Stories tagged: Senator
Sun., April 28, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
Former Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, foreign policy expert, dies
Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 28, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
Senate opponents of President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the Mexican border are within a hair of having enough votes to prevail
Mon., Oct. 29, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
One month after a Seattle woman accused state Sen. Joe Fain of raping her in 2007, there is little indication state or local officials plan to investigate the allegation before …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2018, 7 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Jon Tester unveiled a new television ad Wednesday promoting his collaboration with President Donald Trump as the Montana Democrat sought to inoculate himself against conservative critics ahead of …
UPDATED: Mon., April 9, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
Setting the stage for an expensive race that could help decide control of the Senate, Republican Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that he’s running to unseat Florida’s Democratic Sen. Bill …
Sun., March 11, 2018, 8:45 p.m.
Days before an Oregon state senator was due to leave his post over sexual misconduct allegations, the Republican from rural downstate published a newsletter casting himself as a victim of …
Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 2:55 p.m.
Most candidates hoping to unseat U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in next year’s election aren’t shying away from President Donald Trump’s criticism of her claims of Native American heritage, although all …
Mon., Dec. 4, 2017, 11:38 a.m.
A top Republican senator said Monday his comments were misinterpreted when he defended GOP efforts to scale back the federal estate taxes because it helps those who invest rather than …
Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 5:28 p.m.
U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says a man who tackled him in his yard spoke to him afterward about why he was unhappy, but Paul said no explanation would have justified …
Mon., Nov. 6, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
Sen. Kirk Pearson has been appointed to a position in the Trump administration.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Congressional Republicans showed scant signs Wednesday of turning on Donald Trump, rallying instead behind their party’s tax-cutting plans a day after a pair of prominent GOP senators denounced the president …
Fri., Oct. 20, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
An Oregon state senator has been stripped of his committee assignments because of “ongoing workplace issues,” days after a senate colleague said she’s been inappropriately touched by at least one …
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
The judge at Sen. Bob Menendez’s corruption trial refused to throw out any of the charges against the New Jersey Democrat on Monday in light of a U.S. Supreme Court …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Michelle Suarez became Uruguay’s first transgender senator Tuesday, vowing to use her position to expand and protect the rights of transgender people in the South American country.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 9:55 a.m.
A northern Idaho lawmaker is joining the race to win the state’s open lieutenant governor seat in 2018.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 9, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
At 84, Sen. Dianne Feinstein is at an age when many Americans are deep into their retirement years. But the oldest member of the Senate announced Monday that she will …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
A U.S. senator wants to know how well the country’s top six voting machine manufacturers protect themselves against cyberattacks, a move that comes just weeks after federal authorities notified 21 …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
A northern Idaho senator says he stands by his comments after law enforcement video showed the Republican lawmaker in a confrontation at the Latah County Fair.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
President Donald Trump has tweeted out more support for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange ahead of Tuesday’s contentious Republican primary.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
A state Democratic senator has agreed to pay a fine for violating campaign disclosure laws last year.
Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 10:07 p.m.
Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said in a statement Wednesday.
UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Former Montana Republican U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns will be interred Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.
UPDATED: Fri., April 14, 2017, 6:03 p.m.
Former Washington state Sen. Don Benton has been tapped to head the U.S. Selective Service System.
Mon., Nov. 14, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
A Republican senator helped his constituents get around this weekend by moonlighting as a driver for the ride-sharing service Uber.
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
Sen. Andy Hill, the key budget writer for the Washington state Senate, has died of lung cancer. He was 54.
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 11:28 p.m.
Republican Chris Vance continued his criticism that Sen. Patty Murray is too much of an entrenched partisan to solve congressional deadlock as the two met Sunday evening in their second …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 5:45 p.m.
Former Montana U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns is being remembered as a personable lawmaker who stirred controversy with his politically incorrect words but consistently delivered for his constituents.
Tue., June 25, 2013, 1:24 p.m.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for nearly 13 consecutive hours of standing, a Democratic Texas state senator on Tuesday began a one-woman filibuster to block …