Election Outlook: GOP's Quest for the Senate

Election Outlook: GOP's Quest for the Senate

Find the latest news and debate on the Republicans taking back control of the Senate in 2014.

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  • Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican, is poised to become chairman of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee if Republicans reclaim control of the Senate in the November midterms. (Associated Press)

    The telecom agenda of a GOP Senate

    By The Washington Times

    Q&A with Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican and ranking member of the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Published June 29, 2014

  • Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican, said President Obama's liberal spending on green initiatives is at the expense of a robust and ready U.S. military. He is looking for ways to change that. (Associated Press)

    Cost of 'green' initiatives is U.S. security

    By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times

    President Obama has spent about $120 billion on climate change initiatives since taking office. That is the equivalent of 1,400 F-35s — the Pentagon’s most expensive fighter jets, according to estimates by Sen. James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Published June 29, 2014

  • Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, has been chipping away at Obamacare, but if his party takes control of the Senate in November elections, he hopes to overhaul President Obama's signature health care law. (The Washington Times)

    Hatch's healthier health care option

    By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times

    There is no Obamacare retreat in Sen. Orrin G. Hatch's office. The Utah Republican promises that President Obama's signature health care law will cease to exist in its current form if Republicans win control of the Senate this fall. Published June 29, 2014

  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, is pushing to make the export of U.S. natural gas and oil easier, over the concerns of environmentalists. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    Fueling the world

    By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski is looking to help drive the natural gas export rush and maybe even turn some heads into considering shipping oil, despite pricing and environmental concerns. Published June 29, 2014

  • Sen. Chuck Grassley, Iowa Republican and one of the Senate's top government watchdogs, said that if Republicans take back the Senate in November, he is ready to launch investigations into government scandals. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

    A watchdog ready to dig deeper

    By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times

    Government watchdog Sen. Chuck Grassley is waiting to be unleashed. Published June 29, 2014

  • Sen. Mike Crapo (right), Idaho Republican, confers with Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican. He aims to revamp a $10 trillion mortgage market, the largest piece of unfinished business from the 2008 credit crisis. (Associated press)

    Finding the middle ground

    By Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times

    Sen. Mike Crapo, Idaho Republican, has been in a yearlong tug of war to revamp the nation’s $10 trillion mortgage market. Published June 29, 2014

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