Incumbent senator's win ends ugly Kansas showdown
August 6th, 2014
03:28 AM ET
4 months ago

Incumbent senator's win ends ugly Kansas showdown

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Tuesday's Senate primary in Kansas ended another ugly showdown that pit a tea party-backed challenger against an establishment Republican incumbent.

CNN projects incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts has fended off conservative challenger Milton Wolf in the state's GOP Senate primary. FULL POST

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Filed under: Democrats • GOP • Kansas • Republican • Senate • Senate Democrats • Senate Republicans
July 16th, 2014
01:44 PM ET
4 months ago

Senate Democrats to back House highway bill

The highway funding crisis is about to end. (For now.)

Senate Democratic leaders have agreed to pass a nearly $11 billion House measure that would extend the life of the Highway Trust Fund through next spring, CNN has learned.

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July 8th, 2014
12:35 AM ET
5 months ago

Lawyer: Senator and Dominican prostitutes story cooked up by Cuban intelligence agents

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WASHINGTON – Sen. Robert Menendez, dogged by a federal corruption probe, was the target of a Cuban intelligence smear plot that managed to fool the FBI and media into investigating.

That's the allegation from Menendez's lawyer, who has asked the Justice Department to investigate, a person familiar with the request confirmed to CNN.

It's a dramatic twist to an already sensational story that involved allegations that Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, traveled to have sex with underage Dominican prostitutes. Those stories, shopped to journalists around Washington for months, were published on a conservative news website before the purported prostitutes recanted and the FBI found no merit in the matter.

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Filed under: Bob Menendez • CIA • Cuba • Democrats • FBI • Justice Department • New Jersey • Senate Democrats
May 22nd, 2014
12:31 PM ET
6 months ago

Senate Dems pressure NFL to change Redskins’ name

(CNN) – Invoking the heated racial controversy triggered by basketball’s Donald Sterling, the U.S. Senate has stepped up pressure on the NFL to force the Washington Redskins to change their name.

Fifty senators, all Democrats, have signed a letter released on Thursday by Majority Leader Harry Reid that urges pro football’s commissioner, Roger Goodell, to take action over concerns that continued use of the Redskins brand is offensive to Native Americans.

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Filed under: Senate Democrats • Washington D.C.
Support for Shinseki holding for now among Senate Democrats
May 19th, 2014
06:42 PM ET
6 months ago

Support for Shinseki holding for now among Senate Democrats

(CNN) - Despite mounting calls from congressional Republicans for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign following the escalating scandal at his department, support among Senate Democrats appears to be holding for now, according to several senior Senate Democratic aides.

The aides, who asked not to be identified discussing how Democrats are generally responding to the issue, agreed the embattled Cabinet official needs to take bold steps to show he is dealing with the problem.

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Filed under: Senate Democrats • Veterans Affairs
White House fights Democrats on judicial nominee
May 17th, 2014
06:40 PM ET
6 months ago

White House fights Democrats on judicial nominee

Washington (CNN) - The White House is sticking it to Democrats and standing by its nominee.

Despite mounting protests from Democrats on Capitol Hill, a spokesman made clear Saturday that President Barack Obama will not withdraw Michael Boggs' nomination to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

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Filed under: Senate Democrats
Nominated by Obama, then slowly skewered by Democrats
May 13th, 2014
07:25 PM ET
6 months ago

Nominated by Obama, then slowly skewered by Democrats

Washington (CNN) – Senate Democrats pushed back en masse against one of President Barack Obama’s federal court nominees on Wednesday, questioning Michael Boggs of Georgia about his past statements and beliefs about abortion, gay marriage and the Confederate flag.

Boggs is now a Georgia Court of Appeals judge, but his Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing focused on votes and statements from when he served as a conservative Democrat in the George state legislature, from 2000-2004.

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Democrats unveil agenda aimed at keeping Senate
March 26th, 2014
03:32 PM ET
8 months ago

Democrats unveil agenda aimed at keeping Senate

(CNN) - Democrats in jeopardy of losing control of the Senate this year unveiled a 2014 agenda on Wednesday filled with carefully crafted language and messaging aimed at middle class voters they believe will decide many key races.

Dubbing it a "Fair Shot for Everyone," and using the words "fair" or "fairness" in as many sentences as they could, Senate Democratic leaders announced they will focus on issues like raising the minimum wage, making college and child care more affordable, and closing tax loopholes that encourage companies to hire overseas.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Senate Democrats
Senior Dems want Europe input on any Russia sanctions
March 3rd, 2014
07:01 PM ET
9 months ago

Senior Dems want Europe input on any Russia sanctions

Washington (CNN) - Senior Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, cautioned Monday that any U.S. move toward sanctions against Russia over Ukraine should be carried out in accordance with European allies.

Separately, Republican Ron Johnson, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he's urging fellow lawmakers to speak with "one voice" as they discuss action over the developing situation in Crimea.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Pat Leahy • Ron Johnson • Senate • Senate Democrats
February 6th, 2014
12:49 PM ET
10 months ago

Source: Obama offers to stay away from some Senate races

(CNN) - President Barack Obama has told Senate Democrats that he's willing to stay away from election battles where his presence would not be helpful, a Democratic source said - an apparent nod to his poll numbers.

Obama's comments came when he and former President Bill Clinton attended the Senate Democrats' issues conference at Nationals Park on Wednesday.

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Filed under: 2014 • President Obama • Senate • Senate Democrats
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