Mitch McConnell

Republicans Agree on No Shutdown, but Not on How to Avoid One

WASHINGTON — After their already shaky start, it is hard to imagine Republicans would want to top off a chaotic first 100 days of unified government control with a disruptive federal government shutdown.<p>But that astounding scenario remains a live possibility this week as lawmakers and the Trump …

Politics

Five fights for Trump’s first year

Congress is facing a string of deadlines that set up a number of fights for the rest of President Trump's first year in office.

U.S. Congress

ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Features "Nevertheless, She Persisted" Line In New Episode

ABC’s <i>Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</i> usually manages to toe the line between liberal ideology and hardcore reality. Their latest story arc takes the …

TV

Mitch McConnell will turn into stone if he looks Elizabeth Warren in the eye

Ever have that feeling where you just know you've said something terrible? And then women across the country go out and get it tattooed on their …

Republicans

Larry Ellison and friends are hosting a fundraiser for Republican lawmakers

GOP Leader Mitch McConnell will join other GOP senators in the Bay Area this week.<p>Republicans have friends in Silicon Valley, too.<p>Undeterred by the region’s overwhelming opposition to U.S. President Donald Trump, a group of the Senate’s most powerful GOP lawmakers — led by Leader Mitch McConnell, …

Silicon Valley

Poll: Dems have enthusiasm edge for 2018

Democrats are significantly more enthusiastic than Republicans to cast ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a survey released Thursday …

Elections

Elizabeth Warren tells Jimmy Fallon that Mitch McConnell won't even look at her now

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren stopped by <i>The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon</i> discuss her new book "This Fight is Our Fight" and what her plans on to help lead the Democrats for the next four years.<p>Warren delivered several passionate answers as she explained to Fallon that cross partisan …

Humor

Elizabeth Warren tells Jimmy Fallon that Mitch McConnell no longer looks her in the eye

BTW<p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stopped by <i>The Tonight Show</i> to talk about Donald Trump and how she and other lawmakers will continue to resist …

Republicans

Elizabeth Warren Says Mitch McConnell Won’t Make Eye Contact

<i>Welcome to Best of Late Night, a</i> <i>rundown that lets you sleep — and lets us get</i> <i>paid to watch comedy.</i> <i>What do you think of it? What</i> <i>else</i> <i>are you interested in? Let us know:</i> <i>thearts@nytimes.com</i>.<p><b>The Senator From Massachusetts Just Wants a Hello</b><p>Senator Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat, spoke with …

Comedy

The Ever-Shrinking Senate

The Supreme Court has grown back to its proper size, and the United States Senate has continued to get smaller, locked in a long process of shrinking, on issues both foreign and domestic, from the days when it could with a straight face claim to be the world’s greatest deliberative body.<p>We saw the …

Neil Gorsuch

Warren: No plans to run for president

"No," Warren answered when asked on NBC's "Today" show if she was planning on running in 2020. "I am running in 2018 for senator from …

Jeff Sessions

“He has not spoken to me”: Elizabeth Warren says Mitch McConnell is still angry about her reading the Coretta Scott King letter

Warren won't say there's sexism at play but does think there's bad blood between her and the Senate's GOP leader<p>Elizabeth Warren persisted, but she’s not over it.<p>“All I can say is the next day, four men stood up and read exactly the same letter and they all got to finish,” Warren told CBS News‘ …

Coretta Scott King

Juan Williams: Congress must vote on Syria

Last week, in the wake of President Trump’s airstrike on Syria, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) urged Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanJuan …

Syria

Elizabeth Warren Won't Say Whether Mitch McConnell Silencing Her Was Sexist

However, she noted that "the next day, four men stood up and read exactly the same letter, and they all got to finish."<p>Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) would not say outright whether sexism played a role in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) silencing her on the Senate floor in February, …

Republicans

Here are the country's most and least popular senators

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, is the least popular senator in America, while former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is the most popular, according to a new Morning Consult poll of the senators' constituents.<p>McConnell, the most powerful Senate …

Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren Says Mitch McConnell Won't Even Say Hello To Her

“I say hello to Mitch every chance I get, and he turns his head.”<p>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has apparently been ignoring Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) since moving to silence her on the Senate floor in February, Warren told The Boston Globe.<p>McConnell cut Warren off in February …

Republicans

Elizabeth Warren says Mitch McConnell refuses to speak to her

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., says she takes every opportunity to say hello to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., but he has refused to …

College & University

Grassley: Trump foreign policy 'dramatic departure' from campaign

"Absolutely ... it isn't so much a departure from an administration that's only 84 days old but it's a dramatic departure from what he campaigned …

Foreign Policy

Mitch McConnell reaps what he has sown with Trumpcare

Remember back to 2013?<p>Showcasing a tall stack of papers that he said was the text of the Affordable Care Act, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, …

Liberal POV

Mitch McConnell: Pres. Trump 'is learning the job'

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell told a conservative news outlet he thinks Pres. Trump is learning that some things he said during the campaign …

Republicans

Cartoon: Mitch McConnell rewrites the rules

After denying Merrick Garland’s appointment to the Supreme Court for nearly a year, Mitch McConnell blew up the rulebook to put Neil Gorsuch into …

U.S. Supreme Court

McConnell: 'Big challenge' to pass ObamaCare repeal in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellMcConnell: 'Big challenge' to pass ObamaCare repeal in Senate McConnell: 'Hopefully' tax reform …

Republicans

Alpha Dem: Why Bernie Sanders has risen to the top as America’s favorite senator

Sanders has maintained his perch and launched a TV show. Meanwhile Mitch McConnell's popularity decreases each day<p>Congress is wildly unpopular and for good reason, but there are some exceptions. According to a new poll from Morning Consult, Bernie Sanders is still riding the wave of popularity he …

Bernie Sanders

Mitch McConnell says the legislative filibuster is safe. Should we trust him?

What’s next for the filibuster after Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation?<p>Last week, Republicans in the Senate invoked the so-called “nuclear option,” which immediately allowed President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, to be confirmed with a simple majority of the votes, rather …

Neil Gorsuch

Sorry, Mitch: Senate Republicans are having a little recruitment trouble for 2018

As progressives beat down the doors of Democratic organizations to run for office, Republicans are having the opposite problem. A demoralized GOP …

U.S. Congress

Republicans have huge ambitions

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are the problem — a staff shake-up won’t fix anything. Ed Kilgore on why Trump may push to kill the legislative …

U.S. Department of Justice

McConnell: Trump 'learning the job'

"I think he's learning the job. I think President Trump is learning the job and some of the things that were said during the campaign I think he now …

Republicans

Would you buy a GOP ETF? You may soon get the chance

Partisan investors may soon be able to vote with their dollars.<p>When Donald Trump unexpectedly won the U.S. presidential election last year, investors sought to capitalize on his victory by piling into exchange-traded funds in historic fashion, looking for the sectors and strategies that were …

Health Care

I Blame Us

It is our fault. We allowed it. We are allowing it right now.<p>Here’s the thing: Yes, Mitch McConnell is a terrible human being, and an awful influence upon the United States. We could make a long list of politicians equally craven and/or evil. That could be matched by the list of those who are …

Democracy

McConnell won't say whether Congress will pay for border wall

When you ask Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell whether he will support paying for a wall along the Mexican border, you don’t get a yes or no …

Syria