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Is Going Negative the Right Strategy for Liz Cheney?

Is Going Negative the Right Strategy for Liz Cheney?Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images(CHENYENNE, Wyo.) -- This week Liz Cheney started her Wyoming Senate bid with what some might consider an insult. Cheney, a Republican, called her GOP rival, Sen. Mike Enzi, "just confused" at her very first campaign ...

Nuclear Flashback: When Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell Sang Different Tunes

Nuclear Flashback: When Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell Sang Different TunesAlex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Nearly a decade ago, the nuclear tables were turned in the Senate when the two leaders at the center of this month’s squabble over the so-called “nuclear option” sang entirely different tunes on t...

Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA Surveillance

Intelligence Committee Leaders Defend NSA SurveillancePhoto by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The leaders of the Senate and House Intelligence committees defended the National Security Agency’s phone and internet surveillance programs revealed last week, saying that the programs are “wi...

Republican Senator Lends Support to Immigration Reform Bill

Republican Senator Lends Support to Immigration Reform BillPhoto By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) -- Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire said Sunday that she will support the immigration reform bill drafted by the bipartisan “Gang of Eight,” arguing that the legislation provides a &...

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Formally Announces Senate Bid

Newark Mayor Cory Booker Formally Announces Senate BidPhoto by Cindy Ord/Getty Images(TRENTON, N.J.) -- Newark Mayor Cory Booker announced on Saturday that he will seek the Senate seat made vacant when Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., died earlier this week.“I’m here today to officially announce...

Rubio Optimistic About Immigration Reform

Rubio Optimistic About Immigration ReformPhoto by Michael Bonfigli/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., believes that the immigration bill he helped write will eventually get enough votes to break a filibuster in the Senate.Earlier this week,...

Rand Paul Bill Would Curb NSA on Phone Records

Rand Paul Bill Would Curb NSA on Phone RecordsUnited States Senate(WASHINGTON) -- Responding to the recent disclosure that the federal government has secretly obtained the phone records of millions of Americans, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., introduced legislation Friday to require agencies to obtain a w...

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89

New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg Dead at 89Office of Sen. Frank Lautenberg(NEW YORK) -- Senator Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., the oldest U.S. Senator and the last remaining World War II veteran serving in the senate died on Monday. He was 89. Lautenberg passed away at 4:02 a.m. on Monday at New Yor...

Marco Rubio Right in the Middle of the Immigration Debate

Marco Rubio Right in the Middle of the Immigration DebatePhoto by Michael Bonfigli /The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- As an immigration reform bill heads to the floor of the Senate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is staking out a position as the man who can help bargain for Republican...

Pressure Mounts on Potential Kentucky Senate Candidate

Pressure Mounts on Potential Kentucky Senate CandidateKentucky Secretary of State's Office(WASHINGTON) -- Make up your mind. That’s the message an influential Kentucky congressman is sending to a fellow Bluegrass State Democrat who has spent months contemplating whether to challenge Senate Minority ...

Nebraska Governor Takes a Pass on Senate Bid

Nebraska Governor Takes a Pass on Senate BidChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Gov. Dave Heineman of Nebraska said Saturday he would not be a candidate for the Senate seat in his state that will become vacant next year because Sen. Mike Johanns is not running for a second term. “...

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield Law

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield LawPhoto by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Faced with blowback after it was revealed this week that the Department of Justice had secretly obtained Associated Press phone records, the White House and Senate Democrats are reviving legislation to p...

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield Law

Sen. Schumer Reintroduces Media Shield LawPhoto by Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Faced with blowback after it was revealed this week that the Department of Justice had secretly obtained Associated Press phone records, the White House and Senate Democrats are reviving legislation to p...

Celebrating Moms on Capitol Hill

Celebrating Moms on Capitol HillABC(WASHINGTON) -- A special Mother’s Day edition of ABC’s This Week gave a glimpse inside an exclusive club on Capitol Hill: women who give birth while serving in Congress. Rep. Jaime Hererra Beutler, R-Wash., who recently announced her pr...

Rep. Steve King Passes on Iowa Senate Seat

Rep. Steve King Passes on Iowa Senate SeatOFFICE OF REP. STEVE KING(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. Steve King of Iowa, an outspoken conservative firebrand, will not seek the Republican nomination for his state’s open Senate seat, ABC News has learned.“I will not run for Senate in 2014,”...

White House Likes Reid’s Plan to Delay Sequester Cuts

White House Likes Reid’s Plan to Delay Sequester CutsOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- With the effect of across-the-board spending cuts rippling throughout the country, the White House said Wednesday President Obama supports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s proposed plan t...

Giffords Group Targets McConnell, Ayotte in Gun Vote Ads

Giffords Group Targets McConnell, Ayotte in Gun Vote AdsChip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Americans for Responsible Solutions, the group founded by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, released its first ads Wednesday attacking senators who voted against the bill la...

Senate Will Vote Wednesday on Gun Control Legislation

Senate Will Vote Wednesday on Gun Control LegislationiStockPhoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The day of reckoning is Wednesday for the embattled Manchin-Toomey background check provision and a myriad of other gun amendments, including a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity clips.The outcome will determ...

Republican Senator Receives Potentially Poisoned Letter

Republican Senator Receives Potentially Poisoned LetterUS Senate(WASHINGTON) -- A suspicious letter, potentially laced with the poison ricin, was sent to the office of Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi, ABC News has learned. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid confirmed to ABC News that Capitol offices were o...

SNL Spoofs Senate’s Work On Gun Control

SNL Spoofs Senate’s Work On Gun ControliStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Days after the Senate cleared a significant hurdle in the debate on new gun measures, Saturday Night Live took aim at the Senate’s work on gun control in its cold open sketch last night, spoofing the Senate&rsq...
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