More Senate Articles

  • Jon Stewart kicks off #McConnelling video mashups

    "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart had a lot of fun with Sen. Mitch McConnell's b-roll video footage released by his campaign this week. Stewart admitted Thursday that he was in a terrible mood until the clip came into his life, and shared some of his favorite mashups of the footage with...

  • White House downplays role of Obamacare in Florida loss

    The White House insisted that Obamacare was “not the decisive factor” in a deflating special election loss for Democrats in Florida.

  • Scott Brown poised to explore New Hampshire Senate run

    BOSTON -- Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown is expected to announce on Friday that he will explore a bid for Senate in New Hampshire. Brown will make the announcement in afternoon remarks from Nashua, N.H., after months of speculation about his political future. He recently moved to the...

  • Congress approves bill to ease increases on flood insurance rates

    Congress has passed legislation to halt rate increases in the federal flood insurance program for many homeowners in hazard zones nationwide. The measure easily cleared the Senate by a vote of 72-22 after the House overwhelmingly approved it last week. The bill now goes to President Obama,...

  • Millionaires lose unemployment benefits in new Senate deal

    Millionaires will no longer qualify for unemployment benefits under the bipartisan Senate deal unveiled Thursday afternoon, ending a subsidy that Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., attacked as a "reverse Robin Hood" provision designed to increase support for government programs. "Notwithstanding any...

  • Senate strikes deal on unemployment insurance extension

    The Senate surprisingly announced a deal Thursday to restore unemployment insurance benefits to more than 2 million long-term unemployed Americans. Optimism for a deal appeared low as early as Wednesday, when several senators said they didn't think a compromise would be reached before the...

  • Harry Reid: Unemployment insurance extension plan 'very, very close'

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced Tuesday that the chamber is “very, very close” to working out a bipartisan deal that would extend unemployment benefits for five months.

  • White House withheld documents from Senate torture probe

    White House press secretary Jay Carney confirmed Thursday that the Obama administration withheld a “tiny percentage” of documents from a Senate investigation into torture practices, citing “executive branch confidentiality issues.” The administration chose not to turn over 9,000...

  • Colorado Obamacare enrollments dwarfed by cancellation notices as Senate race heats up

    Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., may face increasing headwinds from Obamacare as he tries to fend off a challenge from Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., given that low enrollments in his state are likely to drive up insurance premiums for his constituents, many of whom lost their previous plans because of...

  • Chris Matthews pulls fire alarm for Democrats holding Senate

    MSNBC's Chris Matthews, never one for nuanced political commentary, has proclaimed that Democrats are doomed to lose the Senate in 2014. “It’s going to be very hard to hold the Senate — I think the Senate goes,” Matthews said on "Morning Joe" on Thursday. Matthews pointed out that...

  • Sen. Tom Harkin says hearing witnesses can ignore GOP questions

    The Democratic chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee declared Wednesday that cabinet secretaries do not have to answer questions at hearings if they don’t feel like it, the latest breakdown in collegiality. In a politically-charged atmosphere during a...

  • Eric Cantor dismisses Senate Ukraine package, calls for vote on House version

    A Senate panel Thursday approved a package of loan guarantees for embattled Ukraine, but the measure could ultimately stall over a provision included to reform the International Monetary Fund. Congress will adjourn for a week-long recess Friday before addressing the legislation, which includes...

  • Sarah Palin endorses T.W. Shannon in Oklahoma Senate race

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin lent her Tea Party credibility to former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon, endorsing his effort to replace retiring Sen. Tom Coburn as the next Republican senator from the state. "T.W.'s opponent has the backing of Beltway insiders, but T.W. has the passion...

  • White House: CIA gave 'heads up' on complaint to DOJ

    The White House said that the Central Intelligence Agency gave a “heads up” that they were referring a dispute with the Senate over classified information to the Justice Department.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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