Republican Josh Hawley’s campaign is keeping the pressure on Sen. Claire McCaskill (D., Mo.) over her vote against confirming CIA director Gina Haspel, who was officially instated on Monday.
Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) said on Friday that her “career as a prosecutor was marked by fierce opposition to the death penalty,” but it was just four years ago that she was defending the California death penalty in federal court.
Senator Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) went after Sen. Claire McCaskill on Saturday for her decision to vote against confirming Gina Haspel as CIA director, which he said showed she values “obstructionist politics” more than “keeping this country safe.”
A group of Democratic senators who voted against confirming Mike Pompeo as secretary of state late last month have sent him a letter telling him they “stand ready to work” with him on the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
The brother of Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D., N.D.) dug for dirt in divorce papers of a conservative blogger often critical of his sister, part of an apparent effort to get a state outlet to remove his platform.
A bill by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) to allow a Native American tribe to continue a stalled Massachusetts casino project is being pushed by lobbyists for Malaysian gambling giant Genting, which invested close to $300 million in the project and risks losing it all.
The newly anointed Republican challenger to Sen. Joe Donnelly (D., Ind.) is pressing the sitting senator to make a decision on whether he will vote to confirm Gina Haspel as CIA director.
An Axios analysis of political spending in special elections that found Democrats to be spending far less per vote than Republicans did not include actual campaign spending, which is how Democrats have been spending most of their money and dramatically alters the figures presented.