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Chuck Schumer Latest Democrat to Donate Campaign Cash from Harvey Weinstein

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) will donate campaign contributions he received from Harvey Weinstein to charity, his spokesman said Friday, joining at least three other Democrats who have pledged to donate their contributions after a New York Times exposé published Thursday detailed decades of sexual harassment allegations against the Hollywood super-producer and Democratic Party power player.

Neil Gorsuch, shown here on March 20, faces a confirmation vote in the Senate on his Supreme Court nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee Sends Gorsuch Through for Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee, in a party-line 11-9 vote Monday, has passed Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace conservative stalwart Justice Antonin Scalia, setting up a full Senate confirmation vote for April 7.

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Senate Democrats Condemn Obama for Anti-Israel UN Vote

Some Senate Democrats have issued scathing statements against President Barack Obama and his administration’s decision to break with longstanding tradition to veto anti-Israel resolutions, choosing, instead, to abstain from voting in a United Nations Security Council vote. The vote called for

The chair of Justice Antonin Scalia is draped in black following his death on February 13, 2016

White House and Senate Republicans Wrangle over Supreme Court

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama is quietly strategizing with Senate Democrats about how to push a Supreme Court nominee to confirmation this year, while Republicans show no sign of flinching in their promise to let the American people decide this issue in November.

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EB-5 Immigration Program Susceptible To Fraud

The immigration program for wealthy investors — the Employment-Based Fifth Preference Immigrant Investor Program or EB-5 — is vulnerable to fraud, new a Government Accountability Office report reveals.

Free Speech Is Winning, Thanks to Citizens United

Free Speech Is Winning, Thanks to Citizens United

In the nearly five years since Citizens United v. FEC was decided, more Americans than ever are exercising their First Amendment rights and engaging in political speech. The results are in: political speech and spending are up. While spending is

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