The most fertile ground for Republicans is the growing ranks of independents. And efforts to rebrand the party from the inside are prompting a stir within a new generation of young politicians.
Reform advocates are adapting to conservatives' tactics and aim to flood audiences to give Democrats cover from attacks.
At a time when the threat of filibusters is constant, GOP Senators Enzi, Snowe, and Grassley can wield tremendous influence.
The Democrats built their majority on gains made in conservative-leaning areas. Now, those lawmakers are getting cold feet about the cost of the plan.
There’s no reform bill to debate yet, but both sides know that shaping the debate early is crucial to victory.
It's better for Democrats than 59. But a Senate supermajority didn't much help the last president to have one: Jimmy Carter.
Republicans on Capitol Hill are acutely aware that the tone and content of the nominee's hearing could redefine the party after two punishing national elections.
The Senate denied Obama the money to shut down the prison, in part because Democrats didn't want to be seen as soft on terrorism.
The Democratic lawmaker is under fire over her knowledge of harsh interrogation measures. What did she know and when did she know it?
Lawmakers face issues ranging from a huge deficit and bank regulations to healthcare reform and climate change.