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New GOP Senators Show Moderated, Cooperative Tone

New Republican senators who sometimes breathed tea-party fire as candidates are adopting a more moderate tone as they enter Congress.

11/12/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers questions following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Senate Republicans: Defeating Reid In 2016 Will Be A Top Priority

Senate Republicans, riding high after capturing the majority, said Wednesday that a top priority in 2016 will be defeating Democratic leader Harry Reid.

11/12/2014

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks during a press conference after meeting with fellow Democratic Senators, on Capitol Hill, on July 9, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Manchin: ‘That’s Bulls***’ If Dems Try to Block GOP’s Agenda Over Next 2 Years

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.

11/12/2014

The US Senate side of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, November 5, 2014. Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate on Tuesday. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Alaska To Begin Counting More Than 53,000 Ballots

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.

11/10/2014

File photo of Sen. John McCain. (credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

McCain Leaning Toward Running For Re-Election In 2016 When He Turns 80

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.

11/07/2014

Senate Foreign Relations Committee ranking member Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) questions witnesses from the State and Treasury departments during a hearing about the ongoing P-5+1 talks with Iran in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on July 29, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Corker: Obama ‘Has Undermined Any Real Attempt To Solve Immigration Issue’ Due To Executive Order

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.

11/07/2014

The US Senate side of the US Capitol is seen in Washington, DC, November 5, 2014. Republicans captured a majority in the US Senate on Tuesday. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

W.Va. Senator Switches Parties, Giving GOP Control

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.

11/05/2014

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) celebrates with his wife Elaine Chao at his election night event November 4, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. McConnell defeated Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

McConnell: ‘The Senate Needs To Be Fixed’

Sen. Mitch McConnell, the probable next Senate Majority Leader, believes “the Senate needs to be fixed.”

11/05/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid answers questions following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 16, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Reid Plans To Remain Dem Senate Leader In Next Congress

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will seek to lead the Democrats in the next Congress as they hand over the majority to Republicans.

11/05/2014

McConnell Agrees To 'Bourbon Summit' Invitation From Obama  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Presidential Historian: ‘I Think The Final Two Years Will Be A Period Of Expanded Executive Power’

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is poised to take over as majority leader of the next Senate after easily winning what was billed as a tough re-election race. Now his GOP will try to set the agenda in the final two years of Democrat Barack Obama’s presidency.

11/05/2014

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