Public pressure on members of Congress to close loopholes in bills regarding U.S. support of Saudi Arabia may well prove effective.
In an unexpectedly tilted 63-37 vote, it moves forward with a bill calling for an end to U.S. military aid in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
The arrival of Tina Smith and Doug Jones complicates Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's efforts to advance the White House's legislative agenda.
The Trump wing of the Republican Party is now committed to a form of politics indistinguishable from Muslim fundamentalism.
The Democrat's win reveals that many Republicans want nothing to do with Trump and Bannon's politics.
Jones—who became a target of the CIA because he searched for the truth—this week spoke out for the first time. He has been a key force in the disclosure of a scandal that one senator compared to Watergate.
Lawmakers are likely to approve the creation of a board to manage the island territory's crippled economy.
"If we can run a rendition, a kidnapping, a detention program, a torture program, keep it secret for years, and then when it is revealed, hold no one to account, what does this mean for the future direction of our society?" the NSA whistle-blower said after the U.S. Senate's release of the CIA torture report.
In an extraordinary development Thursday, the CIA director reversed months of angry public denials and apologized for the agency's past spying on staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee.