President Donald Trump is a lightning rod on Capitol Hill, but his wife, however, apparently is not.
Discussions around legislative fixes to mass shootings heated up Wednesday as the attorney general returned to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers about proposed gun bills, including a measure that would expand background checks for buyers.
Congress returns Monday from a month-long recess struggling to resolve the difficult politics of gun control while trying to avoid yet another government shutdown in the Trump era.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Tuesday he won't run for governor of West Virginia in the 2020 election, ending speculation as to whether he would leave the Senate to return to his old job as chief executive.
Skepticism abounds that any measure significantly changing the nation's laws related to gun control will gain enough Republican support in the Senate to pass, coming a week after President Donald Trump's tours of Dayton and El Paso. But Trump's aides and congressional officials have begun early stage talks on some possible responses.
As President Donald Trump weighs legislative and executive options to address gun violence in the US, his own instinct to expand background checks is butting up against intense pressure from gun rights advocates, who are pressuring him that such a move would harm him politically.
Sen. Joe Manchin will win re-election in West Virginia, CNN projects, defeating Republican challenger Patrick Morrisey and keeping in Democratic hands a seat in a state that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump.
Senate Democrats are quickly shifting their focus away from the polarizing Brett Kavanaugh fight and plan to intensely focus on health care in the final weeks of the midterm election season.
Just minutes had passed after the conclusion of the historic and emotionally-fraught congressional hearing where Christine Blasey Ford accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her three decades ago, and the four senators who would decide the fate of arguably the most contentious Supreme Court nominee in history quietly gathered in an ornate third-floor Capitol office.
Thursday was a very good day for Brett Kavanaugh -- maybe his best day since being chosen as Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee back in July. Friday was even better, as his confirmation to the court appeared to be sealed with three key senators deciding he's worthy of being confirmed.
Ex-convict and coal baron Don Blankenship says he's running for the Senate in West Virginia as a third-party candidate after he lost in the Republican primary race two weeks ago.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is expected to vote on Gina Haspel's nomination to be the next CIA director on Wednesday, a committee aide told CNN on Monday.
President Donald Trump on Monday urged voters in West Virginia to reject controversial Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship in Tuesday's primary, stepping into a contest where establishment Republicans have grown increasingly worried that the ex-con coal baron could win.
West Virginia Republican U.S. Senate candidate Don Blankenship escalated his racial attacks on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a new ad ahead of Tuesday's primary.
Secretary of state nominee Mike Pompeo now has the support of three Democratic senators, after two lawmakers said Monday they'd back the CIA director to be the nation's next top diplomat.
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said he believes President Donald Trump would support a bill from him and GOP Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania to expand background checks on gun sales.
President Donald Trump asked Sen. Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican who's worked on a bill to strengthen background checks for gun purchases, whether he left a proposal to raise the gun purchasing age to 21 out of his measure because senators are "afraid of the NRA."
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, who's facing a tough re-election bid in West Virginia, urged his colleagues on Tuesday to pledge not to campaign against other sitting senators.
Democratic Sen. Pat Leahy expressed regret Monday for not waiting for an ethics investigation before calling for Sen. Al Franken to resign, coming just hours after Sen. Joe Manchin made similar comments about the Democratic push for the Minnesota senator to step down.