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  USA States . com - US states Portal
During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the original 13 as the nation expanded across the North American continent and acquired a number of overseas possessions.
The United States of America is a federal republic composed of 50 states, of which all except one - Hawaii islands - are in mainland America.
The United States of America, which covers the central part of North America, grew out of the British colonies that were established in the north America in the first half of the 17th century.
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  Senate - MSN Encarta
United States Senate, the smaller of the two legislative bodies of the Congress of the United States.
The House of Representatives, in contrast, allocates seats to the states according to population.
The Constitution requires a senator to be at least 30 years old, a U.S. citizen for at least nine years, and a resident of the state from which he or she is elected.
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 United States Senate at AllExperts
The senator from each state with the longer tenure is known as the "senior senator," and their counterpart is the "junior senator"; this convention, however, does not have any official significance.
The Senate meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Like the House of Representatives, the Senate meets in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. At one end of the Chamber of the Senate is a dais from which the Presiding Officer (the Vice President or the President pro Tempore) presides.
United States, although the Senate's advice and consent is required for the appointment of certain executive branch officials, it is not necessary for their removal.
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 United States Senate - Knowmore   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the Senate, each state is equally represented by two members, regardless of population; as a result, the total membership of the body is 100.
Senators serve for six-year terms, which are staggered so that elections are held in approximately one-third of the seats (a "class") every second year.
The senator from each state with the longer tenure is known as the "senior senator," and his or her counterpart as the "junior senator"; this convention, however, does not have any special significance.
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 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - United States Senate
Senators are elected by their state as a whole; if both Senate seats are contested in one election year, the elections will be separate and all voters in the state will cast votes for one candidate in each of the two races.
Unlike the United States House of Representatives, the Senate has no strict rules regarding debate, and one strategy used by senators to kill a bill is the filibuster, an intentional extension of debate on the bill, which prevents it from coming to a vote.
The senator from each state with the longer tenure is known as the "senior senator" and carries some additional responsibilities to their state's constituents; however, this does not necessarily indicate a hierarchy in which the senior senator has direct authority over the junior senator.
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 THE UNITED STATES SENATE
The President of the Senate is the Vice-President of the United States, but he or she may vote only in case of a tie vote.
Furthermore, Senators usually may propose amendments in plenary sessions that are unrelated to the subject of the bill that the Senate is considering.
The Senate has the exclusive constitutional power, by a two-thirds majority of the Senators present and voting, to authorize the President to ratify a treaty that has been negociated on behalf of the United States.
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 United States Senate - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
The Senate is made up of two representatives from each State in the Union, a request granted after Rhode Island threatened to walk out of the Constitutional Convention in a huff "and take my shaking religious minorities with me" if it didn't get its way.
Perhaps the most famous Senate Procedure is the filibuster, in which a member prevents passage of legislation by continuing to talk so long that the other Senators get bored, wander off and can't vote on the bill.
Prior to the admittance of the 30th State, there were fewer than sixty Senators, so once it started, debate could not be closed because there were not enough votes to attain cloture.
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 Browns in the United States Senate
He was elected to the United States Senate in 1854 to fill a vacancy for a term beginning 4 Mar 1853 and was reelected in 1859, serving from 7 Jan 1854 to 1861, when he withdrew from Congress, due to the secession of Mississippi from the union.
He was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate to fill a vacancy in 1829 and reelected in 1835, serving from 1829 to 1840.
Norris was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served 1907-1913.
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 United States Senate (Harpers.org)
Senator James M. Jeffords of Vermont defected from the Republican Party, handing control of the Senate to the Democrats, who promptly voted to confirm Theodore B. Olson as solicitor general, suggesting that the White House cabal had little to fear after all.
The Senate Intelligence Committee released a scathing report on the CIA's unfounded, unjustified, and unreasonable claims about Iraq's purported weapons of mass destruction; the report was oddly silent, however, about the Bush Administration's well-documented and apparently successful campaign to intimidate the CIA into coming up with justifications for the President's fraudulent case for the invasion.
The Senate renewed the Patriot Act and sent it to the House; the House is expected to pass the legislation soon.
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 The United States Senate
The Senate is comprised of two Senators from each state, regardless of size or population.
According to the Constitution of the United States, Senators are to be chosen by their respective state legislatures, however; in 1912, the unconstitutional Article XVII was proposed and was ratified in 1913.
