerning President Donald Trump that the allegations were credible and..
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Two of Trump's Republican challengers support impeachment effort

Two of the three Republicans challenging Donald Trump for their party's presidential nomination backed an effort to impeach the U.S. president during a debate on Tuesday.
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Senator Grassley warns Democrats: Don't use impeachment proceedings to delay USMCA

Republican U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley on Tuesday urged Democrats not to use impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to delay action on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement.
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Biden backs impeachment if Trump does not cooperate with Congress

Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden said on Tuesday he would support opening impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump if the Republican president fails to comply with congressional..
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Pelosi to make statement on Trump investigations later on Tuesday

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she would make a statement Tuesday evening regarding investigations into Republican President Donald Trump.
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Senate Democratic leader calls on Republicans to subpoena Trump whistleblower complaint

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called on Senate Republicans to issue a subpoena for a whistleblower complaint from an unidentified U.S. government official and demand a..
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Senior U.S. senator: Saudi attack shows Iran seeks to 'sow instability'

Senator Jim Risch, the Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, slammed Iran's government on Monday after Saturday's attack on Saudi oil facilities, saying it underscored..
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Defying Trump, U.S. senators renew pressure on Saudis with focus on Yemen: letter

Republican and Democratic U.S. senators revived an effort to pressure Saudi Arabia over human rights, by pushing the country to fulfill its commitment to provide $750 million this year to help the..
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U.S. senators expect Congress to reinstate aid for Ukraine even if Trump cuts it

Republican and Democratic senators said on Tuesday they expected the U.S. Congress would pass legislation restoring $250 million in military aid for Ukraine if President Donald Trump goes ahead with..
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