Upper House Elections

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. [more…]

Republican Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations

Republican Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations

Published 10/11/2017

A woman has accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, prompting top Republicans to say he should step aside if the allegations prove true. [more…]

Trump would want Moore to step aside if sexual misconduct allegations true: White House

Trump would want Moore to step aside if sexual misconduct allegations true: White House

Published 10/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump would want Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday. [more…]

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Trump keeping options open as Republican feud rages

Published 17/10/2017

Like the deal-maker he says he is, U.S. President Donald Trump appears to be keeping his options open as his Republican Party threatens to erupt into full-scale war. [more…]

In Alabama`s Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump`s biggest fan

In Alabama`s Senate race, contenders fight over who is Trump`s biggest fan

Published 13/08/2017

At first glance, U.S. Representative Mo Brooks seems exactly the kind of candidate President Donald Trump would love to see win Tuesday's Republican primary election for Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat. [more…]

Senate panel expected to approve Trump`s Supreme Court pick, set up Senate showdown

Senate panel expected to approve Trump`s Supreme Court pick, set up Senate showdown

Published 03/04/2017

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Neil Gorsuch listens to a question as he testifies during the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg/File Photo

A U.S. Senate panel on Monday is expected to advance President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to a full Senate vote later in the week, setting up a political showdown as Democrats seek to block his confirmation.

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Democrats see FBI controversy hurting chances in U.S. Congress races

Democrats see FBI controversy hurting chances in U.S. Congress races

Published 08/11/2016

Katie McGinty, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania, speaks with a supporter at a rally, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 6, 2016. Picture taken September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Joseph Ax

Senior Democrats said on Monday their chances of winning control of the U.S. House of Representatives had been hurt by the FBI's surprise announcement last month that Hillary Clinton's email practices were again figuring in a federal investigation.

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Senate primary-race pressures work against Obama’s court nominee

Senate primary-race pressures work against Obama’s court nominee

Published 09/04/2016

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is maintaining pressure on the Senate to approve his Supreme Court nominee, but the need for Republican U.S. senators seeking re-election [more…]

The frequent-flyer U.S. Congress: lawmakers work less in DC

The frequent-flyer U.S. Congress: lawmakers work less in DC

Published 01/02/2016

WASHINGTON Anyone seeking a table at Carmine's Italian restaurant near Capitol Hill on a Tuesday or Wednesday needs to battle a mid-week crush of Congress [more…]