John Barrasso

Post-Alabama, Democrats See A Slim Path To A Senate Majority, But Challenges Remain

Support the news<p>Analysis<p>Democrats have a path to a Senate majority in 2018 after an upset win by Doug Jones in last Tuesday's Alabama Senate special …

Elections

How China got a U.S. senator to do its political bidding

In its effort to cultivate foreign influence, the Chinese Communist Party boldly mixes economic incentives with requests for political favors. Its dealings with Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) this year offer a success story for Beijing.<p>Last month Daines announced a breakthrough in his long-standing …

China

Bad News for Hillary: Sen. Says Obama Administration Misled Him About Uranium Deal

More light was shed on the scandal around the Uranium One deal during a Senate hearing Wednesday when Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso said that …

Conservative View

These states could be the next Alabama

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Could the next Roy Moore be awaiting Republicans in Arizona or Nevada?<p>With wounds still fresh from the bruising Senate special election in Alabama, party strategists have begun to refocus on a slew of potentially messy party primaries next year -- where the challenge of …

U.S. Politics

The Tax Bill Will Probably Pass Despite Republican Senators’ Rumblings

Congressional Republicans are likely to push through their tax policy legislation next week — but they should be getting a little nervous.<p>Here’s the …

Politics

Alabama Was an Early Warning for Senate Republicans

The GOP’s control of the upper chamber could be in jeopardy if the populist and establishment wings can’t work together.<p>After losing a seat in …

Conservative View

Alabama Loss Exposes Republican Fissures Amid a Democratic Surge

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The once-unimaginable Republican defeat in Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday tore open divisions between the party’s establishment and populist wings, inciting bitter recriminations in the Republican Party as Democratic enthusiasm surges — especially in the nation’s …

Elections

Republican civil war erupts anew

Roy Moore's loss has the Bannon and McConnell wings of the GOP heaping blame on one another, with no signs of a resolution.<p>Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in Alabama — far from settling the score between the McConnell and Bannon wings of the Republican Party — instead touched off another round of …

Politics

After Doug Jones’s win, here's what Democrats need to do to retake the Senate in 2018

If they hold all their own seats (which won’t be easy), they need to pick up two more.<p>Just a few months ago, practically no one would have predicted that Democrats would pick up a US Senate seat in the Alabama special election. But they did with Doug Jones’s victory Tuesday — and their chances for …

Politics

Roy Who? Trump, GOP Quickly Pivot from Alabama to Taxes

Democrats characterize Alabama result as repudiation of president<p>Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers tried Wednesday to pin blame for Roy Moore’s …

Politics

Where Republican senators stand on Roy Moore

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> What should happen to Roy Moore if he's elected to the US Senate? CNN reached out to all Republican Senate offices -- with the exception of outgoing Sen. Luther Strange -- for their thoughts.<p>Many are waiting until after the election to respond. Of those who did weigh in, most are …

U.S. Politics

The Energy 202: Roy Moore is seen as extreme by many Republicans. But not on climate change.

<b>Analysis</b> Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events

Climate

Weekend wrap: Trump tweets media critiques and the Alabama Senate race turns toward the homestretch

President Trump’s trip to the South and his critiques of the news media ramped up ahead of Tuesday’s special election to replace Attorney General …

Donald Trump

U.S. Senate Confirms Susan Bodine to Lead EPA Enforcement Office

Article ByEPAU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyNews Release<b>WASHINGTON</b> – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott …

Law

Will Congress reconcile the GOP tax bill?

Sheelah Kolhatkar from the New Yorker and Kate Davidson from the Wall Street Journal join us to talk about this week’s business and economic news. They touch on the latest numbers out of the Labor Department released this morning and discuss the potential effects of the Republican tax bill on …

U.S. Congress

Photos of the Week: Two Resignations, a CR Extension and the Holidays Kick Off

The week of Dec. 4 as captured by Roll Call’s photographers<p>The week on the Hill was not short on news. Michigan Rep. John Conyers Jr. resigned amid …

Politics

What’s Happening to Trump’s Judicial Picks Has Democrats in Panic Mode

"Democrats can do very little to slow the pace of confirmations ..."

Conservative View

Guess who won't be coming to Trump's biofuels meeting today

As we discussed over the weekend, regarding complaints from GOP legislators and governors over the Renewable Fuel Standard and the cost of Renewable …

Conservative View

Why the Idea That Donald Trump Is Creating a Loony Super-Secret Spy Team Is All Too Plausible

One unusual bright spot in these dark days has been the fact that some of the worst kooks in the Trump administration have been sent back to the …

Liberal View

A key diplomatic posting is being held up in the Senate — and it could be 'making things more dangerous for the United States'

• <b>The nominee for the US ambassador to Germany — a crucial posting — still hasn't been confirmed by the Senate.</b>• <b><br>Democrats and Republicans are blaming each other.</b>• <b><br>The State Department is furious with the slow pace of confirmation for its diplomats.</b><p>WASHINGTON — The nominee for US ambassador to Germany …

U.S. Politics

James Inhofe: Republicans considering allowing for withdrawal from retirement accounts

Sen. James Inhofe said Tuesday that Republicans are considering allowing people to pull from their retirement accounts for a one-time flat rate as …

Retirement

Republican Senators Silent After Trump Endorses Alleged Child Molester Roy Moore for Senate

President Donald Trump may have offered his full-throated endorsement of Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore Monday morning, but that didn't make …

Donald Trump

The EPA Tells Mining Companies Someone Else Can Pay to Clean Up Their Messes

EPA chief Scott Pruitt’s crusade against environmental regulations claimed another victim on Friday, when the agency announced it would not require …

Environment

GOP Gets Ready to Own a One-Sided Shutdown Argument

Past showdowns happened in divided governments, and still Republicans got blamed. So what’s different now?<p>Among the story lines that have made the …

Politics

'Unbeatable': Trump gets one step closer to passing tax cut bill

US President Donald Trump has declared “right now we’re unbeatable” after getting one step closer to passing a tax cut bill. The POTUS has reacted …

Steven Mnuchin

Political Scene: Ad campaigns raise questions of disclosure

If you saw the paid ads, you know this: advocates are spending money to put abortion rights and the PawSox stadium-financing proposal front and …

Government

H.R. McMaster talks North Korea threat, Michael Flynn deal

<i>This is a rush transcript from "Fox News Sunday," December 3, 2017. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.</i><p>CHRIS WALLACE, "FOX NEWS SUNDAY" HOST: You are looking live at Air Force One and the Ronald Reagan presidential library. That’s the flying White House that took our 40th …

Foreign Policy

John Barrasso chides 'childish' Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi for skipping Trump meeting

Sen. John Barrasso chided Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for not showing up to a bipartisan meeting of congressional leaders with …

Chuck Schumer

Senate Republicans pass a tax bill giving corporations a massive tax cut and cutting health care

How Senate Republicans learned to forget about the deficit and pass their tax bill.<p>The Senate passed the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” a massive overhaul of the tax code, 51-49 at Saturday morning, bringing Republicans even closer to delivering President Donald Trump a tax bill by the end of the …

U.S. Congress

Democrats fume over ‘absurd’ GOP tax bill full of last-minute handwritten edits

As a good portion of Americans were sleeping, Senate Republicans passed a $1.5 trillion tax bill in the wee hours of Saturday morning.<p>The bill squeaked through the Senate in a 51 to 49 vote, almost entirely along party lines. Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.) was the only Republican who — along with all …

U.S. Politics