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Hickenlooper ends White House bid, mulls Senate run in 2020

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has ended his longshot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, and says he's giving "serious thought" to running for the Senate in 2020.

Rand Paul undergoes lung surgery stemming from assault

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he underwent lung surgery in a procedure he says stems from injuries suffered when a neighbor tackled him outside his home in 2017.

House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

The House has overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.

Biden says he was wrong in comments about segregationists

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday apologized for recent comments about working with segregationist senators in his early days in the U.S. Senate, saying he understands now his remarks could have been offensive to some.
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Sen. Burr takes GOP fire over Trump Jr subpoena

Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not "case closed" as some in the party insist. Trump said he was "very surprised" at the move.
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GOP leader McConnell says ‘case closed’ on Mueller probe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declaring "case closed" on the Russia probe and potential obstruction by President Donald Trump, deriding Democrats who he says are "grieving" the result.

Raleigh investment firm CEO Tucker seeking US Senate seat

A retired North Carolina investment company executive has taken the first step toward challenging U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis in next year's Republican primary.
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McConnell proposes raising minimum age for buying tobacco

The Senate leader said Thursday his bill will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices.
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Trump issues first veto after rebuke of border order

President Donald Trump issued the first veto of his presidency on Friday, overruling Congress to protect his emergency declaration for border wall funding.

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