Joe Donnelly

Analysis: It’s a Blue House Wave, but Not Yet a Senate One

Rural, Trump-friendly states make for a formidable map for Democrats<p><i>“The odds are greater than half we will take back the Senate.”</i> <i>— Senate Minority</i> …


These 18 Senate Democrats Just Voted to Hand Trump Mass Spying Powers

Sen. Doug Jones is seen during a photo op in the Capitol on January 3, 2018. Jones was one of 18 Democrats who voted in favor of expanding Donald …

Liberal View

Writer Who Called Rise of Trump Sees a New Problem Ahead for Red-State Democrats

Conservative columnist Salena Zito sees a conundrum for congressional Democrats representing the GOP-leaning states that voted for then-candidate …

Conservative View

Kentucky’s Medicaid work requirement unlikely to see backlash | McClatchy Washington Bureau

Kentucky is one of the poorest states in America, and its residents are among the sickest. Yet the governor's decision to force Medicaid recipients …

Matt Bevin

Senate Dems campaign group raised $5.8 million in December

The Democrats' Senate campaign arm raked in $5.8 million in December, outraising the Senate GOP campaign committee as both groups prepare for crucial …


A new Fable game is reportedly in the works at Playground Games

Last February, Playground Games revealed plans to "to test [itself] in a different genre". By November, the Forza Horizon dev confirmed it was …

PC Gaming

How three elections are snarling the immigration fight

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The immigration and government shutdown cliffhanger gripping Washington is a symptom of a broader reality: American politics is being held hostage to three nation-changing elections -- one past and two that are yet to come.<p>President Donald Trump, on a perpetual victory lap over …


Early numbers show Senate Democrats raising big sums for midterm battles

WASHINGTON — Some of the Senate’s most endangered Democrats are stockpiling huge sums of campaign cash for what could be their party’s hardest-fought Senate election in generations.<p>Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, seeking a third term in a state President Trump won by 19 percentage …


Dems search for winning playbook

Democrats are feeling increasingly confident about their chances of winning back the House and Senate in the 2018 midterms.<p>After a surprising victory …


Tencent has reportedly helped Chinese police arrest 120 PUBG cheat makers

Last year, Tencent unsuccessfully pursued the acquisition of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds developer Bluehole/PUBG Corp. In November, the tech giant …


Final Fantasy 15 PC release date set, 4K specs confirmed

After my hands-on at last year's Gamescom, I declared Final Fantasy 15's Windows Edition a sight to see in 4K, if you've got the PC to handle it. …

PC Gaming

Senate, Rebuffing Privacy Concerns, Clears Path to Extend Surveillance Law

WASHINGTON — The Senate cleared the path on Tuesday for Congress to extend the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance program for six years with minimal changes, rejecting bipartisan calls to first vote on amendments that would have imposed significant new privacy protections when the …


Battlefront 2 adds new Blast map and Hero ship in latest update

In the wake of its November launch, much of the conversation around Star Wars Battlefront 2 has been tied to loot boxes. With its controversial …

PC Gaming

DealBook Briefing: BlackRock’s Larry Fink Goes Social Activist

<i>Good Tuesday morning, and welcome back. This just in: G.E. shares are falling in premarket trading after the company said it would take a $6.2 billion charge tied to its GE Capital unit. A reminder: Citigroup reports fourth-quarter earnings today. And BlackRock wants corporate America to focus on</i> …


An ex-plumber's guide to bathroom murder

Prior to embarking on a glamorous, high-rolling career in videogame journalism, I was a fully-qualified plumber. At the time of transition my parents …

PC Gaming

Monster Hunter: World showcases toxic Rotten Vale swampland

From the penthouse to the outhouse.

PC Gaming

The Democratic senators to watch amid a possible government shutdown

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As Congress reconvenes after a holiday weekend in their first day back at the Capitol, there's one thing on everyone's mind: Will there be a shutdown?<p>Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the Senate's Democratic whip, who's taken the lead on immigration negotiations for his party in the …

Dick Durbin

Democrats Add Momentum to G.O.P. Push to Loosen Banking Rules

WASHINGTON — The most significant attempt to loosen rules imposed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is underway in Congress as the Senate looks to pass legislation within the next month that would roll back restrictions on swaths of the finance industry.<p>Buoyed by their success in rewriting …


Five Senate races worth watching in 2018

Democrats have a chance of winning back the Senate, but only if they can defend a host of vulnerable incumbents


With Midterm Victory in Sight, Democrats Must Prepare to Ride the Wave

With Democratic triumphs in this year’s midterm elections looking increasingly likely, leading Democrats in Washington, D.C. need to be thinking now …


Senate Leadership Fund sets its sights on Democrat incumbents

The 2018 congressional midterm elections are on the verge of turning into all-out war, and one of the most powerful Republican-led super PACs is preparing to take aim at 10 states as they try to maintain a majority in the United States Senate, FOX Business has learned.<p>The Senate Majority Leadership …

Sherrod Brown

GOP Senate hopefuls to debate next month in Indianapolis

Americans for Prosperity-Indiana will be hosting a Feb. 20 debate with the Republican candidates for Senate.

U.S. Congress

Hawaii fiasco: heads should roll and other comments

<b>Conservative: Why No Heads Rolling in Hawaii Fiasco?</b><br>In ancient Hawaii, recalls National Review’s John Fund, outcasts “were often sacrificed to the …


Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor—Martyr adds new map, class, single player chapter

Following a delay in late 2016, Neocore Games' Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr arrived in Early Access last year. Now, the open-world isometric …

PC Gaming

Luke Messer comes out on top in Indiana Republican party straw poll

CLOSE<p>Here are five times they've exchanged blows.<p>Luke Messer won the state Republican party straw poll on Saturday.<p>The event is an early grassroots …


Report: Rokita Received More than $160,000 from Casino Group as He Pushed Bill

Contributors would stand to benefit from the bill<p>Republican Senate candidate and Indiana Rep. Todd Rokita is facing criticism for having received …


How long to fund CHIP: Six years or a decade?

Heading into the holiday weekend, the president gets a doctor's checkup and HHS secretary-designate Alex Azar gets another Democratic endorsement. But first: the CHIP funding battle took a new turn this week.<p><b>HOW LONG TO FUND CHIP: SIX OR 10 YEARS? —</b> Lawmakers are debating how long to fund the …

Health Care

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord welcomes the Aserai

Following last month's Vlandians reveal, Mount & Blade 2: Banner has announced its latest faction: the Aserai. Based on the tribes that thrived prior …

PC Gaming

The Progressive Case for Giving Trump His Stupid Wall

Donald Trump doesn’t care about immigration policy. That claim may sound obscene to the 200,000 Salvadoran immigrants who just lost their right to …


Republicans Having Difficulty Recruiting Senate Candidates

WASHINGTON — Representative Kevin Cramer, Republican of North Dakota, said on Thursday that he would not challenge the Democratic incumbent senator, Heidi Heitkamp, in this year’s midterm elections. It was just the latest indication of the difficulty Republicans are having recruiting candidates in …