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Bipartisan Senate effort to end shutdown hits wall

Democrats have said they will not give more than $ 1.3 billion to pay for border fencing, while President Donald Trump has asked for billions more. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Government Shutdown Senators fell short in their effort [...]

McConnell tightens grip with Senate GOP amid shutdown fallout

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has much more to think about politically than just opening up the government and continuing on with business as usual. | M. Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> A [...]

Florida Senate agrees to pay aide $900k in sex scandal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Senate is paying $ 900,000 to settle a complaint with a legislative aide who accused a former Republican senator of sexual misconduct. The settlement between Rachel Perrin Rogers and the Senate was [...]

Heated Senate race, other politics top news in North Dakota

FARGO, N.D. (AP) – The year in North Dakota was dominated by politics, from the hard-fought U.S. Senate race between Heidi Heitkamp and Kevin Cramer to a complimentary and controversial Super Bowl soiree that Gov. Doug Burgum attended [...]

Senate leader assigns hate crime bills to panel he controls

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – A top Statehouse Republican is using a parliamentary maneuver to bottle up hate crimes legislation, dealing a potential setback to those wanting Indiana off a list of just five states that have not adopted such a law. Senate [...]

Arizona governor appoints Martha McSally to Senate

Martha McSally, who lost the race for Arizona’s other Senate seat in the 2018 midterms, will face a 2020 special election. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has appointed [...]

John McCain Senate Office Building push fizzles as Chuck Schumer never introduces resolution

Richard Russell survived another scare. The segregationist Democrat’s name continues to adorn the Senate’s oldest office building, despite promises by top senators that this would be the year they finally erased it, and replaced it with [...]

Crowd of Democrats jockey over Arizona Senate special

*/ ]]> Arizona Democrats like their chances to beat Martha McSally again in 2020. But they may have to settle a long and crowded Senate primary first. Four Democrats have already started laying the groundwork for Senate special election [...]

‘Can’t make this stuff up’: Senate GOP isn’t sweating shutdown

Sen. Bob Corker said there was little to do other than sit back, watch the shutdown circus and keep a good sense of humor. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ ]]> Bob Corker could only laugh at Republicans’ [...]

Democrats look to unseat Joni Ernst in 2020 Senate race

DES MOINES, Iowa | Iowa Democrats think they can oust Republican Sen. Joni Ernst in 2020. But first, they’ll have to find a candidate who can build a credible campaign. Mrs. Ernst won her first term in 2014 amid a GOP wave, but she faces [...]