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Virginia voters head to the polls at Nottingham Elementary School November 5, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. All 140 seats in the General Assembly are on the ballot today as Virginia holds its statewide election for the state legislature with national political parties closely watching the results as a potential indicator of the 2020 presidential election.

Democrats take control of the Virginia State Senate and House of Delegates

This election is particularly meaningful to Democrats who now have control of the state government for the first time in over two decades.
Sen. Lindsey Graham

Republicans have reeked of desperation while stumbling through a disastrous week defending Trump

The walls are closing in on President Donald Trump, and he's dragging Republican members of Congress into his mess.

Lindsey Graham introduced a resolution denouncing the House’s impeachment investigation

Congressional Republicans have so far lambasted the impeachment inquiry on process grounds, claiming it denies Trump "due process."

Here are all the Republican lawmakers who supported or refused to condemn Trump comparing impeachment to lynching

"I’m from South Carolina, I understand it very well. Mob rule is what lynching is all about," Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters.
Side-by-side images of Senators Mitt Romney and Bernie Sanders.

Mitt Romney said everyone in the Senate is ‘really nice’ except for Bernie Sanders, who ‘just kind of scowls’

Romney has emerged as one of the few Republican senators willing to take a stand against Trump, but he says most people are really nice.
Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell warns Republicans in private meeting that Trump’s impeachment trial could start as soon as November

McConnell explained how the impeachment process would work during a private weekly lunch meeting with GOP lawmakers.

Cory Booker is running for president in 2020. Here’s everything we know about the candidate and how he stacks up against the competition.

Sen. Cory Booker gained national attention as mayor of Newark, New Jersey. Now he's running for President of the United States.

Russian trolls tried to stoke racial divisions with the NFL kneeling debate and Colin Kaepernick well after 2016, Senate report says

The report said that the focus on the NFL kneeling controversy went well beyond 2016 and continued as late as March 2018.

In rare bipartisan moment, Senate unanimously votes for Trump to release whistleblower complaint to intelligence committees

This comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump stemming from the contents of the complaint.

An anti-vaxx protester was arrested for dropping ‘menstrual blood’ on California lawmakers

An anti-vaccine activist was arrested when she allegedly threw a feminine hygiene device that appeared to contain blood from a second-floor balcony.