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Trump travels to DC to meet with congressional Republicans, speak with nation's top business executives

Former President Trump will travel to the nation’s capital on Thursday to take part in a series of meetings with Republicans from both the House and Senate, and attend an event with top business executives in America. The former president’s meetings with congressional Republicans will be “looking ahead at the policies that will save the nation,” a senior Trump campaign …

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Trump to meet face-to-face with this top Republican leader for first time in nearly four years

Longtime Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says he’ll be in attendance on Thursday as Senate Republicans meet in the nation’s capital with former President Donald Trump. It will be the first time Trump and McConnell will have seen each other in person in nearly four years. Trump, the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, is holding behind closed doors meetings Thursday …

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McConnell takes aim at 'isolationist' colleagues in scathing D-Day essay

Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., warned of the parallels between current global tensions and those of the 1930s in an essay on the 80th anniversary of D-Day. “American soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines joined allies and took the fight to the Axis powers not as a first instinct, but as a last resort,” wrote the Kentucky Republican in …

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Possible McConnell replacement takes Democrat IVF accusations head on with major announcement

FIRST ON FOX:A top Senate Republican is taking Democrats’ claims about the GOP’s approach to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) head on. Florida Sen. Rick Scott, who is running to replace Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell as the leader of Senate Republicans, announced Wednesday his launch of a seven-figure ad buy to take the “real” GOP message about IVF to the people of …

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Dems in hot seat for alleged ethics violations over Alito recusal demands

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., suggested Democratic lawmakers could have incurred ethical violations when they made recusal demands of the Supreme Court after news broke of flags flown at Justice Samuel Alito’s homes. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., “potentially engaged in unethical professional conduct before the Court,” the Republican leader claimed in floor remarks on Wednesday. …

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Rick Scott jumps into Senate GOP leader race to replace Mitch McConnell

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., officially announced his bid for Republican leader in the next Senate on Wednesday, setting the stage for a crowded race. “I have decided to run for Senate Republican leader because I believe now is a moment we need dramatic change,” he wrote in a letter to fellow Senate Republicans. The Florida Republican joins both Senate Minority …

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Senate advances $95B Ukraine and Israel aid package, setting stage for expedited vote

The Senate successfully advanced a $95 billion foreign aid package, which includes assistance for both Israel and Ukraine, on Tuesday by passing a motion to invoke cloture and end debate on the measures early. The upper chamber cleared the procedural hurdle by a vote of 81 to 19 after the House passed the bills on Saturday, and Majority Leader Chuck …

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Senate passes FISA surveillance tool renewal minutes after midnight deadline

Roughly 40 minutes after it lapsed, the Senate voted to pass a renewal of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), which serves as a critical tool used by the government to gather intelligence on foreign subjects using the compelled assistance of electronic communication service providers. The upper chamber voted 60-34 to pass the re-authorization. The provision lapsed …

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Senate pushes forward FISA surveillance bill as expiration looms

The Senate voted to proceed to debate on a bill to renew Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) on Thursday, clearing an important procedural hurdle before the previous version expires on Friday. A cloture motion to begin voting on the bill passed by a vote of 67-32, with senators of both parties supporting and opposing it. The …

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SCOOP: McConnell-aligned groups set election year fundraising record in battle for Senate majority

EXCLUSIVE: Two outside groups aligned with longtime Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell report that they hauled in over $51 million in fundraising in the past three months as Republicans aim to win back the chamber’s majority in November’s elections. Senate Leadership Fund, which is the top super PAC backing Senate Republican incumbents and candidates, brought in $24.4 million in the …

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