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Democrats Win 1 Of 2 Georgia Races, With Senate Control In Sight

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Democrat Raphael Warnock defeated GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler, according to the Associated Press. If Democrat Jon Ossoff defeats Republican David Perdue, control of the Senate will flip.


Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Bill, Ending Months-Long Stalemate

Monday, December 21, 2020

The legislation extending aid to unemployed, providing money for vaccine distribution and a round of $600 stimulus checks was attached to an annual government funding bill that tacked on other items.


COVID-19 Relief Deal Stalled As Trump Signs 2-Day Stopgap Bill To Avoid Shutdown

Friday, December 18, 2020

As congressional leaders negotiate, other lawmakers are demanding more details. Plus, Democrats are objecting to a push by some Senate Republicans to limit emergency lending rules.


House Approves Decriminalizing Marijuana; Bill To Stall In Senate

Friday, December 04, 2020

The legislation removes cannabis from the list of federally controlled substances and expunges low-level convictions and arrests. But the GOP Senate is not expected to take up the bill.


Momentum For Coronavirus Relief Bill Builds, But Time Short As Parties Work On Deal

Friday, December 04, 2020

With days left before Congress aims to wrap for the year, Republicans and Democrats appear more willing to negotiate on a COVID-19 relief bill. But key sticking points remain.


Pelosi Reelected Speaker By House Democrats Despite Party's Losses

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

After Republicans unexpectedly picked up at least eight seats, House Democrats are still sorting out what went wrong. The party leadership must balance clashing priorities in the next term.


GOP Sen. Thom Tillis Wins Reelection In North Carolina After Democrat Concedes

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Democrat Cal Cunningham said in a statement that "the voters have spoken." The Associated Press later called the race.


Democrats' Hopes For Senate Majority Fade As GOP Beats Back Challenges

Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Republicans win tough contests in South Carolina, Iowa, Texas and Montana. Democrats flip seats in Colorado and Arizona, but their path to a majority is uphill.


Trump And Biden Had A Real Debate, And 4 Other Takeaways

Friday, October 23, 2020

The final debate showed candidates far apart on issues like health care, climate change and criminal justice. Trump tried to focus on alleged corruption, but the pandemic remains 2020's central issue.


Takeaways From Amy Coney Barrett's Judiciary Confirmation Hearings

Thursday, October 15, 2020

President Trump's nominee deflected answering most questions, citing precedent that she can't weigh in on issues she may rule on. Weeks before the election, Democrats largely honed in on health care.


'What A Mom Can Do': Sen. Ernst Focuses On Barrett's Gender In Hearing

Monday, October 12, 2020

The Iowa Republican accuses opponents of Amy Coney Barrett's nomination of undermining the judge with attacks on her faith and role as a mother. But Democrats focus on health care, not religion.


How The Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings For Amy Coney Barrett Will Work

Monday, October 12, 2020

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham kicks off four days of hearings on Monday. The panel is expected to vote on Oct. 22, which will be followed by a floor vote by the end of the month.


4 Takeaways From The Mike Pence-Kamala Harris Vice Presidential Debate

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Wednesday's debate, by 2020 standards, was normal. The candidates ignored questions and defended Biden's and Trump's records, but it was the fly that created buzz.


Trump On Defensive Over White Supremacist Comments In Debate

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

President Trump attempted to walk back his comments about the Proud Boys, a right-wing group he declined to disavow in Tuesday night's presidential debate. Some GOP lawmakers urged him to clarify.


What Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court Nomination Means For The 2020 Election

Sunday, September 27, 2020

The focus on the court could help energize conservatives in key states. Progressives are fired up, too — immediately after Saturday's announcement, Democrats tied Barrett to a fight for health care.


Senate Judiciary Panel To Start Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings On Oct. 12

Saturday, September 26, 2020

The hearings on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett are expected to last four days. President Trump wants a final vote in the Senate before the election.


McConnell Reiterates Pledge To Vote On Trump's Supreme Court Nominee This Year

Monday, September 21, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that voters elected a GOP Senate in 2016 and strengthened it in 2018 because they wanted action on the president's federal judicial nominations.


Amid Flood Of News, Voters Appear Locked In On Their Presidential Choices

Friday, September 11, 2020

For many, this election is a "clear choice." Here's what voters said in interviews in six key swing states about President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.


How Progressive Democrats Fared This Primary Season – And What It Means

Friday, September 04, 2020

Progressives working to tilt their party more to the left had mixed results in 2020. Candidates stressed climate change and health care issues, but voters also zeroed in on issues of representation.


Pence Warns Of An Unsafe America Under Biden: Takeaways From Day 3 Of The RNC

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Vice President Pence stressed a law and order message as protests over racism and policing continue. Republicans also worked to shore up support from suburban women and contrast visions of the future.