Opinion | This Senator Has Got the Math Wrong About a $15 Minimum Wage

Senator John Thune, Republican of South Dakota, said Wednesday that he opposed raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, explaining that he earned just $6 an hour as a teenager working over summer vacations as a restaurant cook. Mr. Thune has been rightly and roundly roasted for innumeracy. He was a teenager in […]

Shelby, Veteran Senator from Alabama, Won’t Seek Seventh Term

WASHINGTON — Senator Richard C. Shelby, a shrewd force in the Senate for more than 30 years and a longtime political powerhouse in his home state of Alabama, said on Monday that he would not seek a seventh term. Mr. Shelby, 86, a onetime conservative Democrat who switched to the Republican Party in 1994, had […]

Senator apologises to Black Tulsans for election challenge

Oklahoma Senator Lankford, conservative ally for Black Tulsans, faces criticism on move to ‘disenfranchise’ Black vote. Republican US Senator James Lankford has apologised in a letter to Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Black community for failing to recognise that challenging United States electoral results leading to President-elect Joe Biden’s victory during a joint session of Congress could be […]

Trump must ‘go away as soon as possible’, says Republican senator

A second Republican senator in the United States has called on Donald Trump to step down after some of the president’s supporters overran the Capitol building in Washington, DC this week in a deadly riot. In an interview with NBC’s Meet the Press news programme on Sunday, Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey said Trump should resign […]

Georgia’s Warnock to make history as state’s first Black senator

The deep-voiced Baptist pastor who now holds the pulpit where slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr preached made history in his uphill battle to unseat a sitting Republican to become the first Black US Senator from Georgia. The son of a sharecropper, Reverend Raphael Warnock, who never held public office before, defeated Kelly […]

US senator says ‘Antifa scumbags’ menaced family in refuted claim

United States Senator Josh Hawley, a vocal member of a cadre of Republicans who plan to oppose the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory, has accused protesters of threatening his wife and newborn daughter at their home near Washington, DC. Hawley claimed the protesters, who gathered in front of his house on Monday night […]

A Virginia state senator, Ben Chafin, has died from complications of Covid-19.

Ben Chafin, a Republican state senator from Virginia, has died of complications of Covid-19, the State Senate’s Republican Caucus confirmed on Friday evening. He had been receiving treatment at the VCU Medical Center in Richmond for two weeks, his family said in a statement. Mr. Chafin, 60, was first elected to Virginia’s Senate in 2014. […]

Georgia Senator Perdue in COVID quarantine days before election

Georgia’s Senate runoff elections are Tuesday and Perdue’s quarantine will sideline him for the rest of the campaign. Republican Senator David Perdue was forced into quarantine Thursday in the home stretch of Georgia’s high-stakes Senate runoffs, disclosing just five days before the election that he had been exposed to a campaign worker infected with the […]

Republican US Senator Hawley to object to Electoral College vote

Missouri Republican US Senator Josh Hawley on Wednesday became the first senator to announce he will raise an objection to Congress’ count of the electoral vote next week, setting up a slowdown of the final step in Joe Biden’s election. “I cannot vote to certify the electoral college results on January 6 without raising the […]

Former astronaut Mark Kelly sworn in as newest US senator

Democrat Kelly flipped the Arizona seat from Republican control to fill the remainder of the late John McCain’s term. Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly was sworn into the United States Senate on Wednesday, narrowing Republican control of the chamber and underscoring his state’s shift from red to blue. Kelly, 56, defeated Senator Martha […]

US Congress to vote on F-35 sale to UAE: Republican senator

Senator Roy Blunt, a top Trump ally, predicts Congress will not block F-35 sale to Gulf state in a vote this month. A leading Republican ally of President Donald Trump has predicted the United States Congress will not block the sale of advanced F-35 fights jets and Reaper drones to the United Arab Emirates. Senator […]

Trump hits back at Republican senator after criticism #duzline #duzlinenews #follow4follow

Donald Trump called Ben Sasse, a conservative from Nebraska, the ‘least effective of our 53 Republican Senators’. Donald Trump has hit back at a Republican senator who said the United States president “flirted with white supremacists”, treats the presidency like a “business opportunity”, and “kisses dictators’ butts”. Ben Sasse, a senator from the state of […]