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Vacancies pile up in the Senate with Trudeau slow to appoint new members | CBC News

Canada’s Senate is nearly 20 per cent vacant after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau allowed some seats in the upper chamber to go unfilled, in some instances for years at a time. Of the 105 seats in the upper house, 17 are unoccupied and some provinces — most of them west of Quebec  — have been […]

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Outdoors champion Carrie Ruud leaving the Senate

Republican State Sen. Carrie Ruud is a hunter, angler, kayaker, accomplished snowshoe racer, cyclist, hiker, inline skater and runner. Appointed three times to lead the Republican-controlled Senate Environment and Natural Resources Policy and Legacy Finance Committee, she has championed outdoors causes ranging from walleyes and whitetails to parks and trails. She fought the Department of […]

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Off-duty Rhode Island cop, ex-GOP state Senate candidate allegedly attacks political opponent at abortion rights rally after Supreme Court Roe ruling

An off-duty police officer and former Rhode Island Republican state Senate candidate attacked his political opponent during a pro-abortion rights rally following the Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, the alleged victim said. The alleged attacker, Jeann Lugo, dropped out of the race Saturday afternoon and is now under investigation. “I will not be […]

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South Dakota Senate convicts and removes state attorney general in impeachment trial after he killed pedestrian in 2020

The Senate needed approval from two-thirds of the Republican-controlled, 35-member chamber to convict and remove Ravnsborg. The vote was 24-9 in favor of conviction and removal on the first article, committing a crime that caused the death of a person. The vote was 31-2 on the second article, malfeasance in office. The Senate also voted […]

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GOP Georgia Senate nominee Herschel Walker admits having 2 more ‘secret’ children — now says he has 4 kids

Herschel Walker, US Republican Senate candidate for Georgia, speaks during a campaign rally in Macon, Georgia, US, on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Elijah Nouvelage | Bloomberg | Getty Images Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee from Georgia for the U.S. Senate, confirmed that he has two more previously unknown children, adding another “secret” child that the […]

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GOP Georgia Senate nominee Herschel Walker’s campaign confirms he has a second son

Heisman Trophy winner and Republican candidate for US Senate Herschel Walker speaks at a rally on May 23, 2022 in Athens, Georgia. Megan Varner | Getty Images Herschel Walker, a Republican Senate nominee in Georgia, has a second son he’s apparently estranged from and hasn’t publicly recognized. Campaign manager Scott Paradise confirmed Walker’s parentage on […]

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Laxalt, the top candidate in Nevada’s Senate GOP primary, looks ahead to challenging Cortez Masto | CNN Politics

CNN  —  Even with the clock still ticking down to Tuesday’s Nevada primary, Republican Senate candidate Adam Laxalt has already set his sights on November – and his would-be opponent, Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. “She’s the most vulnerable senator in America,” Laxalt told a group of supporters in Summerlin, a suburban neighborhood of Las […]

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Science

Update: Senate considers bills to protect more nature

These are the six bills we supported. You can read the full letter here.  The Grand Canyon Protection Act (S.378). The Grand Canyon hosts more than just a beautiful photo opportunity. It is also home to more than 400 species of birds and nearly 100 species of mammals, including bats, bighorn sheep and javelina. Radioactive […]

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Trump endorses Katie Britt in Alabama’s US Senate race after pulling support from Mo Brooks

Trump’s endorsement on Friday of Britt, the former president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, comes months after he withdrew his support of Brooks, accusing him of going “woke” on calls for the 2020 election outcome to be overturned. The runoff contest is set for June 21. “Katie Britt, on the other hand, […]

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Senate Environment and Energy Committee Advances Bills Concerning Renewable Energy Connection, Consumption and Storage – Insider NJ

Senate Environment and Energy Committee Advances Bills Concerning Renewable Energy Connection, Consumption and Storage   Trenton – Today the Senate Environment and Energy Committee advanced three bills that concern renewable energy connection, consumption and storage.   “Energy storage is an essential component of New Jersey’s sustainable energy future. As we move forward with the State’s […]