Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. (center), talks to reporters on Capitol Hill. He decided Tuesday not to seek a third term. Corker is the first Senate retirement of the 2018 election cycle.
Senator John McCain leaves after a procedural vote on healthcare on Thursday, as the Senate was to vote on moving head on health care with the goal of erasing much of Barack Obama's law.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky faces a tough choice — irritate the GOP base and work with Democrats or risk passing legislation that is not very meaningful.
Democrats are warning that Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., Trump's pick for attorney general, is trying to "rebrand" after failing to be confirmed as a federal judge in 1986 because of racism allegations.
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Vice President-elect Mike Pence campaigns with John Neely Kennedy, the Republican Senate candidate in Louisiana. Kennedy faces Democrat Foster Campbell in a runoff election on Dec. 10.