The first test for President Obama’s nuclear framework with Iran will come Tuesday.
"This shouldn't be a long, protracted negotiation," says one leadership aide.
The Utah senator and Paul ally said explaining those views is his "biggest challenge."
Maneuvering on the left appeared to shift political calculations on Wednesday.
White House officials are hoping they can convince Sen. Bob Corker to give them time.
The attorney general nominee faces one of the closest confirmation votes in recent memory.
Schumer's silence makes Durbin look weak, say aides.
Liberals would have preferred Durbin or Warren to succeed Reid.
The two have long been seen as rivals to succeed Reid.
Obama also described Reid as an "ally" and "friend."
Reid and Durbin endorsed the New York senator.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has made a 180-degree turn on defense spending.
Republican senators with presidential ambitions face a big decision on the budget.
Republican leaders have much at stake as they look to amass votes.
McCain says he was "surprised and disappointed" by the remarks.
With an eye on 2016, congressional Republicans are adopting a new strategy on repealing ObamaCare.
“You've got to stick with one voice,” Sen. Joe Manchin said.
Senate Republicans are expected to lay out their budget this week.
Secretary of State Kerry ripped the letter at a Wednesday hearing.