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Sessions eyes return to US Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions might be interested in jumping into the race for his old Senate seat, but some Republicans are throwing cold water on the idea.

Republicans in Congress take the reins in impeachment defense

Faced with a barrage of damaging headlines for President Donald Trump stemming from impeachment inquiry testimony, congressional Republicans are beginning to coalesce around a strategy aimed at discrediting key witnesses and taking a more confrontational stance against the Democratic-led impeachment process.

Key GOP senator: Budget deal will pass, but votes still being counted

Senate Majority Whip John Thune predicted Thursday that a spending caps and debt ceiling agreement will pass the chamber when it comes up for a vote next week, but he and other sources acknowledged Senate leaders are still whipping the vote and they are not taking anything for granted.

GOP-led Senate passes border funding bill

The Republican-led Senate on Wednesday passed a $4.6 billion bill to address the migrant crisis at the southern border, setting up a clash with House Democrats, who have passed a different version of similar legislation.

Top Republicans push back on Trump's national security moves

A growing number of Republicans are openly scoffing at President Donald Trump's handling of national security issues, with the Senate's number two Republican bashing Trump's criticism on Wednesday of the heads of the US intelligence community ahead of a vote on a measure disapproving Trump's Middle East policy.