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In Trying To Silence Warren's Opposition To Sessions, Senate Republicans Handed Her A Megaphone - WBUR

The Senate confirmed Jeff Sessions Wednesday night as the country's next attorney general, despite opposition from Democrats — most notably, from Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Republicans used a rarely invoked Senate rule to silence Warren ...and more »

Senate Republicans did not use Rule 19 when Ted Cruz attacked Mitch McConnell - PolitiFact

Senate Democrats attacked their GOP colleagues for using a procedural regulation to shut down Elizabeth Warren's criticism of a fellow senator, but not when Texas Republican Ted Cruz did the same thing two years ago. During a Feb. 8 CNN interview, Sen.and more »

Jeff Sessions confirmed as Attorney General amid Partisan acrimony - KVOA Tucson News

The Senate voted Wednesday night to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, to become the nation's attorney general after three days of partisan acrimony over President Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees. The 52-47 vote proceeded along party lines, with ...and more »

How Coretta Scott King and JFK joined forces — and helped change the Democratic Party - Washington Post

When Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) used Coretta Scott King's words to express her opposition to President Trump's attorney general nominee, it was hardly the first time a Democratic politician saw the importance of King as a civil rights symbol.and more »

Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general - Washington Post

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Jeff Sessions as the next attorney general, following a bitter debate in the chamber that saw Republicans formally rebuke Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the manner in which she criticized her colleague from ...and more »

Jeff Sessions Confirmed as Attorney General, Capping Bitter Battle - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Senator Jeff Sessions was confirmed on Wednesday as President Trump's attorney general, capping a bitter and racially charged nomination battle that crested with the procedural silencing of a leading Democrat, Senator Elizabeth Warren.and more »

Senator Warren reprimanded in the Senate during speech -

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press. WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Elizabeth Warren has earned a rare rebuke by the Senate for quoting Coretta Scott King on the Senate floor. The Massachusetts Democrat ran afoul of the chamber's arcane rules by reading ...and more »

Shutting Down Speech by Elizabeth Warren, GOP Amplifies Her Message - New York Times

WASHINGTON — Republicans seized her microphone. And gave her a megaphone. Silenced on the Senate floor for condemning a peer, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Democrat of Massachusetts, emerged on Wednesday in a coveted role: the avatar of liberal ...and more »

The Silencing of Coretta Scott King Is an Act of Systemic Racism - The Nation.

Elizabeth Warren wasn't attacking Jeff Sessions's character; she was using King's observations to expose his support for racist policies. By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. February 8, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Coretta KingCoretta Scott ...and more »

#ShePersisted: social media erupts after Mitch McConnell silences Elizabeth Warren - Vox

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) thought he was giving a valid reason for the Senate's decision to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Tuesday night. In reality, he inspired a feminist rallying cry for Democrats opposed to President Donald ...and more »