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‘Corey is a political hack’: Lewandowski Senate bid hits backlash in N.H.

Corey Lewandowski speaks during a Michigan rally for President Donald Trump in April 2018. | Scott Olson/Getty Images elections Republicans in the state fear Donald Trump will talk up a potential run by his bombastic former aide during [...]

Trump-McConnell 2020? Senate leader glues self to president

WASHINGTON (AP) – It’s not quite “Trump-McConnell 2020,” but it might as well be. As he runs for reelection, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is positioning himself as the president’s wingman, his trusted right hand in Congress, [...]

Pelosi to Trump: Use the Constitution to force Senate action on guns

Speaker Nancy Pelosi cited a section of the Constitution that allows the president to convene the House, Senate or both chambers “on extraordinary occasions.” | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Share on Facebook Share on Twitter */ [...]

Mayors push Senate to return to Washington for gun bill vote

WASHINGTON (AP) – More than 200 mayors, including two anguished by mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, are urging the Senate to return to the Capitol to act on gun safety legislation amid criticism that Congress is failing to respond to [...]

GOP rapidly pushing judicial picks through Senate

Republicans are pushing nominees through the Senate at the fastest pace since President Trump took office, using newfound flexibility they gained after triggering the nuclear option in April to limit Democrats’ ability to obstruct. Senators [...]

GOP power play clears path to approve asylum crackdown in Senate committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee exploded in acrimony Thursday ahead of a major vote on a GOP bill to try to solve the border crisis, with Democrats accusing Republicans of defying the rules to force the vote. Chairman Lindsey Graham kicked off [...]

Senate set to vote on massive 2-year budget deal

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has been one of the Republicans targeted by GOP leaders to support the bipartisan budget deal. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Congress The legislation lifts the debt ceiling for two years and raises spending [...]

Senate Foreign Relations Committee renews efforts to block Saudi Arabia arms sales

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday renewed efforts to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia after a tense few weeks of negotiating competing bills aimed at punishing the kingdom for what critics say are a continuing string of human [...]

Mike Broihier, Dem and military veteran, jumps in Senate race against Mitch McConnell

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Mike Broihier, a political newcomer with a broad resume as a Marine officer, farmer and small-town newspaperman, ventured into a high-stakes Senate race as the latest military-tested candidate aiming to unseat [...]

Border-state Senate candidate wants to scrap ICE

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – A candidate seeking the Democratic nomination to an open Senate seat wants to disband U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and turn its responsibilities over to the FBI and others. New Mexico Secretary of State [...]