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Amy Klobuchar: I Delayed Doctor's Visit, Then Got Cancer Diagnosis
Amy Klobuchar's
6-Month Follow-Up
Had Good News
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Amy Klobuchar's 6-Month Follow-Up Had Good News

Minnesota senator is cancer-free

(Newser) - Update: Amy Klobuchar is cancer-free. The Democratic senator tweeted Wednesday that following her recent six-month "post-cancer" check-up, "everything was clear." After expressing gratitude to her family, friends, doctors, and nurses, she ended the post by reminding her followers to schedule their mammograms, USA Today reports. Our original ...

Senate's Longest-Serving Democrat Is Retiring

Vermont's Patrick Leahy won't run for re-election

(Newser) - The longest-serving Democratic senator is calling it quits. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Monday that he won't run for re-election next year, reports Politico . "It is time to pass the torch to the next Vermonter who will carry on this work for our great state," the...

On Senator's Side, GOP Brass. In Challenger's Corner, Trump

Alaska's Murkowski launches 2022 reelection campaign, with Trump endorsee Tshibaka looming

(Newser) - Only one of seven Republican senators who found Donald Trump guilty in his second impeachment trial is up for reelection in 2022, and she's now officially made her bid, with a challenger who's been endorsed by the former president. Lisa Murkowski filed on Friday to run for her...

Josh Hawley: Liberals Are Ruining Men
Josh Hawley
Starts Debate
on Manhood
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Josh Hawley Starts Debate on Manhood

Senator says liberals are turning young men into pathetic creatures hooked on porn, video games

(Newser) - Conservative Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri opened a fresh battle in the culture wars with a defense of masculinity, arguing that the left is turning young men into wimpy creatures addicted to porn and video games. That, in turn, triggered a backlash against the 41-year-old. Coverage:
  • The speech: Hawley addressed
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SEC Filing Puts 50-Second Burr Call Under the Microscope

Agency: Senator's brother-in-law dumped stocks after conferring with Burr in early days of pandemic

(Newser) - In February 2020, Sen. Richard Burr was the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, as well as a member of the chamber's Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions panel. He also had staffers tasked with helping out with the emerging pandemic. Those ties, and the knowledge on the coronavirus he...

Longest-Serving Senate Republican Is Running Again

Chuck Grassley, 88, says he has 'a lot more to do' for Iowa

(Newser) - During his predawn jog on Friday, GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley tweeted a message to his followers that had a bit of a double meaning. "I'm running," he posted , and while he meant it literally, he was also referring to a decision he'd recently arrived at with...

More Senators Have COVID


More Senators
Have COVID

More Senators Have COVID

King, Wicker, and Hickenlooper all have been vaccinated

(Newser) - A Republican, a Democrat, and an Independent in the Senate all tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, despite being vaccinated. Sens. Roger Wicker, Angus King, and John Hickenlooper have all felt symptoms, CNBC reports. "While I am not feeling great, I'm definitely feeling much better than I...

Senator on Club Membership: 'I Don't Spend a Lot of Time There'

RI Dem Sheldon Whitehouse is in the hot seat again about his ties to an allegedly 'all white' Newport club

(Newser) - A Democratic senator from Rhode Island is playing defense after he was grilled this week about his family's long-standing membership at an exclusive beach club. GoLocal Providence describes Bailey's Beach Club in Newport—which has had Sheldon Whitehouse, his wife, and other relatives as members for decades—as...

Capitol Officer's Mother Lobbies GOP Senators

Jan. 6 Commission lacks enough support from Republicans so far

(Newser) - The mother of the late Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack, met with several Republican senators Thursday to ask for their support of a commission to investigate the riot. Gladys Sicknick had requested a meeting with all GOP senators, Politico...

Ohio Unveils Distracted-Driving Bill as Lawmaker Zooms While Driving
Lawmaker on
Video Call Busted
by His Seat Belt
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Lawmaker on Video Call Busted by His Seat Belt

State Sen. Andrew Brennerd drives while Zooming, on day Ohio unveils distracted-driving bill

(Newser) - On Monday, House Bill 283 was introduced in Ohio in a bid to tamp down on distracted driving by banning texting, taking photos, livestreaming, or otherwise using an electronic device while behind the wheel. That same day, a state senator was busted doing just that during a virtual meeting of...