Since a Senator represents an entire state, he/she has a more diverse electorate and must be concerned with a broader range of views and interests than a Member of the House with a narrower constituency.
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However, even the President pro tempore delegates his duties as presiding officer in the Senate chamber to junior members because (unlike in the House) the presiding officer is accorded with little authority.
By convention, the Vice President presides over very few Senate debates, attending only on important ceremonial occasions (such as the swearing-in of new senators) or at times when his or her vote may be needed to break a tie.
Almost any act by a resident alien, anywhere, could in some circumstances lead the President to believe the alien has or had some form of involvement with a terrorist organization.4 The resident alien need not even know that he was involved with terrorists.
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Shabani, 513 U.S. 10 (1994) was a decision by the United States Supreme Court.
The United States Senate has confirmed Tom Luce as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development at the U.S. Department of Education.
The Democratic caucus of the United States Senate chooses a conference chairman.
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 United States Senate - dKosopedia
The United States Senate, often called the U.S. Senate or simply the Senate, is a deliberative legislative chamber of 100 senators, two from each state, elected in statewide elections for six-year terms by popular vote.
Named after the ancient Roman Senate, the U.S. Senate is the upper house of the Congress, smaller than the U.S. House of Representatives, which has 435 members.
Flowers are not permitted in the Senate chamber, except on the desk of a deceased sitting Senator on the day of his eulogy.
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 Conference on Party Effects in the United States Senate
In this paper, we examine the role of partisan cohesion in balloting for United States Senator in state legislatures in the period 1870-1913.
The unpredictability of the outcomes of Senate elections in state legislatures, coupled with the high turnover within state legislatures from session to session led to a lack of a viable mechanism of accountability for Senators once they were elected and seated in the Senate itself.
After comparing the internal operations of the Senate whip system with analogous activities in the House, we identify the kinds of measures likely to draw whip activity in the Senate, gauge the extent of leadership success at retaining or converting recalcitrant members, and evaluate the impact of leadership strategies on the fate of legislation.
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 United States Senate - ACLU ProCon.org
No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.
The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.
The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States....
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 United States Senate Resolution 76 ATS - International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security
United States Senate passes resolution welcoming the Club of Madrid initiative and looks forward to receiving and considering the Madrid Agenda.
Expressing the sense of the Senate on the anniversary of the deadly terrorist attacks launched against the people of Spain on March 11, 2004.
Whereas like the terrorist attack on the United States on September 11, 2001, the March 11, 2004, attacks in Madrid were an attack on freedom and democracy by an international network of terrorists;
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 Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying » By Tag
Senator Jim Webb of Virginia delivered the Democratic response to President Bush’s State of the Union speech tonight.
The issue before us is not simply whether the United States should end the regime of Saddam Hussein, but whether we as a nation are prepared to physically occupy territory in the Middle East for the next 30 to 50 years.
The United States Senate voted 78-15 to confirm General Michael Hayden as the new CIA Director.
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 U.S. Senate
Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-WI) began his rise to national prominence with a speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, in which he charged that Communists had infiltrated federal government agencies.
The Senate convened at 12:00 p.m and adjourned at 6:13 p.m.
Over time, improvements in transportation allowed deceased members to be removed to their home states for burial and in 1877 the practice of erecting cenotaphs was discontinued (although a century later one more was added in memory of two members of the House lost in an Alaskan plane crash).
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 Germany Info: Culture & Life: History: Features: German Revolution of 1848/49
Many of the "Forty-Eighters," as they came to be called, fled to the United States and played a significant role in 19th century U.S. history.
The "Forty-Eighters" who emigrated to the United States after the failed revolution left their mark in a number of ways.
Serving a term in the United States Senate, he advocated a conciliatory policy toward the South.
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 Correspondence Between the Two Rival Candidates for the United States Senate. Lincoln, Abraham. 1897. Political Debates ...
Correspondence Between the Two Rival Candidates for the United States Senate.
I went to Springfield last week for the purpose of conferring with the Democratic State Central Committee upon the mode of conducting the canvass, and with them, and under their advice, made a list of appointments covering the entire period until late in October.
It has been suggested recently that an arrangement had been made to bring out a third candidate for the United States Senate, who with yourself, should canvass the State in opposition to me, with no other purpose than to insure my defeat, by dividing the Democratic party for your benefit.
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