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  • Reid slams GOP over Crimea; Senate bill advances

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Republicans may have helped Russia annex Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, delivering a surprisingly sharp attack just before lawmakers advanced a bill authorizing sweeping U.S. sanctions on Russia and $1 billion in loan...

  • Mississippi Senate challenger heads to Kentucky to push 'freedom' at rally with Matt Bevin

    Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel is heading to Kentucky to lend his support to fellow insurgent GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin -- or so it would appear. McDaniel, a state senator, is hoping to oust Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's June 3 Republican primary. But on April 5,...

  • Democrats downplay Nate Silver's Senate projection

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is pushing back after data whiz Nate Silver projected Sunday that Republicans will win the Senate this year. In an interview with Jon Karl on ABC's "This Week," Silver, who recently relaunched his FiveThirtyEight franchise, gave Republicans a...

  • Terror report release may fuel Congress' CIA spat

    If senators vote this week to release key sections of a voluminous report on terrorist interrogations, an already strained relationship between lawmakers and the CIA could become even more rancorous, and President Barack Obama might have to step into the fray.

  • House and Senate to clash this week on Ukraine and jobless pay measures

    The House and Senate this week are set to clash on legislation to extend federal jobless benefits as well as a measure to provide a loan package to troubled Ukraine. The Senate on Monday is poised to move forward on a bill that would supply Ukraine with $1 billion in loan guarantees aimed at...

  • Nebraskans' dilemma: Which conservative to vote for?

    With every big name in national Tea Party politics lined up behind Ben Sasse in the Nebraska Republican Senate primary, a disinterested observer could be forgiven for assuming that Shane Osborn was some GOP Establishment today.

  • Nate Silver: 60 percent chance of Republicans taking control of the Senate

    FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver joined ABC's "This Week" on Sunday to share his 2014 Senate prediction, saying Republicans have about a 60 percent chance of winning a Senate majority. Silver put Arkansas, Louisiana, and North Carolina at the top of his list of seats Republicans have a good...

  • American Conservative Union urges Senate to go with House GOP's Ukraine aid package

    The American Conservative Union is urging the Senate to reject a Ukraine aid package negotiated by the Foreign Relations Committee in favor of supporting a House-passed bill.

  • Souped-up ground game could be GOP's key to winning Senate

    If Republicans win control of the Senate in November, they could owe their victory to a bunch of computer geeks and data nerds holed up in two offices 2,800 miles apart. The Republicans need to flip six seats to wrest the Senate majority from the Democrats on a playing field that is expanding...

  • Senate's top cop calling it quits

    Senate Sergeant at Arms Terrance Gainer, the chamber's top law enforcement official, will step down this spring after seven years on the job, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday. "Terry has spent 47 years of his life dedicated to law enforcement at the federal, state and city level...

  • Congress raises pressure on CIA in torture dispute

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Adding heat on the CIA, the Senate will investigate a computer network that contained a still-secret review of U.S. terror interrogations that led to dueling criminal referrals to the Justice Department and a dramatic collapse in relations between the nation's spy agencies...

  • Ted Cruz: DOJ's refusal to appoint special IRS prosecutor 'height of hypocrisy'

    The Justice Department refused Sen. Ted Cruz's request for a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service's illegal targeting of conservative groups, a decision the Texas Republican said was hypocritical and politically motivated. The DOJ is already investigating the tax...

  • Even if GOP takes Senate, it will be hard to hold it in 2016

    Republicans are increasingly optimistic about the party’s chances of taking control of the Senate in November. But even if they achieve that goal, it will be difficult to maintain control of the chamber in 2016.

  • CIA-Senate spat complicates spying oversight

    The government's top intelligence lawyers on Wednesday renewed assurances that Congress is adequately monitoring U.S. surveillance programs. But it's suddenly an awkward argument for the Obama administration, since the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee publicly accused the CIA of...

  • Ben Sasse features Obama's 'Constitutional madness' in bracket

    After President Obama filled out a NCAA bracket on ESPN, Nebraska Senate candidate Ben Sasse is poking him for his "Constitutional Madness." Sasse asked his fans to choose Obama's worst constitutional violation, such as "forcing taxpayers to violate religious conscience by funding abortion...



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