Pence, Kushner head to Capitol for criminal justice push

Politics 11/27/18, 13:01

Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are visiting Capitol Hill as lawmakers from both major political parties push Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to hold a vote on a rewrite of the nation's criminal justice ...

President Trump says time for action on ‘the Wall’

Politics 11/23/18, 09:33

President Donald Trump has returned to his West Palm Beach golf course on another sunny Florida day. Trump began his Friday on Twitter, saying Democrats and Republicans "MUST come together, finally, with a major Border Security package, which will include funding ...

Seeking a 2020 comeback, House GOP elects McCarthy as leader

Politics 11/15/18, 00:19

The California congressman elected by House Republicans to lead their minority caucus next year acknowledges that the GOP took a beating in America's suburbs in midterm elections but promises a comeback. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to reporters ...

President Trump attends Kavanaugh ceremony at Supreme Court

Politics 11/08/18, 12:08

President Donald Trump has visited the Supreme Court for the ceremonial swearing-in of new Justice Brett Kavanaugh.The president and first lady Melania Trump also met privately with the justices before Thursday's brief courtroom ceremony.Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker took part ...

Update: Trump urges supporters to vote, knocks media

Politics 11/05/18, 12:45

The Latest on President Donald Trump and midterm elections (all times local): 11:33 a.m. President Donald Trump is imploring his supporters to vote on Tuesday, saying the media will treat the midterm results as a referendum on his presidency. Trump is telling supporters ...

Update: McConnell terms shootings as hate crimes

U.S. 10/29/18, 12:30

The Latest on the shooting deaths of two people at a Kentucky grocery store (all times local): Noon U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre and Kentucky grocery store shooting fit the definition of hate crimes, and he ...

Ex-Kentucky senator who lost to Mitch McConnell in 1984 dies

U.S. 10/16/18, 08:28

Walter "Dee" Huddleston, a former two-term U.S. senator who lost his re-election bid in 1984 to Republican Mitch McConnell in one of Kentucky's most storied and pivotal political campaigns, died Tuesday. He was 92.Huddleston, a Democratic powerbroker in his home ...

In Kentucky, Trump rallies voters while praising McConnell

Politics 10/14/18, 00:50

President Donald Trump heaped praise on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, crediting the veteran Kentucky lawmaker's political toughness and acumen during the ugly battle that concluded with Brett Kavanaugh becoming a Supreme Court justice."He's Kentucky tough," Trump declared Saturday night.Kavanaugh ...

Congress heads toward postelection fight over border wall

Politics 10/13/18, 01:53

Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm ...

Update: McConnell warns of backfire if Dems harass Trump

U.S. 10/10/18, 10:20

The Latest on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interview with The Associated Press (all times local):10:10 a.m.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Democrats to think carefully about "presidential harassment" if they win the majority of the House.The Kentucky Republican ...

McConnell to : ‘Nobody’s going to beat’ Murkowski

U.S. 10/10/18, 05:17

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday that "nobody's going to beat" Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska despite her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.In an interview with The Associated Press, McConnell disputed President Donald Trump's prediction that ...

McConnell: Kavanaugh deserved an up-or-down vote

U.S. 10/06/18, 20:58

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he never would have pulled the plug on Brett Kavanaugh over the allegations of sexual misconduct because the Supreme Court nominee deserved an up-or-down vote — even if it failed.McConnell said in an interview ...

Key senators undecided as Senate poised to vote on Kavanaugh

U.S. 10/05/18, 01:59

The Senate is taking a crucial vote Friday to advance Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Key GOP senators remain undecided amid allegations of sexual misconduct and intense protests dividing the nation.Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ...

Initial Senate vote on Kavanaugh nomination set for Friday

U.S. 10/04/18, 01:52

The Senate braced for a crucial initial vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh's tottering Supreme Court nomination after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set his polarized chamber on a schedule to decide an election-season battle that has consumed the nation. A showdown ...

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