Ted Cruz introduced a term limit bill that would actually end his own career in the Senate

Justin Sullivan/Getty Image Senator Ted Cruz introduced a constitutional amendment that would allow only two terms for Senators and three for members of the House of Representatives. It would limit Cruz’s term in the Senate to his current one, which ends in 2025. Congressional terms are currently unlimited, though there are limits on individual committees. […]

Bipartisan carbon-tax bill introduced in the Senate offers glimpse at future

Enlarge / US Senator Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.). (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) On Wednesday, Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) introduced a Senate bill to impose a carbon tax on major industrial carbon emitters throughout the US. The Senate bill is a version of a bipartisan House bill that […]

Cindy Hyde-Smith is projected to win in Mississippi runoff, ending tumultuous Senate race against Democrat Mike Espy

REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman (L) and REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photos Mississippi voters elected Cindy Hyde-Smith to a full Senate term on Tuesday, ending a closely watched runoff election again her Democratic challenger Mike Espy. Hyde-Smith had a lead of more than 68,000 votes over Espy as of 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. It is the last Senate […]

Rick Scott defeats Bill Nelson for Florida Senate seat after tense recount

Wilfredo Lee, File via AP Florida Gov. Rick Scott defeated Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson Sunday in a contentious race for the state’s Senate seat. Scott led Nelson by more than 10,000 votes Sunday after the recount’s noon deadline, according to the Associated Press. Over the course of the campaign, Scott baselessly claimed rampant voter fraud […]

Trump claims ‘forged ballots’ have ‘infected’ Florida recounts of governor & Senate votes

Recounts to decide Florida’s next governor and senator have been tainted by foul play, Donald Trump has claimed, sparking accusations that the president is undermining the democratic process by pushing conspiracies. Ascending once again to his presidential Twitter pulpit, Donald Trump wrote on Monday that the Florida recounts were a sham and that the elections […]

Florida orders recount of neck-and-neck Senate & governor races

Florida is officially holding a recount of votes in its Senate and governor races, where Republicans Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis have led over their Democratic rivals, Bill Nelson and Andrew Gillum, both by a small margin. With the results of both races falling within the margin of triggering a recount, Florida secretary of state […]

Midterms 2018 LIVE: Democrats take the House, GOP holds the Senate in a wild election night

Samantha Lee/Business Insider; Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images; Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Win McNamee/Getty Images; Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images The 2018 midterm elections are upon us, and the country is anxiously awaiting to hear the results of an array of consequential races nationwide. There’s a lot at stake on Tuesday, November 6. So far the results have been a […]

Republican Marsha Blackburn and Democrat Phil Bredesen are locked in a competitive, nasty battle for a key Senate seat — here’s what they told us about their race

Eliza Relman/Business Insider Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen is running for US Senate as a centrist Democrat in a race that could determine control of the chamber — and his campaign looks nothing like the “resistance.” Rep. Marsha Blackburn, an eight-term GOP incumbent, is running for the seat on President Donald Trump’s agenda. And the competitive battle […]

A Democratic campaign that looks nothing like the ‘resistance’ could be the Democrats’ key to flipping the Senate

Eliza Relman/Business Insider Phil Bredesen, a popular former Nashville mayor and Tennessee governor, is running for US Senate as a centrist Democrat.  In one of the most competitive Senate races in the country, the Democrat has rejected his party’s national leadership and is banking on voters’ trust in his long record to carry him to […]