More Senate Articles

  • Senate Republicans poised to block Democratic student loan bill

    A Democratic plan to lower student loan interest rates and pay for it with a tax increase will go nowhere in the Senate, Republicans said Monday. The Senate this week is expected to vote on legislation sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and endorsed Monday by President Barack Obama,...

  • Why these Republicans weren't happy with a plan to draft Sarah Palin

    An online campaign to draft Sarah Palin into running for the U.S. Senate was a long-shot. Some Republicans say it was also an unnecessary distraction -- and probably nothing more than a ruse to raise money by an obscure Tea Party organization.

  • Michelle Nunn stumbles in new Georgia Senate polling

    Poll results released by SurveyUSA on Monday bode ill for Democratic Senate nominee Michelle Nunn in Georgia. In head-to-head matchups against the two Republican candidates who qualify for a July 22 runoff election, Nunn comes out behind.

  • Poll watch: GOP candidate leads in Iowa race that could flip U.S. senate

    In an election battle that could play a pivotal role in flipping control of the U.S. Senate, Iowa State Sen. Joni Ernst, a Republican, holds a slim lead over Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, according to a GOP pollster. Ernst currently leads Braley 49 percent to 44 percent, according to a new report...

  • Thad Cochran shifts gears in bid to pull runoff upset against Tea Partier

    Sen. Thad Cochran and his allies are retooling their campaign strategy in a furious bid to survive Mississippi's June 24, GOP primary runoff. Insurgent conservative Chris McDaniel, a state senator, led Cochran by just under 1,400 votes with most precincts reporting after last Tuesday’s...

  • Senate fight over student interest rates starts this week as House debates Veterans Affairs fix

    The Senate will consider legislation to lower Student loan interest rates this week, while House lawmakers debate measures to cut taxes for small businesses and consider bills aimed at privatizing and reforming veterans' health care. While legislation churns through both chambers, lawmakers...



From the Weekly Standard

  • For GOP, a Good Crop of Senate Candidates

    Republicans have distinct advantages in Senate races this year, including President Obama’s low job ratings, the number of vulnerable Democrats, and an unhappy national mood. But there’s...

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  • How to Play a Weak Hand in Iraq

    Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki knows what he wants: a third term in office for himself and U.S. military help in defeating ISIS (now the Islamic State). Political reconciliation between...

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  • The Ethics of Food and Drink

    Should the law compel nursing homes to starve certain Alzheimer’s patients to death? This is not an alarmist fantasy, but a real question, soon to be forced by advocates of ever-wider...

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