Brown to formally jump into Senate race
April 7th, 2014
08:54 AM ET
1 week ago

Brown to formally jump into Senate race

(CNN) - Scott Brown is about to make it official.

The former senator from Massachusetts, who's been moving closer and closer to running for the Senate in neighboring New Hampshire, formally tosses his hat into the ring at a campaign event in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Thursday, CNN confirmed Monday morning.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
April 4th, 2014
08:43 AM ET
2 weeks ago

Oops moment for senator: He shows up at wrong hearing

Washington (CNN) - Dan Coats has a sense of humor.

The Republican Senator from Indiana is jokingly blaming Russia for his showing up and questioning of a witness at the wrong subcommittee hearing.

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Filed under: Dan Coats • Senate
Democrat Nunn highlights Bush 41 in first ad
April 3rd, 2014
12:33 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Democrat Nunn highlights Bush 41 in first ad

(CNN) - Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn of Georgia is playing up her work for former Republican President George H.W. Bush in the first television commercial of her Senate campaign.

"While leading President Bush's Points of Light Foundation, we grew it into the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service," Nunn says in the ad. FULL POST


Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Michelle Nunn • Senate • Senate Race
Obama makes his pick in contested Hawaii primary
Brian Schatz participates in a ceremonial swearing in event with Vice President Joe Biden, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill, on December 27, 2012.
March 31st, 2014
03:33 PM ET
2 weeks ago

Obama makes his pick in contested Hawaii primary

Updated 5:13 p.m. ET, 3/31/2014

(CNN) – President Barack Obama jumped into the heated Democratic primary battle in his native state of Hawaii, backing incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz over Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.

Schatz, previously lieutenant governor, was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Gov. Neil Abercrombie in 2012 after the death of longtime Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye.
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Filed under: 2014 • Hawaii • President Obama • Senate
Ukraine aid bill advances in Senate
Russian military personnel surround a Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoe, Crimea, on March 19. Ukrainian troops have been encircled by pro-Russian forces in their bases for days.
March 24th, 2014
06:47 PM ET
3 weeks ago

Ukraine aid bill advances in Senate

(CNN) - A Ukrainian aid package that previously stalled on Capitol Hill cleared a procedural hurdle on Monday as senators agreed to begin debating the bill this week.

The vote was 78 to 17 and came on the same day that the United States and other industrialized powers stepped up their pressure on Russia over the annexation of Crimea.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Russia • Senate • Ukraine
Late night development in battle for Senate
March 18th, 2014
09:54 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Late night development in battle for Senate

(CNN) - A late night move has cleared the path for Republican Rep. Cory Gardner of Colorado to challenge Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in this year's midterm election.

State Sen. Owen Hill Monday night announced he was dropping his bid for the GOP nomination in Colorado. In an email to supporters Hill said "Congressman Cory Gardner has the best chance of defeating Mark Udall in November and I pray that he does."
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Filed under: 2014 • Colorado • Senate
First on CNN: Battle over pledge in Brown-Shaheen Senate fight
March 17th, 2014
12:34 PM ET
1 month ago

First on CNN: Battle over pledge in Brown-Shaheen Senate fight

(CNN) - A war of words is erupting in New Hampshire over a pledge from Massachusetts.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Monday criticized former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts, who's now taking steps to launch a Republican challenge against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen of neighboring New Hampshire, for not signing a pledge to keep outside money out of the race.

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Filed under: 2014 • Jeanne Shaheen • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
March 14th, 2014
10:06 AM ET
1 month ago

Scott Brown moves closer to Senate run in N.H.

(CNN) - Former Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts took his first concrete steps Friday towards launching a Republican challenge in neighboring New Hampshire against Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who is up for re-election this year.

Brown announced at a speech at a major GOP conference in New Hampshire that he's launching an exploratory committee, which allows him to hire staff and raise money for a Senate run.

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Filed under: 2014 • Massachusetts • New Hampshire • Scott Brown • Senate
Senate deal would extend long-term jobless benefits
March 13th, 2014
05:09 PM ET
1 month ago

Senate deal would extend long-term jobless benefits

(CNN) – A group of 10 U.S. senators has reached a deal to extend federal benefits to the chronically unemployed for five months, a development one negotiator called a "bipartisan breakthrough."

Five Republicans have signed on to the $10 billion measure, effectively meaning it should clear the Democratic-led chamber. A vote is not expected until after next week's recess and prospects for passage in the House are uncertain.

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Filed under: Congress • Senate • unemployment
March 13th, 2014
03:58 PM ET
1 month ago

Graham offers to 'help' Kerry deal with Boehner

Washington (CNN) - GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was caught Thursday on an open microphone offering to help the Obama administration try to convince House Speaker John Boehner to support the Senate's Ukraine assistance bill.

The moment happened as Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up testimony in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Graham walked over to the witness table, leaned over to talk to Kerry and was heard on a live mic saying "Hey John, good job! Let me know what I can do to help you with Boehner."

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Filed under: John Kerry • Lindsey Graham • Senate • South Carolina • Ukraine
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