Posted: 2020-08-06 02:06:44
Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) are hitting back at Democrats who have accused them of spreading disinformation as part of a probe involving the Obama administration a...
Posted: 2020-08-06 12:05:01
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), the first disabled woman elected to the Senate, slammed Senate Republicans’ coronavirus relief proposal in a floor speech Wednesday evening, saying it would ...
Negotiators remain far apart on coronavirus d...

Negotiators remain far apart on coronavirus deal as deadline looms


The White House and Congressional Democrats warn that they have not yet reached an agreement on key issues in a fifth coronavirus package in the latest signal that they remain far apart desp...
Posted: 2020-08-05 11:05:41
Negotiators remain far apart on coronavirus deal as deadline looms
The White House and Congressional Democrats warn that they have not yet reached an agreement on key issues in a fifth coronavirus package in the latest signal that they remain far apart desp...
Skepticism grows over Friday deadline for cor...

Skepticism grows over Friday deadline for coronavirus deal


The White House and congressional Democrats are racing the clock as they try to agree to a framework for a coronavirus relief package by Friday.The self-imposed deadline sets up a 48-hour sc...
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:49:55
Skepticism grows over Friday deadline for coronavirus deal
The White House and congressional Democrats are racing the clock as they try to agree to a framework for a coronavirus relief package by Friday.The self-imposed deadline sets up a 48-hour sc...
Group of GOP senators back more money for air...

Group of GOP senators back more money for airlines to pay workers


A group of Republican senators are pushing for more money for airlines to be included in the upcoming stimulus package. In a letter addressed to both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...
Posted: 2020-08-05 08:57:03
Group of GOP senators back more money for airlines to pay workers
A group of Republican senators are pushing for more money for airlines to be included in the upcoming stimulus package. In a letter addressed to both Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

Posted: 2020-08-05 08:34:39
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Wednesday sponsored a fleet of mobile billboards in Washington, D.C., Miami and Phoenix, demanding that members of Congress open COVID-19 testing...
Posted: 2020-08-05 07:31:26
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows appeared to put a time limit on talks to reach a new deal on a congressional coronavirus relief package on Wednesday, saying if negotiators can't reac...
GOP senator on Trump accepting nomination at...

GOP senator on Trump accepting nomination at White House: 'Is that even legal?'


Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.) on Wednesday raised possible legal concerns when asked about President Trump potentially accepting the Republican presidential nomination on the Sou...
Posted: 2020-08-05 03:55:17
GOP senator on Trump accepting nomination at White House: 'Is that even legal?'
Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.) on Wednesday raised possible legal concerns when asked about President Trump potentially accepting the Republican presidential nomination on the Sou...
Read: Sally Yates testimony...

Read: Sally Yates testimony


Former deputy attorney general Sally Yates will tell a Senate panel during an appearance on Wednesday that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden did not attempt to "direct or influenc...
Posted: 2020-08-05 03:47:24
Read: Sally Yates testimony
Former deputy attorney general Sally Yates will tell a Senate panel during an appearance on Wednesday that President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden did not attempt to "direct or influenc...
Exclusive: Democrats seek to increase racial ...

Exclusive: Democrats seek to increase racial diversity of pandemic relief oversight board


A group of Senate Democrats including Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a leading contender to serve as Joe Biden’s running mate, want to increase the racial diversity of a congressional comm...
Posted: 2020-08-05 01:59:35
Exclusive: Democrats seek to increase racial diversity of pandemic relief oversight board
A group of Senate Democrats including Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a leading contender to serve as Joe Biden’s running mate, want to increase the racial diversity of a congressional comm...

Posted: 2020-08-05 12:19:06
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) lashed out at Oprah Winfrey for saying white privilege is an “advantage,” accusing the Black media mogul of spewing “utter, racist BS.”“Billionaire Oprah le...
Posted: 2020-08-05 10:00:12
Democrats are attempting to drive a wedge between President Trump and Senate Republicans in their negotiations over the next coronavirus-relief package.Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Se...
Loeffler knocks WNBA players for wearing shir...

Loeffler knocks WNBA players for wearing shirts backing Democratic challenger


Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler on Tuesday ramped up her criticism of the WNBA after players across the league wore T-shirts endorsing her Democratic challenger in the Georgia Senate race, cl...
Posted: 2020-08-05 03:01:22
Loeffler knocks WNBA players for wearing shirts backing Democratic challenger
Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler on Tuesday ramped up her criticism of the WNBA after players across the league wore T-shirts endorsing her Democratic challenger in the Georgia Senate race, cl...
Cuccinelli says DHS to change camouflage unif...

