In the battle for Senate control in 2020, the conditions appear to favor Republicans. At least for now.
A considerable number of Republican have effectively left our party over Donald Trump. Should we go all the way?
Other than confirming a lot of Trump Judges, the Senate has not been getting much work done so far this year.
The economy may be doing well, but that didn’t help Republicans in the midterms.
Whether as candidates or as voters, Democrats can thank women for many of their victories on Tuesday.
As expected, the midterm elections ended up being a split result that gives Democrats and Republicans alike reason to celebrate.
The 2018 midterms were mostly about Donald Trump. The results were idiosyncratic.
With less than forty-eight hours to go until voters head to the polls, the odds are pointing to a Democratic House and a Republican Senate.
A Federal Judge is letting a North Dakota Voter ID law that clearly discriminates against Native Americans stand.
With one week to go before Election Day, Democrats seem well-positioned to gain control of the House while Republicans seem likely to hold on to the Senate.
With three weeks to go until Election Day, it’s looking like we’ll end up with a Congress divided between Democrats in the House and Republicans in the Senate.
After nearly a year, Trump’s trade policies are having their inevitable negative impact inside the United States.
With four weeks to go until Election Day, Donald Trump and the Republicans are continuing to stoke the divisions laid bare by the Kavanaugh nomination.
As the Senate prepares for a key procedural vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh this morning, the Judge’s fate remains up in the air. However, signs are pointing to reasons for Republican optimism.
The F.B.I.’s updated background check is complete and will be reviewed by Senators beginning today. As a result, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving forward toward a final vote on the Kavanaugh nomination later this week.
The GOP has no alternative but to push forward with the Kavanaugh nomination, because they don’t have a viable alternative at this point.
Surprise developments yesterday led to a pause in the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh. Where it goes from here is unclear.
Republicans intend to “plow through” on the Kavanaugh nomination even after yesterday’s hearing, but it’s not clear that they have the votes to confirm him.
New allegations of sexual misconduct mark the start of a crucial week for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Prominent supporters of the embattled Supreme Court nominee, including the President, are doing him no favors.
The status of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation remains up in the air, as does the question of whether or not Christine Blasey Ford will appear for a hearing on Monday morning.
Cracks are beginning to show in the previously united Republican front on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation notwithstanding what appear to be credible allegations of sexual assault.
A woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of having assaulted her when he was 17 and she was 15 has come forward. What happens next is anyone’s guess.
A look at the numbers behind the influx of women into electoral politics this year.
Former President Jimmy Carter is warning his party against drifting too far left as we head into the midterms and, beyond that, the 2020 campaign cycle.
Mitch McConnell has a plan that could pose problems for Democrats fighting for re-election.
The nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is, effectively, assured. Democrats should be careful about how much further they push their opposition.
Day One of questions for Judge Brett Kavanaugh went about as you’d expect.
The confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh begin today, but the outcome seems foreordained.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh reportedly told Senator Susan Collins that he considers Roe v. Wade
“settled law.” This will likely be enough to get her support and that of another holdout Republican Senator.
Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination appears to be on track for confirmation before the new Supreme Court term begins in October.
Tuesday’s election results were a defeat for the progressive effort to remake the Democratic Party in their image.
A powerful political network is distancing itself from the Trump-dominated Republican Party.
Senate Democrats appear to be recognizing that there’s basically nothing they can do to stop the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
Initial polling on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court find the public more divided than they have been for other recent SCOTUS picks, but that’s unlikely to impact the fate of his nomination.
Rick Scott is pulling in impressive fundraising numbers, giving Democrats reason to worry that they’ll have another Senate seat to worry about in November.
At least in these early days, Democrats appear to lack a coherent message, or a coherent strategy, to propel any effort to block Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
A selection that is likely to keep the Senate GOP united and red-state Democrats up for re-election under pressure to vote to confirm.
Retiring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake says that he will not seek to block President Trump’s nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court.
The Trump Administration’s new legal position on coverage for people with pre-existing conditions could pose political problems in the fall.
Republicans are at least a bit more confident that they’ll hold on to the Senate this year.
As expected, Gina Haspel was confirmed as C.I.A. Director yesterday despite her controversial record when it comes to torture.
At least one red state Democrat will be voting against Gina Haspel.
With a third Democrat crossing the aisle to support her, Gina Haspel now has the votes she needs to become the next C.I.A. Director.
Gina Haspel faced some tough questions from Democrats regarding her role in the C.I.A.’s post-9/11 torture programs, but she’s likely to be confirmed anyway.
Not surprisingly, Mike Pompeo was confirmed as America’s 70th Secretary of State today. Now, the hard work begins.
For better or worse, Mike Pompeo will be confirmed as the 70th Secretary of State by the end of this week.
Despite facing headwinds in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Mike Pompeo will probably be confirmed as the next Secretary of State. That’s unfortunate.