More Senate Articles

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Marco Rubio backs Senate package to aid Ukraine, sanction Russia

    Sen. Marco Rubio supports Senate legislation to aid Ukraine and sanction Russia, despite his opposition to the International Monetary Fund reforms included in the bill. Breaking with some conservatives in the Senate and an aid and sanctions package approved by the GOP-controlled House, the...

  • Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brings in record money for February

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has posted another record fundraising month, the committee announced Thursday, padding its war chest further for a fiercely competitive midterm election cycle. The committee brought in $6.8 million last month -- its best February ever -- to bring...

  • Nuclear option fallout imperils Obama's nominees

    When Senate Democrats executed the so-called nuclear option last year and changed their chamber's rules for votes on President Obama's nominees, administration officials breathed a sigh of relief. As long as the nominees were qualified, they thought Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,...

  • NRSC: 'Next stop, Senate majority'

    Republican voters have more enthusiasm for the next election than Democrats, but it's not quite as high as it was in the 2010 midterms, according to recent polling.

  • Republican factions can't change the facts

    At a time when polls show public opinion turning against the Democrats, some Republicans seem to be turning against each other. Even with the prospect of being able to win control of the Senate in this fall's elections, some Republicans are busy manufacturing ammunition for their own circular...

  • Robert Gibbs: Democrats 'definitely' and 'absolutely' in danger of losing the Senate

    Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs admitted Sunday that Democrats were in obvious danger of losing the Senate in 2014. When asked by NBC's David Gregory if Democrats could lose the senate, the former press secretary for President Obama replied, "absolutely" and "definitely."...

  • Scott Brown hopes to ride a new electoral wave -- this time in New Hampshire

    NASHUA, N.H. -- In 2010, Scott Brown won a special election in Massachusetts that marked the beginning of a historic electoral wave, which would sweep Republicans to a House majority and net them six seats in the Senate. Now, he hopes he can do it again. "A big political wave is about to...



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