Rachel Weiner covers national politics for Post Politics and The Fix. She came to the Washington Post in 2010 as a political web editor and anchored the Post's 2012 election blog. She was previously a web editor at The Huffington Post.
Although his party lost control of the Senate, he sees opportunities to pass legislation.
The first female chair of Senate Appropriations is giving up her gavel.
Virginia senators were part of a small group opposing Harry Reid’s leadership.
“We knew it was closer than most people knew,” a top adviser said. But they didn’t let on.