Cuccinelli says DHS to change camouflage uniforms of federal agents used in Portland


Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told a Senate panel on Tuesday that the remaining federal agents in Portland, Ore., would be transitioning away from the camouflage...
Posted: 2020-08-04 11:49:54
Cuccinelli says DHS to change camouflage uniforms of federal agents used in Portland
Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli told a Senate panel on Tuesday that the remaining federal agents in Portland, Ore., would be transitioning away from the camouflage...
Negotiators hit gas on coronavirus talks as f...

Negotiators hit gas on coronavirus talks as frustration mounts


Negotiators are hitting the gas on coronavirus-relief talks amid growing skepticism about the chances of a quick deal.After days of closed-door negotiations, congressional Democrats and Trum...
Posted: 2020-08-04 11:39:09
Negotiators hit gas on coronavirus talks as frustration mounts
Negotiators are hitting the gas on coronavirus-relief talks amid growing skepticism about the chances of a quick deal.After days of closed-door negotiations, congressional Democrats and Trum...

Posted: 2020-08-04 10:56:51
Players around the WNBA are wearing shirts in support of one of Sen. Kelly Loeffler's (R-Ga.) — a co-owner of the league's Atlanta Dream — Democratic challengers in Georgia's special Se...
Posted: 2020-08-04 10:04:58
Congressional Democrats and Trump administration officials say they are aiming to have a deal on a fifth coronavirus package this week, in what would mark an escalation of the pace of the ta...
GOP expects Senate to be in session next week...

GOP expects Senate to be in session next week without coronavirus deal


Senate Republicans said on Tuesday that they expect to be in session next week as negotiations on a fifth coronavirus bill appear to be at an "impasse."The tentative plan, described by GOP s...
Posted: 2020-08-04 07:16:01
GOP expects Senate to be in session next week without coronavirus deal
Senate Republicans said on Tuesday that they expect to be in session next week as negotiations on a fifth coronavirus bill appear to be at an "impasse."The tentative plan, described by GOP s...
Mnuchin: Negotiators no closer to coronavirus...

Mnuchin: Negotiators no closer to coronavirus deal than a week ago


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Senate Republicans Tuesday afternoon that negotiators are no closer to a coronavirus relief deal than they were last week, blaming Democratic leadersh...
Posted: 2020-08-04 07:12:08
Mnuchin: Negotiators no closer to coronavirus deal than a week ago
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Senate Republicans Tuesday afternoon that negotiators are no closer to a coronavirus relief deal than they were last week, blaming Democratic leadersh...
Senators holding behind-the-scenes talks on b...

Senators holding behind-the-scenes talks on breaking coronavirus package stalemate


Several GOP senators said on Tuesday that they are holding behind-the-scenes talks with rank-and-file Democrats about how to break the stalemate on a fifth coronavirus relief package. Trea...
Posted: 2020-08-04 05:50:29
Senators holding behind-the-scenes talks on breaking coronavirus package stalemate
Several GOP senators said on Tuesday that they are holding behind-the-scenes talks with rank-and-file Democrats about how to break the stalemate on a fifth coronavirus relief package. Trea...

Posted: 2020-08-04 05:37:41
Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey (D) apologized to the family of an unarmed Black teen killed 10 years ago after his father renewed the controversy around his death in a video posted to Twitter ...
Posted: 2020-08-04 02:08:25
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is leading his Democratic opponent, Amy McGrath, by a commanding 17 points in a new poll that shows the GOP leader ahead 53 to 36 percent.Eigh...
Unemployment debate sparks GOP divisions...

Unemployment debate sparks GOP divisions


A looming floor fight over unemployment insurance is putting a spotlight on GOP divisions about how to replace the $600-per week federal benefit.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky....
Posted: 2020-08-04 10:00:14
Unemployment debate sparks GOP divisions
A looming floor fight over unemployment insurance is putting a spotlight on GOP divisions about how to replace the $600-per week federal benefit.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky....
Tensions flare as GOP's Biden probe ramp...

Tensions flare as GOP's Biden probe ramps up 


Tensions are ramping up over a GOP probe into the Obama administration that focuses, in part, on Hunter Biden, the son of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Months into the controver...
Posted: 2020-08-04 10:00:09
Tensions flare as GOP's Biden probe ramps up 
Tensions are ramping up over a GOP probe into the Obama administration that focuses, in part, on Hunter Biden, the son of presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Months into the controver...
Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite ...

Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks


Democratic senators say Joe Biden shouldn’t be afraid to debate President Trump in the fall, countering other party figures floating the idea that he should skip the debates given his poll...
Posted: 2020-08-03 10:12:56
Democrats want Biden to debate Trump despite risks
Democratic senators say Joe Biden shouldn’t be afraid to debate President Trump in the fall, countering other party figures floating the idea that he should skip the debates given his poll...

