The announced retirements of Republican Senators Bob Corker (Tenn.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) — plus Democratic Senator Doug Jones’s stunning upset in Alabama and the emergence of crackpot Republican candidates (e.g., Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward in Arizona) — have put the Senate majority in play. A tidal wave of retirements in the House, including nine chairmen as of today, […]
The seeds for the epic meltdown in the Trump-Bannon relationship were sown in the contentious Alabama Senate special election, when Bannon’s candidate, Roy Moore, lost to Democrat Doug Jones — embarrassing the former White House aide and empowering his sworn enemy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Like we said in this morning’s Roundup, VP Mike Pence swore in two brand-new United State senators yesterday, both Democrats. Doug Jones, who beat Judge Roy Moore, fan of the Ten Commandments and (allegedly) little girls and no fan of...Read more
Yesterday was a historic moment for side-eye — and, you know, the state of Alabama or whatever. Democrat Doug Jones was sworn in Wednesday by Vice President Mike Pence, making him Alabama's first Democratic Senator in 25 years. Alongside the newly minted senator was his son, Carson Jones, who is gay. Show More Summary
Carson Jones, the gay son of Democratic Alabama Senator Doug Jones, posted a photo to social media of his dad’s swearing-in on Wednesday. In the photo, Carson appears to be staring down Vice President Mike Pence. Jones hashtagged the photo… Read The post Doug Jones’s Gay Son Carson Stares Down Homophobic VP Mike Pence at Senate Swearing-In appeared first on Towleroad.
ROLL CALL: Doug Jones Now Faces the Red-State Democrat’s Dilemma. Doug Jones will enter the Senate on Wednesday as the Democrat who did the impossible — he won his seat in Republican-dominated Alabama. He will now join a small cadre of red-state Democrats who have to navigate an increasingly divisive political environment. Jones said he […]
In Alabama’s special election to determine who would replace Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate, Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican Roy Moore. Sessions, a pro-life Republican, is currently serving as Attorney General for the Trump...Show More Summary
Two new Democratic senators were sworn in Wednesday, including Alabama’s Doug Jones, whose stunning special-election win narrowed the Republican majority in the chamber to just 51-49 as President Trump looks to implement his 2018 agenda. Jones was joined by Tina Smith of Minnesota, appointed by...
The GOP majority narrowed to 51-49 as two new Democratic senators were sworn in
Vice President Pence on Wednesday swore in a pair of Democrats as the newest Senators on Capitol Hill.
Our enthusiasm edge won't be enough. We need money, discipline and candidates everywhere who know who they are and what they're doing.
Democrat Doug Jones, who pulled off a political upset in the South, took office even though his opponent Roy Moore refuses to concede
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota sworn in as senators, GOP majority narrows.
Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota were sworn in as senators on Wednesday, leaving Republicans with a 51-49 majority and the Senate with a record 22 women.
Talking Points Memo reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden will escort Sen.-elect Doug Jones (D-AL) to his swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday morning, according to CNN and local reports from Alabama. While the state colleague typically accompanies a new senator to the swearing-in ceremony, Jones did not ask Sen. Show More Summary
While you can expect him to reflect Alabama sensitivities in the Senate, he’s not going to be a Democrat in name only.
Doug Jones, the Democratic Alabama senator-elect, said Tuesday that he’s chosen Dana Gresham to be his chief of staff. Jones,will be the only Democratic senator with a black person in the chief …...
On Wednesday, Democrats Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota will be seated in the U.S. Senate. This marks the first time in...
The Alabama Democrat will be sworn in Wednesday.
They come from states and political cultures where Democrats had to reach out to Republicans. That’s fine to a point. But that’s not who put them in office.