United States Senate

Republicans May Be Positioned to Win Filibuster-Proof Senate Majority in 2018

Looking ahead, there’s a rougher road for Democrats. Some 23 of the 33 Senate seats up in 2018 are held by incumbent Democrats. Two are held by incumbent Independents who caucus with the Democrats (Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Angus King of Maine), and only 8 are held by incumbent Republicans.

The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at sunset on Capitol Hill, Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 in Washington. ()

Lindsey Graham Pushing to Suspend Aid to Palestinian Authority

WASHINGTON – Whether Israel likes it or not, the United States Senate will aggressively promote legislation next month aimed at cutting funding to two key allies of the Jewish state – the Palestinian Authority and Egypt, Sen. Lindsey Graham told The Jerusalem Post.

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Senate Overrides Obama Veto of 9/11 Saudi Bill

The Senate acted decisively Wednesday to override President Barack Obama’s veto of Sept. 11 legislation, setting the stage for the contentious bill to become law despite flaws that Obama and top Pentagon officials warn could put U.S. troops and interests at risk.

Saudi's newly appointed King Salman (R) shakes hands with US President Barack Obama at Erga Palace in Riyadh on January 27, 2015.

Loretta Sanchez May Enter Senate Race for Barbara Boxer’s Seat

alifornia Attorney General Kamala Harris could soon have a serious competitor in the race for outgoing Senator Barbara Boxer’s seat. After announcing that she is “seriously considering” running for the U.S. Senate in 2016, multiple congressional sources have revealed that Loretta Sanchez could announce her candidacy after Easter, according to Politico.

Loretta Sanchez (Jae C. Hong / AP)