Incumbent senator's win ends ugly Kansas showdown
August 6th, 2014
03:28 AM ET
4 weeks 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
CIA interrogation report could be released publicly next week
July 30th, 2014
04:09 PM ET
1 month ago

CIA interrogation report could be released publicly next week

Washington (CNN) – A Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing the CIA’s controversial interrogation and detention program following the 9/11 terror attacks could be released to the public as soon as next week, congressional sources in each party said Wednesday.

The document that will be released is a nearly 700 page summary of the full 6,800 page report that was approved a year and a half ago by a committee sharply divided along party lines.

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Filed under: 2014 • CIA • Senate
Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error
July 30th, 2014
03:57 PM ET
1 month ago

Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error

Washington (CNN) - Senators trying to mount a head-on battle with the House over highway funding may have doomed their own bill with a $2 billion mistake.

“We are working to address this technical error,” wrote Tara DiJulio, spokeswoman for Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, who cosponsored the legislation along with two Democrats.

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Filed under: 2014 • Department of Transportation • Senate
Senate votes to start debate on emergency border bill
July 30th, 2014
12:51 PM ET
1 month ago

Senate votes to start debate on emergency border bill

Updated 1:28 p.m. ET, 7/30/2014

Washington (CNN) - The Senate voted on Wednesday to take up a $2.7 billion Democratic spending bill to address the southern border crisis.

Lawmakers voted 63-33 on a procedural vote to begin debate on the emergency measure prompted by the deluge of migrant youth from Central America who have entered the country illegally this year.

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Filed under: Congress • Immigration • Senate
First on CNN: New Grimes TV ad hits McConnell on women's issues
July 29th, 2014
11:00 PM ET
1 month ago

First on CNN: New Grimes TV ad hits McConnell on women's issues

(CNN) - The female Democratic candidate who hopes to topple Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is out with a new television ad hitting him where Democrats think he is highly vulnerable - with women voters.

The ad is the latest in a series in which Alison Grimes uses real voters to pose questions for McConnell. In this ad, Kentucky resident Illene Woods asks why he voted "two times against the Violence Against Women Act. … and against enforcing equal pay for women?”

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Filed under: Alison Lundergan Grimes • Democrats • GOP • Kentucky • Mitch McConnell • Senate
Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline
July 29th, 2014
08:25 PM ET
1 month ago

Surprise Senate highway vote near deadline

Washington (CNN) – Alert: last-minute plot twist on a national issue that may involve your commute.

As the U.S. Highway Trust Fund skids toward an August 1 money shortage, the Senate decided Tuesday to keep the issue in limbo at least a day or two more.

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Democratic Senate candidate turns out lights on White House
July 28th, 2014
11:45 AM ET
1 month ago

Democratic Senate candidate turns out lights on White House

(CNN) - Natalie Tennant is making it clear: she opposes President Barack Obama's policies on coal.

"Where do they think their electricity comes from?" asks West Virginia's secretary of state and Democratic Senate nominee, as her new campaign commercial shows a picture of the White House.

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Filed under: 2014 • Senate • Senate Race • Shelley Moore Capito • West Virginia
Prospects for border legislation in doubt
July 22nd, 2014
07:41 PM ET
1 month ago

Prospects for border legislation in doubt

Washington (CNN) - Prospects for passage of a plan to address the southern border crisis before Congress leaves for its summer recess were in doubt Tuesday as Republican congressional leaders blasted President Barack Obama for not engaging them and the top Senate Democrat dismissed GOP proposals as “crazy.”

Against that contentious backdrop, Senate Democrats unveiled a slimmed down $2.7 billion emergency spending bill that lacks key changes to border policies that Republicans have demanded as a condition for approving new funds.

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Filed under: Congress • Immigration • Senate
July 22nd, 2014
06:00 AM ET
1 month ago

Outsider beats insider in GOP primary runoff in key Senate race

updated at 8:00 am ET Wednesday

(CNN) - Businessman David Perdue won Tuesday's Republican Senate primary runoff in Georgia, narrowly edging out Rep. Jack Kingston.

Kingston told supporters Tuesday night that he called Perdue to concede and to congratulate his opponent on "a victory well fought."

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Filed under: 2014 • Georgia • Senate
McDaniel campaign: Expect a challenge 'within 10 days'
July 16th, 2014
04:33 PM ET
2 months ago

McDaniel campaign: Expect a challenge 'within 10 days'

(CNN) - Chris McDaniel's campaign said it expects to file a challenge "within the next ten days" to the results from last month's GOP Senate primary runoff in Mississippi.

In a news conference on Wednesday, Mitchell Tyner, McDaniel's lead attorney, also had a pointed evaluation of the tactics used by Sen. Thad Cochran's campaign and allied groups, accusing them of "race bating" in their strategy to garner support from African American Democrats to edge out McDaniel in the runoff.

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Filed under: Mississippi • Senate • Thad Cochran
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