Sen. Bob Menendez says he will support Mike Pompeo if the CIA director wins Senate approval and becomes America's next top diplomat. But the Democratic senator from New Jersey says there are good reasons for him to vote "no" on Pompeo's nomination.
Sen. Rand Paul spent 13 hours on a talking filibuster to stall the nomination of John Brennan to head up the CIA. With bipartisan concern over drone strikes aimed at Americans overseas, some are concerned drones could also be used on American soil in the future.
So what do the wins and losses add up to for Tea Party members across the country? Matt Kibbe, the President of FreedomWorks, and Todd Zwillich, the Takeaway's Washington correspondent, also weighs in.
On election day, we take a look at the likely contours of Tea Party power.
Dr. Rand Paul put the Tea Party on the political map last week as he handily beat GOP-blessed Senate primary candidate (Kentucky) Trey Grayson. But in the first few days after his victory, the novice politician stumbled on his first big political test.