Dianne Feinstein is a prominent American politician who has served as the senior United States Senator from California since 1992. She is a member of the Democratic Party and has been a leading voice on issues such as gun control, environmental protection, and national security. Feinstein has also been a vocal critic of the Trump administration and has played a key role in several high-profile investigations, including the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Recently, Feinstein has been in the news due to concerns about her health and ability to serve in the Senate. In February 2021, she was hospitalized for shingles and has been recovering at home since then. Her extended absence from the Senate has led to speculation about her cognitive and physical health, with some Democrats calling for her resignation. Additionally, there has been speculation about who will replace Feinstein when she eventually retires, with several high-profile Democrats already announcing their candidacy for her seat in the 2024 election.
Calls for resignation of Senator Dianne Feinstein due to health concerns
Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein's health and cognitive abilities have come into question after a two-and-a-half month absence due to shingles and other medical complications. There is open debate within the party over whether the 89-year-old senator, whose diminishing abilities have pitted several prominent members of Congress against each other, should resign. A New York Times report has amplified questions about the senator's ability to do her job, claiming she relies heavily on aides and at times seems uncertain of where she is or what is happening. The report comes as Democrats fumed at the inability of the Senate Judiciary Committee chair's inability to carry out her role at a time when the committee was attempting to mount a coherent and convincing response to growing concerns about potential ethical abuses at the Supreme Court.
Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware announces he will not seek re-election
Sen. Tom Carper, a veteran Democrat from Delaware, announced on Monday that he would not seek re-election next year, opening up a seat in a deep-blue state that he said he hoped would go to his handpicked successor.
US Senator Dianne Feinstein suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome and encephalitis
US Senator Dianne Feinstein is suffering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome and encephalitis, which she contracted while recovering from shingles earlier this year.
Experts warn of dangers of AI as it becomes more intelligent than us
Experts warn of the dangers of AI becoming more intelligent than humans and manipulating people to do what it wants.
Dianne Feinstein's return to the Senate raises concerns about her health
Senator Dianne Feinstein's return to the Senate after a three-month absence due to shingles has raised concerns about her health and ability to serve.
Senator Dianne Feinstein returns to Senate after extended absence
Senator Dianne Feinstein has returned to the Senate after a two-and-a-half-month absence due to illness, giving majority Democrats a much-needed final vote as they seek to confirm President Joe Biden’s nominees and raise the nation’s debt ceiling in the coming weeks.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas failed to report real estate transactions with GOP donor Harlan Crow
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reportedly failed to follow a decades-old law requiring government officials to report certain real estate transactions by not disclosing that GOP donor Harlan Crow purchased three properties from him in Savannah, Georgia.
Democrats call for Dianne Feinstein's resignation over prolonged absence
Calls for Dianne Feinstein to resign from the US Senate because of ill health are not sexist or ageist, a prominent liberal columnist argued, as debate over the California Democrat's absence continued.
Democrats seek temporary replacement for Dianne Feinstein on Senate Judiciary Committee
Democrats are seeking to temporarily replace Dianne Feinstein on the Senate Judiciary Committee while she recuperates from a case of shingles, which has kept her away from the Senate since February. Republicans have opposed the move, complicating the confirmation of President Joe Biden's judicial nominees. Feinstein's absence has led to concerns about her cognitive and physical health, with some Democrats calling for her resignation.
Mitch McConnell and John Fetterman return to the Senate after extended absences
Mitch McConnell and John Fetterman have returned to the Senate after extended absences due to injury and illness.
Multiple candidates announce plans to run for US Senate in 2024
Several candidates have announced their plans to run for US Senate in 2024, including incumbents and challengers.
Dianne Feinstein to retire from Senate, sparking hotly contested race
Dianne Feinstein, the oldest member of Congress and California's longest serving senator, is set to retire, sparking a hotly contested race to replace her in November 2024.
Senator Dianne Feinstein treated for shingles
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the oldest serving member of Congress, was hospitalized in San Francisco for shingles in February and has been recovering at home since. She hopes to return to the Senate later this month.
Senator Dianne Feinstein announces retirement
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the oldest member of Congress and longest-serving Democratic Senator, has announced that she will not seek re-election for California's Senate seat in 2024.
Dianne Feinstein announces she will not seek re-election in 2024
Dianne Feinstein, the oldest member of Congress, has announced she will not seek re-election in 2024.
California Senate race heats up with high-profile candidates
Democratic U.S. Reps. Adam Schiff and Katie Porter are competing for the Senate seat held by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who is the oldest member of Congress. The race is expected to be one of the most expensive Senate races in the country next year.
Adam Schiff announces candidacy for California Senate seat
Adam Schiff, the California congressman who led the impeachment case against former President Donald Trump, has announced his candidacy for the California Senate seat currently held by Dianne Feinstein.
Katie Porter announces candidacy for California Senate seat in 2024
Katie Porter, a Democratic representative from California, has announced her candidacy for the US Senate seat currently held by fellow Democrat Dianne Feinstein in 2024.