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Georgia elections chief battles fellow Republicans, Trump

Georgia's secretary of state is a man on an island, and the political flood is rising fast, as President Donald Trump and his allies vent their outrage at the fellow Republican and make unsupported claims that mismanagement and fraud tainted the state's presidential election.

Republican senators push for Biden to receive intelligence

As President Donald Trump refuses to allow President-elect Joe Biden to receive intelligence briefings — even those he was getting during the campaign — an increasing number of Trump's allies are calling for Biden to have access to the information.

GOP lawmakers grill Comey on leadership of Russia probe

Republicans lawmakers on Wednesday confronted former FBI Director James Comey about his oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation during a politically charged hearing that focused attention on problems with a probe that have becoming a rallying cry for supporters of President Donald Trump.

Graham urges older judges to retire so GOP can fill openings

Lindsey Graham, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is publicly urging federal judges in their mid-60s or older to step aside so President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans can fill the vacancies with conservative jurists.

Lindsey Graham says DOJ will handle information from Giuliani on Bidens

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said Sunday that the Justice Department is vetting information that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney has delivered regarding Hunter Biden’s work on the board of a Ukrainian energy company. Graham, citing an early-morning conversation with Attorney General William Barr, said that Rudy Giuliani is giving his information to national security experts and that he would back off his own plans to use the Senate Judiciary Committee as a vehicle to investigate the Biden family.

Lindsey Graham says U.S. must sanction Turkey for testing Russian arms

WASHINGTON – Two leading senators pressed Secretary of State Michael Pompeo to comply with existing law and impose sanctions on Turkey for purchasing and testing a Russian-made missile system. South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham and Maryland Democrat Chris Van Hollen said in a letter dated Monday that Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 anti-aircraft weapons should trigger sanctions under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. The two senators cited Turkish and Russian officials who said Turkey isn’t only testing the systems but also has plans for further cooperation with Russia.

Graham urging Trump to reopen government for a few weeks

A Republican lawmaker close to Trump says he’s pushing Trump to reopen government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before taking a more drastic step.

Dana Milbank: Rest in peace, Lindsey Graham

We lost two mavericks within a week. Last Saturday, we lost the legendary John McCain. On Tuesday, we lost his loyal sidekick, Sen. Lindsey O. Graham.

Menendez gets support of colleagues as mistrial motion looms

Sen. Bob Menendez got a hand from colleagues on both sides of the political aisle in his corruption trial Thursday, with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and fellow New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker testifying that he is trustworthy and honest.

McConnell: Debate over nation’s health care will continue

The partisan battle over the country’s health care system will “certainly continue,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. But he stopped short of saying whether the chamber will vote on the latest Republican plan repealing the Obama health care law, which seems virtually certain to be rejected.

Cassidy-Graham just another hasty mistake

In Washington state, more than 650,000 people could lose Medicaid coverage over the next decade, according to two studies that looked at the Cassidy-Graham plan. The state would also stand to lose about $17 billion in federal funding,

Senators say new strategy is needed to win in Afghanistan

A U.S. congressional delegation led by Sen. John McCain visited Kabul on Tuesday for the U.S. Independence Day, meeting with Afghan government leaders and military officials to discuss the more than 16-year-long war in Afghanistan.