Right Turn: Senate


Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 04/25/2014

Could Michigan go red?

Michigan may be the key to the GOP Midwest comeback.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:44 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Michigan

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Land lands another blow

Turning the tables in Michigan.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:06 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Energy, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2014

Harry Reid and the right wing team up

The right-wing plot to keep Harry Reid in power.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 04/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Republicans 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Why Virginia Republicans are smiling

A strong Virginia Senate candidate buoys the GOP

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:15 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Gillespie, Senate 2014, Virginia

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 04/15/2014

Don’t assume Iowa voters know all these politicians

Even big-name Republicans are still an unknown quantity in Iowa.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:54 PM ET, 04/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  iowa caucuses, Iowa senate race

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/11/2014

2014 Senate contests are shaping up

The GOP has the edge, but there are many close races.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/07/2014

Harry Reid’s toxic influence on politics

There’s never been a worse Senate leader than Harry Reid.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Sen. Harry Reid, Senate 2014

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Bruce Braley is not Iowa ‘nice’

How to lose a Senate race in Iowa

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Democrats, 2014 election, Senate 2014

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014

Democrats say the darndest things

What they say isn’t what they do.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 04/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Energy, minimum wage, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 04/03/2014

How big is the Senate playing field?

Pick-up opportunities are easy to spot for the Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:11 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, GOP Senate 2014

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014

If GOP wins the Senate, it must seize the opportunities to govern

With a victory would come the obligation to govern

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 04/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Senate Republicans

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/28/2014

Give the heroic pilot his due

A Republican Senate candidate’s military service should be honored.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, 2014 Senate, Nebraska Senate race

Posted at 11:10 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Iowa opportunity for the GOP

A Democratic gaffe and a rib-splitting ad.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:10 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iowa Senate, Senate 2014

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 03/27/2014

Democrats funded by billionaires complain about Republicans funded by billionaires

Democrats’ billion-dollar hypocrisy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:46 AM ET, 03/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Campaign money, Koch brothers

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 03/25/2014

A new GOP kingmaker?

The GOP may have a new frontrunner in Alaska and a new kingmaker in the party.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:00 AM ET, 03/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Condi Rice, Republicans 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/20/2014

GOP primary voters won’t buy what the far right is peddling

Tea party challengers falter, badly.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House 2014, Senate 2014, Tea Party

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 03/19/2014

The demise of the Democrats’ Senate majority

Democrats mourn the loss of the Senate, sort of.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:56 PM ET, 03/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Republicans 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 03/17/2014

Senate again tries to stiffen Obama’s spine on Iran

Senators’ letter sets out final points on any deal with Tehran.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:31 PM ET, 03/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Senate

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Democrats’ Florida hangover

The Democrats are reeling from Tuesday’s loss in Florida.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:06 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Obamacare, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 03/13/2014

Club for sanity

The Club for Growth has shown restraint in its Senate endorsements.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:16 PM ET, 03/13/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  club for growth, conservativve movement, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 03/12/2014

Democratic blues

The party’s worries are not without justification.

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Tags:  2014 Democrats, 2014 elections, 2014 Senate, Obamacare

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014

Inequality you say?

If Dems are concerned about inequality they’d stop making it worse.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 03/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Energy, Inequality, Senate 2014

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 03/11/2014

Liberals’ hot air lifts GOP’s Senate hopes

The Senate Democrats’ talk-a-thon is music to the GOP’s ears.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:59 AM ET, 03/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, climate change, Energy

Posted at 03:39 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Dems’ dissention

Suddenly the GOP is united and the Democrats are fighting among themselves.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:39 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Democrats, Democratic Senate, House Republicans, Senate

Posted at 09:59 AM ET, 03/05/2014

8 signs the GOP is in good shape

Tea party’s troubles are a boon to the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:59 AM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Tea Party

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/03/2014

Now that the MSM is awake . . .

While skepticism is in fashion, they should be asking lots of tough questions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Senate Democrats, Ukraine

Posted at 10:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014

Who is putting the Senate in play?

