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Kirsten Gillibrand Does 'Not Have Any Regrets' Over Al Franken's Resignation
The presidential hopeful said she's very much over "blaming a woman for the actions of a man" in the wake of a New Yorker article on the former senator.
Al Franken Says He 'Absolutely' Regrets Resigning Amid Sexual Misconduct Claims
The New Yorker's Jane Mayer investigated the allegation that unleashed seven other claims against the former senator -- and finds it doesn't check out.
Trump Says He Wants To Meet With Schumer ‘ASAP’ Following Senator's 'Awful' Border Visit
The Senate Minority Leader said during a visit to a detention center last week conditions were "awful," "inhumane" and "heartbreaking."
Mitch McConnell Gets Another Democratic Challenger In Kentucky's 2020 Senate Race
Farmer and military veteran Mike Broihier announced his bid to unseat the powerful Senate majority leader.
GOP Senate Candidate Can’t Answer When Asked If He’d Support A Racist
Kris Kobach, former secretary of state of Kansas, struggled when asked what he'd do if Trump admitted he was a racist.
Oregon Sen. Brian Boquist Could Be Banned From Capitol After Threats
By Andrew Selsky, AP
An Oregon Senate committee is considering punishing the senator after he threatened state police and a colleague with violence over a climate change bill.
Kris Kobach Announces Run For The U.S. Senate In Kansas
Known for hardline views on immigration, his first name was misspelled in paperwork submitted to the Federal Election Commission.
Oregon Republican Senators End Walkout After Killing Carbon Bill
By Andrew Selsky and Sarah Zimmerman, AP
After disappearing for nine days, Oregon's Republican state senators returned to work.
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First Openly Non-Binary Senate Candidate Seeks To Make Politics More Inclusive
Bre Kidman, a criminal defense attorney, is running in Maine’s 2020 Senate race -- and “flipping the bird to the notion of electability” along the way.
Senate Rejects Measure Forcing Trump To Seek Approval For War With Iran
The Kaine-Udall amendment failed to gain the 60 votes it needed, leaving broad presidential powers in place to launch armed conflict with Iran.
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Senator Angus King Ditches Airport For Overnight Road Trip With Strangers
“Two software engineers, a college professor, a lawyer, and a U.S. Senator — what could possibly go wrong?" he asked.
GOP Refuses To Support Disgraced Roy Moore's Senate Run In Alabama
Republicans are speaking out against the former judge's decision to run for office again after he was accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls.
Roy Moore, Former Judge Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Teens, Running For Senate
President Donald Trump previously said Moore "cannot win" if he faces incumbent Democrat Doug Jones.
Samantha Bee Pleads With Democratic 2020 Outliers To 'Run For Senate, Goddammit!'
“Winning the presidency would be great but real change is impossible unless the Senate changes hands too," warned the host of "Full Frontal."
Biden Fondly Recalls Segregationist Senators From A Time Of More 'Civility'
One of the senators reportedly advocated for genocide of black Americans.
Senate Leaders Agree On Funding Deal For Refugee Housing And Care
By Andrew Taylor, AP
Sen. Mitch McConnell and other lawmakers agreed on a $4.6 billion deal to house and care for immigrant refugees crossing the Mexico border.
West Virginia's Senate Goes To War With Teachers, Again
Teachers went on strike in February over a bill they opposed. A few months later, they face the same fight.
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Trump Keeps Bypassing The Senate By Appointing Officials In An Acting Capacity
So much for "advice and consent."
Chuck Schumer Says U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Is Still Not Paid Fairly
It's "discrimination staring us all in the face," said the Senate Democratic leader.
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Can Sen. Doug Jones Do It Again In Deep Red Alabama?
The Senate's most endangered Democrat says he doesn't intend to change as he gears up for an extremely tough 2020 reelection fight.
Lawmakers Call For End To Citizenship Policy Unfair To Kids Of Same-Sex Couples
The State Department's “discriminatory misinterpretation of U.S. law” harms American families, 19 senators wrote.
Freshmen Dems Bash Mitch McConnell While Calling For A Senate Vote On Their Reform Bill
H.R. 1 passed the House in March. But Majority Leader McConnell refuses to allow a Senate vote on it.
Bernie Sanders Calls For House To Start Impeachment Inquiry
But the Vermont senator cautioned that the Senate is unlikely to convict President Donald Trump and oust him from office.
Nancy Pelosi Has A Theory About Donald Trump Actually Wanting Democrats To Impeach Him
Jimmy Kimmel also asked the House Speaker if Democrats will “be ready before the year 2020?” She replied: “Yeah, we will."
Senate Confirms Judge Who Fought Marriage Equality, Defended Torture
Only one Republican voted against making Howard Nielson a lifetime federal judge.
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GOP Lawmakers To Trump: We Can Still Work With Democrats
Sen. Lindsey Graham urged the president to "rise above" Democratic calls for impeachment and work to find common ground.
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