BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — U.S. Sen. John Kennedy is adding his prodigious fundraising talents to a political organization aimed at electing more conservative Republicans to the Louisiana...
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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has spent much of his adult life crusading for the issues that are important to him and now he's helping to commemorate the 80th birthday...
BOSTON (AP) — Historic photographs of President John F. Kennedy and the other prominent Kennedys are adorning Boston's Financial District.
The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy teamed up to create the display.
Organizers say banners displaying the iconic images will remain in place along the Greenway for the rest of the winter.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on dueling rallies former Vice President Joe Biden and current Vice President Mike Pence are having in Indiana to support Senate candidates (all times local):
Former Vice President Joe Biden has brought his blue-collar appeal to a Democratic stronghold of Indiana, heaping praise on Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly as the kind of guy who keeps his word, puts country over party — and would have his back in a street fight.
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:
The Times Herald-Record on the power of the ballot
What happens in a system of checks and balances when there are no checks? The system goes off balance. To those who depend on the system, that can be an annoyance — "You didn't warn me to slow down and now I've got a speeding ticket!"
BOSTON (AP) — Visitors to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will be able to pay tribute to the late U.S. Sen. John McCain.
The educational facility in Boston, which includes a replica of the U.S. Senate chamber, planned to offer a live feed Saturday of the memorial service for McCain at the Washington National Cathedral.
Visitors have been invited to sign a condolence book and leave any messages they would like for the longtime Arizona senator's family.
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Two teens from Nashua and Plaistow have been chosen to represent New Hampshire in the United States Senate Youth Program.
Meera Kurup of Nashua, and Cameron Magner of Plaistow, will be among 104 students attending the program's 56th annual Washington Week events in March. They also will receive $10,000 college scholarships.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and sexual misconduct (all times local):
The Senate has released a bare-bones report showing it's paid nearly $1.5 million in taxpayer money over the past two decades in what senators say were harassment settlements.
A two-page release reveals no names of lawmakers or victims and few details.
It says $599,000 was for 13 settlements involving "member-led" Senate offices. The remaining $853,000 was for 10 settlements involving "other" Senate offices.
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is sending a harsh message to politicians lobbying for him to appoint them to Sen. John McCain's seat should the ailing senator step down.
Ducey said on KTAR radio Tuesday that those people have "basically disqualified themselves by showing their true character."
Ducey didn't name those fishing for McCain's seat, but said he considered the whole topic of McCain's health a "little bit off color."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen has been calling potential donors to let them know he plans to join the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate.
A prominent supporter confirmed he had spoken to Bredesen, the most recent Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, about the decision Wednesday. He spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because an official announcement wasn't expected until Thursday.
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Former White House strategist Steve Bannon told CNN Tuesday he is going to campaign for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore at a rally in the state next week, making a strong show of support for the embattled Republican a week before the special election.
The announcement came hours after The Associated Press reported that Bannon, who had not campaigned for Moore since days before the Sept. 26 Republican runoff, had no plans to campaign for Moore.
BOSTON (AP) — John Kerry has been named the first recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate in Boston.
The former Democratic presidential nominee, secretary of state and U.S. senator was honored Sunday at a dinner attended by Kennedy's widow.
Quoting her late husband, Victoria Reggie Kennedy says Kerry "understands that America's strength comes from the power of our ideas."
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that he had been holding out hope that his friend Bob Corker would run for a third term in the U.S. Senate. But now that Corker has decided to retire from Congress, the governor said he's been thrust into the position of having to give a Senate bid serious consideration.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Football star Peyton Manning ruled out a bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by the retirement of Republican Bob Corker, saying in a sports radio interview on Wednesday that he is giving "zero consideration" to running.
"I certainly have an interest in politics and in our country," the former NFL and University of Tennessee quarterback told WGFX-FM. "I just have zero interest in being a politician."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee and a political force on financial issues, announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election.
The 65-year-old lawmaker, who recently had been encouraged by President Donald Trump to seek a third term, made the surprise announcement hours before a showdown vote in an Alabama Senate runoff in which the establishment favorite lost to firebrand Judge Roy Moore.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has joined 14 other Republican governors in backing a last-ditch GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
The governors sent a letter Tuesday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, writing that they "appreciate" the bill by GOP Sens. Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham.
"We call on the members of the United States Senate to move quickly to repeal Obamacare and replace it," they wrote.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — The United States Senate has confirmed Billings attorney Kurt Alme as the chief law enforcement officer in Montana.
The Great Falls Tribune reports https://goo.gl/Yhdyhz Alme was unanimously confirmed Thursday as the U.S. Attorney for the District of Montana. President Donald Trump nominated the Great Falls native in June.