John McCain

Bipartisan senators propose human rights commission honoring McCain

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Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will introduce a resolution on the floor of the Senate Monday to establish the John S. McCain III Human Rights Commission, CNN reports.

Details: The bipartisan commission, which the senators will propose on the 70th anniversary of the UN's Universal Declaration of Human Rights, will work to raise awareness of human rights issues and develop initiatives in the Senate. McCain, who died in August, left behind a legacy of "shining a light on human rights abuses across the world and building bipartisan coalitions to take action," Tillis wrote in a statement.

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By the numbers: Political tweets turn blue in 2018

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images.

New data from Twitter shows the top 10 U.S. politicians who were most tweeted about in the few weeks after the midterm elections were Democrats, replacing a list that was once dominated by GOP lawmakers the majority of 2018.

Why it matters: The political clout and conversation is changing with its politicians. Republicans like Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who once dominated the subject of tweets, are now being replaced by nominated House speaker Nancy Pelosi and outgoing Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke in the rankings, per Twitter.

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