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  1. senate
    Senate Decides Now Would Be a Good Time for a Monthlong VacationAmerica is on its way to being the epicenter of a global pandemic and depression. But our leaders could use some rest and relaxation.
  2. bailouts
    What’s Good, Bad, and Mediocre in the Coronavirus Stimulus BillThe legislation is great news for unemployed workers in the short term, bad news for reining in plutocracy in the long run.
  3. coronavirus
    Pelosi Offers House Plan As Senate Fights Over Coronavirus Economic Relief BillHouse bill may work its way into Senate negotiations, or could serve as an alternative if Republicans prevail in the upper chamber.
  4. coronavirus
    McConnell Prefers to Slow Down Slo-Mo Senate Rather Than Voting RemotelyThe already-languorous upper chamber will take even longer to vote as a form of social distancing.
  5. coronavirus
    Senate Passes Coronavirus Relief Bill, Plans $1.3 Trillion SequelThe legislation would provide some workers with paid sick and family leave, and boost unemployment benefits and food assistance.
  6. coronavirus
    Senate Aide Tests Positive for CoronavirusThe staffer, who works in the D.C. office of Washington senator Maria Cantwell, apparently had no known contact with any members of Congress.
  7. politics
    Trump’s Impeachment Trial and the Verdict of HistoryIt may take a few decades, but the Senate’s handling of Trump’s impeachment trial will stand out.
  8. senate impeachment trial
    The Impeachment Trial Became Saturday Detention for SenatorsThe mood was subdued as members sat through “Death Valley” and earned a 49-hour break.
  9. impeachment
    Impeachment Trial’s Distracted Senate Audience: Milk, Crosswords, Banned PhonesTo pass the time, senators brought crosswords, banned phones, light reading like The Federalist Papers, and decorum-approved glasses of milk.
  10. capitol report
    The Senate Impeachment Trial Began Like a Grade-School Fire DrillThere were alphabetical lines and a lot of nerves. Senator Feinstein got yelled at for using a cell phone.
  11. vision 2020
    What Will Happen If There’s a Tie in the Electoral College?The House with each delegation casting one vote would elect the President, with Republicans likely to hold the advantage.
  12. senate
    Georgia Governor Will Defy Trump, Appoint ‘RINO’ SenatorBrian Kemp will tap executive Kelly Loeffler over Trump-approved Doug Collins, raising the possibility of a contentious future primary.
  13. impeachment
    Senate Republicans Mulling Two-Week Impeachment TrialLong enough to look like an actual trial, short enough to ensure the fix is in.
  14. 2020 elections
    Will Trump Crush Jeff Sessions’s Senate Comeback?With Sessions ready to jump into the race for his old seat, his GOP rivals hope Trump punishes him for recusal in the Russia collusion investigation.
  15. senate
    Grassley Bumping Graham As Judiciary Committee ChairmanIt’s got nothing to do with impeachment, and everything to do with seniority.
  16. vision 2020
    Biden Dings Warren for Too Many ‘Plans.’ He Could Use More Planning.Biden may accuse Warren of being “unrealistic” in this week’s debate. His faith in bipartisanship makes him the unrealistic candidate.
  17. politics
    Roy Moore Just Wants to Touch the PeopleAlabama’s most infamous judge is running for Senate again, despite misconduct allegations.
  18. impeachment
    Senate Republicans Say They Would Kill Trump Impeachment Charges InstantlyIf the House impeaches Trump, Senate Republicans are serving notice that the constitutionally required trial will be brief.
  19. senate
    McSally Appointment Makes Arizona Sixth State With Two Women As SenatorsMcSally will have to run again in 2020, and if she wins and wants a full term, yet again in 2022. Four Western states now have two women as senators.
  20. 2018 midterms
    The 2018 Midterms Were a Solid Democratic Win, Not a Split DecisionInitial analysis dismissing the “blue wave” failed to take into account the Senate landscape, and late ballots that trended heavily Democratic.
  21. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Paid the Price for Bending the Knee to TrumpTrump made the midterms all about himself. And you can see that in the results, where his weaknesses became his party’s.
  22. mitch mcconnell
    Mitch McConnell Blocks Bipartisan Bill to Safeguard Mueller ProbeJeff Flake threatened to block Trump’s pending judicial nominees in response.
  23. 2018 midterms
    All the Midterm Races That Remain UnresolvedThere are ten House races, two Senate races, and two gubernatorial races where there’s still doubt about who won.
  24. 2018 midterms
    How Trump Plans to Spin Losing the HouseTrump plans to take credit for “saving” the Senate, and ignore everything else.
  25. 2018 midterms
    Republicans Could Increase Their Senate Majority at MidtermsEven if there’s a Democratic “wave” sweeping the House, a favorable landscape could win Republicans Senate gains.
