Tag: Sen. Mitch McConnell

Republicans offered only modest reproach when President Donald Trump said there were “very fine people” on both sides of a white supremacist rally. They stayed in line when Trump was caught pressuring a foreign leader…

For the past two months, President Donald Trump has urged his supporters to protest what he has alleged was a fraudulent election.  On Wednesday, he got specific. Go to the U.S. Capitol, he told the…

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gave an optimistic assessment of the prospects for a mid-sized COVID-19 relief bill and a separate $1.4 trillion governmentwide spending bill on Friday, teeing up expectations for a…

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said he’s largely sticking with a partisan, scaled-back COVID-19 relief bill that has already failed twice this fall, even as Democratic leaders and a bipartisan group of…

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill’s main players are returning for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal-making on a challenging menu of year-end business.  COVID-19 relief,…

Tributes have been pouring forth for Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis since his death was announced Friday: “One of the greatest heroes of American history;” “a giant among men;” “an icon who fought with…

WASHINGTON — After Americans reacted in outrage to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Republicans and Democrats in Congress promised quick action on police reform. Leaders on both sides offered a long list of…

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — With only one polling place designated Tuesday for Louisville, a city of 600,000 people, voters who didn’t cast mail-in ballots or show up early could face long lines in Kentucky’s primary,…

WASHINGTON — For a moment this spring, Congress rose to meet the challenge of a national emergency and passed four economic rescue bills in less than two months. Somehow, it seemed, the coronavirus had revived…

It’s long been a myth that conservative-leaning states are better at fiscal management and as such “carry their own weight.” Conservatives leaders — specifically Sen. Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump — are spinning that…