Senator

  • Barack Obama’s Message After John McCain’s Death Praised The Senator’s Courage

    Arizona Senator John McCain died from a year-long battle with an aggressive form of brain cancer on Saturday, Aug. 25. The memory of the one-time presidential candidate was honored by President Barack Obama on Saturday. Barack Obama’s message after John McCain’s death praised the senator’s courage. You’ll recall that...
  • Georgia senator says he has no problem if Trump used n-word in the past

    A Georgia state senator said he would not have an issue if President Donald Trump used the n-word in the past. Republican Georgia state senator Michael Williams spoke Saturday morning on CNN with Victor Blackwell. Williams also said he thinks it sets a bad precedent to hold a president...
  • Former senator Bill Bradley: Supreme Court ruling allowing gambling will poison sports

    Former Sen. Bill Bradley had nothing good to say Tuesday about the Supreme Court ruling that overturned the 1992 law he wrote that banned betting on sports in states where it was not already illegal. An Olympic gold medalist who played on two championship New York Knicks teams, Bradley...
  • Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid undergoes surgery for cancer

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was recovering after undergoing surgery Monday at Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore to remove a cancerous tumor from his pancreas. Reid, 78, will undergo chemotherapy, according to a statement released Monday by his family. “His doctors caught the problem...
  • Sen. Warner: Congress needs Silicon Valley to help fix privacy

    Sen. Mark Warner has been asking tech companies to step up to the plate for a long time. Now Congress is asking too. This follows Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s marathon 10 hours of testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Commerce Committee and House Energy and Commerce Committee over two...
  • Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) – On the defensive after the Florida school shooting rampage that killed 17, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, an ardent gun-rights advocate, said he would support raising the age to buy rifles and other restrictions. Rubio faced angry students, teachers and parents demanding stronger gun-control measures at a...
  • Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch to retire; Romney could run

    An announcement from Senator Orrin G. Hatch. #utpol pic.twitter.com/UeItaLjR3j — Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) January 2, 2018 WASHINGTON — Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, announced Tuesday he will retire at the end of his term this year, ending months of speculation about the political future of the longest-serving Republican currently...
  • McCain goes to Arizona for Christmas, will miss tax vote

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain has returned to Arizona to celebrate Christmas with his family and will miss the vote on the GOP tax bill. The 81-year-old senator was admitted last week to Walter Reed Medical Center and treated for a viral infection. A doctor says he...
  • Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith named to fill Franken seat

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to fill fellow Democrat Al Franken’s Senate seat until a special election in November, setting up his longtime and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 special election. Smith was widely seen as Dayton’s...