The tea party isn’t helping Republicans win the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:30 AM ET, 02/28/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Senate 2014, Tea Party

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/27/2014

Republicans catch another break in the 2014 Senate elections

Yet again the GOP’s Senate map expands.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Colorado, GOP 2014

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 02/25/2014

A bad bet on toppling McConnell

The senior senator from Kentucky isn’t as vulnerable as foes imagine.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:56 AM ET, 02/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republicans 2014, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate 2014

Posted at 09:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014

Code blue for Dr. Milton Wolf

Dr. Milton Wolf seems to have a medical ethics problem, not to mention a doomed candidacy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:30 AM ET, 02/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Republicans 2016, Senate 2016

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 02/21/2014

Radical candidates self-destruct

Kentucky and Kansas Republicans blow themselves up

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:48 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Republicans 2016, Senate 2016

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 02/21/2014

Free Tom Malinowski

The Senate should spring a key human rights nominee.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:10 AM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  human rights, Senate

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 02/20/2014

Democrats’ Obamacare ploy

Dems’ plan to defend Obamacare is weak

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:34 AM ET, 02/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  elections 2014, Obamacare, Senate 2014

Posted at 04:36 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Tea party challengers self-destruct once more

Right-wing groups’ favorite candidates are self-destructing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:36 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Mitch McConnell, senate conservatives fund

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/18/2014

Fighting Franken

Sen. Al Franken has real competition as the anti-Obamacare wave builds.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Al Franken, Senate 2016

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 02/14/2014

Unvetted, untested and unelectable

The tea party picks another extreme, untested candidate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:15 PM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2016, Milton Wolf, Senate 2016, Tea Party

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 02/12/2014

Mark Warner by 6?!

The Virginia Senate race is no slam dunk.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:17 PM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, 2014 Senate, Sen. Mark Warner

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 02/11/2014

Can Obamacare, the CBO and Ed Gillespie turn Virginia red?

Virginia may have a competitive Senate race, thanks to Obamacare and its defenders.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Obamacare, Virginia

Posted at 03:45 PM ET, 02/07/2014

Palling around with Birchers

Matt Bevin meets with Birchers.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:45 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, GOP 2014

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/05/2014

Questions no red state Democrat wants to answer

Red state Democrats will race a slew of embarrassing Obamacare questions in their re-election campaigns.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Senate 2014, Senate Democrats

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Don’t forget about Oregon

There may be a competitive Senate race in Oregon.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:00 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 02/03/2014

They sure know how to pick ‘em

The clown show of right-wing primary challenges marches on.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:02 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Senate GOP

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/29/2014

Senate Democrats have reason to freak out

Senate Democrats had no reason to cheer after the State of the Union address.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Senate 2014, Senate Democrats, State of the Union

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Ten reasons for GOP’s bright 2014 prospects

Ten reasons why Republicans have reason to be sunny about 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Republicans, House 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:14 PM ET, 01/21/2014

Yes, Mark Warner is beatable

Ed Gillespie is going after Mark Warner’s Achilles heel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:14 PM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Gillespie, Sen. Mark Warner, Senate 2016

Posted at 04:00 PM ET, 01/20/2014

The far right never learns

The far right is still cheering the shutdown.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:00 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Ed Gillespie enters the Virginia senate race

Ed Gillespie shows some political skill.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:17 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 Republicans, 2016 Senate, Ed Gillespie

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014

Presidential contenders’ travails in the Senate

It isn’t easy running for president from a conservative soap box in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:15 AM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016, GOP Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rand Paul, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 01/15/2014

Why Jeanne Shaheen should be nervous

Jeanne Shaheen is vulnerable.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:40 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, 2014 Senate, Scott Brown, Sen. Jeanne Shaheen

Posted at 04:45 PM ET, 01/14/2014

Iran and Obama their own worst enemies

The president and Iranian leaders are only encouraging the Senate to move on sanctions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:45 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Iran sanctions, Senate

Posted at 03:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014

McConnell leading big

The tea party’s top Senate challenger is losing by a mile.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:40 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate 2014, Senate Republlicans

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 01/12/2014

The GOP needs Gillespie plus 5 others

The Senate is tipping Republican.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:00 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, GOP 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 01/10/2014

Is Ed Gillespie in?

