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U.s. Senate

  1. politics
    What Is Kyrsten Sinema’s Deal?The senator from Arizona puzzles and irks her fellow Democrats in equal measure.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. politics
    What’s in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal?Here’s how the $1.2 trillion package, which just cleared its first Senate hurdle, will fund roads, bridges, water cleanup, and broadband internet.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.”
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 2020 elections
    Republican Women in Congress Will Remain a Small Band in 2021The small ranks of Republican women in the Senate could fall in 2020, and probably won’t rise above the current 13 members in the House.
  36. coronavirus
    Mitt Romney: Give Every American Adult a Check for $1,000The Utah senator wants to “help ensure families and workers can meet their short-term obligations and increase spending in the economy.”
  37. 2020 elections
    Bullock Reportedly Relents and Will Run for the SenateThe Montana governor and former presidential candidate is another prize Senate prospect for Democrats in a state Trump is expected to carry.
  38. everything is fine
    At Least Roy Moore Won’t Be a U.S. SenatorThings aren’t all bad.
  39. trump impeachment
    How Senators Are Coping With Trump Impeachment-Trial TediumSenators were spotted doing crossword puzzles, passing notes, and chewing gum — and some even paid attention to the proceedings.
  40. mike pompeo
    Mike Pompeo Isn’t Riding to the Rescue in KansasTrump’s other Kansas buddy, Kris Kobach, could well blow another statewide election for Republicans, one that could even lose them Senate control.
  41. 2020 elections
    Democratic Money Mobilizing to Win SenateIt will still be an uphill battle for Democrats, but they have a decent shot at giving a new president a fighting change to succeed.
  42. 2020 elections
    Collins Officially Running in 2020, in Race That Could Decide Senate ControlShe angered a lot of constituents with her pivotal support for Brett Kavanaugh, and will have a strong opponent.
  43. 2020 elections
    Trump and Kemp Butt Heads Over Georgia Senate AppointmentTrump wants his impeachment pit bull Doug Collins in the Senate, but Brian Kemp wants someone — perhaps a woman — who can do well in the suburbs.
  44. jeffrey epstein
    U.S. Senator Floats Jeffrey Epstein Conspiracy Theory During HearingLouisiana’s John Kennedy quipped that “Christmas ornaments, drywall, and [Jeffrey] Epstein,” are three things that “don’t hang themselves.”
  45. trump impeachment
    Some GOP Senators Pledge to Not Watch Trump Impeachment HearingsIt’s a political sideshow and I’ve got more important things to do.”
  46. 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.
  47. u.s. senate
    Jeff Sessions May Seek Old Senate Seat Despite Crowded FieldWill Donald Trump vengefully drop a hammer on his former attorney general?
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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