Recruiting troubles have hampered Democrats as they try to win back the Senate from Mitch McConnell and Republicans in the 2020 election.
Democrats would have to flip four Republican-held Senate seats next year to win control of the Senate and take away a critical buffer for Trump.
Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn calls New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal a 'solution in search of a problem' at the CERAWeek energy conference in Houston.
Billionaire and Democratic donor Tom Steyer says he will not be backing any 2020 Democrats who do not align themselves with impeaching President Donald Trump.
Democrats signaled a protracted fight — both on Capitol Hill and in the court system — to challenge Trump's national emergency declaration.
"They will sue us in the 9th Circuit, even though it shouldn't be there, and we will possibly get a bad ruling, and then we will get another bad ruling, and then we will end up in the Supreme Court," Trump said.
Trump's national emergency declaration, criticized by Democrats and Republicans when he threatened it, could bring swift legal and legislative challenges.
Donald Trump sought the presidency on a fantasy: with Mexico's money, he would build a "great wall" of concrete-and-steel across America's southern border. Ever since he won, Trump has obscured his inability to make the fantasy real.
An impasse over President Donald Trump's demand for $5 billion in border wall funding snagged efforts to avoid the third shutdown this year.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, objected to the attempt to bring the bill forward, arguing that passing the legislation would be "fundamentally undermining the principle of separation of powers that is so core to our liberty."
The rising Democratic star is privately engaging with his donors and supporters about his next move. Two of the options on the table include either running for president in 2020 or for John Cornyn's Senate seat.
"The one thing I've learned from John McCain above all else is that, in moments like this, you have to embrace your values," Graham said. "No more transactional interactions."
"As of now I don't really know and I don't know if anybody else does," said the Judiciary Committee chairman, who oversaw Kavanaugh's contentious confirmation hearings.
The way the Kavanaugh hearing was handled by some senators and the White House was evocative did at times look similar to that of early Soviet mock trials, according to a Russian Literature scholar in The Conversation.
Christine Blasely Ford said she had no political motivation for coming forward with claims that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the 1980s when they were high school students in Maryland.
Hill also said her advice would be "to push the pause button" until a hearing can be put together that is "not biased by politics or men" — an apparent reference to the all-male Republican majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Feinstein has come under fire by her opponents on Capitol Hill, who suggest she withheld potentially damaging information about Kavanaugh until after his confirmation hearings had wrapped in order to cripple has candidacy.
"I think Ted's got a competitive race by all indications," McConnell said, as he identified other competitive Senate races in this year's midterms. "We certainly expect to win Texas, but I think he does have a competitive race."
Sen. Cory Booker has questioned Brett Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings about an email designated "committee confidential," a label that reportedly bars senators from discussing its contents in open session.
The confirmation hearings of Trump's Supreme Court nominee got off to a raucous start, with Democratic lawmakers calling for the hearings to be adjourned.