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Past articles by Alexander:

Scott says Democrats are to blame for the failure of police reform legislation

Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.), the lead Senate Republican negotiator on police reform, on Monday signaled he’s willing to have another go at the tough issue in the wake of Tyre Nichols’s death at the hands… → Read More

Tim Scott is pivotal figure as Tyre Nichols beating rekindles talk of police reform

Presidential politics are hanging over efforts to rekindle police reform in Congress after the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols at the hands of police in Memphis. The lead Republican negotiator in the… → Read More

Senate conservatives press McConnell to punt on omnibus

Senate conservatives on Wednesday sent a letter to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) urging him to skip a year-end omnibus spending package and instead insist on a short-term stopgap f… → Read More

Watch live: Biden delivers remarks from event at Howard Theatre

President Biden will deliver remarks Thursday in an address to his campaign staff and volunteers. The event is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. ET. Watch the video above. → Read More

Chatter grows over potential Rick Scott GOP leadership challenge to Mitch McConnell

The prospect of Senate Republicans picking up as many as two to five seats in the midterms is fueling chatter of a showdown between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and National Repub… → Read More

Schumer says he will back Biden if he runs in 2024

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he will support President Biden for reelection in 2024 if the 79-year-old runs for a second term, which some Democrats and analysts say is becom… → Read More

McConnell won’t comment on bill protecting same-sex marriage until it reaches floor

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) won’t say whether he will support bipartisan, House-passed legislation to require states to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states unt… → Read More

Sanders says Democrats’ prescription drug reform bill is ‘weak’

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Tuesday that the prescription drug reform proposal that Democrats plan to move under special budget reconciliation rules is “weak,” noti… → Read More

Judiciary Committee deadlocks on Biden’s pick to head ATF

The Senate Judiciary Committee deadlocked 11-11 Thursday morning on a vote to advance President Biden’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Steve Dettelbach. T… → Read More

Negotiators craft parameters of Senate gun-violence package

Senate negotiators have sketched the outlines of a bill to address gun violence and respond to recent mass shootings in Buffalo, N.Y., and Uvalde, Texas, but they haven’t yet nailed down the crucia… → Read More

Schumer calls Fox News ‘cowardly’ for not airing Jan. 6 hearing

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Tuesday blasted Fox News as “cowardly” for deciding not to televise the highly anticipated prime-time hearing later this week by the House select … → Read More

Schumer giving more time for bipartisan talks on guns

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Tuesday he is encouraging a bipartisan group of negotiators to keep working on a compromise proposal to respond to recent mass shootings in Buff… → Read More

Senators say they need more time on gun talks

Senate negotiators say they are making progress toward a deal to address gun violence, but they aren’t there yet. Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the lead Republican negotiator, on Monday said negotiator… → Read More

Senators make last-ditch bid for Manchin’s backing

Democrats and Republicans are competing for Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-W.Va.) attention when it comes to what elements of President Biden’s agenda are still in play ahead of the midterm elections … → Read More

Biden, Democrats out of sync in pushing assault weapons ban

President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are calling for bans on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines but they’re out of step with members of their own party who don’t want to vote on… → Read More

10 states with the highest gas prices over Memorial Day weekend

The nation’s average gas price reached $4.62 cents on Memorial Day, the start of the summer driving season, but some states have been especially hard hit by higher gas prices. Here are the ten st… → Read More

Bipartisan Senate working group on gun violence will meet Tuesday

Republican and Democratic senators negotiating over a legislative proposal to respond to mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, will hold a Zoom call Tuesday in hopes of reaching a deal on a … → Read More

NRA re-elects Charles Cotton as president, Wayne LaPierre as CEO

The National Rifle Association on Monday that it has re-elected Charles Cotton as president and Wayne LaPierre as CEO and executive vice president, despite recent controversies surrounding their le… → Read More

Local official says Biden wants to tear down Robb Elementary School in Uvalde

President Biden reportedly told a local Texas official that he wants to tear down Robb Elementary School, where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest shooting since 20 child… → Read More

Biden to meet with Federal Reserve chair to discuss economy amid high inflation

President Biden will meet Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Tuesday to discuss the national economy amid high inflation, which has hurt Biden’s job approval rating. It’s the first me… → Read More