Senate

Tuesday October 15, 2019

President Trump has had a rough couple of weeks, but his Republican wall of defense is holding in the Senate.Senate Republicans by and large are standing by Trump despite polls showing growing public support for impeachment, even among GOP voters....

Monday October 14, 2019

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said on Monday night that he backs President Trump's decision to slap new financial penalties on Turkey and that the administration deserved "reasonable time and space" to implement its strategy in Syria. "I...

Monday October 14, 2019

Senate Democrats quickly signaled on Monday that President Trump's decision to slap new financial penalties on Turkey won't be enough to quash backlash over the administration's Syria policy. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and...

Monday October 14, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday said that he is "gravely concerned" about the U.S. strategy in Syria and warned that the withdrawal of U.S. troops would create a "power vacuum" in the region.  “I am gravely...

Monday October 14, 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said on Monday that she and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) agreed on the need for a resolution overturning President Trump's decision on Syria, as well as additional sanctions against Turkey."Pleased to have a...

Monday October 14, 2019

A video depicting President Trump shooting and stabbing media organizations and some of his most prominent critics drew widespread backlash after The New York Times reported it was played at a conservative conference over the weekend at Trump's...

Sunday October 13, 2019

Congressional Democrats will offer a resolution urging President Trump to reverse his decision to pull back troops from northern Syria, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday. Schumer told reporters during a press...

Sunday October 13, 2019

Senate Republicans realize they need to push back more aggressively on the fast-moving impeachment inquiry in the House, but they have yet to display a unified strategy. The disunity comes as public opinion polls show growing support for...

Saturday October 12, 2019

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Saturday criticized Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) response to a town hall question about same-sex marriage earlier this week, saying it was condescending and would spark support from conservatives to fight back, "...

Saturday October 12, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is keeping a low profile amid the growing impeachment battle surrounding the White House over President Trump’s political dealings with foreign governments.McConnell made news in the first days of the...

Friday October 11, 2019

Ana Navarro and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) clashed in a fiery exchange about Venezuela on "The View," leading the political commentator to warn the senator not to "mansplain" subjects to her. Paul had also clashed with the hosts of the TV...

Friday October 11, 2019

Sen. Bob Menendez (N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is calling on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to fire a State Department official who was investigated by the inspector general for alleged retaliation and...

Friday October 11, 2019

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has become one of President Trump’s most vociferous critics on the decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, even as he defends the White House just as loudly over the House Democratic impeachment inquiry.Graham has...

Thursday October 10, 2019

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), widely considered the most vulnerable GOP senator in 2020, dodged multiple questions Thursday about a president calling for a foreign government to investigate his political rivals."Well look this is what we're going to...

Thursday October 10, 2019

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) spoke in an August call about Trump with a man he thought was Turkey's minister of defense but was actually Russian pranksters.Alexey Stolyarov and Vladimir Kuznetsov, Russian pranksters alleged to be connected with...

Thursday October 10, 2019

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Thursday brushed off the latest round of criticism against him from President Trump. "First of all, I don't follow the president on Twitter so I don't see all of his tweets. But secondly, you know, in my business,...