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Senate confirms dozens of Trump nominees as Congress wraps

Most of the nominees confirmed were for executive branch positions, including a handful of new US attorneys and members of the Federal Communications Commission. Only a few judicial nominees were part of the deal, as Democrats have opposed many of Trump's picks.

Florida orders vote recount in Senate, governor races

The drama echoed the 2000 presidential vote recount that took place in Florida, with both sides alleging foul play and sending teams of lawyers to the Sunshine State.


US Senate, staff targeted by state-backed hackers: Lawmaker

Senator Ron Wyden has proposed legislation that would allow the security office to offer digital protection for personal accounts and devices, the same way it does with official ones.

Senate will not 'poke the bear' Trump by passing tariff measure: Lawmaker

US Senator Corker’s amendment would have pared back Trump’s authority under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962 to impose tariffs on national security grounds without obtaining Congress’ consent.

US Senate backs effort to restore 'net neutrality' rules

US Senators opposed the FCC's bid to repeal net neutrality rules set in 2015 by President Barack Obama. The vote was won 52-47.

US: Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo faces opposition on Senate panel

On Friday Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del, joined the committee's other Democrats, and one Republican, in saying he'll oppose. That means Pompeo, now the CIA director, may not have enough support for a favorable recommendation.


At Capitol Hill, a maturing of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions at his testimony before the US Congress. Has the Menlo Park CEO emerged tougher and more matured?

US asks Pakistan to expel terrorists operating from its soil

"We've had a number of discussions with our Pakistani partners on expectations for change and expelling terrorists from areas in which they've been allowed to operate," Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan said.

Facebook to US Congress: Kaspersky cut from anti-virus choices for users

Facebook has told the US Senate that it has removed Kaspersky among the anti-viruses it recommends to users having malicious software.

US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs, claims Cybersecurity firm

Whether any Senate emails could be published in such a way isn't clear. Previous warnings that German lawmakers' correspondence might be leaked by Fancy Bear ahead of last year's election there appear to have come to nothing.

US Senate Videos

All the Senate's men empowering women, since 1991

From Anita Hill to Dr Christine Blasey Ford, the video spotlights the Senate’s strides in gender sensitivity and female representation.