Kelly Loeffler. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

The Senate Ethics Committee said Tuesday it found "no evidence" that Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) violated the law or Senate rules, dropping its investigation into allegations of insider trading, the Washington Post reports.

Catch up quick: Loeffler and her husband traded millions of dollars in stock after receiving a private briefing in January on  the coronavirus' potential economic toll.

Context: Government watchdogs Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and Common Cause filed complaints with the Senate Ethics Committee in March, accusing Loeffler of violating the STOCK Act, which prohibits elected officials from making money off information they learn in private briefings.

  • The decision comes nearly three weeks after Loeffler's office said the Department of Justice also dropped its investigation into her stock trades.
  • Loeffler is the wealthiest member of Congress, per the Post.

What she's saying: She tweeted Tuesday that "the fake news media takes another loss," adding, "Exonerated. Again."

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Updated Sep 22, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Where key GOP senators stand on replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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With President Trump planning to nominate his third Supreme Court justice nominee this week, key Republican senators are indicating their stance on replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than 50 days until Election Day.

Driving the news: Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), one of the few Republican senators thought to be a potential swing vote, said Tuesday that he would support moving forward with the confirmation process before the election.

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

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A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes. A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.

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