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GOP’s top leaders navigate impeachment in their own ways

One of them is a gregarious, backslapping Californian unwavering in his defense of President Donald Trump. The other is a reserved, calibrated Kentuckian who chooses his words about Trump with …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019

McConnell resolution prods Trump to keep troops in Syria

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a resolution denouncing Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria and prodding President Donald Trump to halt his withdrawal of U.S. troops from that part …


Mitch McConnell: Withdrawing from Syria is a grave mistake

Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies and weaken important alliances.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

McConnell: ‘No choice’ to take up impeachment after House

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he would have “no choice” but to take up any House-approved impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019

McConnell says Congress in ‘holding pattern’ on gun control

Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains “in a holding pattern” on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, …


Congress returns to McConnell’s legislative ‘graveyard’

Congress returns for the fall session with pressure mounting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to address gun violence, election security and other issues.


Dana Milbank: Sticks and stones break bones, but words hurt McConnell’s feelings

The Senate majority leader is distressed that people are calling him names. At the risk of hurting the Kentucky Republican’s tender feelings still further, I suggest another moniker: Muzzle Mitch.


McConnell says he’s waiting on Trump to chart path on guns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are waiting on the White House to chart a path forward on gun violence legislation


Trump, McConnell campaigns sell ‘Back-to-Back Supreme Court Champs’ T-shirts

The re-election campaigns of President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday unveiled a new T-shirt touting the duo as “Back-to-Back Supreme Court Champs,” in a …


Ann McFeatters: McConnell might be worse than Trump

Perhaps even more than the morally bankrupt Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell is the worst among us. He is one of the most powerful people in the world but doesn’t understand …


GOP freezes Twitter spending after McConnell account locked

The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019

McConnell, GOP Senate unlikely to act swiftly on guns

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.


Aide: Sen Mitch McConnell trips, breaks shoulder in Kentucky

A spokesman for Mitch McConnell says the Senate majority leader has tripped outside his home in Kentucky and fractured his shoulder.


Paul Waldman: McConnell is right about elections

The last thing Republicans want is elections that are secure, fair, free and open. And they’ll make sure that’s not what we have.


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Washington talks could soon yield spending, debt deal

Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and allow Congress to speed through legislation …


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019

House approves 9/11 victims bill, sends it to Senate

The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.


UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019

Amy McGrath announces bid for Mitch McConnell’s Senate seat

Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority …


UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019

House sends Trump $4.6B border bill, yielding to Senate

The Democratic-controlled House has voted to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Senate passes $4.6B border aid measure; Pelosi seeks talks

The GOP-held Senate OKs bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Roy Moore announces bid for U.S. Senate again in 2020

Alabama Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

McConnell on reparations for slavery: Not a ‘good idea’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019

Jon Stewart keeping up pressure on Mitch McConnell

Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert’s late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims’ fund for …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

McConnell: ‘We’d fill’ any Supreme Court vacancy in 2020

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says that if a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court during next year’s election cycle the chamber would likely confirm a GOP nominee selected by …


Top Senate Republican would raise minimum smoking age to 21

The Senate’s top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. The measure by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would cover not only tobacco …


Jonathan Bernstein: McConnell’s Senate is making judges, not laws

Mitch McConnell’s Senate has almost completely given up on legislating.


Dana Milbank: No, Mitch, the case isn’t closed

Contrary to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration about the Russia investigation, it isn’t “case closed” – not by a long shot.


McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally, rating the health initiative …


Senate GOP game plan means more Trump nominees, fewer bills

Mitch McConnell says the Senate will be in the “personnel business” this year, but the majority leader’s focus on confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees is coming at the expense of …


Dana Milbank: Mitch McConnell undid 213 years of Senate history in 33 minutes

Mitch McConnell’s move to limit debate on presidential nominees jettisoned 213 years of U.S. Senate wisdom.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Ex-FBI official says ‘Crime may have been committed’ by Trump

WASHINGTON – Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of …