Messy intel fight comes to Senate with Friday deadline

The Senate will take its first vote on keeping a key surveillance power in place Thursday, setting up a tough negotiation with privacy hawks in order to avoid a Saturday lapse in the controversial spy authorities. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Tuesday he will move to set up a vote on the expiring Section 702 … Read more

What to watch for in the Senate impeachment trial of Alejandro Mayorkas

The Senate is set to begin an impeachment trial this week for Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas — the first of its kind in nearly 150 years — after weeks of delay. Mayorkas became the second Cabinet secretary ever impeached last month, after the GOP-controlled House’s second try succeeded. Republicans have channeled their outrage over … Read more

Johnson plans separate House votes on Ukraine and Israel this week

Speaker Mike Johnson told GOP lawmakers that he’ll try to pass four measures this week to send aid to Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan — each in separate bills, according to two Republicans in the private Monday meeting. A fourth proposed bill would include a package of related measures, including a lend-lease deal for military aid, … Read more

Santos' threatened comeback bid hasn't raised a single dime

A new campaign committee from disgraced former Rep. George Santos raised no money and reported no activity in March, calling into question his plans to return to Congress. Santos announced last month that he planned to mount a primary challenge to Rep. Nick LaLota (R-N.Y.). He did not qualify for June’s GOP primary, though he … Read more

House Democrats prepare to try for another Roe election

They turned the reversal of Roe v. Wade into campaign rocket fuel two years ago, denying the GOP its hopes for a “red wave.” Now House Democrats are preparing to try to again sink vulnerable Republicans on abortion. Internal party polling data backs up their strategy. Democratic lawmakers viewed a recent survey from their campaign … Read more