Ed Gillespie can win the Virginia Senate seat.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate Republicans, Ed Gillespie, Virginia

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Tipping point on Iran sanctions?

With 54 senators now for a Iran sanctions bill, anti-sanction advocates fret about possible passage.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:16 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Sen. Rand Paul, Senate Democrats

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 12/18/2013

The plight of Dems in 2014

How does the party answer the Obamacare indictment?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 01:45 PM ET, 12/17/2013

The Senate margin

More than enough GOP senators voted for cloture on the budget.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:45 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, GOP, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/17/2013

Scott Brown can run and win on Obamacare

Can lightning strike twice for Scott Brown as he moves from Massachusetts to New Hampshire?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Scott Brown, Senate 2014

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 12/16/2013

Voting no on the budget, yet happy it passes

Why so many conservatives will vote no and be happy the budget passes

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:32 PM ET, 12/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Keeping the fire under Iran negotiators’ feet

Congress remains a potent force in Iran policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, WMD's Senate Democrats

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Hoyer waits on Iran resolution, Senate will move

Iran resolution stalled, sanctions move ahead in Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Democrats, Iran, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Senate Democrats

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/10/2013

A snapshot of South Carolina

South Carolina voters may surprise national pundits.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP Senate 2014, Mike Huckabee, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 12/09/2013

Run, Ed, run!

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virg.) is more vulnerable than people think.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:15 PM ET, 12/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ed Gillespie, GOP Senate 2014, Sen. Mark Warner

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

It’s harder than you think to primary a U.S. senator

Senate primary challengers look weak in GOP 2014 races.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Lindsey Graham, Liz Cheney, Senate GOP

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Where are Brown and Warren now?

Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren embody their parties’ trajectories.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Scott Brown, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013

Scott Brown vs. Obamacare, again?

The former Massachusetts senator may have another shot at the Senate -- this time from New Hampshire.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Scott Brown, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013

A guide for Republicans in 2014

Republicans can’t afford to blow the 2014 election.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, 2014 Senate, GOP 2014

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 11/24/2013

Now it’s the Senate’s turn to be dysfunctional

While the House has gotten its act together, the Senate is now the dysfunctional body.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:30 PM ET, 11/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, House Republicans, Sen. Harry Reid, Senate

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Why the Senate going nuclear is (mostly) a bad thing

The nuclear option may have a slew of unintended consequences.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:45 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Filibuster, Nuclear option, Senate

Posted at 12:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013

Reid goes nuclear

The Senate goes nuclear.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:57 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, Senate

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Will Democrats flee the sinking S.S. Obamacare?

Democrats have to decide whether to abandon the White House.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:45 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Senators should brief the president on Iran

They should also invite French President Francois Hollande to address Congress to underscore the importance of strong sanctions.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:45 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Iran, Israel, Senate

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013

Obamacare consumes the White House, threatens Democratic lawmakers

Lucky for the GOP, Obamacare was not delayed.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:00 AM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Questions for Senate Dems who voted for Obamacare

Senate Democrats should be held accountable for their Obamacare votes.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:45 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mary Landrieu, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013

Out of excuses, time for an agenda

Republicans can end the haggling and move forward.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, House Republicans, Obamacare, Senate Republicans

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Republican lawmakers vote for workplace discrimination

Senators who oppose EDNA reveal how out of step with Americans they are.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  EDNA, gay rights, Senate GOP

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Obamacare problems are just starting

A new poll shows how opposition to the health-care law is growing.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats 2014, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013

Democrats’ collective fault

House and Senate Democrats can’t blame the White House for all of Obamacare’s problems.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 11/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 election, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 11/01/2013

No wonder Dems are freaking out

Democrats in Congress are understandably freaked out over the Obamacare fiasco.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 11/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 02:06 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Can they make some deals?

There might be a window of opportunity for a very modest deal or two.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:06 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, gop house, GOP Senate

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Only a few weeks ago . . .

How quickly things can change.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gop house, GOP Senate, Government shutdown, Obamacare

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 10/24/2013

The greatest flip-flop in history?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:51 PM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Obamacare, Senate Democrats, Senate GOP

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Will Democrats take Obamacare off life support?

