White House: Obama Takes A ‘Dim View’ Of Legislative Efforts To Force Action On Keystone XL Pipeline
A political gambit by an endangered Senate Democrat broke loose long-stalled legislation to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline as the lame-duck Congress returned to a Capitol where results of last week’s GOP blowout are still sinking in.
New Republican senators who sometimes breathed tea-party fire as candidates are adopting a more moderate tone as they enter Congress.
Senate Republicans, riding high after capturing the majority, said Wednesday that a top priority in 2016 will be defeating Democratic leader Harry Reid.
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., won’t put up with his party if they try to block the Republicans’ Senate agenda over the next two years.
Alaska will begin counting more than 53,000 absentee and questioned ballots on Tuesday in an effort to resolve the state’s unsettled contests for the Senate and for governor.
Republican Sen. John McCain said Thursday he is preparing for a strong primary challenge if he moves ahead with a re-election bid in 2016.
Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker on Thursday criticized members of his own party for launching political attacks against those trying to overhaul immigration laws.
Democratic Sen. Daniel Hall said he switched to the Republican party Wednesday, a move that will help the GOP secure a majority in the upper chamber of the West Virginia Legislature.
Sen. Mitch McConnell, the probable next Senate Majority Leader, believes “the Senate needs to be fixed.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will seek to lead the Democrats in the next Congress as they hand over the majority to Republicans.