McConnell not ruling out witnesses in impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is not ruling out witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, but indicated he was in no hurry to seek new testimony either.

Walz appointment gives Senate GOP some space

Incoming Gov. Tim Walz's appointment of a Democratic senator to his administration gives Republicans some temporary breathing space in the chamber.

Senate OKs Coast Guard bill with ballast water compromise

The U.S. Senate has approved a new policy on ships that dump ballast water in coastal ports and the Great Lakes, a practice blamed for spreading invasive species that damage the environment and the economy.