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  1. gun control
    Could the Senate Gun Bill Have Stopped Past Mass Shootings?Some measures in the Senate gun-deal framework could have potentially stopped violent young gunmen from carrying out past attacks.
  2. early and often
    10 GOP Senators Endorse Bipartisan Framework for New Gun-Safety ReformsThe measures are modest but would still represent the most meaningful reforms in decades — and it looks like they might really happen.
  3. politics
    Fetterman on Stroke: ‘I Almost Died’The Democratic Senate candidate has yet to return to the campaign trail after suffering a stroke three weeks ago.
  4. early and often
    Cargo Shorts Enthusiast John Fetterman Wins Democratic Senate RaceHe won days after suffering a stroke and may be Democrats’ best hope for flipping a Republican senate seat.
  5. early and often
    Can Wild-Card Kathy Barnette Win Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate Primary?The McCormick-Oz showdown has been upended by a little-known rival. Now the Establishment and parts of Trump World are trying to stop her.
  6. 2022 midterms
    Trump Endorses Oz in Pennsylvania’s Battle of the MAGA CarpetbaggersOz now has an advantage over another would-be MAGA champion, hedge-fund titan David McCormick. But the race could get ugly.
  7. 2022 midterms
    Ohio’s MAGA Senate Candidates Put On a Show for TrumpMike Gibbons, Josh Mandel, Jane Timken, and J. D. Vance are jostling for a pivotal Donald Trump endorsement — but Trump might leave them hanging.
  8. politics
    Democrats’ Control of Senate Iffy As Luján Recovers From StrokeThankfully, the New Mexico senator is expected to recover fully. But during his absence, some big Democratic initiatives must be put on hold.
  9. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Need Republican Mistakes to Hang On to the SenateA normal midterm swing could help Republicans sweep close Senate races. But Trump and intraparty problems could help Democrats keep control.
  10. 2022 midterms
    Biden’s Approval Rating Is Low But Still Higher Than Trump’sWith better skill than he’s shown lately and a bit of luck, Biden can mitigate 2022 midterm losses and bounce back in 2024.
  11. 2022 midterms
    Will This Be the Year Senator Ron Johnson’s Luck Runs Out?He’s a loud-and-proud yahoo running for reelection in a battleground state, but that doesn’t guarantee he’ll be an easy target for Democrats.
  12. politics
    What’s in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill?Here’s how the $1.2 trillion package, which is expected to be signed into law soon, will fund roads, bridges, water cleanup, and broadband internet.
  13. vision 2020
    2020 Was a Victory That Quietly Crushed Democrats’ HopesWinning the White House and Congress was obviously better than losing, but many current Democratic struggles are rooted in 2020 underperformance.
  14. republicans
    Tim Scott Knows What He’s DoingWhy Republican donors are so excited about the South Carolina senator.
  15. abortion
    Will Abortion Dominate the 2022 Midterms?It’s possible that, given the current and near-future actions of the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion could matter more than ever to pro-choice voters.
  16. 2022 midterms
    Trump Favorite Herschel Walker Officially Running for U.S. Senate in GeorgiaWalker is arguably a carpetbagger with some extra personal baggage, but he may be better known in Georgia than incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock.
  17. what reckoning?
    The Senate Wants to Give Us a Lot More CopsLast year’s so-called reckoning with race is curdling into a bipartisan love fest for the police.
  18. politics
    What Is Kyrsten Sinema’s Deal?The senator from Arizona puzzles and irks her fellow Democrats in equal measure.
  19. politics
    Silly Season Arrives in Senate As Major Legislation AdvancesGet ready for “messaging amendments” and “vote-a-ramas” as pointless debate precedes passage of the infrastructure bill and the budget resolution.
  20. bipartisan infrastructure deal
    Yes, Sick or Quarantined Senators Could Blow Up Infrastructure VoteThe final version requires 60 yea votes, meaning Lindsey Graham’s 10-day quarantine could potentially jeopardize the bill, with August recess looming.
  21. republicans
    The Future Could Actually Be Bright for RepublicansThe GOP comeback will likely begin with retaking the House in 2022, then probably the Senate, and maybe the presidency.
  22. democrats
    Democrats Are Shooting for the Moon in 2021, and That’s OkayThe usual choice between getting things done and holding on to power is no choice at all for Democrats right now.
  23. 2022 midterms
    Georgia Republicans Wonder What to Do About Herschel WalkerHis indecision about a 2022 Senate race after Trump urged him to run is complicating life for other would-be senators.
  24. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Have a Good Chance of Holding the Senate in 2022With the Judiciary on the line, the Senate landscape favors Democrats in the next midterms.
  25. politics
    Fifth Republican Senator Won’t Seek Reelection in 2022Roy Blunt of Missouri will retire, leaving Democrats another open seat to try and pick off.
