Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele

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Democratic Sen. Mark Warner texted with Russian oligarch lobbyist in effort to contact dossier author Christopher Steele Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist […]

Sen. Rand Paul holds up Senate vote on budget package as shutdown looms

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Sen. Rand Paul holds up Senate vote on budget package as shutdown looms A second government shutdown in less than an month appeared increasingly likely Thursday evening, as a last-minute maneuver by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delayed consideration of a bipartisan budget package to keep the government open past midnight. […]

Dems deserve blame for 'Schumer Shutdown,' GOP leaders say

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Dems deserve blame for 'Schumer Shutdown,' GOP leaders say Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., center, addresses reporters about the federal government shutdown.  (Associated Press) Republican leaders blamed their Democratic counterparts after the Senate failed to pass a spending bill by midnight Friday to avert a government shutdown. […]

FISA surveillance program: What is it and why is it so controversial?

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FISA surveillance program: What is it and why is it so controversial? close Video What is FISA? The House voted to renew FISA, a key foreign surveillance program after a heated floor debate, and amid mixed messages from President Trump about his support. But what is the FISA act? […]

Flake's upcoming speech compares Trump's criticism of media to Stalin, report says

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Flake's upcoming speech compares Trump's criticism of media to Stalin, report says close Video Jeff Flake announces decision to not run for Senate re-election On Tuesday, Sen. Jeff Flake, often an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, announced he would not seek re-election for the Senate in 2018. <p […]

Chelsea Manning confirms Senate bid, says 'Yup, we're running'

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Chelsea Manning confirms Senate bid, says 'Yup, we're running' close Video Chelsea Manning announces a run for Senate Former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents announces she’s running for Maryland Senate seat. <p class=”speakable”>Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, […]

Kansas’ tale of two governors: Senate confirmation delay creates awkward situation in Topeka

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Kansas’ tale of two governors: Senate confirmation delay creates awkward situation in Topeka close Video Kansas finds itself between two governors The governor is awaiting word on President Trump’s nominating him to Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. <p class=”speakable”>Although Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback looked like a man in charge […]

Congress returns to Trump's infrastructure plan, looming deadlines on spending, immigration

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Congress returns to Trump's infrastructure plan, looming deadlines on spending, immigration close Video Trump blames McConnell, Ryan for looming debt ceiling battle GOP heading for self-inflicted wound? Reaction from ‘Fox News Sunday’ anchor Chris Wallace Congress returns next week facing several looming challenges leading with President Trump’s call to […]