Has Obamacare delay become a Democratic issue?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:16 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Senate 2014, Senate Democrats

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013

Obamacare: Debacle or unexpected mess?

Just how big a mess is Obamacare?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Senate 2014, Senate Democrats

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 10/23/2013

Mike Lee: Man of the people actually isn’t one

Sen. Mike Lee has become what he ran against -- an out-of-touch insider.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 10/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Sen. Mike Lee, Senate Republicans, Tea Party, utah

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013

The right wing implodes, the Senate steps up

The right-wing House members blow up their face-saver, leaving the Senate to clean up the mess and prevent default.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Government shutdown, House Republicans, Senate Republlicans

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013

Ted Cruz Republicans killing Ken Cuccinelli

Ken Cuccinelli is the first shutdown-squad casualty.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:32 PM ET, 10/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Government shutdown, Senate GOP, Virginia governor's race

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 10/07/2013

Republicans don’t cover themselves in glory

Republicans have behaved poorly and seem without a real game plan -- other than to make the president look bad.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  deb ceiling, Government shutdown, Republican House, Senate Republicans

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/03/2013

Cruz crumbles

The Texas senator is no longer the top dog in the CR fight.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate GOP

Posted at 07:43 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Senate clown show helps GOP governors in 2016

As the U.S. Senate devolves into silly season, the GOP governors look better all the time.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  07:43 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2016 presidential race, GOP Senate, Republicans 2016

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013

Who is helping the GOP in the Senate?

Insiders hurt the GOP in the Senate.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 09/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate 2016

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013

Republicans need to choose wisely

Republicans can still blow it in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 09/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, House 2014, Senate 2014

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013

Snatch defeat from jaws of victory on Obamacare?

Only the GOP can destroy its advantage on Obamacare.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:31 AM ET, 09/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate 2014

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Lose-lose for Democrats

Democrats have no good choices.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House Democrats, Senate, Syria

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013

Kerry vs. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz: No contest

Picking out responsible GOP foreign policy leaders is now easy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Foreign policy, Senate GOP, Syria

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 09/03/2013

What are GOP leaders doing on Syria?

GOP House and Senate leaders will support the president on Syria, but say the president has to sell the attack himself.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:36 PM ET, 09/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  House GOP, Sen. Marco Rubio, Senate GOP, Syria

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013

Graham not all that ‘vulnerable’

Reports of Sen. Lindsey Graham's demise are greatly exaggerated.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:17 PM ET, 08/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Media bias, Senate 2014

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 07/31/2013

Tom Cotton runs for Senate

Sen. Mark Pryor gets the bad news: Rep. Tom Cotton is challenging him.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:43 PM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Senate 2016

Posted at 11:01 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Can a popular Wyoming conservative be beaten?

Beating Mike Enzi will be hard but it's not impossible.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:01 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liz Cheney, Sen. Mike Enzi, Senate 2016

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 07/19/2013

Bipartisanship abounds

Bipartisanship is in pretty good shape.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:01 AM ET, 07/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Senate

Posted at 09:37 AM ET, 07/17/2013

Why run against Mike Enzi?

The question is whether Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) has done anything to justify his reelection.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:37 AM ET, 07/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Liz Cheney, Sen. Mike Enzi, Senate 2014

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 07/16/2013

Filibuster charade ends

The kabuki dance over the Senate's filibuster rules ends with an expected retreat by the Democrats.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:44 PM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Filibuster, Senate

Posted at 11:32 AM ET, 07/15/2013

GOP catches a break in Montana

The GOP can flip the Senate, if it does five things right.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:32 AM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, GOP Senate, Max Baucus

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Dem winning in deep blue Massachusetts, 2014 Senate a jump ball

Gabriel Gomez is trailing badly in the polls, but the GOP's Senate prospects are bright.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:49 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ed markey, Gabriel Gomez, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Maybe Christie got it exactly right in New Jersey

Right-wing critics of Gov. Chris Christie ave throwing a fit over his handling of the Senate race in New Jersey, perhaps because they haven't a clue about New Jersey politics.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey, Senate 2014

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Christie sets the date, keeps to his 2016 strategy

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie picks dates for the U.S. Senate special election primary and general election.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:13 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gov. Chris Christie, New Jersey, Senate

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 06/03/2013

Is the GOP blowing it in Massachusetts?

