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Jan 08 2021
As returns for Georgia’s Senate runoff came in on Tuesday night, it was clear what was happening. After considerable back-and-forth in November and December about just how much President-elect Joe Biden owed his electoral victory in the state to white suburban voters, control of the Senate was being unequivocally driven by Black turnout. The Democratic candidates, Raphael Warnock and JonSlate
Jan 22 2020
The U.S. Senate, in a marathon session, agreed to three days of opening arguments, rather than the two that were proposed, and rejected Democrats' demands for more witnesses during the impeachment trial, as least until later in the proceedings.
In addition, Democrats put forward 11 amendments to issue subpoenas to current and former Trump administration officials for relevant documentsWashington Times USA TODAY New York Times (News)
Jun 27 2019
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Jun 24 2020
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden may not be moving much, but he’s proving a tougher target for President Trump than his past political opponents.
Less than five months from the election, the Trump campaign team is still trying to find the right message to defeat Biden. The president has stuck with the “Sleepy Joe” nickname, though his campaign is as likely to go with “Hidin’Washington Examiner
Jun 23 2020
As voters head to the polls for primary elections Tuesday, a rising challenge to the status quo cuts across racial and generational lines – and seems to be providing a tail wind for some Black progressive candidates.
At the end of May, when hundreds of thousands of Americans around the country started marching in protest over the death of George Floyd, many observed that this time theChristian Science Monitor
Jun 18 2021
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A Senate that’s split evenly between 50 members of each party can be a recipe for either compromise or chaos. It’s inevitable that a moderate Senator who doesn’t always vote with his colleagues is going to attract an immense amount of anger and criticism from party loyalists. And tensions run especially high in theDan Schnur
May 24 2019
Senators are growing increasingly frustrated as legislative activity has slowed to a crawl during the first half of the year.
The Senate voted on two bills Thursday, breaking a nearly two-month drought during which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has focused instead on judicial nominations, his top priority.
The lack of floor action has left lawmakers publicly complainingThe Hill
Oct 30 2019
Senate Republicans, with 22 seats up for reelection and their majority up for grabs in 2020, are in a bind over how to defend President Trump from the House impeachment push.
They realize their political fortunes and policy goals are tied to the president, but they also know their best shot at keeping control of the Senate hinges on senators preserving their independent brands.The Hill
Oct 23 2019
President’s tweet draws fire from Republicans who nonetheless condemn investigations led by House Democrats.
WASHINGTON—A tweet by President Trump comparing the U.S. House’s impeachment inquiry to a lynching became the latest test for Republicans, as GOP lawmakers seeking to criticize Democrats over the probe instead found themselves again on the defensive because of the president’sWall Street Journal (News)
Aug 11 2020
The former GOP operatives behind The Lincoln Project are expanding their list of Republican targets, infuriating allies of President Trump's and national Republicans scrambling to preserve the GOP majority in the Senate.
In addition to a relentless negative ad campaign against Trump, the group has so far spent more than $1.3 million attacking Sen. Susan Collins (Maine), who is among theThe Hill