U.S. Senate

Maryland gubernatorial candidates Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (left) and Larry Hogan (right).

Md. Democrats Discuss Aftershocks of Election

Congressional Maryland Democrats met Monday to discuss the political aftershocks of the election that resulted in the party losing control of the U.S. Senate and the Maryland governor’s office.

11/17/2014

Republican Dan Sullivan defeated Sen. Mark Begich in a race that was too close to call on election night. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)

GOP’s Win In Alaska Adds To Party’s Senate Sweep

Republican Dan Sullivan defeated Sen. Mark Begich in a race that was too close to call on election night.

11/12/2014

A man watches election returns at Thom Tillis' watch party in Charlotte. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

GOP In Charge: Eager To Move On Keystone XL, Taxes

Republicans say they are ready to move legislation approving the Keystone pipeline, trim Obamacare and cut taxes.

11/06/2014

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)

For New Senate Leader McConnell, A Goal Achieved

As a child, Mitch McConnell contracted and largely beat polio. He was student president in high school, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky law school. He’s never lost a general election and has spent 30 years in the Senate scaling Republican leadership ranks.

11/05/2014

With wins in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia the Nov. 4, 2014 midterm elections, Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2006. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Republicans Projected To Take Control Of Senate For First Time Since 2006

With wins in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia Tuesday Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2006.

11/05/2014

CBS News projects that Republican Tom Cotton has unseated Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor in Arkansas. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

CBS News: Republican Tom Cotton Wins Arkansas Senate Race

Big night for GOP in Arkansas as Republican Asa Hutchinson wins governor’s race.

11/04/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Christie: ‘I Would Rather Die Than Be In The United States Senate’

Gov. Chris Christie’s appearance at the NAACP’s annual state conference has drawn mixed reviews.

10/14/2014

Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has recaptured the lead over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Poll: Grimes Recaptures Lead Over McConnell, Large Gains Made In Rural Kentucky

Democratic candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes has recaptured the lead over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race.

10/06/2014

Report: Congress Has Worked A Full Week 14 Percent Of The Time Since 1978  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Report: Congress Has Worked A Full Week 14 Percent Of The Time Since 1978

The U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have reported for full, 5-day work weeks 258 times – or 13.5 percent of the 1,917 weeks Congress has been in session since Jan. 1, 1978.

09/23/2014

The ruling overturns the Kansas Republican Secretary of State's decision to keep Democrat Chad Taylor on the ballot even though he withdrew. The decision is expected to make it more difficult for GOP Sen. Pat Roberts (pictured) to win re-election against Independent candidate Greg Orman. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kansas Supreme Court Orders State To Remove Democrat’s Name From Senate Ballot

Decision expected to make it more difficult for Republican Pat Roberts to win a 4th term

09/18/2014

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