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Bad Little Senators Get Recess Canceled
A Dreamers-for-Wall Deal Could Pass the Senate — If Trump Lets It
A bipartisan group of senators just struck such a deal. But Trump is (reportedly) unwilling to compromise on cuts to legal immigration.
The Case for New California
Breaking up the Golden State may sound crazy — but so is having a Senate that gives equal representation to California and Wyoming.
6 Things to Know About Doug Jones
The Alabama Democrat who defeated Roy Moore is pro-choice, pro LGBTQ rights, and had never run for office before.
McCain Gives Heroic Speech Denouncing Terrible Thing That He Just Voted For
The senator calls on his colleagues to abandon their indefensible approach to Obamacare repeal — minutes after voting to let them keep at it.
This Woman Walked Her Cat in the Senate Building
Whose cat is this?
Susan Collins Says She May Run for Governor of Maine in 2018
If she does, New England’s most racist governor will get to appoint Maine’s next senator.
Chuck Schumer Says Democrats Will Filibuster Gorsuch
But some moderate Democrats are reportedly willing to support Trump’s Supreme Court nominee for the right price.
GOP Senators Are Anxious About Nuking the Filibuster
The threat of the filibuster may be the only way for Senate Republicans to resist Trump, should that need arise.
Democrats Pick Up Their Second Senate Seat As Kelly Ayotte Concedes
Republicans still have a majority, with 51 seats.
Down-Ballot Republicans Are Trumped If They Do, Trumped If They Don’t
If vulnerable Republican candidates disavow Trump, they invite the ire of their own base. If they don’t disavow him, they alienate swing voters.
Conservative Plutocrats Make Massive Investment in GOP Senate Races
Two super-pacs designed to retain GOP Senate control took in $42 million last month, as Trump-averse donors focus their funds on the upper chamber.
Sandoval Declines Supreme Court Consideration
That was fast.
Report: Obama Administration Handed Child Migrants Over to Human Traffickers
A Senate report finds that the federal government failed to conduct background checks on adults entrusted with the care of child migrants.
CIA Admits It Spied on Senators, After Insisting It Didn’t
A big black eye for director John Brennan.
Highlights From the Senate Burn Book: Dirty Money, Blackmail, and JFK Blow Jobs
Tales from Lyndon Johnson adviser Bobby Baker, “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”
Republicans Still Not Ready for Gun Control, Plotting Filibuster Instead
Five are onboard so far.
Ashley Judd Not Running for Senate After All
The actress announced today that she’s sitting this one out.
Senators Decide Senate Is Mostly Awesome As Is
The clubbiest club on Earth stays clubby.