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Things are heating up in the Senate as the long-awaited Senate trial in the impeachment of President Donald Trump is set to begin on Tuesday.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will officially propose a resolution that will set the rules for the trial. He released the proposed rules Monday afternoon.

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President Donald Trump fumed on Twitter Monday about a variety of subjects ranging from impeachment to escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.

Among the standouts was a retweet from Twitter user @D0wn_Under, which featured a photoshopped picture of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in a turban and a hijab in front of an Iranian flag.

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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) questions U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing on June 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

When New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer shared information from the climatologists at NOAA about global warming and climate change, people who understand science were concerned. Others, like Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, were confused.

Schumer, the Senate Minority Leader, posted:

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President Donald Trump heads back into the Oval Office after speaking on border security during a Rose Garden event at the White House February 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

With paintings described as somewhere between Thomas Kinkade and paint-by-numbers, devout Trump supporter Jon McNaughton is unlikely to be featured in any major museums or galleries soon.

Selling his wares on his personal website, McNaughton releases his latest "patriotic Americana" paintings with announcements on social media, and on Wednesday he announced his latest effort. The title?

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Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) wants to avoid another government shutdown. That's the pointed message he sent President Donald Trump as he spoke from the dais after the Senate's official morning prayer to open Senate business.

"Let’s all pray that the president will have wisdom to sign the bill so government doesn’t shut down,” Grassley said in his capacity as presiding officer of the Senate.

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Brad Parscale, Donald Trump's 2020 presidential campaign manager, has urged supporters to send actual bricks to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer as the government shutdown—spurred on by the president's refusal to sign a stopgap funding bill because he disagreed with Congress's decision not to provide his requested funding for his proposed border wall—continues.

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The Republican National Committee attempted to blame the government shutdown––now in its 28th day––on Democrats and cast President Donald Trump as an innocent victim in six rapid-fire tweets.

The RNC claimed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's unwillingness to negotiate had caused the shutdown.

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