Stories tagged: Mitch McConnell
MONDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 9 P.M.
At rally, Trump urges Congress to deal with health care so he can take up taxes, trade
With a key vote expected this week on the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump sought Monday to bring a heightened urgency to the task: …
UPDATED: SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017, 10:57 P.M.
Trump and Republicans face a fresh test to shape Supreme Court, assert their power with Gorsuch hearings
When Judge Neil Gorsuch arrives on Capitol Hill on Monday morning to begin his confirmation hearings for a seat on the Supreme Court, he will give President Donald Trump his …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2017, 2:09 P.M.
Senate Democrats preview their case against Gorsuch
WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats are preparing for next week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and previewed their case Wednesday that Judge Neil Gorsuch’s rulings have favored corporations over individuals. “Judge Gorsuch …
UPDATED: FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 10:48 A.M.
McConnell intends to replace ‘Obamacare’ without Democrats
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans intend to overhaul health care and the tax code this year without Democratic help.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 8, 2017, 7:43 P.M.
Rancorous Senate ‘silencing’ gives Warren a national boost
The turbulent national debate over race, gender and free speech consumed the normally staid Senate on Wednesday after the GOP majority voted to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren, abruptly elevating her …
SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: We can thank Reid for Gorsuch
Sen. Harry Reid was warned that the day would come when Republicans would be in the majority and would exploit the new rules to equal and opposite effect. That day …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 1, 2017, 11:07 A.M.
McConnell leaves door open on Supreme Court nuclear option
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell left open the possibility of altering Senate rules on Supreme Court nominations to lower the threshold for ending debate, which would gut the minority’s influence …
UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 24, 2017, 9:46 A.M.
Trump transportation nominee Chao gets clear nod from senate committee
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation voted without objection to support Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation Tuesday, pushing the former Labor secretary and Washington insider closer to …
TUESDAY, JAN. 10, 2017, 8:49 A.M.
Republican plans to quickly confirm Trump nominees are upended
WASHINGTON – Republican plans to quickly confirm Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees were upended Tuesday amid Democratic pressure to slow down the examination of picks. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced early …
TUESDAY, JAN. 3, 2017, 10:10 A.M.
Widespread criticism forces House GOP to back off ethics overhaul
House Republicans reversed course Tuesday amid a firestorm of criticism over their plans to gut a congressional ethics office.
SATURDAY, DEC. 31, 2016, 4:31 P.M.
Outgoing Congress confirmed fewer judges since 1952, giving Trump a big opening
President-elect Donald Trump will take office with a chance to fill more than 100 seats on the federal courts because of an extraordinary two-year slowdown in judicial confirmations engineered by …
TUESDAY, DEC. 20, 2016, 10:37 A.M.
McConnell rejects calls for select panel on Russian meddling
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting bipartisan calls for a special committee to investigate Russian interference in the U.S. election, which American intelligence says was aimed in part at …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:11 P.M.
Democrats to GOP: Run fair investigations of Russian hacking
Congressional Democrats prodded Republicans on Tuesday to be aggressive and even-handed as lawmakers prepared to run investigations into U.S. intelligence assertions that Russia intruded into last month’s elections to help …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 8:51 A.M.
Washington Sen. Patty Murray to help lead Senate Democrats
Senate Democrats named Charles Schumer, a media-savvy Brooklynite, to succeed Harry Reid, the combative ex-boxer from a hardscrabble Nevada mining town, to be their party’s leader as they prepare for …
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 1:30 P.M.
Opioid epidemic enters funding debate
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s proposal to keep the government funded included one below-the-radar addition: funding to combat the opioid epidemic. While senators in both parties support addressing the issue, …
SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016, 2:46 P.M.
McConnell says ‘great likelihood’ he’ll seek another term
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that his long political career may stretch well into the next decade. The Kentucky Republican said there’s a “great likelihood” he’ll seek …
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016
Charles Krauthammer: Unity elusive at unconventional convention
Cruz left the stage to a cascade of boos, having delivered the longest suicide note in American political history.
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 12:13 P.M.
GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft
Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to …
MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2016, 5:30 P.M.
GOP Congress being labeled with do-nothing moniker
Congress increasingly is being defined by what it’s not doing this election year.
THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016, 11:47 A.M.
Senate Dem leader accuses GOP of ‘moral cowardice’ on Trump
Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid is accusing the congressional Republican leaders of what he says is “moral cowardice” for failing to stand up to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump.
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016
Froma Harrop: Real revolutionaries storm GOP
Working-class Republicans have finally rebelled against the notion that everything they get is beneficence from the superrich.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016, 9:24 A.M.
McConnell: No Senate vote on Obama Court pick
Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that his party won’t permit a vote on any Supreme Court nominee submitted by President Barack Obama and will instead “revisit the matter” …
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016
Krauthammer: Senate must reject Obama court nominee
Fight over court nominee is all about power. Just Power.
THURSDAY, NOV. 6, 2014
Dana Milbank: Republicans have majority, but no clear purpose
During political campaigns, candidates usually tell voters what they would do if elected. But Sen. Mitch McConnell had a different idea. “This is not the time to lay out an …
THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2011, 4 P.M.
McConnell debt-ceiling work mixes pragmatism, politics
As debt talks have taken on soap opera-like proportions, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has worked to strike a balance between brainstorming bipartisan solutions and careful 2012 political calculations. …