Mitch McConnell

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

GOP to Trump: Move on from Judge Curiel’s Mexican heritage

WASHINGTON — A pair of powerful Senate Republicans on Sunday warned Donald…

 

Judge Merrick Garland, President Barack Obama's choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, arrives for a visit with Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., the only Republican senator to meet the embattled nominee, Tuesday.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Garland holds first meeting with GOP senator, Kirk of IL

WASHINGTON — Mark Kirk on Tuesday became the first Republican senator to…

 

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives for a committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday. Senate Republicans, most vocally Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, are facing a high-stakes political showdown with President Barack Obama sparked by the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

McConnell shuts door on Senate action on Obama court pick

WASHINGTON — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell emphatically ruled out any Senate action…

 

The flag flies at half-staff outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Judiciary chairman open to hearing for Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is leaving open…

The flag flies at half-staff outside the Supreme Court in Washington on Tuesday following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia over the weekend.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Senate bill that would block new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Senate blocks legislation to undercut EPA clean water rules

WASHINGTON — Democrats have blocked a Senate bill that would have forced…

The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a Senate bill that would block new federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. points while talking with visitors on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

No shutdown: Congress approves bill to keep government open

WASHINGTON — Just hours before a midnight deadline, a bitterly divided Congress…

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. points while talking with visitors on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Senate propels stopgap spending bill to keep government open

WASHINGTON — Having dodged the immediate threat of a government shutdown, congressional…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

WASHINGTON — The Senate's top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government…

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes

WASHINGTON — Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign…

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech in support of the Iran nuclear deal at the National Constitution Center on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 30, 2015.  (Susan Walsh/AP)

Senate passes 6-year highway bill, short-term patch needed

WASHINGTON — The Senate passed a long-term transportation bill, but with House…

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 30, 2015.  (Susan Walsh/AP)
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McConnell: Senate to vote on bill to end NSA bulk collection

The Senate will vote on legislation that ends the National Security Agency's…

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Obama, Senate GOP work together on trade bill

The Obama administration and Senate Republicans worked in unusual harmony Tuesday to…

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AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of…

AP Photo/J. Scott ApplewhiteSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
AP Photo/Timothy D. EasleyKentucky Senator Mitch McConnell address the audience at the 50th annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast

Conservative group presses McConnell on health law

A conservative group is launching a radio ad challenging Senate Republican leader…

AP Photo/Timothy D. EasleyKentucky Senator Mitch McConnell address the audience at the 50th annual Kentucky Country Ham Breakfast
Getty Images File PhotoFowl play: Sesame Street’s Big Bird became an unlikely political lightning rod in the first presidential debate.

A Washington Babylon as election nears

Let us not forget that politics is just showbiz with less attractive…

Getty Images File PhotoFowl play: Sesame Street’s Big Bird became an unlikely political lightning rod in the first presidential debate.

Obama's power grows as debt deadline approaches

Despite recent optimism, there are still significant obstacles to overcome before Congress…

McConnell: Debt deal 'was literally within our reach'

In an angry speech on the Senate floor, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell…

McConnell plan is IPAB of debt limit options

Normally I fully endorse pretty much anything Keith Hennessey says about budgets…

McConnell adds name to Cut, Cap, Balance Act

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has signed on to co-sponsor the…

The McConnell Capitulation Plan

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released what he is calling a “contingency…