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Bernie Sanders Will Seek Re-Election

(CNN) - Senator Bernie Sanders announced Monday that he will seek a third term in office. Sanders' 2018 reelection campaign will begin in June. He is a Vermont independent who caucuses with Democrats. Sanders mounted an energetic though ultimately…

Senator Bob Menendez to Run For 3rd Term

(CNN) - Senator Bob Menendez is making a political comeback. Two months after corruption charges were dropped against him, the New Jersey Democrat has announced a re-election bid. Federal prosecutors accused Menendez of abusing his office to help a doctor…

Zell Miller Dies

Zell Miller has died. His family released a statement saying the 86 year old former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator passed away peacefully at his home with family by his side. "The people of Georgia have lost one of our state's…

Flake Backs Bill To Raise Age To Buy AR-15 Style Weapons

(CNN) - A prominent Senate Republican says he will back legislation to raise the minimum age to buy a semi-automatic rifle. Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter, writing someone too young to buy a handgun…

Senator Doug Jones Tours Alabama For Series of Meetings

U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Ala.) is traveling across Alabama during his first week-long state work period since being sworn into office in January. His tour stops include Mobile, Selma, Centreville, Birmingham, Muscle Shoals, Huntsville, and Montgomery. His tour will highlight…

Senator Seeks Records on Trump's Mansion Russian Sale

(CNN) - A senator from Oregon wants to see the records of president Trump's sale of a mansion in Florida. Democrat Ron Wyden, the ranking member of the finance committee, made the request on Friday. He says lawmakers have to…

Judge Acquits Senator Menendez on Some Charges

(CNN) - A federal judge has acquitted New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and his friend Salomon Melgen of several charges; that's according to a new order filed Wednesday. The judge's order comes days after the justice department announced it would…

Dictionary.com Announces Word of 2017: Complicit

Dictionary.com has revealed it's word of the year for 20-1: "Complicit."   The site defines "complicit" as "choosing to be involved in an illegal or questionable act" and "having partnership or involvement in wrongdoing". Interest in the word spiked in…

Senator Al Franken cut from PBS David Letterman tribute

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS and WETA say Minnesota U.S. Senator Al Franken will not appear substantially in David Letterman's Mark Twain Prize special airing Monday night. Representatives said Sunday that PBS will air an updated version of the previously…

Devin Nunes Explains His White House Visit

Top House Democrats on Monday called on the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee to recuse himself from the panel’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, thrusting the entire inquiry into jeopardy amid what they described…