A Tennessee native, Alexander was governor from 1979 until 1987, helping to bring the auto industry to the state. He was elected to the Senate in 2002 and re-elected in 2008 and 2014. His retirement will give the red state…
Wall Street saw gains across the Dow Jones, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 amidst signs interest rate hikes might slow. Fed chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged that “moving too fast” could jeopardize economic growth, although he also cautioned against going…
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Susannah George, Associated Press
Defying President Donald Trump, senators sent a strong signal Wednesday that they want to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. By a bipartisan 63-37 vote, the Senate opted to move forward with legislation…
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
Senate Republicans are working to soon fill the nation's longest judicial vacancy with a North Carolina lawyer whose nomination has raised objections from black lawmakers and civil rights groups concerned about his work defending state laws found to have discriminated…
Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Democrat Mike Espy, a former congressman, debate Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST. Watch live in the player above.
One of the largest groups of congressional freshmen in recent memory has begun orientation on Capitol Hill. Will party leadership reflect the new representatives or rely on established legislators? Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Ca., is confident she’ll become Speaker of the…
By Associated Press
Sinema becomes Arizona's first Democratic U.S. senator since 1994, cementing Arizona as a swing state after years of Republican dominance.
By Gary Fineout, Associated Press
Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson has not conceded. Though Gov. Rick Scott is leading, under state law in Florida, a recount is mandatory if the winning candidate's margin is 0.5 percentage points or less.
By Catherine Lucey, Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
Trump stayed quiet for much of election night as Republicans maintained their hold on the Senate and Democrats captured control of the House — a shift all but certain to redefine his presidency.
By Associated Press
Early Wednesday morning, three U.S. Senate races -- in Montana, Arizona and Florida -- were still too close to call.
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