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Mitch McConnell’s Senate majority is just this pathetic: How he’s giving Paul Ryan a run for his money

Paul Ryan's House is a disaster, but McConnell's SCOTUS obstruction is its own brand of self-defeating stupidity

Iowa Sen. Grassley’s support tumbles amid Supreme Court obstruction

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is the latest casualty of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s misbegotten mission to block consideration of Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland at any cost. Though Grassley’s...Show More Summary

Almost no work and all play, is just what Mitch McConnell has planned for the Senate

Looking for a job, but without all that pesky job in it? Trying being a US senator! After already making not doing things the signature accomplishment of this legislative session, Mitch McConnell is doubling-down on do-nothing by laying...Show More Summary

New Depths of Unpopularity

A new Morning Consult poll finds that Bernie Sanders is the most popular senator in the country and that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the least popular. This comes at...

A Do-Nothing Senate gives itself another week off

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell believes his chamber "has been an incredibly productive." He's mistaken.

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 76: Republicans refuse to fund fight against baby-murdering disease

It's Friday, April 29, and Day 76 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 46 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Sanders Is the Most Popular Senator

According to Morning Consult surveys in all 50 states, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is the most popular U.S. Senator in the country. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is the least popular.

Bernie Sanders Is America's Most Popular Senator, Mitch McConnell Its Least

Updated | As he lays off hundreds of campaign staffers, Bernie Sanders can take solace in the fact that he is once again ranked as America's most popular senator, according to data compiled by Morning Consult, a nonpartisan polling company. The list, released Thursday, shows the Vermont senator with an approval rating of 80 percent. Show More Summary

Lawmakers say they're fixing roads and fighting drugs and diseases. They just won't pay for it.

5 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) delivered a stern warning recently as he urged support for legislation to combat skyrocketing drug abuse. “There is an epidemic sweeping across our nation,” he intoned.   Other Republican lawmakers followed. Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio talked of an “urgent...

Okla. senators thank Garland for bombing work, oppose vote

In keeping with the GOP strategy laid out by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the two senators say a presidential election year is not the right time to start a Supreme Court nomination process.

Florida Republican Senate candidate breaks rank on Supreme Court blockade

How bad is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's Supreme Court blockade for Republican Senate incumbents and candidates? So bad that one Republican hopeful, David Jolly, is running on the Senate doing its job, in defiance of McConnell's order. WASHINGTON — Rep. Show More Summary

Memo to Mitch McConnell: It's 2016. Obama is not running anymore

The Kentucky Republican Party had its convention over the weekend, and the, um, star attraction was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who left something out in rallying Republicans for November's election. What was missing? The...Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 72: A totally not manic Monday

It's Monday, April 25 and Day 72 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: No meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 42 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

McConnell Rallies GOP Without Mentioning Republicans

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “is urging Republican delegates to focus on a single politician: Barack Obama,” the AP reports. “McConnell focused nearly all of his speech during Saturday’s Kentucky Republican Convention on opposing the outgoing Democratic president. Not [...]

Who Does Mitch McConnell Support?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “has done his best until now to stay out of the rambunctious 2016 presidential fray. That will change this weekend,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Kentucky Republicans on Saturday will select 25 of the state’s 46 [...]

The Wall Street Journal bemoans the state of Republican Senate races

The Wall Street Journal is very, very concerned about 2016, and the increasing likelihood that it will not remain under Republican control. What's more, they are gently trying to let Mitch McConnell know that his blockade of President...Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 69: It's Friday, so the Senate is just hanging

It's Friday, April 22 and Day 69 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: no meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 37 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 68: Harry Reid shows what Mitch McConnell's word is worth—nothing

It's Wednesday, April 21, and Day 68 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: no meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement. It's also Day 36 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 67: A lot of energy behind spinning wheels on energy

It's Wednesday, April 20, and Day 67 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell laid down his Supreme Court blockade: no meetings, no hearings, no votes on his replacement, and Day 35 since President Obama named Merrick Garland to be Scalia's replacement. Show More Summary

McConnell-linked groups back Young in Indiana Senate primary

Groups with ties to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have upped their investment in Indiana’s Senate race.        

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