Heidi Heitkamp

After Alabama loss, Trump has ambitious plans to campaign in 2018 midterms

President Trump is not on the ballot in 2018, but the White House is planning a full-throttle campaign to plunge the president into the midterm elections, according to senior officials and advisers familiar with the planning.<p>Trump’s political aides have met with 116 candidates for office in recent …

Donald Trump

North Dakota GOP Struggles to Find Senate Challenger

“In North Dakota, where Donald Trump won in a landslide last year, Republicans’ lone Senate candidate is a little-known state lawmaker — and potato …

Politics

On Trump turf, GOP still seeks North Dakota Senate candidate

In North Dakota, where Donald Trump won in a landslide last year, Republicans' lone Senate candidate is a little-known state lawmaker — and potato …

Business

I wrote about farmers' suicides – and the reaction has been overwhelming

After the Guardian and EHRP published a piece about the record number of farmers who are killing themselves, there were hundreds of responses<p>Why are America’s farmers killing themselves in record numbers?<p>On 6 December, The Guardian and EHRP published our piece Why are America’s farmers killing …

Environment

Juan Williams: Here’s how Doug Jones can be re-elected as a Democratic senator from Alabama

Is there any way Alabama’s Democratic Sen.-elect Doug Jones can keep the seat he won Tuesday if he faces a strong Republican when he is up for re-election in 2020?<p>Yes. And here’s how.<p>Jones won a close race against Roy Moore, a weak opponent dragged down by allegations of past sexual misconduct with …

Opinion

Will the Democratic Wave Hit Tennessee Next?

For the last five weeks, most of the political world has been (rightly) focused on the wild race for the Alabama Senate seat that l Jeff Sessions …

U.S. Politics

The Man They Love to Hate

Every Sunday evening, the press office at the Environmental Protection Agency receives emails from the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>Politico</i> asking for EPA …

Conservative View

REPORT: Democrat Senator Admitted To Hitting Wife In Interview, Denied Accusations When He Ran For Congress

Tom Carper (D-DE) admitted to smacking his wife in a recently unearthed interview from 1998, despite denying the allegations when he first ran for …

Conservative View

Exclusive: Democrats launch ad campaign tying Republican candidates to Roy Moore

A six-figure ad campaign from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee tying the GOP to Roy Moore is launching against eight Republicans running …

Elections

Six Senators Slam House's Sex-Trafficking Proposal as 'Harmful'

A bipartisan group of six senators slammed a proposal from the House Judiciary Committee to curb online sex-trafficking as “harmful” and said it’s …

Business

Winning: Trump and McConnell Are About to Set a Major New Record That Conservatives Will Love

Fans of constitutional originalism, basic civics and good-humored Twitter accounts got a big win last evening, as former Texas Supreme Court justice …

Conservative View

Trump's Biggest Win In 2017 Is His Judicial Confirmations

He's gotten more circuit court judges on the bench than any other president in a first year in office. Many oppose abortion rights and are anti-LGBTQ.<p>WASHINGTON ― Almost a year into his job, President Donald Trump’s biggest accomplishment isn’t any specific legislation that’s passed or executive …

Roe v. Wade

Senate confirms third circuit judge this week, 19 total federal judges this year

The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 19th federal judge Thursday, approving James Ho for a seat on the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and …

Chuck Grassley

Senate confirms former Texas Solicitor General to powerful appeals court

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Thursday confirmed former Texas Solicitor General James Ho to a powerful appeals court overseeing Texas cases.<p>The Senate’s …

Government

This time, Alabama sends Trump a different message. Will he listen?

WASHINGTON — When some 30,000 supporters packed a football stadium in Mobile, Ala., just weeks after Donald Trump kicked off his campaign in 2015, it …

Elections

How Should the GOP Respond to the Moore Loss in Alabama?

Donald Trump won Alabama by 28 points. But Roy Moore — with Trump’s endorsement and RNC money — got less than half the Trump votes. A safe Senate …

Conservative View

10 Thoughts After the Alabama Senate Election

Republicans avoid one headache but the civil war isn’t over<p>One of the best parts about covering elections is that there is always a result. After all …

Politics

How Doug Jones' Win Will Shake Up Congress

Doug Jones had barely won the Alabama Senate race before the head of the National Republican Senate Committee put out a statement calling on him to …

U.S. Politics

Alabama win stokes Democratic Senate majority hopes

The party's special election win in Alabama has cracked open a path to the Senate majority in 2018 that looked all but impassable before Tuesday night.<p>Democrats’ special election win in Alabama has cracked open a path to the Senate majority in 2018 that looked all but impassable before Tuesday …

Politics

Kirsten Gillibrand Defiant, Sarah Sanders Defensive After Trump's 'Sexist Smear'

In the wake of Democratic senators calling for Al Franken to resign over multiple sexual harassment allegations, a few stalwarts turned their …

Donald Trump

What Doug Jones's win means for Democrats

The incoming Democratic senator from Alabama leaves Republicans with just a one-seat edge in the Senate. But Jones may look to work across party …

Charles Schumer

Will Alabama defy the most powerful trend shaping modern Senate elections?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In today's Alabama US Senate election, Democrat Doug Jones isn't running just against Republican Roy Moore. Jones is also running against the most powerful trend shaping modern elections for the US Senate.<p>That trend is a tightening correlation between the way states vote for President and …

Elections

Senate Dems warn GOP against increasing defense spending without domestic boost

All but four of the Senate's 48 Democrats on Tuesday warned congressional GOP leaders against pursuing a government funding plan that would boost defense spending for the rest of the fiscal year while leaving domestic priorities at current levels.<p>In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch …

Politics

Family frustrated by lack of search efforts in Native America woman Olivia Lone Bear’s disappearance

Olivia Lone Bear was always at home on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in New Town, North Dakota, her brother Matthew Lone Bear told Dateline. Olivia had five kids under the age of 14, after all, and they were her primary responsibility.<p>“She was in-between jobs, so that’s all she did – take …

North Dakota

Concealed-carry bill backers brace for Senate fight

Gun-rights advocates scored a major win with House passage of legislation making concealed-carry gun permits valid across state lines -- but face a much tougher challenge in the Senate where they'll need support from at least eight Democrats to make the bill law.<p>Supporters of "concealed-carry …

Guns

Al Franken resigns from Senate over sex misconduct claims

A defiant Sen. Al Franken resigned on Thursday, but refused to apologize for the sexual misconduct he was accused of, claimed some of the charges …

Al Franken

Experts Highlight Homeownership Challenges And Bright Spots

While America’s homeownership rate continues to hover around a 50-year low, experts gathered at the National Association of Realtors® in Washington, …

Real Estate

With Help of These 9 Democrats, GOP Pushing to Deliver 'Insane' Gifts to Wall Street

Wall Street banks are raking in record profits, but that's not stopping Senate Republicans—with the help of nine of their Democratic colleagues—from …

Sherrod Brown

Liberal group brings campaign complaint against Campbell

The American Democracy Legal Fund's complaint was provided to Forum News Service Wednesday, Dec. 6, by a spokeswoman of a Democratic super PAC, …

Tester joins small group of Democrats in partnering with Senate Republicans to deregulate banks

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester joined a small group of Democrats in partnering with Senate Banking Committee Republicans to soften regulations supporters said …

Montana