The Judiciary Committee faces a quandary similar to 1991 with a divisive nominee, an allegation of sexual wrongdoing and political implications for an upcoming election.
Republicans railed against deficits during the Obama administration. Now an $895 billion gap elicits a collective shrug, and few Democratic candidates are talking fiscal austerity.
The Nebraska Republican is frank about his frustration with the GOP and Congress.
Liberals have demanded confrontation, reflected in a Massachusetts primary loss for an incumbent, the Chicago mayor bowing out and the Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
With a mix of sorrow and defiance, the late senator’s daughter went to the heart of the matter, casting her father as an American hero and the president as a mere shadow.
At the memorial service, the former vice president essentially lectured the U.S. senators about how they have let an institution wither into a daggers-drawn partisan environment.
An NFL player and a Russian dissident will honor the late senator, reflecting a not-so-subtle trolling of Trump. Even a gospel reading is a final call to arms against autocrats.
The six-term Arizona senator, who died Saturday, filled so many spaces in the GOP’s intellectual firmament. No single Republican is poised to fill that role.
The late Arizona senator failed more often than he succeeded, but John McCain kept fighting, and it was impossible not to watch.
Communications aide Kelly Sadler had said at a closed-door staff meeting that McCain's opposition to Gina Haspel as CIA director did not matter because “he's dying anyway.”