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Here are seven facts from a former chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar who has shepherded hundreds through the Senate confirmation process.

4) The Senate has only confirmed two such nominees with divided government. The last was Chief Justice Melville Fuller in 1888.

2020 Bar Exams Chair SC Associate Justice Marvic Leonen clarifies statement by Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta during the budget hearing in the Senate that Bar Exams in 2021 will be held in 3 sites and that they are considering holding online Bar Exams. | via @mikenavallo 

Chief Justice Diosdado Peralta leads the roster of justices appearing virtually before the Senate Committee on Finance to defend the judiciary's proposed 2021 budget | via @jauhnetienne 

@jauhnetienne  Drilon: In my 20 years in the Senate this is the 1st time that a Chief Justice is appearing to defend the budget of the judiciary | via @jauhnetienne 

@liannami  But Peralta just said that the Supreme Court has no withheld allocation. The judiciary also enjoys fiscal autonomy. Drilon tries to get an opinion out of Peralta, but the chief justice did not give a direct answer. Earlier, Omb Sam Martires told Senate the DBM act was illegal.

HAPPENING NOW: A Senate subcommittee on finance holds a hearing on the proposed 2021 budget of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Philippine Center for Economic Development. Panel led by former TESDA chief Sen. Joel Villanueva. | @JCGotinga 

Acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf’s Senate confirmation hearing brought pointed questioning about DHS’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest and allegations that employees were politically pressured to modify intelligence assessments

This week on The Pulse: @NateSilver538  - statistician, founder, and editor-in-chief @FiveThirtyEight  - shares his insights on the 2020 presidential election and weighs in on the potential outcomes of key Senate races. Check it out. 👇

Former justice chief Vitaliano Aguirre II and columnist Mon Tulfo hurled insults at each other during a Senate investigation into an alleged corruption scheme at the Bureau of Immigration. Read more:

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My decision to appoint @usairforce  General Charles Brown as the USA’s first-ever African American military service chief has now been approved by the Senate. A historic day for America! Excited to work even more closely with Gen. Brown, who is a Patriot and Great Leader!

BREAKING: JW released new IRS notes revealing Senator John McCain’s former staff director & chief counsel for Senate Homeland SecurityHenry Kerner – urged top IRS officials like Lois Lerner to “audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous.” (1/8)

On the floor of the U.S. Senate, Sen. @RandPaul  reads and displays the question which Chief Justice Roberts declined to read last week during the Impeachment Trial.

I forced a third vote to subpoena John Bolton, providing one day for a deposition presided over by the Chief Justice, and one day for live Senate testimony—both of which must have occured within 5 days. But Senate Republicans voted for a cover-up and a sham trial.

Why is Dem house now getting cold feet abt moving ahead w impeachment trial? They want 2hijack Senate process+muck up senate/SCOTUS schedule U need some consideration abt SCOTUS since Chief Justice presides in Senate. R they worried their articles r too weak to move fwd?

I just forced votes on 4 amendments for witnesses & documents to: Subpoena Mulvaney, Bolton, Duffy, Blair, & WH, OMB, DOD, State Dept documents Require the Chief Justice to rule on motions to subpoena documents & witnesses But Senate Republicans just kept voting for a cover-up

Former WH chief of staff John Kelly advises the Senate: "If you don’t respond to 75 percent of the American voters and have witnesses, it’s a job only half done. You open yourself up forever as a Senate that shirks its responsibilities.”

Kelly, Trump's former Chief of Staff, who worked with Bolton and Trump closely, says, "I believe John Bolton" and argues for witnesses at the Senate trial

I just demanded a vote on calling as a witness Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s Acting White House Chief of Staff Will Senate Republicans vote with us for a fair trial? Or will they keep enabling a cover-up like they’ve done all day by voting against our requests for documents?

BREAKING: Democrat Doug Jones won election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama in a sharp blow to President Trump that narrows the GOP’s majority in the Senate to two. He beat Roy Moore, a former chief justice of the state Supreme Court who had been accused of sexual misconduct.

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