The Kavanaugh Vote Could Ride on a Wedding in Montana (But Probably Won't)

Here is a very wild and dumb thing that happened tonight: Republican Senator Steve Daines announced that he may not be able to vote in the pivotal vote to confirm or deny Judge Brett Kavanaugh a Supreme Court seat this weekend, because it’s his daughter’s wedding. In Montana. Majority leader Mitch McConnell announced…

Black Senate Candidate in Mississippi Faces Republican With Confederate Flag on His Lawn Signs

Mike Espy is a black Democratic former Congressman and Agriculture Secretary from Mississippi who is running to fill Thad Cochran’s seat in the U.S. Senate. His opponents are Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (who was appointed when Cochran stepped down) and Chris McDaniel, a Republican whose yard signs feature a Confederate flag.

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson Happy to Coast on Andrew Gillum's Momentum But Not His Politics

Despite current projections that the Democrats will manage to win back the House of Representatives and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell publicly acknowledging he’s worried about losing a Senate race in the Republican stronghold of Tennessee, Florida’s three-term Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson is in the fight of…

Why Are Democrats Poised to Let 7 Trump-Nominated Judges Slide to Confirmation?

As the shamefully muted fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court mumbles on, there’s a bigger story playing out that’s even easier to miss: Democrats, now and for decades, have been shamefully outpaced by Republicans in their war for the judiciary. The staunchly conservative Federalist Society has…