"This is probably not about persuading each other unless something really dramatic happens," said Sen. Lindsey Graham (R–S.C.)
Sens. John Cornyn and Ben Sasse have spoken out sharply against Trump's policies and character as the election nears.
Americans likely learned very little about her judicial philosophy.
Republicans understandably prepared for attacks on Barrett's faith which thankfully haven't materialized.
Ricky Dale Harrington is polling at 38 percent in a two-way race against one of the leading voices of the GOP's ascendant authoritarian nationalism.
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As more senators test positive for COVID-19, the ability of the Senate to conduct business is threatened.
"If it were me, I would certainly put my nominee forth," Jorgensen says. Partisan bickering over the confirmation process is just "politics as usual."
Lindsey Graham just dodged a third-party bullet, but there are a handful of other tossup Senate races where third-party candidates could exceed the major candidates' margin.
If confirmed, she would cement a strong 6-3 conservative majority.
Progressives are promising to get rid of this long-standing check on the power of raw majorities in the Senate just when it would help them the most.
Voting for Libertarian, Green, or independent candidates will not mean “throwing your vote away.”
The restrictions imagined by Republicans in 2016 or by Democrats now are nothing but self-serving nonsense.
The SAFE Banking Act is not a pork-barrel spending bill. Is that why it’s struggling?
Politicians' opinions about the maneuver depend on which party is in power.
Ricky Dale Harrington, Jr., is running to keep Tom Cotton out of the White House.
Via a SuperPAC, Thiel is promoting conservative nationalism via the former Kansas secretary of state and current U.S. Senate contender.
The Next Coronavirus Stimulus Plan: More Spending, Smaller Unemployment Benefits, and Tax Breaks for Going Out To Eat
Senate Republicans announced Monday that the federal government will pay an additional $200 per week in unemployment benefits. The $600 per week benefits boost will expire on July 31.
This isn't a bill about fighting child porn. Don't fall for it.
A new, terrible anti-encryption bill with a twist
The legal doctrine frequently allows police officers to violate your rights without fear of civil liability.
Sen. Chuck Grassley says it's dead because lawmakers feared upsetting the president.
Weak reforms to the government’s power to secretly snoop on Americans wasn’t enough for the president. What happens next?
An effort by Sen. Rand Paul to forbid warrantless investigation of citizens was soundly defeated.
An amendment to a FISA renewal bill would let the FBI snoop on your online browser history.
The federal government has done a terrible job managing the coronavirus. It doesn't deserve our labor.
Senate Approves Fourth Round of Coronavirus Spending: $484 Billion for Small Businesses, Testing, Hospitals
The deal primarily sets aside $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses.
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Most Politicians Are Disingenuous Opportunists. The Coronavirus Outbreak Only Makes That More Obvious.
Politicians are merely using COVID-19 to push for policies they already wanted.
"Most of the [indicators] of measuring success are now classified, or we don't collect it," the special inspector general for the Afghanistan reconstruction told a Senate committee.
Paradoxically, in the current moment—a moment Biden helped to create by blocking Bork—being unqualified for the presidency is the best qualification a candidate can have.
"These people are vicious," Trump said.
While some senators seemed to endorse that misbegotten claim, others explicitly rejected it.
It won't change the result of Trump's impeachment trial. It matters anyway.
The Senate majority leader announced he will acquit President Trump.
Schiff, in a broad final plea, seemed to zero in on moderate Republicans who might toe the party line.
Starr urges senators to follow King's example and uphold "freedom and justice."
Dershowitz Defends Trump's Quid Pro Quo Logic: 'If I'm Not Elected the National Interest Will Suffer Greatly'
"If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in an impeachment."
Republicans are setting a dangerous precedent they may come to regret the next time a Democrat occupies the White House.
"You must do what the Constitution compels you to do: reject these articles of impeachment, for the Constitution and for the American people," said White House counsel Pat Cipollone.
"Purely non-criminal conduct, including 'abuse of power' and 'obstruction of justice,' are outside the range of impeachable offenses," Dershowitz said.
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Senators who take their constitutional responsibilities seriously would seek more evidence about Trump's motive for the aid freeze.
Four Republicans cross the aisle to support a new resolution limited the president's power to wage war. But could they get enough to overrule a veto?