Stories tagged: senate
Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 1:35 p.m.
Three-term Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, D, has conceded to Gov. Rick Scott, R, in a bitter and drawn-out race to retain his seat after a series of failed legal challenges …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 9, 2018, 2:05 p.m.
Arizona Republicans and Democrats agreed Friday to give rural voters an extra chance to fix problems with their ballots in the count of the state’s tight Senate race.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
A bitter and expensive clash between Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson remains too close to call, despite Scott’s declaration of victory.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 7:15 p.m.
Republican Mike Braun has defeated Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, a blow to Democrats trying to maintain their hold on red states that backed President Donald Trump.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Democrats were on track to gain House control Tuesday night but Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump’s …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
In the closing stretch of the 2018 campaign, the question is no longer the size of the Democratic wave. It’s whether there will be a wave at all.
Fri., Oct. 12, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
A key factor in deciding the outcome of Montana’s high-profile Senate race will be whether independent women who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 will stick with the president and …
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 6, 2018, 3:39 p.m.
Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice Saturday night after the bitterly polarized U.S. Senate narrowly confirmed him. The Senate vote delivered an election-season triumph to President …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
The Senate passed the final version of a sweeping opioids’ package Wednesday afternoon and will send it to the White House just in time for lawmakers to campaign on the …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 3, 2018, 4:31 p.m.
Overshadowed by a relentless news cycle, a popular federal program that helped purchase and develop land in the Spokane area expired Sunday.
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 3 p.m.
A U.S. lawmaker says foreign government hackers continue to target the personal accounts of U.S. senators and their aides – and that the Senate’s security office won’t help defend them.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 7, 2018, 2:05 p.m.
After two marathon days questioning Brett Kavanaugh, senators concluded his Supreme Court confirmation hearing Friday by hearing from friends, foes and legal experts making their cases for and against the …
Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 10 a.m.
Sen. John McCain’s widow on Tuesday said former Sen John Kyl will fill her late husband’s seat.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 4, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Quarreling and confusion disrupted the start of the Senate’s confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, Democrats trying to block the proceedings over documents withheld by the …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 5:44 p.m.
If elections were decided by viral videos and fawning media profiles, Democrat Beto O’Rourke would win Texas’ Senate race in a landslide.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 11:29 p.m.
Republican candidate Susan Hutchison challenged incumbent Democratic Sen. Maria Cantwell on Friday to a series of 10 debates to be held in each congressional district throughout Washington.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 11:07 a.m.
The Senate on Thursday went on record declaring “that the press is not the enemy of the people” – a rebuke to President Donald Trump, who declares the opposite on …
Sun., July 29, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
Fishermen and environmentalists are at odds over a suite of changes to American fishing laws that was approved by the House of Representatives, and the proposal faces a new hurdle …
UPDATED: Tue., July 24, 2018, 8:20 p.m.
A senator called on the U.S. Olympic Committee to cease efforts to be dropped as a defendant in sex-abuse lawsuits filed by gold-medal gymnasts. Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut …
Mon., July 23, 2018, 11:35 a.m.
After months of tumult, Pentagon official Robert Wilkie is expected to become secretary of Veterans Affairs when the Senate votes Monday to confirm him, taking on the task of fulfilling …
Wed., July 11, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
The Senate voted resoundingly Wednesday to seek a congressional role in some of President Donald Trump’s tariff decisions, a symbolic rebuke reflecting growing GOP alarm over the president’s trade war.
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially endorsed anyone in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but there are numerous signals that his preferred candidate is state Sen. Leah Vukmir.
UPDATED: Thu., June 28, 2018, 10:12 p.m.
The Senate battle over Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is off to a fiery start – even before the president makes his choice. Republican and Democratic leaders traded accusations and …
Tue., June 26, 2018, 2:15 p.m.
The Senate on Monday approved a $145 billion spending bill to fund the Energy Department and veterans’ programs for the next budget year.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018, 7:41 p.m.
Mitt Romney has won the Republican primary for a Utah Senate seat, setting him on the path to restart his political career with a Senate seat left open by retiring …
UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 11:27 a.m.
Mitt Romney has a second chance during a Tuesday primary election to dispatch a Utah state lawmaker who defeated him at the state Republican Party convention in the race for …
Wed., June 20, 2018, 1:03 p.m.
The Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday blocked a White House plan to cut almost $15 billion in unused government money slated for children’s health insurance and other programs.
Tue., June 19, 2018, 5:33 p.m.
Ted Cruz has staged a dramatic about-face on the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policies, laying bare how politically damaging the issue of separating children from parents accused of crossing …
Mon., June 18, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
The Senate on Monday approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military and would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE …