Senate takes shot at Trump, passes resolution affirming ‘press is not the enemy of the people’

The Senate took a rhetorical shot on Thursday at President Trump’s attacks on the media, passing a resolution affirming that the press is “not the enemy of the people.”The non-binding resolution, which cleared the…

Progressives fume as Dems meet with Brett Kavanaugh

Progressives say Senate Democrats aren’t doing enough to oppose Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s second pick for the Supreme Court.

Archivist rejects Democrats’ demand for Kavanaugh documents

The National Archives is doubling down on its refusal to respond to Democratic requests for documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s White House tenure.Archivist David Ferriero wrote …

Senate Dems make ‘unprecedented’ FOIA request for Kavanaugh documents

Senate Democrats filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests on Wednesday to try to force the Trump administration to hand over documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s time working in the White House….

Tougher Russia sanctions face skepticism from Senate Republicans

An effort to slap new financial penalties on Russia ahead of the midterms is facing pushback from Senate Republicans who question whether that’s the best approach.Lawmakers on both sides of the a…

National Archives rebuffs Dems request for Kavanaugh documents

The Democratic push to get documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s work in the George W. Bush administration ran into a new roadblock on Friday.The National Archives, in a letter to Senate Minority L…

Senators introduce bill to slap ‘crushing’ new sanctions on Russia

A bipartisan group of senators is introducing legislation to impose “crushing” new financial penalties on Russia.The bill would slap new sanctions on Moscow, require two-thirds Senate approval if President Trump wa…

Supreme Court fight becomes battle for Kavanaugh’s papers

The Senate fight over documents related to President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court is boiling over.Trump pick Brett Kavanaugh, a circuit judge since 2006 who previously worked for President George Bush’s adm…

Obstacles mount for quick action on Russia sanctions

Legislation that would slap new financial penalties on Russia is running into a familiar obstacle: congressional inertia.Obstacles mount for quick action on Russia sanctio

Dems struggle on Kavanaugh

Democrats are struggling to find an opening in their fight to sink Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination.They can’t block the nominee on their own, but they’re under intense pressure from liberals to wage a fu…

GOP senator blocks resolution backing intel community on Russian meddling

GOP senator calls resolution “political theater.”

Senate approves resolution warning Trump not to hand over US officials

The Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution warning President Trump not to let the Russian government question diplomats and other officials, shortly after the White Hou…

Controversial Trump judicial nominee withdraws

Senate to vote on resolution telling Trump not to hand over former diplomats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) scheduled a vote for Thursday afternoon on a Democratic resolution warning Trump agai…

GOP leader blocks resolution backing intelligence community on Russia

GOP Sen. John Cornyn (Texas) blocked a resolution on Thursday that would have lent the Senate’s support to the intelligence community’s assessment of Russian election meddling, which was offered up in the wake of Presiden…

Rand Paul blocks Sanders Russia resolution, calls it ‘crazy hatred’ against Trump

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Thursday blocked a resolution from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that backed the intelligence community’s assessment of Russian election meddling and demanded President Trump speak with special cou…

Senate GOP breaks record on confirming Trump picks for key court

Senate Republicans broke a record on Wednesday for the number of appeals court judges confirmed during a president’s first two years.Senators voted 50-49 on Andrew Oldham’s nomination to be a judge…

McConnell: Senate will vote on Supreme Court nominee this fall

“We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall,” Senate GOP leader says.

Schumer: ‘Not American’ to call for harassment of political opponents

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said calls for opponents of the Trump administration to publicly harass cabinet members are “not American,” arguing Democrats should focus their energy on winning…

Senate rejects Trump plan to claw back spending

In a 48-50 vote, senators failed to discharge the measure from committee. A majority vote was needed.