McConnell Sets Key Vote On Kavanaugh Confirmation For FridayThis sets in motion the procedure that would usher in the first vote sometime Friday and the vote on the full Senate floor on Saturday.
Rev. Billy Graham, Wary Of Politics In Life, Gets Capitol SaluteHe felt stung by the politics that helped define his life, and resolved to keep a distance. But in death, the Rev. Billy Graham is getting a rare tribute from the nation's top political leaders.
Senate Leaders Announce 2-Year Budget DealThe Senate's top Republican says there's Senate agreement on a two-year, almost $400 billion budget deal that would provide Pentagon and domestic programs with huge spending increases.
Trump Nominating White Men As Judges At Highest Rate In Nearly 30 YearsPresident Trump is nominating white men to federal courts at a rate that is threatening to reverse a transformation toward a judiciary that reflects the nation's diversity.
Top GOP Leader On Allegations On Moore: I Believe The WomenGOP Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday Roy Moore should quit his Alabama race amid allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl.
Trump Blasts Congress Over Health Care Bill's FailurePresident Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" on Tuesday over the failure of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law, and warned, "we will return."
McConnell Defers Action On Health Care After McCain SurgerySen. John McCain's absence from the Senate as he recovers from surgery for a blood clot has led the GOP leadership to postpone consideration of health care legislation already on the brink.
Democrat Ends All-Night Talk-A-Thon Opposing GorsuchSen. Jeff Merkley from Oregon yielded the Senate floor Wednesday morning after talking through the night to highlight his party's opposition to President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch.
Schumer Vows Filibuster In Opposition Of GorsuchSen. Chuck Schumer said Thursday that he will oppose Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans.
Trump Urges Senate To Push Gorsuch ThroughPresident Trump urged Mitch McConnell on Wednesday to change the rules of the Senate, if necessary, to swiftly push through his new Supreme Court nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch.
More Than 50 Federal Judge Nominees Waiting On SenateSenate confirmation of President Barack Obama's nominees slowed to a halt this election year, a common political occurrence. But more than 90 vacancies in the federal judiciary are taking a toll on judges, the courts and Americans seeking recourse.
Key Republicans Swing Behind TrumpSome key Senate Republicans voiced optimism Tuesday about Donald Trump's presidential prospects in November, the clearest signal yet to the GOP rank and file to unite behind him against Hillary Clinton.
McConnell "Optimistic" That RNC Will Go To 2nd BallotSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that he is "increasingly optimistic" that voting at the RNC in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest that he does not want to see Donald Trump become the nominee.
McConnell Suggests New Look At Patriot ActThe Senate may re-open debate on NSA wire-tapping authority, Mitch McConnell told The Associated Press on Wednesday, broaching a divisive issue already roiling the GOP presidential field.
Keystone XL Vote Hopes Fade As Talks FailA bid by supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to force a vote on the controversial project fell apart Wednesday amid partisan bickering over how the vote should be conducted.