  26. politics
    Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID-Relief Package: Live UpdatesAfter more than 24 hours of delays, the Senate finally passed the American Rescue Plan on Saturday afternoon in a 50-49 vote.
  27. politics
    Republican Senators Haven’t Represented a Majority of Voters Since 1996The anti-majoritarian nature of the Senate has helped Republicans block progress for many years.
  28. liveblog
    Post-Impeachment Trial Aftermath: Live UpdatesWhile national GOP leaders are projecting unity, some state GOP leaders are condemning Republican senators who voted to convict Trump.
  29. trump impeachment trial
    Watch: Capitol Riot Video Played in Trump’s Impeachment Trial“If that’s not an impeachable offense, then there is no such thing,” Representative Jamie Raskin said after it finished playing.
  30. u.s. senate
    Richard Shelby, the Last of the South’s Senate Party-Switchers, to RetireThe six-term Alabama senator never changed that much but went with the flow of conservative southern politics.
  31. u.s. senate
    Democrats Take Control After Striking Power-Sharing DealBoth Democrats and Republicans can claim a tactical win in the maneuvering over the filibuster.
  32. 2022 midterms
    Republican Senator Rob Portman to Retire in 2022The fight for control of the Senate in 2022 is already underway. The key factor could be the kind of Republican divisions evident in Portman’s Ohio.
  33. vision 2020
    Was Late Shift to GOP About Polling Error or Late Deciders?We won’t know for a while, but the most likely answer right now is “both.”
  34. vision 2020
    Biden Had One Job and He Did ItBiden took advantage of all Trump’s self-inflicted political wounds and now looks to be a necessary if limited transitional president.
  35. 2020 elections
    Senate Control Will Now Be Decided by Two Runoff Elections in GeorgiaWe may have never seen anything like the intensity these runoffs will generate, particularly among Democrats trying to give Biden a chance to govern.
  36. vision 2020
    What to Watch for on Election Night: An Hour-by-Hour GuideHere’s when we’re likely to know if we’re looking at another Trump upset, a Biden landslide, or a fight that goes into a turbulent overtime.
  37. vision 2020
    Why the Size of Biden’s Lead Still MattersThere’s the down-ballot impact, the possibility of polling error, and the need to keep Trump from declaring victory based on early returns.
  38. u.s. supreme court
    Senate’s Uselessness On Display As Judiciary Rubber-stamps Barrett ConfirmationThe body’s high regard for itself was never less earned than in this sham of a hearing.
  39. poll position
    It’s Harder Than it Looks for Democrats to Win the SenateRecent polls show many newly competitive Democratic Senate candidates, but they could still fall short of a majority even if Biden wins.
  40. 2020 elections
    Trump’s Candidate Bill Hagerty Wins Wild Tennessee Senate PrimaryA primary in which both candidates kept trying to outflank each other on the right was won by the original front-runner and Trump endorsee.
  41. 2020 elections
    Kris Kobach Loses Kansas Senate PrimaryThe abrasive nativist and vote suppressor — and Trump’s close ally — was defeated by Roger Marshall, a better prospect for holding an open GOP seat.
  42. 2020 elections
    Democrats’ Chances of Retaking the Senate Keep ImprovingRight now the Senate landscape is shifting steadily toward Democrats, who have far fewer vulnerable seats to defend.
  43. 2020 elections
    If Democrats Can Win Back the Senate, They Could Hold It For a WhileDemocrats don’t look vulnerable in Senate races until 2024.
  44. 2020 elections
    Control of the U.S. Senate May Not Be Decided Until January in GeorgiaThere’s a nontrivial chance that there may be one or even two general-election runoffs for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats on January 5.
  45. vision 2020
    What Would a Democratic ‘Tsunami’ in November Look Like?A big Biden win would result in a takeover of the Senate and state legislature gains just in time for redistricting.
  46. 2020 primaries
    Amy McGrath Wins Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary, Will Face McConnellThe former fighter pilot defeated Charles Booker, whose campaign surged in the weeks before the election.
  47. vision 2020
    Biden Ally Chris Coons Cracks Open a Door to Filibuster ReformIt’s possible that a President Biden wouldn’t have to spend too much time begging Republicans not to remain obstructionists.
  48. democratic primaries
    Charles Booker Met the Moment — and May Get to Take On Mitch McConnellAfter taking a leadership role in Louisville’s protests for racial justice, Booker is far less of a long shot in Kentucky’s Democratic Senate primary.
  49. coronavirus
    Scenes From a Bizarre Senate Hearing on CoronavirusCome for Dr. Anthony Fauci’s testimony, stay for Tim Kaine’s train-robber look, Lamar Alexander’s dog, and a peek at Bernie Sanders’s home office.
  50. 2020 elections
    The Senate Map Is Beginning to Look Pale BlueIt won’t be easy for Democrats to retake the upper chamber, but it’s looking slightly better for them every day.
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