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On Tuesday, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) defended a former staffer—Rob Porter, the Trump White House’s staff secretary—accused of domestic abuse. On Wednesday afternoon, he walked back his defense. But on Wednesday night, after Porter resigned,...

In exchange for leaving out a key program protecting about 800,000 undocumented immigrants, Senate Democrats have pried several billion dollars in funding increases for other domestic policy priorities out of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). A...

According to NBC News, 2016 was a high-water mark for women running for political office. It had 16 women running for the Senate and 167 running for the House of Representatives. But 2018 has made those numbers look small.In 2018, there are 397 women...

Tammy Duckworth, the freshman senator and Iraq war vet who lost both her legs in combat, announced she's pregnant with her second child in a Chicago Sun-Times exclusive Tuesday. Her pregnancy is a milestone. She will be the first sitting senator to g...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell managed to convince Senate Democrats to vote to fund the government on Monday on the strength of his word. Based on even his recent track record, that word is worth very little. McConnell said Monday, before a v...

At least 31 Republicans have said they will retire instead of running for re-election in 2018. Are they afraid a wave election will sweep them out of office, and they would rather avoid the embarrassment? It could be, because Democrats hold a signifi...

The senator’s response to being named “Utahn of the Year” by The Salt Lake Tribune led to ridicule. A spokesman said the comment had been tongue-in-cheek.