(CNN) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators at the heart of the debate over immigration reform toured the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Wednesday - the latest sign of growing legislative momentum on a polarizing issue that has been stalled on Capitol Hill for years.
Arizona GOP Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake were joined on the tour by New York's Chuck Schumer and Colorado's Michael Bennet, both Democrats. The four men are part of a group of eight senators expected to unveil comprehensive legislation soon after Congress returns from its spring break in April.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado will serve as the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee for the 2014 cycle, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Tuesday.
The DSCC, a group tasked with getting Democrats elected to the Senate, was chaired by Sen. Patty Murray of Washington in the last cycle, one marked by a net gain of two seats for Democrats in the upper chamber.
Washington (CNN) - The nation's education system is in crisis, and bipartisan support is essential for reform, a panel of leading experts said Wednesday. While disagreeing on key points, they said the time for action on education is now.
"A Pathway to Excellence: The Future of Education in America" was moderated by Jessica Yellin, CNN's national political correspondent.
Washington (CNN) - Two Senior Democratic sources tell CNN Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid discussed with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet the possibility of taking over the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, but one of the sources now says Bennet has said no.
The two talked this week, the sources said.
Washington (CNN) - Two senior Democratic sources tell CNN Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has discussed with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet the possibility of taking over the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The two talked this week, the sources said, but there was no resolution to the conversation.
(CNN) - Democratic incumbent Sen. Michael Bennet has won a tight battle with Republican challenger Ken Buck to retain his seat in Colorado, CNN projects.
(CNN) - Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet claimed victory in his bid for a full term Wednesday, but his Republican opponent has yet to concede the race.
Greenwood Village, Colorado (CNN) - Nearly six hours after polls closed in Colorado, the campaigns in the Senate race called it a night with no winner and no concessions.
Republican Ken Buck and Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet are locked in a race that is too close to call. With 81 percent of the vote counted, Buck holds a slight lead over Bennet, 49 percent to 47 percent.
Greenwood Village, Colorado (CNN) - In one of the tightest Senate races in the country, incumbent Democratic Senator Michael Bennet is working down to the wire to get voters to the polls. He spent part of the day in Boulder, where he encouraged college students to vote. He's ending his day in Denver.
Going into Election Day, he said he expected the race could come down to a few hundred votes. Democrats are counting on their grassroots efforts to make the difference for them.