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  1. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Hold the Senate: All the Key ResultsRepublicans increased their Senate majority by three net seats, with one race – which is leaning towards them – unresolved.
  2. 2018 midterms
    Why Trump’s Culture War Lost the Suburbs — But Held the SenateThe president’s singular strength in rural areas will help Republicans consolidate power over the least majoritarian parts of our government.
  3. 2018 midterms
    Where All the Key Races Stand, 2 Days Before the MidtermsWhile Democrats are favored to win the House, the size of the blue wave remains unclear — and an unusual number of races remain too close to call.
  4. 2018 midterms
    McConnell Thinks Talking About Repealing Obamacare Helps the GOP in the MidtermsIf Republicans make Senate gains and hang onto the House, it’s remotely possible. That’s apparently what the GOP thinks its base wants to hear.
  5. brett kavanaugh
    Poll: Majority of Americans Say Kavanaugh Shouldn’t Be on the Supreme CourtAnd yet, Kavanaugh is still more popular than Donald Trump or the GOP agenda, and his confirmation might have helped Republicans politically.
  6. 2018 midterms
    The North Dakota Senate Race Is Becoming a Referendum on #MeTooGOP candidate Kevin Cramer has suggested that attempted rape is no big deal, and Christine Blasey Ford isn’t “tough.” He will probably win.
  7. 2018 midterms
    This New Poll of Battleground House Districts Is Great News for DemocratsTeam Blue’s prospects of taking the House are looking up — even as its chances of winning the Senate have gone into sharp decline.
  8. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But CertainIn the end, Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Joe Manchin are giving Kavanaugh the votes he needed.
  9. the kavanaugh hearings
    Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But CertainIn the end, Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Joe Manchin are giving Kavanaugh the votes he needed.
  10. 2018 midterms
    Why New Jersey’s Menendez Could Be Democrats’ Midterm Achilles’ HeelNew Jersey is a very blue state, but Bob Menendez is in some peril against a deep-pocketed opponent after a long corruption trial.
  11. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Everyone Lost at the Kavanaugh-Ford HearingsThe process was broken. Justice was ill served. And democracy is worse off for all of it.
  12. the national interest
    Senator Dick Durbin Wishes Trump Could Appoint Even More JudgesDemocrats believe things would be better if they had allowed Republicans to keep more judicial vacancies for Trump to fill.
  13. 2018 midterms
    Beto O’Rourke’s Race Against Ted Cruz Is Officially a ‘Toss-up’After speaking to operatives in both parties, the Cook Political Report decided that the Texas Senate race is now a jump ball.
  14. profile
    Cory Booker Wants to Give You a Hug, and Be Your Next PresidentHe’s ready to run the most optimistic, earnest, emotionally present campaign in history — and is betting that’s what Trump’s America is ready for.
  15. 2018 midterms
    Poll: Democrats Lead Senate Races in Arizona and TennesseeIf Democrats can pull off an upset in the Volunteer State, their chances of taking the Senate improve dramatically.
  16. susan collins
    Liberal Group Crowdfunds $875,000 for Susan Collins’s Next ChallengerBut progressives have promised to cancel those donations — if Collins votes against Brett Kavanugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
  17. beef
    ‘Dumbass’ Alex Jones and ‘Thug’ Marco Rubio Trade Insults in Senate Hallway“I just don’t know who you are, man. I don’t read weird websites.”
  18. How John McCain’s Death Will Reshape the SenateMitch McConnell’s job is about to get easier.
  19. Federal Building Named After Segregationist Might Be Renamed After McCainIt’s time to remove the name of the genteel racist Richard Russell from the Senate’s oldest office building. Giving it McCain’s is a good pretext.
  20. Wishful Dems Call for Delay of Kavanaugh Hearings After Cohen’s Guilty PleaYeah … that’s not going to happen.
  21. Most ‘Trump Ten’ Democratic Senators Doing Better Than Trump in Their StatesThe president isn’t nearly as strong as he was in 2016 in many states where Democratic senators are running for reelection this year.
  22. How to Interpret 2018 Polls Without Fooling YourselfThe first rule: “Don’t believe the hype.” The other rules are almost as simple.
  23. Washington Lobbyists Anticipating Democratic HouseDenizens of the swamp are hiring Democrats to shore up their relationships with the potential bosses of the next Congress.
  24. goodbyes
    Anthony Kennedy Retires From Supreme CourtGet ready for the mother of all confirmation battles.
