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Kerry vs. McCain: Sharp Words Fly at Senate Hearing

July 14th, 2014

in characterized the Obama administration as “failing very badly” in its handling of Russia and other world problems. At a Senate hearing, McCain lashed out …

Third party kitty? “Running with the message of ‘vote the humans out’, Hank the cat secured an impressive third place in the battle for the U.S. Senate seat …

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Senate hearing on gun violence

July 13th, 2014

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Explained: The Senate voting gamble

If you vote above the line in Australian Senate elections, you could be taking a punt every time. Animation by Lucy Fahey. More information on the West Austr…
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New York State Senate Session – 05/06/14

July 7th, 2014

New York State Senate Session - 05/06/14

New York State Senate Session – 05/06/14.
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Cool Senate images

June 26th, 2014

A few nice Senate images I found:

Senate
Senate
Image by Andréia

Crowd waiting for the same sex marriage vote in the Minnesota Senate
Senate
Image by Fibonacci Blue
St. Paul, Minnesota

May 13, 2013

Thousands of people gathered at the Minnesota state capitol building during the Minnesota Senate debate on a same sex marriage bill. The bill passed the Minnesota House of Representatives on May 9 by a vote of 75 to 59. The Minnesota Senate passed the bill this day by a vote of 37 to 30. The law delineates the rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

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Crowd in the captiol for the same sex marriage vote in the Minnesota Senate
Senate
Image by Fibonacci Blue
St. Paul, Minnesota

May 13, 2013

Thousands of people gathered at the Minnesota state capitol building during the Minnesota Senate debate on a same sex marriage bill. The bill passed the Minnesota House of Representatives on May 9 by a vote of 75 to 59. The Minnesota Senate passed the bill this day by a vote of 37 to 30. The law delineates the rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

2013-05-13 This is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

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Austin – Texas State Capitol: Senate Chamber -Dawn at the Alamo

June 16th, 2014

Some cool Senate images:

Austin – Texas State Capitol: Senate Chamber -Dawn at the Alamo
Senate
Image by wallyg
Dawn at the Alamo, one of two paintings by Texas artist Henry Arthur McArdle, anchors the west side of the Senate Chamber. Completed in 1905, the 7-foot by 12-foot oil painting replaced an 1875 version that was destroyed while on display in the Limestone Capitol when it burned in 1881. It is an extremely detailed, although not entirely historically accurate, interpretation of The Battle of the Alamo, a pivotal event during the Texas Revolution. During the course of a 13-day siege in 1836, all but two of the approximately 187 Texians, under the command of James Bowie and William B. Travis, lost their lives defending the fort at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar against Mexican General General Santa Anna’s army of more than 5,000 troops. This painting shows the heroic Texians including David Crockett (during his last stand swinging "Old Betsy" protecting women and children–lower right corner), the ill James Bowie (using his trademark knife–lower left corner) and Commander William B. Travis (as he is stabbed in the back–upper right corner). In actuality, Travis, pictured here larger-than-life, was one of the first killed in the battle which occurred on March 6, 1836.

The Senate Chamber, located on the second floor east wing of the Texas State Capitol, is where the thirty-one state senators meet during Texas legislative sessions to work with the House of Representatives enacting the laws of the state. Restored to its c. 1910 appearance, the Senate Chamber still contains the original walnut desks purchased in 1888 for the Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the Senate and 31 senators from the A. H. Andrews and Company of Chicago. The Lieutenant Governor’s desk is located in front of a reproduction drapery treatment and a mid-nineteenth century portrait of Stephen F. Austin by an unknown artist.

The Texas State Capitol, anchoring 22-acres of landscaped grounds originally designated as Capitol Square in 1839, was designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, and was constructed from 1882 to 1888 under the direction of civil engineer Reuben Lindsay Walker. The Italian Renaissance Revival seat of Texas state government houses the two the chambers of the Texas Legislature and the office of the governor.

Austin – Texas State Capitol: Senate Chamber -Dawn at the Alamo
Senate
Image by wallyg
Dawn at the Alamo, one of two paintings by Texas artist Henry Arthur McArdle, anchors the west side of the Senate Chamber. Completed in 1905, the 7-foot by 12-foot oil painting replaced an 1875 version that was destroyed while on display in the Limestone Capitol when it burned in 1881. It is an extremely detailed, although not entirely historically accurate, interpretation of The Battle of the Alamo, a pivotal event during the Texas Revolution. During the course of a 13-day siege in 1836, all but two of the approximately 187 Texians, under the command of James Bowie and William B. Travis, lost their lives defending the fort at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio de Béxar against Mexican General General Santa Anna’s army of more than 5,000 troops. This painting shows the heroic Texians including David Crockett (during his last stand swinging "Old Betsy" protecting women and children–lower right corner), the ill James Bowie (using his trademark knife–lower left corner) and Commander William B. Travis (as he is stabbed in the back–upper right corner). In actuality, Travis, pictured here larger-than-life, was one of the first killed in the battle which occurred on March 6, 1836.

