Sen. Claire McCaskill, the Missouri Democrat who lost re-election to a third term this month, says she wants to help a new generation of women learn how to get ahead in politics in part by being “self-effacing.” But some of the senator’s supporters disagreed with her, arguing online that women […]
Republican state attorney general Josh Hawley won a Senate seat in Missouri on Tuesday following a highly contested race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. The race was one of the most closely watched contests of the 2018 midterm election season, and a RealClearPolitics average of the most recent polls had […]
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson has claimed the Russians have “penetrated” state systems ahead of his re-election bid. Florida’s secretary of state said they do not have any evidence of what Nelson has claimed, and began probing federal agencies for answers. But so far top agencies and the Senate Intelligence Committee […]
Democrats have already been targeted by Russians attempting to interfere in the 2018 midterm elections. Lawmakers say the Trump administration and other Republicans are not taking the issue seriously enough ahead of the elections in November. Republicans voted down an additional $US250 million for states to bolster election and cyber […]
Russia’s GRU foreign-intelligence agency reportedly targeted Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri last year, according to a report from the Daily Beast published on Thursday. The same group was suspected of hacking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2016, and several members were indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller earlier […]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is weighing the prospect of cancelling all or part of the August recess, keeping lawmakers in Washington through the end of the summer. The move would cut into valuable campaign time for vulnerable Democrats running for re-election in red states and swing states. WASHINGTON – […]
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pushed back against people telling her to “go away” and stop talking about the 2016 election and President Donald Trump. During an event at Rutgers University on Thursday, Clinton said no one ever “said that to any man who was not elected.” But even […]
Missouri Democrat Mike Revis became the 35th candidate to flip a GOP statehouse seat since President Donald Trump’s election. The win is the latest in a series of Democratic special election victories in unlikely places, including Alabama and Wisconsin. The Democratic swing is a good sign for Missouri Sen. Claire […]
The White House announced it will release a bipartisan framework for an immigration plan this Monday. Senate Democrats are now faced with the prospect that they will have to allow for funding of a partial border wall in order to give President Donald Trump a bill he would sign into […]
The federal government will enter a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress passes a funding bill. Legislation has stalled in the Senate due to opposition from Democrats and a few Republicans. Two Democrats from red states that are up for re-election in 2018 have switched sides and will vote for […]
Democratic senators have gathered enough support to force the Senate to vote on a resolution to restore net neutrality. They need only a simple-majority vote to approve the resolution. While that’s a long shot, there’s a political reason for them to force a vote: It could make Republican senators take […]
A 30th senator – Claire McCaskill of Missouri – has signed on to sponsor a resolution that would nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s vote to repeal its net-neutrality rules. That’s significant because 30 senators are needed to force a floor vote on the resolution. The resolution doesn’t have any Republican […]
Dozens of Democratic senators, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, on Wednesday called on Sen. Al Franken to resign. Their calls came after a seventh woman accused the Minnesota Democrat of sexual misconduct. A flood of Democratic senators, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, publicly called on Sen. Al Franken, […]
The Republican tax bill is expected to get a vote in the Senate by the end of Friday. No text of the final bill or major amendments has been publicly released. Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill tweeted a photo of possible GOP amendments that she received from a lobbyist – rather […]
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