  25. Anthony Kennedy Retires From Supreme CourtGet ready for the mother of all confirmation battles.
  26. Bracing for a Supreme Court Retirement BombshellAt the end of the term, the focus is on Kennedy, whose retirement could ignite the Senate races. But Thomas’s exit might spark a battle in the GOP.
  27. Californians to Vote on Initiative to Divide Their State Into 3It’s not popular at present, and would have to overcome many obstacles, but the idea of cutting California down to size won’t go away.
  28. Washington May Love Mitch McConnell, But His Constituents Don’tYes, the Senate Majority Leader is wily and resourceful. But his Achilles’ heel is that he cannot take reelection in Kentucky for granted.
  29. West Virginia Republicans Lie About Each Other’s Imaginary Hillary TiesHillary Clinton’s value as a devil figure in the GOP is so powerful that two WV Senate candidates are just making up stuff about each other and HRC.
  30. What the Midterms Would Look Like If Clinton Had WonThe silver lining of Trump’s presidential win for Democrats is that their party is facing a good, not a potentially disastrous, midterm election.
  31. A Bill to Protect Mueller From Trump Took Its First Step Toward PassageBut McConnell says he’s not going to let the bill come to the floor for a vote, since he doesn’t think Trump will fire Mueller anyway.
  32. firsts
    Tammy Duckworth Wants to Allow Babies in the SenateThis would be a historic win for families with working moms.
  33. Why Conservatives Care More About Keeping the Senate Than the HouseThe power to confirm federal judges is the GOP’s most valuable resource.
  34. Phil Bredesen and Democrats’ Long-Shot Effort to Win Back the SenateA new poll in Tennessee shows a Democrat with a solid lead in a bid to flip a GOP Senate seat.
  35. Mitt Romney Announces U.S. Senate Run With Small Swipes at Trump“On Utah’s Capitol Hill, people treat one another with respect,” Romney says, an obvious reference to you-know-who.
  36. Senate Votes Down Every Immigration ProposalTrump’s own proposal and a bipartisan compromise that he angrily opposed both went down in the Senate.
  37. Feds Drop Corruption Case Against Senator MenendezThe perpetually embattled Senate Democrat now has a clear path to reelection in November, particularly if Republicans look elsewhere.
  38. power
    Chelsea Manning Files to Run for U.S. Senate in MarylandPer federal election filings.
  39. Ghoulish Arizona Republicans Jockey for John McCain’s Senate SeatThe 81-year-old has cancer, but he’s not dead yet.
  40. u.s. senate
    Somebody Wanted Kris Jenner to Be the Next Senator From AlabamaShe was written in as a candidate in Shelby County, Alabama.
  41. Roy Moore Has Officially Lost the ElectionDoug Jones was certified as Alabama’s next U.S. senator, but Moore won’t concede defeat.
  42. The Right (and Wrong) Lessons to Take From Doug Jones’s Win in AlabamaBe careful of over-interpretation by partisans. But Jones’s win shouldn’t be under-interpreted, either.
  43. Democrat Tina Smith Will Replace Franken in the Senate — and Wants to Run in ’18She’ll become the 22nd woman currently serving in the Senate, and is planning on running in 2018.
  44. Doug Jones’s Victory Shows Why Democrats Must Compete EverywhereAnd “you never know when a Republican candidate will turn out to be a sex criminal” isn’t the only reason.
  45. What Precedents Will Democrats Set in Forcing Franken’s Resignation?There are some key questions Democrats should prepare for in determining how they — and the country — deal with future incidents of sexual misconduct.
  46. power
    Woman Shares New Evidence of Her Relationship With Roy Moore at Age 17Moore has denied knowing any of the women accusing him of sexual misconduct.
  47. power
    The Senate Is Officially Investigating Al FrankenThe U.S. Senate Ethics Committee is looking into allegations of sexual misconduct.
  48. Fresh Out of Prison, Coal Baron Don Blankenship Is Running for U.S. SenateThe former CEO of Massey Energy filed this week to run in the Republican primary.
  49. In ‘Experiment,’ New York Times Editorial Board Asks Readers to Oppose Tax BillLeaning in to the “liberal” media label.
  50. Tide of Right-Wing Judges Could Recede Quickly If Democrats Take Back the SenateThe GOP’s Alabama fiasco and a 2018 wave election could bring back a Democratic Senate and ruin the right’s plan to control the judiciary.
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