Do Republicans really want to win the Massachusetts special Senate election race?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:17 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 Senate, Gabriel Gomez, Massachusetts, Senate

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 05/28/2013

Are Dems killing off Sen. Mark Pryor?

Democrats aren't doing Sen. Mark Pryor any favors these days, leaving him more vulnerable than ever in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:02 PM ET, 05/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, Iran, Senate 2014

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 05/03/2013

Can lightning strike twice in Massachusetts?

Former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez may pull an upset in Massachusett's special election to replace John Kerry.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:01 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Massachusetts, Senate

Posted at 05:28 PM ET, 04/29/2013

Don't be a jerk, Sen. Cruz.

The Texas senator isn't helping himself by publicly complaining about his colleagues.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:28 PM ET, 04/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Sen. Ted Cruz, Senate

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013

Nationalizing 2014

House and Senate Democratic leaders may be the party's undoing in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:59 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, House Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, Senate Democrats

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 04/23/2013

Who is next after Baucus?

Montana senator's retirement creates a host of problems for Democrats.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:32 PM ET, 04/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Obamacare, Senate Democrats

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 04/19/2013

What can Republicans learn from the gun debate?

The background-check battle is illustrative of the ways in which the GOP can score victories against the president.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:02 AM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  guns, Senate GOP

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013

Has Landrieu 'lost touch'?

Mary Landrieu's liberal voting record may finally spell the end of her Senate career.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:31 AM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Mary Landrieu, Senate

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 04/09/2013

What is Sen. Reid doing on guns?

Republicans are getting heat for a potential filibuster but what bill is even in the hopper?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Filibuster, guns, Sen. Harry Reid, Senate

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 04/02/2013

Sen. Mary Landrieu's record catches up with her

Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu hails from one of the reddest states but votes like a deep blue state liberal.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:34 PM ET, 04/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mary Landrieu, Republican Party, Senate 2014

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013

Can the GOP win the Senate on Obamacare?

Obamacare may be a decisive issue for Senate GOP candidates in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP 2014, Obamacare, Senate 2014

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/26/2013

GOP Senate opportunities

After three elections in which winnable seats were lost GOP voters may finally get in right in 2014.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, GOP, Republican campaigns, Republican Party, republicans, Senate, Senate Republicans

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 03/22/2013

Red-state Democrats' dilemma

Red-state Demcorats up in 2014 are racking up a long list of votes that opponents will use to skewer them as out of touch with their constituents.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:33 PM ET, 03/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, Democrats, Obamacare, Senate

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 01/25/2013

Two wins against unchecked power -- and two lefty losses

The left suffers two defeats, on recess appointments and filibuster 'reform'.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:24 PM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Filibuster, labor board, Recess Appointees, Senate

Posted at 05:02 PM ET, 01/24/2013

Six questions for the Senate Democrats' budget

The party's era of irresponsible hiding is over.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:02 PM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Senate Democrats, taxes

Posted at 03:02 PM ET, 01/22/2013

President Obama made Mitch McConnell's life a lot easier

Mitch McConnell shines the spotlight across the aisle.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:02 PM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Sen. Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 01:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Interview with Sen. Ron Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson talks one on one with Right Turn.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, entitlement reform, Right Turn, Ron Johnson, Senate

Posted at 05:32 PM ET, 01/02/2013

Round two of the debt debate, anyone?

Ending secret talks would improve the debt-ceiling negotiation.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:32 PM ET, 01/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 12/13/2012

Joe Lieberman's farewell from the Senate

The Connecticut senator departs after giving his colleagues some thoughts on foreign policy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:09 PM ET, 12/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  foreign affairs, Foreign policy, joe lieberman, Senate

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2012

Senate Democrats try to hide

Senators who are vulnerable in 2014 may be the weak link in Obama's "fiscal cliff" strategy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Fiscal Cliff, Harry Reid, Mark Pryor, Senate Democrats