Trump jokes about Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democratic Senate candidate: I like her music ‘25% less’ now

Andrew H. Walker/Getty President Donald Trump said he likes Taylor Swift’s music “about 25% less” now that she’s endorsed two Democratic candidates running in her home state of Tennessee ahead of the November midterm elections. Swift shared her endorsement with her 112 million followers on Instagram Sunday night. It’s the first time she publicly revealed […]

KAVANAUGH IS CONFIRMED: Embattled Supreme Court nominee secures 50 votes in the Senate

Getty Images Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court the votes of 50 senators, bringing to a close weeks of bitter partisan fights and protests over the nominee, who faced multiple allegations of sexual misconduct and doubts about his truthfulness under oath.  A conservative who served in President George W. Bush’s White House, […]

Senate votes to advance embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a final vote

Zach Gibson/Getty Images The US Senate has voted to invoke cloture on the confirmation of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by a narrow 51-49 margin. Kavanaugh is now guaranteed a final vote after no more than 30 hours of floor debate, meaning the final floor vote on his confirmation could occur as soon as Saturday night.  […]

Top Senate Republican berates media for ‘bias’ covering Kavanaugh scandal

Alex Brandon/AP Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley lashed out at reporters on Thursday, condemning what he called “bias” in the media. The Iowa Republican cited an instance in which he said reporters denied interviews to pro-Brett Kavanaugh demonstrators while they focused their attention on protesters opposed to the Supreme Court nominee. “Now that’s a […]

Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh delivered emotional testimonies and Senate lawmakers squared off during historic testimony on sexual assault

Win McNamee/Getty Images Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who accused him sexual assault, went before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday where they each delivered passionate testimonies about the alleged incident. The hearing were, by turns, emotional, contentious, and dramatic. As the hearings adjourned at the end of the […]

SENATE BATTLEGROUND MAP: The race for control of the Senate is as tight as it can be

The 2018 US Senate elections are full of tight races, polling shows. Entering the midterms, Republicans hold a 51-to-49 seat majority in the upper chamber of Congress. A few seats changing hands could flip the body to Democratic control. But Democrats are faced with a challenging map. The battle for control of the Senate is […]

‘A form of warfare’: Senate passes anti-opioid bill as overdoses ravage America

The Senate has passed a bill aimed at combating the influx of synthetic opioids into the US, as the nation grapples with soaring overdose rates. The ‘Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention’ Act, or STOP Act, was passed with a 99-1 vote on Monday, almost one month after President Donald Trump demanded the flow, via the […]

David Hogg and other activists are trying to drive a wedge between Trump and Ted Cruz in one of the tightest Senate races

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Democrats are doing their best to resurface the bitter feuds between President Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz, as the Texas lawmaker fends off a strong Democratic challenge this fall.  One team of liberal activists is rolling out billboard trucks featuring Trump’s tweets attacking Cruz.  And Democrats are sharing video clips of […]

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 […]