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PHOENIX  | The Latest: Trump calls Senate hopeful McSally ‘brilliant’

PHOENIX  — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s three-day campaign trip out West (all times local): 5:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says Arizona Senate hopeful Martha McSally, who is a former Air Force colonel and combat fighter pilot, is “brilliant and brave” and has a “very, very strange opponent.” McSally, a Republican, is running against … Continue reading PHOENIX  | The Latest: Trump calls Senate hopeful McSally ‘brilliant’

BANGOR, Maine | Collins’ husband: Ricin threat mentioned Kavanaugh vote

BANGOR, Maine— The husband of Republican Sen. Susan Collins says a threatening letter that claimed to contain deadly ricin specifically mentioned her vote to nominate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Thomas Daffron told WABI-TV on Tuesday that the writer claimed the letter was tainted with ricin residue. He and Collins were allowed to stay home … Continue reading BANGOR, Maine | Collins’ husband: Ricin threat mentioned Kavanaugh vote

BANGOR, Maine | Suspicious envelope causes ricin scare at Sen. Collins’ home

BANGOR, Maine— A hazardous materials team was dispatched to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday after her husband received a letter with a note saying the envelope contained ricin. The FBI said preliminary tests on the letter and its contents indicated that there was no threat to the public, and the senator … Continue reading BANGOR, Maine | Suspicious envelope causes ricin scare at Sen. Collins’ home

AUSTIN, Texas | NOT REAL NEWS: Beto O’Rourke not ‘slapped’ with FEC charges

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke of Texas, who is running against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for a Senate seat, has not been charged with federal campaign finance violations as suggested in claims circulating online. The claims stem from a letter the Federal Election Commission sent the O’Rourke campaign, dated Sept. 30 , that … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | NOT REAL NEWS: Beto O’Rourke not ‘slapped’ with FEC charges

WASHINGTON | Senate vote on health care likely fodder for both parties

WASHINGTON — Days after ending a turbulent Supreme Court confirmation fight, the Senate turned back to health care — with a battle squarely aimed at coloring next month’s crucial elections for control of Congress. In a return to its characteristically more unruffled mode of work, the Senate on Wednesday rejected a Democratic attempt to stop … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Senate vote on health care likely fodder for both parties

WASHINGTON | McConnell to AP: ‘Nobody’s going to beat’ Murkowski

WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that “nobody’s going to beat” Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. In an interview with The Associated Press, McConnell disputed President Donald Trump’s prediction that Alaskans “will never forgive” Murkowski and that she’ll “never recover” politically after bucking … Continue reading WASHINGTON | McConnell to AP: ‘Nobody’s going to beat’ Murkowski

ISTANBUL | The Latest: Paul to push for halting arms sales to Saudis

ISTANBUL — The Latest on the mystery surrounding the fate of a Saudi journalist who disappeared while visiting the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 11 p.m. Republican Sen. Rand Paul says he’ll try to force a vote in the Senate this week blocking U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: Paul to push for halting arms sales to Saudis

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Schumer blasts GOP ‘scorched earth’ tactics

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she will vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court nomination in Friday’s procedural vote. Collins told reporters she is “voting yes on proceeding to the final confirmation vote” and will announce her decision … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Schumer blasts GOP ‘scorched earth’ tactics