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Senate Dems relent, vote to end shutdown; House to follow

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations, relenting in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” and other contentious issues. The vote set the stage for ...

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Blackburn names Tennessee state lawmaker as Senate treasurer

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn has named southwestern Tennessee state Rep. Ron Gant as campaign treasurer for her bid for the Senate. Blackburn joined the race for Senate following incumbent Republican Sen. Bob Corker’s decision not to seek a third term and Gov. Bill Haslam’s announcement ...

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Former lawmaker announces bid for Tennessee US Senate seat against Blackburn

By: Associated Press A former congressman from Tennessee is joining the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, a gospel-singing farmer from the rural western Tennessee community of Frog Jump, announced his bid in a statement to media on Sunday. Fincher, 44, ...

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McCain, fighting cancer, turns on GOP and kills health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain appeared poised to be the savior of the GOP health bill when he returned to the Capitol earlier this week despite brain cancer. He turned out to be the bill’s executioner. In an astonishing development early Friday, the longtime Arizona senator turned on his ...

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McCain’s cancer diagnosis jolts Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s diagnosis of brain cancer jolted the Senate where Republicans and Democrats offered prayers and words of encouragement for a six-term lawmaker with a war hero past. “The outpouring of bipartisan respect and love for John McCain as he faces this cancer battle reminds us ...

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GOP preparing for Senate health care vote, amid differences

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are getting ready for Senate votes on legislation scuttling former President Barack Obama’s health care law, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday among growing indications that the climactic vote could occur next week. “The Senate will soon have a chance to turn the page on this ...

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