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Democrats just picked up a Wisconsin state Senate seat in a district Trump won by 17 points

Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Democrats picked up their first state legislature seat in 2018 on Tuesday, as the party's candidate won a special election for a state Senate seat in Wisconsin's 10th District. Though Donald Trump had won the rural district by about 17 points in the 2016 presidential elec

VOX - 2018-01-17 15:10:02

Chelsea Manning's US Senate bid could upend Maryland race

BALTIMORE (AP) - Chelsea Manning's high-profile bid for the U.S. Senate threatens to upend the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. The former U.S. Army private convicted of leaking over 700,000 classified documents has an uphill battle to defeat Sen. Ben Cardin. But Manning's international fame will a

TOWNHALL - 2018-01-17 00:59:00

US Senate advances bill to renew NSA's internet surveillance program

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday advanced a bill to renew the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, as a final push by privacy advocates to derail the measure came up short. The legislation just cleared the procedural 60-vote threshold required to limit debate in the Senate

CNBC - 2018-01-17 01:36:12

Jeb! Backs Potential Mitt Romney Bid for U.S. Senate: 'I Hope He Runs'

Failed presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush backed Mitt Romney in a potential bid for the U.S. Senate in 2018, while at the same time quoting a tweet from Romney attacking President Donald Trump. Bush tweeted on Monday, "Mitt would make a phenomenal addition to the U.S. Senate

BREITBART - 2018-01-15 23:58:30

Chelsea Manning releases campaign ad for US Senate run – video

The former US army soldier who was imprisoned for passing information to WikiLeaks has released a campaign advert. Manning filed a request to run as a Democrat for a Senate seat in Maryland The former US army soldier who was imprisoned for passing information to WikiLeaks has released a campaign adv


Chelsea Manning confirms Democratic run for Senate with video on Twitter

Chelsea Manning, the former US army private who was imprisoned for passing information to WikiLeaks, has confirmed she will run for a US Senate seat. A federal election filing, made on Thursday, showed Manning's intention to run in the November elections as a Democrat. On Sunday, the former intellig


John Tunney, former U.S. senator from California, dies at 83

LOS ANGELES - John V. Tunney, whose successful campaign for a California seat in the U.S. Senate became the basis for the 1972 Robert Redford film "The Candidate," has died. He was 83. Tunney died Friday afternoon in Santa Monica, California, his brother, Jay Tunney, told The Associated Press. Jo


Cybersecurity firm: US Senate in Russian hackers' crosshairs

PARIS (AP) -- The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said in a report Friday. The revelation suggests the group often nicknamed Fancy


Casey reports $8.6M in cash for US Senate re-election bid

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey reports that he's heading into his re-election year with $8.6 million in campaign cash, easily leading his rivals. Casey's campaign reported the tally Friday. Jan. 31 is the deadline to give full campaign finance reports to the Federal Election C


Russian hackers are laying the groundwork to spy on the US Senate, cybersecurity firm says

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a state awards ceremony for military personnel who served in Syria, at the Kremlin in MoscowThomson ReutersThe cybersecurity firm Trend Micro found evidence that Russian hackers targeted the US Senate's internal email system in mid-2017.The phishing emails, w


Russia-linked hackers targeting US Senate

Thinkstock Russian hackers from the group known as "Fancy Bear" are targeting the U.S. Senate with a new espionage campaign, The Associated Press reports. A Tokyo-based cybersecurity firm tells the news service that it has discovered a chain of suspicious-looking websites set up to look like the U.


Bipartisan Senate group crafts 'Dreamer' immigration plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Thursday reached a tentative agreement on legislation to protect young "Dreamer" immigrants from deportation, along with other immigration policy changes, and is attempting to build support for the deal in Congress. The senators, three D


U.S. Senate panel to vote January 17 on Powell nomination for Fed chief

January 11, 2018 / 5:07 PM / Updated 6 minutes ago WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will hold a second vote on Jan 17 over the Trump administration's nomination of Fed Governor Jerome Powell to lead the Federal Reserve, the committee's calendar showed on Thursday. The commit


Arizona Set To Have A More Dynamic U.S. Senate Race Than In Years Past

The fight for Arizona's open 2018 Senate seat has just gotten messier with controversial former sheriff Joe Arpaio announcing his intention to run. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Laurie Roberts, columnist for The Arizona Republic, about the competitive midterm race. The fight for Arizona's open 2018 S


Key U.S. senator says progress made on new war authorization

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Thursday that progress was being made on legislation to give Congress more control over the U.S. fight against militant groups in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. Both Republican and Democratic members of Congress have


Ohio GOP congressman joins US Senate race

U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci (reh-NAY'-see) of Ohio is jumping out of the Republican governor's race and into the U.S. Senate primary. The fourth-term congressman announced his plans Thursday in a letter to supporters. The businessman and former Wadsworth mayor earlier said he'd make that move if he got


Russia dismisses Democratic US Senate report as unfounded

MOSCOW (AP) - The Kremlin on Thursday dismissed a new report by U.S. Senate Democrats describing Russian interference in the U.S. and throughout Europe as unfounded and President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of "aggressive" overreaction. Some European politicians said they are mindful of


US Senate to discuss bitcoin risks with top markets regulators, source says

The U.S. Senate will next month hold a hearing with the country's top markets regulators to discuss the risks posed by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The Senate Banking Committee will take testimony from Commodity Futures Trading Commissi


Senate candidate Joe Arpaio: Feds should focus on Obama's birth certificate instead of Russia

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Arpaio, R-Ariz., says the federal Russia investigation should be scrapped in favor of an inquiry into the highly controversial claim that former President Barack Obama's birth certificate is fraudulent. After confirming that he still believes Obama's birth certif


Ex-coal CEO to hold town meeting in US Senate candidacy

A former coal company CEO who went to prison is hosting a town hall meeting for voters next week as he revs up his U.S. Senate candidacy. Ex-Massey Energy boss Don Blankenship's campaign said in a news release Wednesday the meeting will be Jan. 18 at the Chief Logan Lodge, Hotel and Conference Cen