Clinton’s security clearance withdrawn at her request

The State Department has revoked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s security clearance after she requested that it be withdrawn, according to a letter released Friday by a top GOP senator. The State Depart…

Kavanaugh tensions linger after bitter fight

Republican and Democratic senators say they’re ready to move on from the fight over Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, but lingering tensions from one of the bitterest fights in recent Senate history ar…

Progressives furious about Senate judicial nominee deal

Progressive outside groups immediately panned a deal Thursday on President Trump’s judicial nominations, which is paving the way for the Senate to leave town until after the November election.Senate Majority Leader…

GOP fractured over filling Supreme Court vacancies in 2020

Early lines of division are opening up among top Senate Republicans over a potential 2020 Supreme Court fight.Days after the Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the court, key GOP lawmakers are giving different ans…

McConnell: Next attorney general won’t come from Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that it’s up to President Trump to pick a potential successor for Attorney General Jeff Sessions, but the nominee won’t come from the Senate.”It’s no…

McConnell: No one is going to beat Murkowski in Alaska

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday defended GOP Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) amidst conservative backlash over her opposition to confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, saying she “certai…

Rand Paul on political climate: ‘I really worry that someone is going to be killed’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday said lawmakers should tamp down their political rhetoric, warning that otherwise it could lead to violence.Paul, …

Susan Collins becomes top 2020 target for Dems

Sen. Susan Collins is now a top target for Democrats in 2020.The Maine Republican shot up the list over the weekend after providing her GOP colleagues the crucial 50th vote needed to confirm Supr…

Trump, GOP aim to weaponize Kavanaugh vote ahead of November

President Trump and congressional Republicans are seeking to weaponize the Supreme Court fight as they head into the final month of campaigning before the November midterm elections.The Senate confirmed Brett Kavan…

Senate installs Kavanaugh on Supreme Court

The Senate confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court on Saturday, giving President Trump a significant win a month…

Senate poised to confirm Kavanaugh after bitter fight

The vote delivers President Trump and Senate Republicans a significant victory weeks before a midterm election where control of Congress hangs in the balance.

Murkowski says she opposes Kavanaugh’s nomination, but will vote ‘present’

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) said Friday evening that she opposed Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, becoming the only Republican senator to come out against President Trump’s nominee.”I will be a no …

Senate set for rare all-night session ahead of Kavanaugh vote

Senators are expected to burn up the 30 hours of debate by staying up all night to give speeches on Kavanaugh’s nomination from the Senate floor.

Liberal group cuts support for Dems Manchin, Bredesen over Kavanaugh

MoveOn, a progressive outside group, said on Friday that it is cutting support for Democrats in two key Senate races because they are supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh secures votes needed for Senate confirmation

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday secured the support needed for Senate confirmation, setting the stage for a final vote on Saturday that will cap a fiercely partisan months-long battle over his nomina…

Collins to support Kavanaugh, securing enough votes for confirmation

GOP senator announces decision in Senate floor speech defending the Supreme Court nominee from allegations.

Murkowski: Kavanaugh ‘good man’ but maybe ‘not the right man for the court’

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) told reporters Friday that she believes Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a “good man” but questioned if he was the right person for the Supreme Court.”[I] took the very, very…

Kavanaugh advances in key Senate vote

Brett Kavanaugh cleared a key hurdle on Friday as Senate Republican aim to confirm him to the Supreme Court this weekend.Senators voted 51-49 to end debate on Kavanaugh’s nomination, setting up a final vote to conf…

Collins to announce Kavanaugh position on Friday afternoon

GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) is planning to announce her position on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday afternoon from the Senate floor.Collins will say whether she supports President Trump’s nominee…

Heitkamp to vote ‘no’ on Kavanaugh

Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) said on Thursday that she will oppose Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Heitkamp’s decision, which she first announced …