The GOP will likely expand its Senate majority after the midterms, and most of the senators running in 2020 appear safe. Despite having a more favorable map, Democrats will still have a difficult path to a majority.
In a setback for industry groups, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a number of challenges to Obama-era "net neutrality" regulations that barred internet service providers from giving certain customers preferential treatment.
The high court will rule on a number of cases this term over whether workers can bring disputes against their employers in a court of law or if they will have to submit to arbitration behind closed doors.
Brett Kavanaugh will lock in a sizable salary and benefits.
Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in on Saturday as the 114th Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, after the Senate voted confirm his nomination amid an emotional, weeks-long debate.
Two key senators, one Democrat and one Republican, voted against their parties in a dramatic showdown on the floor of the Senate on the question of whether to advance Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a confirmation vote this weekend.
Heitkamp, facing re-election in a state President Donald Trump won by nearly 40 percentage points in 2016, is considered the most endangered Democrat in the Senate.
Big-money conservative groups are targeting red-state Democrats as they fight to survive the grueling midterm elections.
Contentious or politically driven Supreme Court nominations are not new. But US history shows that many of those contested nominees who were confirmed would go on to author some very controversial opinions, a history professor explains in The Conversation.
If things go as Senate Republican leadership and Trump plan, Kavanaugh – who is accused of sexual misconduct by several women – could be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice by the middle of next week.
Popular support had been waning for the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh even before another bombshell report of sexual misconduct appeared late Sunday.
McCaskill, saying Kavanaugh will boost the influence of wealthy donors in elections, became the first of the five most vulnerable Senate Democrats to oppose Trump's choice.
Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Wednesday told Christine Blasey Ford that she must send him documents by the end of the week in order to testify Monday about her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.
Already, several Republicans who hold swing votes have showed qualms about pushing forward with the judge's confirmation.
After professor Christine Blasey Ford went public over the weekend with allegations that Kavanaugh drunkenly held her down and groped her during a party in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh's chances for confirmation have been thrust into uncertainty.
As of mid-September, roughly 40 percent of the more than half a billion dollars in direct contributions raised by Senate candidates had flowed into 10 battleground races that will decide control of the chamber.
That Senate Judiciary Committee's vote on Kavanaugh is now scheduled for Sept. 20, following a 11-10 vote along party lines.
"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."
The joint fundraising committee reception will be held at a Delta Hotel in Fargo. Cramer's campaign reportedly said the high-profile campaign event featuring the president has helped raise more than $1 million.
The chaotic picture of the Trump White House painted by anonymous reporting distracts from the accomplishments of the president, CNBC's Joe Kernen says.