  26. 2018 midterms
    Dems Still Have a Good Shot at Flipping House, But Senate Is an Uphill BattleFifteen days before the midterms, polls show the House going blue, but the GOP is likely to maintain Senate control, or even pick up a seat or two.
  27. 2018 midterms
    Democrats’ Senate Hopes Are Fading FastIn red-state battlegrounds, Republican voters are tuning in – and some Democratic voters are being locked out.
  28. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Screams From Protesting Women Interrupted Kavanaugh’s VoteMike Pence called for order as women were carried out of the proceedings.
  29. the kavanaugh hearings
    Accused Sexual Assaulter Confirmed to Supreme CourtAs protests erupted outside the Senate, Brett Kavanaugh was officially confirmed on Saturday afternoon.
  30. the kavanaugh hearings
    This Is What Christine Blasey Ford Saw As She TestifiedTV cameras didn’t capture the full scope of what Ford faced as she answered questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  31. the kavanaugh hearings
    This Is What Christine Blasey Ford Saw As She TestifiedTV cameras didn’t capture the full scope of what Ford faced as she answered questions before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  32. the kavanaugh confirmation
    McConnell Goes For Broke on KavanaughThe wily Senate leader has probably decided that risking a defeat on Kavanaugh is preferable to a withdrawal.
  33. 2018 midterms
    FiveThirtyEight’s Forecast Shows Very Tight Battle for the SenateNate Silver’s model gives Republicans a narrow advantage based on a very favorable landscape. But it could go either way.
  34. Senate Democrats Considered Kavanaugh Walkout, Opted for Disruption InsteadThey reportedly decided the move was too risky during a Labor Day strategy session – but they haven’t ruled it out.
  35. politics
    Former Senator Jon Kyl Will Replace McCain in the SenateKyl is only a short-term replacement, as the 76-year-old has no interest in serving past 2020.
  36. 2018 elections
    Can a Democrat Ever Win in Texas? Beto O’Rourke Says Yes.With its growing Latino population and blue cities, the Lone Star State feels like it should be at least purple. If only people would actually vote.
  37. Senate Democrats Are Fighting Some Brutal Trends in the MidtermsIn November, they must overcome not just an adverse landscape, but a recent trend toward partisan consistency in Senate voting.
  38. the national interest
    Chuck Schumer Is Secretly Sabotaging the Next Democratic President“Schumer has privately reassured Republican senators in recent weeks that he would not change the rules and is committed to keeping the filibuster.”
  39. The House Is in Play in 2018, But the Senate’s the Big PrizeIf Democrats can win the upper chamber in 2018, Trump will lose much of his power. And a Democratic Senate win in 2020 is quite feasible.
  40. Trump Blows Up ‘Compromise’ House Immigration BillThe president has now positioned himself to the right of his hard-core immigration adviser, Stephen Miller, which is difficult to do.
  41. GOP Senate Candidate Complains That Trump Should Be Meaner to His OpponentNorth Dakota’s Kevin Cramer thinks the president needs to attack Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp right now.
  42. The House GOP Still Can’t Figure Out What It Wants on ImmigrationAnother day, another meeting, and another failure to achieve intraparty consensus on immigration, even as a forced vote looms.
  43. Don Blankenship Continues Quest to Help Joe Manchin Keep His JobAfter losing the GOP primary, Blankenship plans mount a third-party campaign for Senate in West Virginia — if the courts allow him on the ballot.
  44. McConnell May Cancel August Recess to Keep Democrats From Going Home to CampaignMcConnell knows there are more incumbent Democrats than Republicans in competitive races. Threatening to keep them in D.C. could make them malleable.
  45. abortion rights
    Iowa Lawmakers Are Trying to Pass the Strictest Abortion Ban in the NationThe bill now goes to Republican Governor Kim Reynolds.
  46. Rand Paul Will Vote to Confirm Pompeo (and His Own Fraudulence)The senator has decided to pretend that Trump’s hawkish pick for secretary of State is a secret libertarian isolationist.
  47. Senate Panel Poised to Reject Pompeo for Secretary of StateBut the CIA director is likely to get the promotion, anyway.
  48. Scott Versus Nelson in a Spendy Sunshine State Slugfest for a Senate SeatScott’s money and Trump’s popularity (or lack thereof) make this a race that’s hard to predict.
  49. Democratic Senate Looking Like a Reach — AgainProspects for a Democratic Senate after the midterms have waxed and waned, but it may be tough for Democrats to hang on in deep red states.
  50. Richard Painter Mulls Trying to Throw Senate Race to Pro-Trump RepublicanHe’s contemplating a run for Al Franken’s former Senate seat as a Democrat or independent.
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