(WASHINGTON) -- Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Senate’s most senior member and third in line to the presidency, announced Monday that he will retire from the chamber in 2022 rather than seek a historic ninth term. "I’m proud to be Vermont’s longest-serving senator, because I... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Three of President Joe Biden’s major nominees were confirmed to ambassadorships by the Senate on Tuesday. Former Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican who left office in 2019, was confirmed as ambassador to Turkey, while former Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Krysten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, is clapping back after she was videotaped and chased into a school bathroom over the weekend by a group of pro-Biden agenda activists, confronting her over her objections holding up Democratic efforts on Capitol Hill. President Joe... Read More.
(DES MOISE, Iowa) -- Iowa's senior Republican senator, Chuck Grassley, announced in an early morning tweet Friday that, at age 88, he will seek reelection in 2022. Grassley, who will be 89 by Election Day next year, is proud of his physical fitness, and not-so-subtly... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar revealed Thursday that seven months ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer and is now cancer-free after a lumpectomy and one course of radiation. “It’s something that no one wants to hear, and no one wants to experience,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., accused President Joe Biden and his administration for painting a rosier picture of the Afghanistan evacuations as the Aug. 31 U.S. troop withdrawal looms. "There is clearly no plan. There has been no plan. Their plan has basically been... Read More.
(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer was assaulted and robbed in Oakland Monday afternoon, her representatives tweeted. "The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car. She is thankful that she was not seriously injured,"... Read More.
(IOWA) -- Democrat Abby Finkenauer, a one-term congresswoman who represented Iowa's 1st Congressional District until she was unseated by a Republican in 2020, announced Thursday she's running for Senate. In her announcement video, Finkenauer, who is also a former state representative, shares the news with... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- With pressure to change policing in America following the death of George Floyd while in police custody, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., sounded the alarm Wednesday, warning that "time is running out." "This Congress is moving very quickly," he said. "There's a crowded agenda... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- After months of speculation, Florida Rep. Val Demings announced Wednesday morning that she is officially running against Republican incumbent Sen. Marco Rubio for his Senate seat. "Unlike some in Washington, I never tire of standing up for what I believe is right,... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) — Moderate Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Sunday she "strongly' supports establishing an independent commission to examine the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, but there are still "resolvable" issues with the proposed legislation that passed the House of Representatives in a... Read More.