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“If you are out of power and an incumbent, you just rarely lose,” says a Republican strategist who surveyed midterm elections. It’s especially true in states where the president prevailed by single digits.

  • Jul 21, 2018

With president’s Republican foes retiring or ailing, Sen. Ben Sasse is the ideal candidate to assume the role of leading conservative on trade and national security — if he stays.

  • Jul 17, 2018

President Trump’s nominee to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was the subject of one of the Senate’s most contentious confirmation battles a dozen years ago.

  • Jul 14, 2018

Jordan is the one under withering scrutiny as he faces multiple allegations that he knew about the alleged sexual misconduct of a doctor who worked with the Ohio State wresting team.

  • Jul 12, 2018

A couple of GOP senators and a handful of Democrats are the focus of persuasion campaigns.

  • Jul 10, 2018

Both hope that the Golden State will help their efforts to assume leadership of the House.

  • Jul 7, 2018

If the president picks a candidate confirmed by the Senate a decade ago, expect a fight over judicial opinions. If it’s someone from the recent battles, it will get personal.

  • Jul 4, 2018

Candidates for the high court have learned to avoid land mines when being questioned by senators.

  • Jun 29, 2018

The Senate Republican, heading for the exits, has taken one of the president’s unmitigated successes — getting the Senate to confirm judges — and balled it up into a tangled mess.

  • Jun 27, 2018

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.”

  • May 13, 2018
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