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==United States Senate==
 
==United States Senate==
  
The [[United States]] has a senate composed of 100 members, 50 from each [[state]].  The Senate convenes in [[Washington, D.C.]].  The Senate is equally divided, with 49 [[Republican]]s and 49 [[Democrat]]s.  However, both [[Independent]]s, [[Joe Lieberman]] and [[Bernie Sanders]], are more [[liberal]] than the average Senator, well as [[Rhode Island]] [[Republican]] [[Lincoln Chafee]], so some consider the [[Democrat]]s to have a slight 51-49 or 52-48 advantage.
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The [[United States]] has a senate composed of 100 members, two from each of the 50 [[state]]a.  The Senate convenes in [[Washington, D.C.]].  The Senate is equally divided, with 49 [[Republican]]s and 49 [[Democrat]]s.  However both [[Independent]]s [[Joe Lieberman]] and [[Bernie Sanders]] caucus with the [[Democratic Party]] giving Democrats the majority.
  
 
==Roman Senate==
 
==Roman Senate==

Revision as of 20:13, 16 March 2007

A Senate is a governing body of a legislature.

United States Senate

The United States has a senate composed of 100 members, two from each of the 50 statea. The Senate convenes in Washington, D.C.. The Senate is equally divided, with 49 Republicans and 49 Democrats. However both Independents Joe Lieberman and Bernie Sanders caucus with the Democratic Party giving Democrats the majority.

Roman Senate

The first senate was that of the Roman Republic. The senate was the dominant force in the politics of the Roman Republic. The Roman Senate consisted of 300 senators who met in the Curia or Senate house.

The senate of the Roman Empire was similar to the senate of the Roman Republic. The senate continued to meet in the Curia, but the number of senators was increased to over a thousand by Julius Caesar. During this time the senate was essentially a figurehead subject to the orders of the emperor.

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