The Senate majority leader said "impeachment obsession" was paralyzing Congress with just weeks of the year remaining.
Chris Van Hollen said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is being allowed to cozy up to Putin "with impunity."
This week, the Senate confirmed eight of Trump's nominees. As it now stands, Trump has 51 more judicial nominees pending before the Senate.
Organizers want to shake political leaders into action on gun control.
The House is likely to impeach President Donald Trump but whether the GOP-controlled Senate will convict him is an open question.
"I think a full blown defense that says 'this is a hoax' and 'there's absolutely nothing to it,' will be difficult for them to sustain," Senator Chris Coons said.
The former secretary of state told Howard Stern that the Republican was "funny" and "good company" when they traveled as senators.
"We knew all along that there was no scandal here, " the former White House press secretary said on Fox News.
"He's a base politician. He doesn't know how to turn this around," Douglas Brinkley assessed.
"The horrifying acts of violence against hundreds of Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee should be condemned, not celebrated with Medals of Honor," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who introduced an act to have Medals of Honor rescinded from U.S. soldiers who participated in the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890.
Chris Coons told CNN he hoped colleagues in both parties would take an impeachment trial seriously and consider the evidence in front of them.
Over 75 percent of the 25,000 workplace assaults reported annually in the United States took place in hospitals and other health care and social services settings, according to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Removing Trump from office would require a two-thirds majority vote in the Senate, which MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Lemire said won't happen.
Congress passed a stopgap spending measure to fund the government through December 20. A government shutdown was set to commence Thursday at midnight without congressional action.
If the Hong Kong government was really confident in the path and actions it has recently taken, there would be no hesitation whatsoever in holding a free and fair election this weekend.
The new legislation—which would allow the U.S. to sanction Chinese officials who abuse human rights in Hong Kong—has been passed by the House and the Senate and now awaits the president's signature.
Little of note has been achieved in the 18 months since President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a vague agreement on denuclearization in Singapore.
"Members of the Senate have said, 'I understand everything there is about this case, and I won't vote to impeach the president.' Please allow the facts to do the talking," Graham said in 1998.
The Senate Majority Leader said it is "way too early" to say how the Senate "might handle impeachment."
Mitt Romney, Joni Ernst, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski: If more than a couple of GOP senators say they intend to vote against Trump, a flood of Republican senators could turn against the president.
"How can we refuse to see that shooting in real time, demanding our attention, requiring our action?" Senator Blumenthal asked his colleagues as he learned of the Santa Clarita shooting.
Representative Charles Booker, Kentucky's youngest black lawmaker in 90 years, announced he's forming an exploratory committee to look into unseating Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Nearly a dozen members of the upper chamber—Democrats and Republicans—told Newsweek they will tune out the public proceedings for several reasons, most of whom cited a lack of time.
Republican Matt Bevin lost to his Democratic rival in Kentucky's gubernatorial election but other races on that day were dominated by the GOP.
President Donald Trump reportedly sent a warning to his former attorney general, who is considering standing in Alabama's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate.
In the lead-up to a new movie dramatizing the Senate Torture Report's creation, the report's primary author speaks out on the ongoing dangers of CIA abuses.
Senator Lindsey Graham told Politico that every day of the Trump administration has been like Christmas. "You don't know what's under the tree. It can be that shotgun you've been hoping to get, or it can be a sweater you don't want," he said.
Among a dozen Republican and Democratic senators, the methods by which members say they're preparing for the procedures of a trial range widely.
"My assessment is one could run into February," said. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. "Will it? It's not up to me."
Graham said Tuesday that evidence against Trump from Gordon Sondland's testimony was a "bunch of BS."