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Congress expected to uphold promised veto by President Obama

...occupation of Iraq.(END OPTIONAL TRIM)Earnest said that the White House is certain it would corral either the 34 Senate votes or the 146 House votes that it needs to sustain an Obama veto of any resolution of disapproval. Overriding a veto requires...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-08-07/congress-expected-uphold-promised-v
SC Senate gives final vote to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds

...minority that is dead set against it," Neal said. "We'll see when that vote comes up who they are."Tuesday's Senate vote lacked drama, nearly matching the vote from the day before. But minutes after, the chamber hushed and all 45 senators...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-07-07/sc-senate-gives-final-vote-remove-c
SC Senate votes to take down Confederate flag

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Con­federate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-06/sc-senate-votes-take-dow
Legalized horse betting heads for a Ga. Senate vote

ATLANTA - Supporters of legalized betting on horse racing are hopeful that legislation could soon pass giving voters a say.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-07/legalized-horse-betting-head
Editorial: Bottom line

They picked an awfully funny time to suddenly turn on the spigot.Democrats could've allowed a Senate vote on the Keystone pipeline all along. They didn't, because they didn't want to hurt Barack Obama politically.They finally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-11-20/editorial-bottom-line
Azziz not recommended for UNLV job

...and the Depart ment of Geoscience, according to McCabe.McCabe tweeted earlier Monday that the results of a faculty Senate vote showed 11 votes for White, 10 for Azziz and nine for Jessup. Six voted in favor of continuing the search. Most of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-17/azziz-not-recommended-unlv-j
Purely partisan 'reform'

...will get behind it, calling it a danger to civil liberties.Democrats know there's no chance of securing the 67 Senate votes needed to advance the joint resolution. So what, then, is the point?We'll let The Atlantic spell it out for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-23/purely-partisan-refor
Across South Carolina

Senate vote keeps pre-K off surplus list COLUMBIA - The South Carolina Senate has tentatively approved a budget plan that makes 4-year-old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-07/across-south-carolina
Georgia Senate votes to ban Obamacare abortions

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Senate voted 35-18 on Monday to prohibit health plans offered under the federal Affordable Care Act to cover abortion except in medical emergencies.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-04/georgia-senate-votes-ban
Obama focuses on creating manufacturing jobs, boosting economy during North Carolina visit

...cut off financial aid for more than 1.3 million people who have exhausted their state-paid unemployment benefits.Senate votes Tuesday on a pair of Democratic-drafted proposals to reinstate the program fell short of the tally needed for passage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-15/obama-focuses-creating-man