Posted: 2020-08-03 08:01:08
Iowa Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield raised $132,000 by highlighting her dog Ringo after Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) accused Greenfield of “hiding in the basement” with him.On a call wi...
Posted: 2020-08-03 08:00:07
Democratic leaders announced slow progress with White House negotiators Monday after meeting for nearly two hours in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office on Capitol Hill.At this rate, ...
Top GOP senator urges agencies to protect ren...

Top GOP senator urges agencies to protect renters, banks amid coronavirus aid negotiations


The chair of the Senate Banking Committee is reportedly urging federal regulatory agencies to take discretionary action to halt evictions and loosen rules for loans as congressional negot...
Posted: 2020-08-03 07:03:21
Top GOP senator urges agencies to protect renters, banks amid coronavirus aid negotiations
The chair of the Senate Banking Committee is reportedly urging federal regulatory agencies to take discretionary action to halt evictions and loosen rules for loans as congressional negot...
Senate GOP divided over whether they'd f...

Senate GOP divided over whether they'd fill Supreme Court vacancy 


Senate Republicans are conflicted about what to do if a Supreme Court seat becomes vacant during the remainder of President Trump's first term, a possibility that has come more into focus in...
Posted: 2020-08-03 10:00:40
Senate GOP divided over whether they'd fill Supreme Court vacancy 
Senate Republicans are conflicted about what to do if a Supreme Court seat becomes vacant during the remainder of President Trump's first term, a possibility that has come more into focus in...
Graham defends Trump on TikTok, backs Microso...

Graham defends Trump on TikTok, backs Microsoft purchase


Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) defended President Trump’s plans to ban the social media platform TikTok from operating in the United States.Trump announced the plan to r...
Posted: 2020-08-02 12:21:33
Graham defends Trump on TikTok, backs Microsoft purchase
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) defended President Trump’s plans to ban the social media platform TikTok from operating in the United States.Trump announced the plan to r...

Posted: 2020-08-01 05:43:30
Trump administration officials and Democratic leaders negotiating a new coronavirus relief package said they made "progress" during a rare Saturday meeting but aren't yet close to a deal....
Posted: 2020-08-01 10:03:59
Congress is struggling to complete a deal on a fifth coronavirus relief bill, as frustration mounts amid missed deadlines and no progress. After two weeks back in Washington, and little to ...
McConnell: 15-20 GOP senators will not vote f...

McConnell: 15-20 GOP senators will not vote for any coronavirus deal


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that more than a third of Republican senators will not vote for any coronavirus relief package, underscoring division with his cauc...
Posted: 2020-08-01 12:47:01
McConnell: 15-20 GOP senators will not vote for any coronavirus deal
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that more than a third of Republican senators will not vote for any coronavirus relief package, underscoring division with his cauc...
Senators press Postal Service over complaints...

Senators press Postal Service over complaints of slow delivery


Four Senate Democrats are pressing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) over complaints about slow delivery since Postmaster General Louis DeJoy took over in June amid concerns a backlog could af...
Posted: 2020-08-01 12:38:26
Senators press Postal Service over complaints of slow delivery
Four Senate Democrats are pressing the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) over complaints about slow delivery since Postmaster General Louis DeJoy took over in June amid concerns a backlog could af...
McConnell: Dropping liability protections fro...

McConnell: Dropping liability protections from coronavirus deal 'not going to happen'


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that liability protections will be in any coronavirus relief deal amid mixed signals from the White House, which has increasingly ...
Posted: 2020-07-31 11:04:54
McConnell: Dropping liability protections from coronavirus deal 'not going to happen'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that liability protections will be in any coronavirus relief deal amid mixed signals from the White House, which has increasingly ...

Posted: 2020-07-31 06:46:14
President Trump boasted about the amount of retweets he received in a post saying that Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, assured him that mil...
Posted: 2020-07-31 10:00:09
Enhanced unemployment benefits are set to expire as congressional negotiators are deadlocked over a coronavirus relief deal.The additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance that Congress...
Democrats reject short-term deal ahead of une...

Democrats reject short-term deal ahead of unemployment deadline


Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said on Thursday night that Democrats rejected a short-term deal as negotiators remain at loggerheads over the ...
Posted: 2020-07-31 03:05:17
Democrats reject short-term deal ahead of unemployment deadline
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said on Thursday night that Democrats rejected a short-term deal as negotiators remain at loggerheads over the ...
Trump tests GOP loyalty with election tweet a...

