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Republican Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona to Resign at Year’s End

Republican Senator Jon Kyl of Arizona to Resign at Year’s EndThe appointment of Kyl had prevented the GOP from having to defend two Senate seats on the election ballot in November. The state’s other seat, now held by Republican Senator Jeff Flake, was won by Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.



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Walker signs measures critics call a Republican power grab

Walker signs measures critics call a Republican power grabThe Wisconsin GOP has held control of the governorship and both chambers of Wisconsin's Legislature — what’s known as a trifecta — for most of the last decade. This may help to account for the outgoing governor's attempt to pass this package of bills before a Democrat takes over.



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Lone Wisconsin Republican Who Opposed Stealing Democrats’ Power Explains Why

Lone Wisconsin Republican Who Opposed Stealing Democrats’ Power Explains WhyThe vote by the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature to strip power



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Republican Businessman Sheldon Lubar Calls Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 'Conniving'

Republican Businessman Sheldon Lubar Calls Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker 'Conniving'A top Republican businessman in Wisconsin is urging Gov. Scott Walker (R) and



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Dems threaten to block Republican from taking seat amid election fraud investigation

Dems threaten to block Republican from taking seat amid election fraud investigationThe incoming Democratic House Majority Leader said his party may block a North Carolina Republican from taking his seat in Congress amid an election fraud investigation.



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Republican senator to withhold vote until CIA briefs on Khashoggi

Republican senator to withhold vote until CIA briefs on KhashoggiRepublican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday he would withhold his vote on any key issue, including upcoming spending bills, until the CIA briefs senators about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. “I am not going to be denied the ability to be briefed by the CIA, that we have oversight of, about whether or not their assessment supports my belief that this could not have happened without MBS (Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman) knowing,” Graham told reporters.



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Republican Hyde-Smith holds seat in Mississippi Senate race

Republican Hyde-Smith holds seat in Mississippi Senate raceJACKSON, Miss .— In the last major race of the midterm campaign, Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith claimed victory in Mississippi’s closely watched Senate runoff election, defeating Democrat Mike Espy after a tense campaign rocked by unsettling reminders of the state’s dark legacy of racism. Hyde-Smith, a former state senator and state Agriculture secretary, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant last spring to fill the seat vacated by ailing Sen. Thad Cochran.



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Republican senators split with Trump over murdered Saudi journalist

Republican senators split with Trump over murdered Saudi journalistTrump vowed last week to remain a “steadfast partner” of Saudi Arabia and said it was not clear whether Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman knew about the plan to kill Khashoggi last month at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The president cast doubt on the CIA assessment that Crown Prince Mohammed ordered Khashoggi’s killing, telling reporters that the agency had not formed a definitive conclusion. It’s inconsistent with the intelligence I’ve seen,” which implicates the crown prince, Republican Senator Mike Lee said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He cited the Khashoggi killing as another reason why he has pushed against helping Saudi Arabia’s war effort in Yemen.



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Republican Senators Urge Tougher Stance On Saudi Arabia: Trump's Statement 'So Weak'

Republican Senators Urge Tougher Stance On Saudi Arabia: Trump's Statement 'So Weak'Republican senators on Sunday condemned President Donald Trump's decision to



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Mississippi Republican apologizes for 'hanging' remark in Senate runoff debate

Mississippi Republican apologizes for 'hanging' remark in Senate runoff debateMississippi Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith apologized Tuesday evening during a debate for a recent remark that evoked the South’s ugly past of racial terror against African-Americans.



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