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Laura Litvan

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Recent articles by Laura:

Trump’s Influence on the Republican Party Is Waning, Senator Toomey Says

Retiring Republican Senator Pat Toomey said Donald Trump’s influence on the party is diminishing “rapidly” and the former president has little chance of becoming the GOP presidential nominee in 2024. → Read More

McConnell Says Senate Is Nearing Deal on Rail Strike Vote

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he believes the chamber is close to an agreement to vote Thursday on legislation to avert a crippling US rail strike. → Read More

GOP’s Thune Sees Debt-Ceiling Hike as Vehicle for Budget Cuts

Senate Republicans want to leverage the next US debt limit increase to force cuts in projected federal spending and changes to Social Security and other entitlement programs, the party’s No. 2 leader said. → Read More

Warnock Won in a 2021 Georgia Run-Off Race. Now Democrats Need Him to Do It Again

A victory by Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock in next week’s Georgia runoff election would hand his party a crucial 51st seat and some concrete advantages over Republicans. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi’s Groundbreaking Tenure Opened Up Doors for Women

The first female speaker of the House announced she will not run again for Democratic leader → Read More

McConnell Is Re-Elected to Lead Senate GOP, Overcoming Party Revolt

Mitch McConnell overcame an eleventh-hour challenge and a revolt by some Republicans frustrated with the GOP’s unexpectedly poor showing in the midterms to win reelection as his party’s leader in the US Senate. → Read More

Senate to Begin Debate This Week on Bill to Protect Same-Sex Marriage

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Democratic Senator Mark Kelly Edges Out Blake Masters in Arizona

Democratic Senator Mark Kelly of Arizona has won re-election, according to the Associated Press and two networks, defeating Republican Blake Masters and helping Democrats keep open the possibility of retaining control of the Senate. → Read More

GOP Makes Gains in House While Senate Fight Is Too Close to Call

Republicans made gains in their drive to take control of Congress in a US election that was shaped by voters’ concerns on inflation and that laid bare the nation’s divisions on cultural and social issues. As polls closed in the eastern half of the US, Florida continued making the turn from swing state to Republican stronghold as GOP Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio handily won… → Read More

Two Russians Seek Refuge in Alaska After Fleeing Draft for Ukraine War

Two Russians are seeking refuge in the US after fleeing to Alaska to avoid President Vladimir Putin’s military conscription for the war in Ukraine. → Read More

Schumer, Manchin Quietly Resurrect Deal Washington Left for Dead

It looked to most Democrats in Washington two weeks ago that Senator Joe Manchin had slammed the brakes on President Joe Biden’s tax and climate agenda. → Read More

Pelosi’s Peers Say Don’t Cave to China Over Potential Taiwan Stop

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting bipartisan support for a possible trip to Taiwan, with some lawmakers from both parties arguing that it’s important that the top leader in the US Congress show no sign of giving in to pressure from China’s government. “If we can allow the Chinese to dictate who can visit Taiwan and who cannot, then we have already ceded Taiwan to the Chinese,” said Senate… → Read More

Wealthy Business Owners Are at Center of Fight Over Biden’s Tax Plan

Democrat Joe Manchin said Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s plan to expand taxes on some businesses to bolster Medicare needs more scrutiny and again raised alarms about inflation, potentially complicating Democrats’ attempt to pass a broad economic package. → Read More

‘Dreamers,’ DACA and Biden’s First Try on Immigration: What to Know

President Joe Biden wants to put Dreamers on a fast track to citizenship, an idea sure to face at least some resistance in Congress. → Read More

Inflation Could Help Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson’s Chances of Re-election

Inflation has hit Wisconsin especially hard. That bodes well for Senator Ron Johnson’s re-election hopes. → Read More

GOP Senator Ron Johnson Wanted to Intervene for Trump on Jan. 6

Ron Johnson, a staunch ally of Donald Trump and the most vulnerable Senate Republican, attempted to intervene on the former president’s behalf just moments before Congress met to certify the election results on Jan. 6, 2021, the House panel investigating the attack on the Capitol that day revealed Tuesday. → Read More

A Compromise on Gun Safety Is Brewing in the Senate

Senate Democrats said they were a bit more optimistic about a compromise with Republicans on gun-control legislation responding to the massacre of 19 elementary school children and two teachers in Texas. Then they left town for a 10-day recess. → Read More

Key Texas GOP Senator John Cornyn Joins Gun-Safety Talks, Cites School Shooting

Democratic and Republican senators grasping for some common ground on gun laws and school safety after the massacre of 19 students and two teachers in Texas are working under a short timetable, but there are prospects for a limited deal around so-called “red flag” laws and increasing school defenses. → Read More

Texas School Shooting: Senate's Schumer to Press Gun Law Talks, Chances 'Slim'

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer put two gun background check bills on the chamber’s calendar hours after the Texas school massacre, but there are no immediate plans to debate them and little chance for action as Republicans showed few signs of lifting their opposition to restrictions on firearms. → Read More

Biden Demands US ‘Stand Up’ to Gun Makers After Texas Attack Leaves 19 Children Dead

President Joe Biden mourned the killing of at least 19 children and two teachers in a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday, decrying their deaths as senseless and demanding action to try to curb the violence. → Read More