Trump tests GOP loyalty with election tweet and stimulus strategy


President Trump is testing the loyalty of his Republican allies on Capitol Hill at a time when his weak job approval numbers have GOP lawmakers increasingly concerned that he may lose reelec...
Posted: 2020-07-30 11:10:42
Trump tests GOP loyalty with election tweet and stimulus strategy
President Trump is testing the loyalty of his Republican allies on Capitol Hill at a time when his weak job approval numbers have GOP lawmakers increasingly concerned that he may lose reelec...
GOP senators propose stimulus checks of $1,00...

GOP senators propose stimulus checks of $1,000 for both adults and children


Four Republican senators on Thursday introduced a bill that would create a second round of coronavirus relief payments, providing more money to children and less to adults compared to the ...
Posted: 2020-07-30 07:44:23
GOP senators propose stimulus checks of $1,000 for both adults and children
Four Republican senators on Thursday introduced a bill that would create a second round of coronavirus relief payments, providing more money to children and less to adults compared to the ...

Posted: 2020-07-30 07:14:34
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is turning the Senate toward a fight on federal unemployment benefits, which are set to expire on Friday.The decision to force a vote comes a...
Posted: 2020-07-30 05:36:46
Senators from both sides of the aisle on Thursday questioned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo over the decision to remove U.S. troops from Germany, criticizing the move as alienating allies a...
Senate rejects dueling coronavirus bills as u...

Senate rejects dueling coronavirus bills as unemployment cliff looms


The Senate on Thursday rejected two competing proposals for coronavirus relief as the deadline for extending enhanced unemployment benefits looms and Congress struggles to break an impasse o...
Posted: 2020-07-30 05:11:37
Senate rejects dueling coronavirus bills as unemployment cliff looms
The Senate on Thursday rejected two competing proposals for coronavirus relief as the deadline for extending enhanced unemployment benefits looms and Congress struggles to break an impasse o...
McConnell rebuffs Trump suggestion, says ele...

McConnell rebuffs Trump suggestion, says election will be held 'on time'


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday said the Nov. 3 general election will not be postponed, shooting down President Trump’s suggestion on Twitter that the election c...
Posted: 2020-07-30 05:09:41
McConnell rebuffs Trump suggestion, says election will be held 'on time'
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday said the Nov. 3 general election will not be postponed, shooting down President Trump’s suggestion on Twitter that the election c...
Pompeo says US warned Russia about threats to...

Pompeo says US warned Russia about threats to Americans


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the State Department has warned Russian officials about all threats that Russia poses to Americans and U.S. interests in various parts of th...
Posted: 2020-07-30 04:55:07
Pompeo says US warned Russia about threats to Americans
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the State Department has warned Russian officials about all threats that Russia poses to Americans and U.S. interests in various parts of th...

Posted: 2020-07-30 04:13:08
Senate Republicans, including Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a close ally of the White House, are dismissing President Trump’s suggestion Thursday to delay th...
Posted: 2020-07-30 10:00:12
A sharp disagreement over whether to provide coronavirus liability protections to businesses, schools and other organizations has quickly emerged as one of the biggest obstacles to getting a...
Timeline for GOP's Obama probe report sl...

Timeline for GOP's Obama probe report slips as chairman eyes subpoenas


The timeline for a report on a GOP investigation into the Obama administration and Hunter Biden, the son of presumptive Democdratic nominee Joe Biden, is slipping, with a top Senate chairma...
Posted: 2020-07-29 11:48:37
Timeline for GOP's Obama probe report slips as chairman eyes subpoenas
The timeline for a report on a GOP investigation into the Obama administration and Hunter Biden, the son of presumptive Democdratic nominee Joe Biden, is slipping, with a top Senate chairma...
McConnell opens door to smaller coronavirus r...

McConnell opens door to smaller coronavirus relief deal


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday appeared to open the door to a smaller coronavirus relief package than the proposal unveiled by Republicans earlier this week....
Posted: 2020-07-29 11:03:12
McConnell opens door to smaller coronavirus relief deal
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday appeared to open the door to a smaller coronavirus relief package than the proposal unveiled by Republicans earlier this week....
GOP hunts for 'Plan B' as coronavir...

GOP hunts for 'Plan B' as coronavirus talks hit wall


Republicans are hunting for a backup plan on coronavirus relief as bipartisan negotiations tasked with finding a deal appear to be making no measurable progress. The discussions come as Tre...
Posted: 2020-07-29 11:01:55
GOP hunts for 'Plan B' as coronavirus talks hit wall
Republicans are hunting for a backup plan on coronavirus relief as bipartisan negotiations tasked with finding a deal appear to be making no measurable progress. The discussions come as Tre...