Bernie Sanders won the Democratic nomination in Vermont’s Senate primary, but he turned it down, fueling speculation he may run for president in 2020

Scott Eisen/Getty Images Bernie Sanders won Vermont’s Democratic Senate primary but is expected to turn down the nomination, as he did in his previous campaigns.  Sanders is thought to be considering a presidential run in 2020 and already is on Vermont’s November ballot as an independent. Under Vermont law he cannot appear on the November ballot […]

Water Wars Should Set Arizona's Senate Race Alight

Things aren’t quite right at Lake Mead. When full, it’s the largest reservoir in the United States, a receptacle for the Colorado River that flows from Utah to Arizona, tapping the Nevada border at Hoover Dam before heading to California. But on a toasty Sunday, the cliff faces with bronzed tops reveal a crisis: They […]

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley wins GOP nomination, faces off with Sen. Claire McCaskill in a hotly contested Senate race

Charlie Riedel/AP Sen. Claire McCaskill secured the Democratic nomination for her re-election bid in Missouri, in one of the nation’s most hotly contested Senate races. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has won the Republican nomination. Retaining seats like McCaskill’s is critical for Democrats if they are to have any chance of gaining control of the […]

Net neutrality foe Marsha Blackburn gets 85% of the vote in GOP Senate primary

Enlarge / President Donald Trump and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) at a campaign rally at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium on May 29, 2018. (credit: Getty Images | Drew Angerer ) US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) is a step closer to the US Senate after winning yesterday’s Tennessee Republican primary. Blackburn has been one of the […]

US Senate confirms Robert Wilkie to be Veterans Affairs Secretary

In an 86-9 vote, the US Senate has confirmed Robert Wilkie to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Wilkie, who was President Donald Trump’s third pick for the job in 18 months, is expected to be sworn in quickly to take over the department which serves some 9 million veterans. The office has remained vacant for […]

Top Senate Democrats double down on calls for Trump not to meet with Putin after Mueller indicted 12 Russian intel officers

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Top Senate Democrats are doubling down on calls for President Donald Trump not to meet one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday. Their urging comes one day after the special counsel Robert Mueller indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on hacking charges. In a letter sent Saturday, the senators said there “must […]

Striking photos show demonstration where hundreds of women occupied a US Senate building to protest family separations

More than one thousand women from all over the US marched in the streets and occupied the Hart Senate Office Building on Thursday. They were protesting the Trump administration’s immigration policies and calling for the abolition of Immigration Customs and Enforcement. At least 575 women were arrested, according to Capitol police. More than one thousand […]

‘Abolish ICE!’ 575 arrested after protesters occupy US Senate building (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Nearly 600 activists, protesting Donald Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy against illegal immigrants, have been arrested after staging an occupy sit-in at the Hart Senate Office building in the nation’s capital. Hundreds of women, wrapped in metallic silver blankets, referencing the duvets given to migrant children in detention centers, occupied the Senate office building in Washington DC […]

Mitt Romney easily takes Republican primary in Utah Senate race

AP Mitt Romney handily won the Republican primary for a Utah Senate seat. The former presidential candidate won a landslide victory in the race to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. Romney blasted Donald Trump as a “phony” and a “fraud” during the 2016 presidential campaign, but his tone has changed significantly since then. President Trump […]