Stories tagged: Mitch McConnell
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Bannon on GOP insurgency: ‘Nobody can run and hide’
Steve Bannon has a stark message to Republican incumbents he considers part of the establishment: “Nobody can run and hide.”
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:47 a.m.
Republicans blame Senate GOP for stalled Washington agenda
Republicans know who to blame for inaction in Washington – Senate Republicans.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:24 a.m.
McConnell promises to speed pace on judicial nominees
The Senate’s top Republican, facing increasing pressure from conservative groups, is promising to upend a longstanding Senate tradition in order to speed the confirmation pace on a backlog of President …
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:50 p.m.
Dark days for Senate leader McConnell as losses cast doubt
Senate Republicans reckoned Wednesday with an insurgent’s win in Alabama that poses clear threats to their own grip on power and the leadership of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:10 a.m.
Analysis: Roy Moore’s victory and Bob Corker’s retirement are fresh indicators of a Senate that’s coming apart
Roy Moore’s victory in Alabama and Bob Corker’s retirement in Tennessee on Tuesday sent shockwaves across the Capitol and shivers down the spines of institutionalists in both parties. The dual …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
Republican leaders: Senate won’t vote on Obamacare repeal
Senate Republicans, short of votes, abandoned their latest and possibly final attempt to kill the health care law Tuesday, just ahead of a critical end-of-the-week deadline.
Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 8:26 a.m.
McConnell: Debate over nation’s health care will continue
The partisan battle over the country’s health care system will “certainly continue,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. But he stopped short of saying whether the chamber will vote …
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 4:54 p.m.
Ex-Trump strategist: White House aides must defend president
President Donald Trump’s ex-strategist is blasting White House aides who publicly distance themselves from the president’s response to Charlottesville – yet stick it out in the West Wing.
Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 4:12 p.m.
John McCain, battling brain cancer, returns to Senate
Sen. John McCain declared himself ready for a rigorous Washington schedule after he returned to the Capitol following weeks-long treatment in his home state for brain cancer.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Trump attacks Republican leaders over debt ceiling
President Donald Trump lashed out on Thursday at Republican leaders in Congress, inflaming tensions that could further threaten his legislative priorities.
Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Trump-McConnell feud threatens Republican agenda
President Donald Trump can’t enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump’s help. It’s simple, and still so complicated.
Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 12:34 p.m.
McConnell says ‘zero chance’ Congress will fail to raise debt ceiling
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Monday that there was “zero chance, no chance” Congress would fail to raise the debt ceiling by late September, though he offered no …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 2:37 p.m.
Graham says GOP in trouble if Obama’s health care law stands
A GOP senator says all Republicans are in trouble politically if they’re unable to scrap former President Barack Obama’s health care law and replace it with a better one.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Trump bridles at criticism from GOP Senate leader McConnell, fires back
President Donald Trump hit back in an escalating fight with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday over who is to blame for the Republican Party’s failure to repeal Obamacare.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 5, 2017, 8:44 p.m.
McConnell to consider bipartisan plan to pay health insurers
A week after an attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act failed, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’d consider a bipartisan effort to continue payments to insurers to avert …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
With baby steps, Senate Republicans abandoning the president
Step by step, Senate Republicans are turning their backs on President Donald Trump.
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 4:36 p.m.
GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’
Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to …
Sat., July 29, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
‘Time to move on’ from health care, Senate GOP leader says
The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law has led to finger-pointing but also has left the party with wounded leaders and …
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Senate opens ‘Obamacare’ debate at last but outcome in doubt
With Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie, the Senate voted by a hair Tuesday to start debating Republican legislation to tear down much of the Obama health care …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 9:38 p.m.
McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote
John McCain will make a dramatic return to the Senate for a make-or-break vote on Republican health care legislation Tuesday just days after getting diagnosed with brain cancer, giving an …
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 4:08 p.m.
GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote; it’s an uphill climb
Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain’s …
Thu., July 20, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
McConnell prods senators on health care bill, amid dim odds
Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spurred Republican senators Thursday to resolve internal disputes that have pushed their marquee health care bill to the brink of oblivion. Yet the GOP’s reeling effort …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 6:35 p.m.
Collapse of Obamacare repeal campaign ups pressure on Republicans to work with Democrats
Congressional Republicans, their campaign to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in shambles, face mounting pressure to work with Democrats to make fixes to the 2010 health care law …
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 11:39 p.m.
Two more GOP senators oppose health bill, killing it for now
The latest GOP effort to repeal and replace Obamacare was fatally wounded in the Senate Monday night when two more Republican senators announced their opposition to the legislation strongly backed …
UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
Health care vote delay gives foes, supporters more time
Foes from left and right are using the delayed vote on the Republican health care bill to make it as politically toxic as possible for wavering GOP senators to support …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 3:32 p.m.
More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill
The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law after Sen. John McCain’s announced absence due to surgery, an enormous …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
GOP opponents to Senate health-care bill see vote delay as an advantage
An unexpected delay in plans to hold a vote on the Senate health-care bill will strengthen the position of conservative critics by giving them more time to mobilize, according to …
Sat., July 15, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Major insurance groups call part of health bill ‘unworkable’
Two of the insurance industry’s most powerful organizations say a crucial provision in the Senate Republican health care bill allowing the sale of bare-bones policies is “unworkable in any form,” …
Fri., July 14, 2017, 2:14 p.m.
Winners and losers complicate GOP’s path on health care bill
As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., steers toward debate and votes next week, here is a look at some of the latest changes and major issues.
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 3:07 p.m.
Trump, administration press Republicans to back health bill
President Donald Trump and other administration officials lobbied Republicans Friday from both sides of the Atlantic to keep the Senate GOP’s reworked health care bill from crashing, with the president …