Ron Johnson 'Highly Suspicious' of 'Big Push' on Vaccination

Wisconsin senator says we shouldn't 'shame' people who choose not to get COVID vaccine

(Newser) - One of the ways health officials say we can start to bring the pandemic to an end is to ensure a high percentage of the population gets vaccinated, achieving herd immunity . That's why comments from Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson are bringing heat, with some accusing him of promoting vaccine...

Senator Presiding Over Impeachment Trial Taken to Hospital

Patrick Leahy undergoes tests after feeling ill, then heads home

(Newser) - Sen. Patrick Leahy, who's presiding over the impeachment trial of former President Trump, was taken to a hospital Tuesday evening after saying he didn't feel well. After an evaluation, including tests, Leahy went home, the Hill reports. The Capitol physician had conducted a brief exam of his own,...

GOP Senator on Blocking Stimulus Checks: 'I'm Not Heartless'

Ron Johnson insists $1,200 checks aren't the way to go, would balloon national debt

(Newser) - As the end of the year draws near, Capitol Hill is still wrangling with a new COVID relief plan—and this week, one GOP senator made clear his views on stimulus checks to Americans as part of that plan. The Hill reports that on Friday, Republican Sen. Josh Hawley of...

Utah Senator Blocks National Latino Museum

And one for women, with Mike Lee saying we don't need 'separate but equal' Smithsonian museums

(Newser) - For more than 25 years, there's been an effort to establish a national Latino museum within the Smithsonian Institution's museum family. And that dream seemed closer to coming to fruition this week, with bipartisan legislation toward that end on the Senate table. Enter Utah Sen. Mike Lee, who...

Rick Scott: I've Got COVID
Rick Scott: I've Got COVID

Rick Scott: I've Got COVID

Florida senator says he's 'feeling good' with mild symptoms, is quarantining at home in Naples

(Newser) - Florida's Rick Scott is the latest senator to test positive for the coronavirus. The 67-year-old made the announcement Friday, noting he came into contact with someone after he returned to his home state on Nov. 13, and that person then tested positive, WESH reports. "I am feeling good...

Dems Slam GOP Senator for 'Racist Tactic' at Rally

Ga.'s David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris' name at Trump rally

(Newser) - Republican Sen. David Perdue mocked Kamala Harris, his Senate colleague and the Democratic vice presidential nominee, on Friday by repeatedly mispronouncing her name at a Georgia rally for President Trump. Perdue was wrapping up his remarks at an event in Macon when he referred to Harris as "KAH'-mah-lah?...

Senate Contender Blasts Opponent's 'Anti-Semitic Trope'

Georgia GOP Sen. David Perdue says pic of Dem Jon Ossoff accidentally distorted his nose

(Newser) - Election campaigning in Georgia took an ugly turn this week as the Democratic challenger to a sitting Republican senator accused the latter of running an anti-Semitic ad against him. The Hill reports that the campaign of GOP Sen. David Perdue nixed a Facebook ad that had been running since July...

After Flight, Senator Slams Airline: 'Incredibly Irresponsible'

Trip on American spurs Jeff Merkley to introduce bill keeping middle seats from being filled in pandemic

(Newser) - Jeff Merkley flew on American Airlines last week, and he wasn't happy with how his flight went—specifically, on how crowded it was in the midst of the pandemic. "How many Americans will die bc you fill middle seats, w/ your customers shoulder to shoulder, hour after hour,...

Rand Paul Has Suggestion for Future Impeachment Trials

He wants arguments kept to 8 hours per side

(Newser) - Rand Paul thinks presidential impeachment could become the new norm in the US following President Trump's saga—and he's got a few ideas about how the next trial should proceed. "I think we should change the process ... It's got to be a lot shorter," the...

Rand Paul to Fellow GOPers: Careful on Vote in Trump Trial

Warns Republican senators their vote on witnesses could threaten their reelection runs

(Newser) - President Trump's impeachment trial officially begins Thursday in the Senate, and at least four Republican senators will need to vote with Democrats to introduce new evidence and call witnesses such as John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney, per the Washington Post . And Kentucky's Rand Paul has a warning for...

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