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U.s. Senate

  1. vision 2020
    This Democratic Senator Won’t Commit to Voting for Her Party in 2020Kyrsten Sinema is positioning herself to the right of Democrats from much redder states. That could be a problem for progressives in 2021.
  2. u.s. senate
    Jeff Sessions May Seek Old Senate Seat Despite Crowded FieldWill Donald Trump vengefully drop a hammer on his former attorney general?
  3. 2020 elections
    Disgraced Former Trump Cabinet Member Wants to Be Appointed to the U.S. SenateTom Price flew his way out of his job as HHS Secretary with travel expenses, but is applying for an open Senate seat.
  4. 2020 elections
    So You Want to Be a U.S. Senator?Georgia governor Brian Kemp has thrown open the door to anybody who wants to apply to fill the seat Johnny Isakson is giving up at year’s end.
  5. gaffes
    Amy McGrath Is Wasting Her Chance to Beat Mitch McConnellThe former fighter pilot and Kentucky Democrat wants to take down Mitch McConnell. But she can’t stop getting into her own way.
  6. filibuster
    Today’s Republicans Use the Filibuster Just Like the Segregationists DidUntil Democrats show the moral outrage that overcame filibusters against civil rights, you can forget about gun, climate change, or immigration bills.
  7. the national interest
    McConnell Recruiting Senate Democrats to Destroy the Next Democratic PresidencyMcConnell says Senate Democrats should let him filibuster everything.
  8. vision 2020
    It’s Filibuster Reform — or Bust — for Democrats in the Near FutureThe odds of Democrats being able to get anything done even if they win in 2020 are low without the filibuster reform that some senators still resist.
  9. moscow mitch
    How ‘Moscow Mitch’ Is Helping DemocratsThe Kentucky Democratic Party has made $500,000 on “Moscow Mitch” merch in just two weeks.
  10. u.s. senate
    Corey Lewandowski Might Actually Run for Senate in New HampshireDonald Trump’s first campaign manager is “seriously considering” a challenge to Democratic senator Jeanne Shaheen.
  11. 9/11
    McConnell on Jon Stewart: ‘He’s All Bent Out of Shape’ Over NothingThe Senate majority leader says 9/11 first responders will be taken care of and Stewart is “looking for some way to take offense.”
  12. politics
    Pete Buttigieg: “I Would Not Have” Pressured Al Franken to ResignThat puts Mayor Pete at odds with nearly everyone else running for the Democratic nomination.
  13. republicans
    Trump Has ‘Nothing’ Against Roy Moore — Except for His Odds of LosingThe accused child molester is mulling another Senate run in Alabama. Trump is fine with him personally — he’s just worried that he’ll lose.
  14. vision 2020
    Democrats May Need a Big Presidential Win to Flip the Senate in 2020With a trend toward straight-ticket voting, the best strategy may be focusing on Trump in close states rather than recruiting ideal Senate candidates.
  15. vision 2020
    Stacey Abrams Takes a Pass on a 2020 Senate RunShe may run for president, for vice-president, or wait until 2022 and run for governor again.
  16. vision 2020
    Why Republicans Might Not Mind Losing the White House in 2020If Republicans hang onto the Senate in 2020 and have the power to obstruct, they might decide their future looks brighter without the 45th president.
  17. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell’s New Campaign Ad Is Brazenly Anti-DemocracyThe McConnell campaign’s first campaign ad is about insisting that his various subversions of democracy are instances of “letting the people decide.”
  18. federal reserve board
    Herman Cain’s Fed Nomination Likely Over Before Trump Even Made ItWith four GOP senators opposed to Herman Cain, who’s yet to be formally nominated, Trump may focus on his other bad idea for the Fed, Stephen Moore.
  19. vision 2020
    Manchin Torments Democrats Some More With Endorsement of Susan CollinsThe sort-of-Democratic senator from West Virginia is doing everything he can to undermine his party’s drive to regain control of the upper chamber.
  20. identity politics
    The GOP’s Cynical New Identity-Politics PlaySenate Republicans are looking to back bills that rebuke anti-Semitism — despite their own party’s complicity in anti-Semitic violence.
  21. veto bait
    12 GOP Senators Join With Democrats to Reject Trump’s Emergency DeclarationTrump will veto the resolution of disapproval, but his inability to keep Republican senators in line is a major embarrassment.
  22. national emergency declaration
    Trump Could Face Major Embarrassment Over His Fake National EmergencyThe congressional resolution disapproving of the emergency looks like it might pass the Senate.
  23. vision 2020
    The Democrats’ Irrational Love of the Filibuster Could Doom Their AgendaThe Senate’s supermajority requirement for all legislation is a gift to conservatism. And progressives are promising to maintain it forever.
  24. politics
    Sad: There Aren’t Enough Lobbying Jobs for All the Out-of-Work GOP PoliticiansThe revolving door keeps spinning.
  25. government shutdown
    Democrats Say They’ll Shut Down the Senate Until It Reopens the GovernmentTrump’s got his “national emergency” alternative, but Democrats could stop regular Senate business until the chamber deals with the shutdown.
  26. vision 2020
    Mitt Romney Rips Trump’s Character in New Op-edRomney loves the tax cuts, but he hates Trump’s tweets.
  27. the national interest
    Trump Wants to End the Filibuster. He’s Right.The Senate rules make no sense.
  28. criminal justice
    Tom Cotton’s America Is Not a Free AmericaThe First Step Act’s most vocal opponent in the Senate has a bleak and all-too-familiar vision for what American criminal justice should look like.
  29. crime
    ‘I Don’t Care’: GOP Senators Dismiss Allegations Against Trump“The Democrats will do anything to hurt this president,” said Utah Senator Orrin Hatch.
  30. 2018 midterms
    With One Final Democratic Victory, Midterms EndAll in all, it was a good year for donkeys, and a good start on their 2020 goals.
  31. yemen
    Senate Defies Trump, Advances Bid to End U.S. Support for Saudis in YemenIn defiance of the White House, 63 senators voted to allow debate over a bill that would (finally) end U.S. backing for war crimes in Yemen.
  32. 2018 midterms
    Cindy Hyde-Smith Joins a Rare Club: Women Elected to High Office in the SouthMike Espy’s election would have been truly historic. But Cindy Hyde-Smith made some modest history of her own.
  33. politics
    Black Mississippi Deserves BetterCindy Hyde-Smith winked glibly at Mississippi’s brutal violence toward black people. Then, she got elected to Congress.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.”
  50. u.s. senate
    How John McCain’s Death Will Reshape the SenateMitch McConnell’s job is about to get easier.
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