Donald Trump says Mitch McConnell has a 'death wish' and insults his wife, Elaine Chao, after the senator voiced support for the Electoral Count Act reforms
Trump's remarks demonstrate a growing schism between him and McConnell, as the senator increasingly distanced himself from the former president.news.yahoo.com
Schmitt holds double-digit lead in Missouri Senate race: poll
Missouri Senate candidate Eric Schmitt (R) is leading Democratic challenger Trudy Busch Valentine by 11 percentage points, according to a new Emerson College Polling-The Hill survey released Friday. The poll of likely Missouri voters showed 49 percent of respondents saying they would support Schmitt if the Senate election were held today compared to Busch Valentine…news.yahoo.com
Sen. Dianne Feinstein chides staffers as they race to prep her for stopgap government funding vote: 'I don't even know what that is'
Dianne Feinstein ripped into staff trying to debrief her ahead of a routine Senate vote, telling them she had no clue what they were talking about.news.yahoo.com
Biden: Reports of 'substantial loss of life' post Ian
Following a briefing at FEMA headquarters in Washington on now Tropical Storm Ian, President Joe Biden said “our entire country hurts” along with the people of Florida after the Category 4 hurricane devastated communities across the state. (Sept. 29)news.yahoo.com
McConnell suggests better odds of Republicans taking Senate
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that he believes his party now has a “50-50 shot” of getting the chamber back less than six weeks away from the midterm elections. “We are in a bunch of close races,” McConnell told reporters during a press conference. The comments reflect a greater degree of optimism from the GOP leader after he drew criticism last month from fellow Republicans when he downplayed the party’s chances in the fall elections, saying it would be more likely for the party to gain control of the House than the Senate.news.yahoo.com
Ted Cruz votes against bipartisan bill to prevent another Jan. 6 – Houston Public Media
The Texan objected to certifying Arizona’s electoral votes as rioters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The bill, which Cruz voted against in committee on Tuesday, would make a similar move in the future meaningless.houstonpublicmedia.org
Arkansas senator suspended over filing frivolous complaint
An Arkansas state senator won't have access to Senate offices and can't participate in legislative meetings after the Senate on Tuesday ruled he made a frivolous ethics complaint against a fellow lawmaker in retaliation for sanctions he received earlier this year. The Senate earlier this month rejected a complaint Clark had filed against Democratic Sen. Stephanie Flowers accusing her of improperly receiving per diem payments for legislative meetings she attended via Zoom. The ethics panel ruled that Clark had filed the complaint as retaliation after the Senate stripped him and another lawmaker of their leadership posts after Clark sought reimbursement for a meeting he didn't attend.news.yahoo.com
McConnell backs post-Jan. 6 revisions to elections law
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says he will “proudly support” legislation to overhaul rules for certifying presidential elections, bolstering a bipartisan effort to revise a 19th century law and avoid another Jan. 6 insurrection.
Mitch McConnell is 'proudly' supporting a bill that aims to prevent another Trump-style coup, saying January 6 'underscored the need for an update'
McConnell's support for the Senate bill to reform the Electoral Count Act comes just days after all but 9 Republicans voted against the House version.news.yahoo.com
McConnell endorses bill to prevent efforts to subvert presidential election results
Like a similar bill that passed the House last week, the Senate bill was prompted by the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob seeking to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral win.washingtonpost.com
Voters divided amid intense fight for control of Congress, poll finds
The fight for control of Congress is an intense one, as Republicans hold significant advantages in the most competitive House seats. But the GOP edge is being tempered by energy among Democrats over abortion rights.washingtonpost.com
In GOP legislatures, a gender divide emerges over abortion
Outside the chambers of the West Virginia Legislature, the marble foyer was packed with young women in T-shirts, ripped jeans, and gym shorts holding signs with uteruses drawn in colored marker. “Abortion is essential.” A stark gender divide has emerged in debates unfolding in Republican-led states including West Virginia, Indiana and South Carolina following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June decision to end constitutional protections for abortion.news.yahoo.com
State Sen. Emil Jones III to be arraigned Friday on bribery charges
Illinois state Sen. Emil Jones III is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges alleging he took bribes from a red-light camera company executive in exchange for killing legislation that went against the company’s interests.chicagotribune.com
Manchin rails against 'revenge politics' on permit plan
Sen. Joe Manchin on Tuesday railed against what he called “revenge politics″ being used against him, as liberals in the House and Senate team up with Republicans to oppose his plan to speed permits for natural gas pipelines and other energy projects.
Surprise Senate vote would overturn Biden environmental rule
In a surprise victory for Republicans, the Senate on Thursday voted to overturn a Biden administration rule requiring rigorous environmental review of major infrastructure projects such as highways, pipelines and oil wells — a victory enabled in part by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.