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McConnell fends off accusations of hypocrisy over holding Supreme Court vote

Marianne LeVine “Apart from that one strange exception, no Senate has failed to confirm a nominee in the circumstances that face us now,” McConnell said,...

The left channels its fury toward McConnell

Holly Otterbein It marked the beginning of a mobilization effort designed to harness the grassroots fury ignited by the GOP’s response to Ginsburg’s death —...

McConnell vows Senate will hold vote on Ginsburg’s replacement

Andrew Desiderio, John Bresnahan, Kyle Cheney and Marianne LeVine McConnell’s decision has already outraged Democrats, who have called for the majority leader to wait until...

‘I want to get an outcome’: McConnell defends strategy as he faces GOP grumbling

The grumbling coming from his own party is a rare occurrence for McConnell, who always seems so sure-handed in managing his conference. And the...

Endangered Republicans to McConnell: Don't leave town

So far, high-level talks between the White House and Democratic leaders have yielded nothing. The White House is even floating the possibility of executive...

Pelosi and McConnell resist testing for lawmakers as anxiety spikes

Gohmert is the ninth member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus in addition to at least 86 members of the Capitol workforce and...

‘It's a tough hand’: Brutal year gets even worse for McConnell

The past six months have been one series of challenges after another for McConnell. On New Year’s Day, Republicans looked like favorites to keep their...

Race to face McConnell hurtles toward unpredictable finish

If McGrath wins — most Democrats tracking the race think she remains the favorite — it will be another bitter defeat for the left...

McConnell announces Senate will take up police reform next week

“Our Democratic friends — if they want to make a law and not just try to make a point, I hope that they’ll join...

McConnell to keep grip on GOP even if Republicans lose Senate

After POLITICO reported that McConnell planned to remain GOP leader after the election, the Senate Democrats' campaign arm declared that every vulnerable Republican should...

McConnell taps Tim Scott to lead Senate’s police reform plan

McConnell’s pronouncement comes amid encouraging signs for advocates of police reform. White House chief of staff Mark Meadows met with Scott later Tuesday to...

McConnell says officers involved in George Floyd’s death ‘look pretty darn guilty’

In a written statement later Friday, McConnell said the pair of killings — in addition to that of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia earlier this...

Trump pushes McConnell to embrace 'Obamagate'

“Time is running out. Get tough and move quickly, or it will be too late. The Dems are vicious, but got caught,” added Trump,...

Pelosi And McConnell Decline White House Offer Of Coronavirus Tests For Capitol Hill

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wears a mask on Capitol Hill on April 30. Members in the House will not return over coronavirus...

‘Really dumb’: Governors assail McConnell over bankruptcy comments

ALBANY, N.Y. — Governors on Thursday assailed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's suggestion that state and local governments should pursue bankruptcy rather than ask...

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