Senate

The Republican-controlled Senate panel appears committed to a vote on Kavanaugh later this week.
AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File
September 17, 2018 - 8:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump grudgingly opened the door Monday to "a little delay" in a Senate vote on Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, even as top Republicans fought to prevent the accusation that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted a fellow high school student from morphing into a...
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 In this Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference regarding the country's opioid epidemic in Cleveland.
AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File
September 09, 2018 - 9:46 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions has vigorously pushed President Donald Trump's agenda at the Justice Department, and before that, spent 20 years championing conservative causes in the Senate. Yet as Sessions enters what may be the final stretch of his tenure, those efforts are at...
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In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photoSen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, speaks with reporters on an escalator at the Capitol in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
August 31, 2018 - 8:22 am
By Lisa Mascaro, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain is being remembered as a last lion of the Senate, with few others matching his stature. But the next generation of mavericks might come from the ranks of Senate women. Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska,...
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In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, officiates at the swearing-in of Judge Britt Grant to take a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Atlanta at the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File
August 29, 2018 - 10:04 am
By Kevin Freking and Emily Swanson, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Does Brett Kavanaugh belong on the Supreme Court? It's a question that may be consuming Washington, but one that elicits a shrug from many Americans. And there's also no nationwide consensus on whether the Senate should vote on...
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Vice President Mike Pence speaks to National Religious Broadcasters 75th Annual Convention at Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
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August 24, 2018 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that Democrats have turned the Senate's traditional role of providing advice and consent into "obstruct and oppose" when it comes to President Donald Trump's judicial nominees. Speaking to the Republican National Lawyers Association, Pence...
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Lucy McBath, national spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, in March 2016. There are nearly 50 black women running for Congress this year, including McBath, who is challenging GOP Rep. Karen Handel in Georgia.
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August 19, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — setting a U.S. record and paving the way for November battles that could significantly...
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Gary Johnson
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File
August 05, 2018 - 8:21 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former New Mexico governor and unsuccessful presidential candidate Gary Johnson received a formal invitation Saturday to run for the U.S. Senate under the Libertarian Party banner. The central committee of New Mexico's Libertarian Party offered Johnson the party's nomination...
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In this March 18, 2014 file photo, voters cast their ballots in Hinsdale, Ill.
AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File
July 30, 2018 - 8:47 am
By Laurie Kellman and Hannah Fingerhut, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Young people are looking for a change this election season — a generational change. A poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV found that most Americans ages 15 to 34 think voting in the...
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Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert Wilkie is sworn in at the start of a Senate Veterans Affairs Committee nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File
July 23, 2018 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed Pentagon official Robert Wilkie to be secretary of Veterans Affairs, charged with delivering on President Donald Trump's campaign promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector. Wilkie won approval on a bipartisan...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, right, stands with Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, before the start of their meeting, Thursday, July 12, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
AP Photo/Cliff Owen
July 12, 2018 - 1:39 pm
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of dollars from anonymous donors are helping shape the fight over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as Republicans and Democrats undertake a bruising battle for ideological control of the nation's loftiest tribunal. Even...
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