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Jeff Sessions to announce run for Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday a campaign for his old US Senate seat, according to a GOP official familiar with the plan, a decision that could roil the Republican primary and provide the ultimate test of President Donald Trump's sway over his supporters.

How the last chief justice handled an impeachment trial

Two decades ago, Chief Justice William Rehnquist captured unprecedented attention as he presided over the Senate trial of a president, a role that would fall to Chief Justice John Roberts if the US House were to impeach President Donald Trump and a Senate trial were launched.

Democrats raise concerns about Air Force probe of top general

Two Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee are raising concerns about the US Air Force's investigation clearing four-star General John Hyten, President Donald Trump's nominee to become vice chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, of allegations of sexual misconduct.

Barr: Mueller did not ask for conclusion on obstruction of justice

Attorney General William Barr said special counsel Robert Mueller did not ask him or Congress to come to a determination on whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, but that he made a conclusion there wasn't a case to prosecute because "that's generally how the Department of Justice works."

Cory Booker to introduce reparations commission bill in Senate

Sen. Cory Booker announced Monday he will take the lead in the Senate on a proposal that would establish a commission to study possible reparations, an idea that has emerged as a key policy question in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and won broad support from the candidates.

Interior secretary nominee faces confirmation hearing

Acting Interior Secretary David Bernhardt will testify in front of senators for his confirmation hearing ahead of a vote that could make him the next secretary of one of the largest departments in the federal government.

Democrats plan to block Green New Deal in Senate vote Tuesday

The Senate will vote Tuesday to take up the Green New Deal, the progressives' prescription to battle climate change, but it is expected to be blocked by Democrats, who support many of the ideas in the plan but believe Republicans are trying to score political points by forcing a quick vote on the nascent proposal.