The Senate Chamber, located on the second floor east wing of the Texas State Capitol, is where the thirty-one state senators meet during Texas legislative sessions to work with the House of Representatives enacting the laws of the state. Restored to its c. 1910 appearance, the Senate Chamber still contains the original walnut desks purchased in 1888 for the Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of the Senate and 31 senators from the A. H. Andrews and Company of Chicago. The Lieutenant Governor’s desk is located in front of a reproduction drapery treatment and a mid-nineteenth century portrait of Stephen F. Austin by an unknown artist.

The Texas State Capitol, anchoring 22-acres of landscaped grounds originally designated as Capitol Square in 1839, was designed in 1881 by architect Elijah E. Myers, and was constructed from 1882 to 1888 under the direction of civil engineer Reuben Lindsay Walker. The Italian Renaissance Revival seat of Texas state government houses the two the chambers of the Texas Legislature and the office of the governor.

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U.S Govt, President, Senate, Congress?

June 14th, 2014

Question by ebay_singh: U.S Govt, President, Senate, Congress?
Can someone explain how the U.S Govt system work, I know there is an elected President, the elected Senate and an elected Conress, What are their roles, Who can over-ride who, Who has the ultimate power, What are the checks and balances in the system to avoid Abuse?

Best answer:

Answer by kevw25
well the people don’t ever directly elect the president. we vote for electors that represent the candidates (my state Ohio has 20) and they go and vote a few days after the election for who they want as the president.

president is the leader of the executive branch- “to faithfully execute the laws”

legislative branch
congress makes laws and serves as the voice of the people
with the senate made up of 100 members (two a state) which benefits smaller states because each state has equal say. also the senate confirms all of the presidents appointments.
and house of reps has 438 members with differing numbers given to each state depending on population

judicial branch
the courts, led by the US Supreme court interpret laws and hear cases appealed to them from the Federal courts

no one (in theory) has ” the ultimate power”. the president can check congress’ laws by vetoing them, and congress can override the veto’s. also the supreme court can check the congress or president by declaring something unconstitutional. and if congress wants to override the rule of the supreme court they (in theory) can propose an amendment to the Constitution (because courts cannot rule the Constitution unconstitutional)

this should be at least semi right
yeah i was bored.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

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Miles Davis – The Senate / Me & You (live, 1990)

June 13th, 2014

Recorded live in Kunstinsel, Hamburg, Germany, on 30 July 1990 ********* MILES DAVIS — tp, keyb, KENNY GARRETT — sax, fl, JOSEPH MCCREARY — g, voc, KEI AK…
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Faisal Raza Abidi’s Historic Speech in Senate A Pakistani

June 11th, 2014

One of the Best Speeches of Senator Faisal Raza Abidi on the Floor of Senate in Islamabad, Pakistan that brought the people attention towards the issues that…
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Cool Senate images

June 8th, 2014

Some cool Senate images:

Senado / Senate
Senate
Image by Marcio Cabral de Moura
22º dia de viagem – O Senado espanhol. Madri, Espanha.
Edifício de ampliação do Senado espanhol.

22nd day of journey – Spanish Senate. Madrid, Spain

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Cool Senate images

June 8th, 2014

Check out these Senate images:

U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee professional staff members visit U.S. Army Africa leaders
Senate
Image by US Army Africa
U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee professional staff members take part in a U.S. Army Africa command brief on Feb. 19. From left are: Tom Goffus, SASC professional staff member; USARF Chief of Staff Col. Pedro Almeida and ; Michael Kuiken, SASC professional staff member. A SASC delegation took part in briefings and video teleconferences during their visit to Caserma Ederle Feb. 19-20. (USARAF photo by Rich Bartell)

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Opponents to the same sex marriage vote in the Minnesota Senate
Senate
Image by Fibonacci Blue
St. Paul, Minnesota

May 13, 2013

Thousands of people gathered at the Minnesota state capitol building during the Minnesota Senate debate on a same sex marriage bill. The bill passed the Minnesota House of Representatives on May 9 by a vote of 75 to 59. The Minnesota Senate passed the bill this day by a vote of 37 to 30. The law delineates the rights of gay and lesbian couples to marry.

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The Senate, Stormont
Senate
Image by JohnConnell
The grand windows and ceiling of the Senate room in Stormont. The odd view? They don’t allow photographs to be taken!!

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