• Dean Heller Jan 8

    Nevada Republicans Boo Heller Over Past With Trump at Debate

    The challenges facing former U.S. Sen. Dean Heller as he runs for Nevada governor were on full display on Thursday at the first gubernatorial debate leading up the June 2022 Republican primary election

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2018

    GOP Keeps Senate Control for 2 More Years, Triumph for Trump

    Republicans retained Senate control Tuesday after ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri, delivering a victory to President Donald Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more years. To seal the win, the GOP drew on backing from hard-right voters in rural, deep-red states, where Trump’s nativist, racially tinged rhetoric and...

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2018

    Path to Power: Senate Races to Watch on Election Night

    Republicans have a huge advantage as they seek to hold or expand their 51-49 Senate majority, with the battle for control running mostly through states that President Donald Trump won in 2016. Out of the 35 Senate contests taking place Tuesday, 10 involve Democratic incumbents seeking re-election in states that Trump won, often handily. He’s spending much of the final...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2018

    Democrats and Republicans Rush to Avert Third Party Spoilers

    Two congresswomen running for U.S Senate in Arizona are crisscrossing the state, raising millions of dollars and trying to exploit every possible advantage to eke out a win in what both sides expect to be a photo-finish race. The wild card: Angela Green, a Green Party candidate who could win votes that might have gone to Democrat Krysten Sinema, clearing...

  • NBC Oct 31, 2018

    GOP Senators Press Trump to Cut Off Nuclear Talks With Saudi Arabia

    A group of Republican senators led by Florida’s Marco Rubio is pressing the Trump administration to put an end to civilian nuclear talks with Saudi Arabia in the wake of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, NBC News reported. Five senators say they had concerns about nuclear cooperation with Saudi Arabia even before Khashoggi’s killing in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, according...

  • Donald Trump Oct 29, 2018

    House Democrats Promise Action on LGBTQ Rights Bill

    Just weeks ahead of a midterm election they hope will deliver them a majority, House Democrats are promising to prioritize anti-discrimination legislation that would for the first time establish widespread equal rights protections for LGBTQ individuals. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently said she would introduce the Equality Act as one of her first orders of business if Democrats retake the...

  • Donald Trump Apr 10, 2019

    Bernie Sanders' Battleground Tour Will Be His Most Extensive Campaigning Since 2016 Presidential Run

    Sen. Bernie Sanders is embarking on a nine-state battleground tour on behalf of Democratic candidates competing in the November elections, returning to the campaign trail ahead of a decision on another White House bid. The packed October schedule marks the Vermont independent’s most extensive stretch of campaigning since the 2016 presidential race. It will include stops in Iowa, South Carolina...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2018

    Biden Apologizes Again to Anita Hill for How He Handled Hearing, Hopes Colleagues Learned From It

    Former Vice President Joe Biden apologized to Anita Hill Friday for not stopping senators from grilling her during hearings he held on Clarence Thomas’ Supreme Court confirmation, though he stopped short for saying sorry over his own actions. Defending his intentions at the time, Biden also urged current senators to learn from how Hill was treated in 1991 as they...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2018

    Trump: Senate Should ‘Get on' With Kavanaugh Hearing

    President Donald Trump said Thursday that it’s time for the Senate to “get on with it” as the Judiciary Committee works to schedule a hearing to consider Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school, NBC News reported. “I don’t think you can delay it any longer,” Trump said...

  • Donald Trump Sep 18, 2018

    Kavanaugh Accuser's Upcoming Hearing Echoes Anita Hill's, But in #MeToo Era

    The sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh recall Anita Hill’s accusations against Clarence Thomas in 1991, but there are important differences as well as cautions for senators considering how to deal with the allegations. The decision to have Thomas and Hill testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee, as Kavanaugh and his accuser have offered to do,...

  • Donald Trump Sep 18, 2018

    Kavanaugh Fallout Poses Risks for Democrats, GOP Heading Into Midterms

    With the fate of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans on Monday as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections. The political implications were still being sorted out. But with control of Congress at stake this fall, there were tremendous risks for both sides....

  • Donald Trump Jul 5, 2018

    Court Vacancy Makes Abortion Politics a Midterm Priority

    Democrats and Republicans once largely agreed that the upcoming midterm elections would hinge on the economy, health care and President Donald Trump’s popularity. Not anymore. A Supreme Court vacancy has pushed abortion to the forefront of election year politics, with both supporters and opponents suggesting that the emotional issue could drive more voters to the polls. That’s especially true in...

  • Donald Trump Jun 29, 2018

    Barbed Words in Senate Over Timing of Supreme Court Confirmation: ‘We Must Now Fight'

    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 barbed comments Thursday on the new vacancy, abortion rights and the debate to come. Both sides are quickly mobilizing after Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose votes have been key in deciding...

  • Donald Trump Jun 26, 2018

    Trump Revisits Old Battles as He Campaigns for SC Governor

    President Donald Trump campaigned Monday for the state’s GOP governor, who is in a tense runoff election — but made the vote all about himself, too. Speaking of Gov. Henry McMaster, Trump told an overflow rally crowd: “If a horrible thing happened and we weren’t lucky enough to have Henry win … they will say Donald Trump suffered a major,...

  • Donald Trump Jun 24, 2018

    Trump Campaigns, Addresses GOP Convention in Nevada

    Eager to keep the Republican Party in control of the Senate, President Donald Trump pressed his tough anti-illegal immigration stance before supporters Saturday, saying “we have to be very strong” as he sought to help boost the candidacy of a one-time critic. Trump was in Las Vegas to assist Dean Heller, the only Republican U.S. senator seeking re-election in a...

  • Donald Trump Jun 13, 2018

    Trump Critic Mark Sanford Toppled in S. Carolina, ‘Vicious' Va. Senate Race Set

    President Donald Trump is crediting his Election-Day tweet in part for the defeat of a South Carolina Republican congressman who has been critical of his administration. Trump tweeted Wednesday that his advisers didn’t want him to get involved in the Republican primary, thinking Rep. Mark Sanford “would easily win.”

  • Donald Trump Jun 13, 2018

    Trump Critic Mark Sanford Toppled in S. Carolina, ‘Vicious' Va. Senate Race Set

    President Donald Trump is crediting his Election-Day tweet in part for the defeat of a South Carolina Republican congressman who has been critical of his administration. Trump tweeted Wednesday that his advisers didn’t want him to get involved in the Republican primary, thinking Rep. Mark Sanford “would easily win.”

  • Donald Trump May 30, 2018

    More Women Than Ever Run for Senate, But Hurdles Remain

    Women running for office are due to hit another threshold with a record number of candidates for the U.S. Senate, but actually winning those seats and changing the face of the chamber are a different matter. Many of the women jumping into Senate races face uphill campaigns. Two female senators, both Democrats, could lose their re-election bids, possibly leaving the...

  • Donald Trump May 14, 2018

    Republicans Celebrate Opening of US Embassy in Jerusalem

    The opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem attracted more than a dozen Republican members of Congress, two billionaire GOP fundraisers and the president’s eldest daughter, putting on a display of political muscle and Republican unity rare for the Trump era. Even as it sparked deadly protests in the Mideast, President Donald Trump’s decision to relocate the embassy from Tel...

  • Donald Trump May 10, 2018

    House Bill Would Revive Mothballed Nevada Nuclear Waste Dump

    The House is moving to approve an election-year bill to revive the mothballed nuclear waste dump at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain despite opposition from home-state lawmakers. Supporters say a bill slated for a vote Thursday would help solve a nuclear-waste storage problem that has festered for more than three decades. More than 80,000 metric tons of spent fuel from commercial nuclear...

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