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Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP

While Democrats are pushing the GOP-led Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland by the end of President Barack Obama's term, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been resolute in blocking him, saying the next president...Show More Summary

A (Hopefully) Hypothetical Question for Reince Priebus, Paul Ryan, and Mitch McConnell

This is a question that is not asked with any malice or ill will, but rather only with genuine curiosity. Imagine the following scenario (which isn't all THAT far fetched) occurs: Donald Trump loses on November 8th; After the dust clears from the Nov. Show More Summary

No Cost Estimate Released for New ObamaCare PR Campaign

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding answers on how many resources are being devoted (i.e. how much funding) to a new ObamaCare public relations campaign, per the Washington Examiner.

This week's conventional wisdom: Mitch McConnell's Senate majority is probably toast

Since Mitch McConnell admitted the obvious, that prospects for Republicans holding the Senate are slim, everybody is talking about it, and the surprising places where Donald Trump is making political life difficult for suddenly vulnerable...Show More Summary

GOP Nonprofit Group Cancels Ad Purchase in Ohio Senate Race

One Nation, a prominent Republican fundraising group affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has cancelled a $2.8 million reservation for advertising backing Republican Sen. Rob Portman in Ohio, signaling the group feels confident the Republican Party will hang on to the seat.

How will McConnell and Ryan fare after the election?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), we have argued, has handled the Donald Trump phenomenon better than House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). McConnell acted quickly and perfunctorily in giving his support and then spoke about Trump almost invariably in negative terms (e.g. chiding him for being off-script, questioning the viability of his campaign). Ryan agonized […]

Mitch McConnell is feeling antsy about GOP Senate control

"I may or may not be calling the shots next year," Mitch McConnell conceded the other day about Senate control.

The Poll Numbers That Show Why Mitch McConnell Is Sounding the Alarm

Jim Manley: As Donald Trump would put it: Many people are saying that there is a blowout coming in November. I am not certain yet what's going to happen, but I know that there are plenty of reasons for Mitch McConnell to raise the alarm.

McConnell Expresses Little Hope He'll Be Majority Leader Next Year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sounds awfully downhearted if you ask him whether he'll still have his job next year. “I may or may not be...

McConnell reiterates message that Donald Trump should be making Supreme Court appointments

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally broken a week of silence on Donald Trump, but not to address the incendiary words that have spewed out of the GOP standard-bearer's mouth. No, he was talking to a local group of Republicans...Show More Summary

CV LOOP: GOP leader says Senate majority in jeopardy

2016 // Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the GOP’s chances of keeping the Senate after the election are “very dicey.” McConnell did not claim that Trump would drag down other candidates, but he did criticize Trump’s campaign...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Issues Sternest Warning Yet That GOP Is In Danger Of Losing Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not optimistic that he will be in charge of the Senate come November ? and Donald Trump, he implied, is not helping matters. McConnell told a civic group in Kentucky on Thursday thatShow More Summary

McConnell: GOP chances to keep Senate are 'very dicey'

(AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate after the November elections are "very dicey," sounding an alarm amid mounting Republican concerns about presidential nominee...Show More Summary

Supreme Court vacancy watch Day 179: Where's Mitch McConnell on Trump's 'Second Amendment people'?

It's Wednesday, August 10, and Day 179 since Justice Antonin Scalia died and Mitch McConnell decided no nominee would get any Senate attention: No meetings, no hearings, no votes. It's also Day 142 since Merrick Garland was nominated by President Obama to fill that vacancy. Show More Summary

Today In Republican Policy Wonderlands

Welcome back to Kansas, the comprehensive policy trainwreck Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan want to take national: Earlier this month, USA Today placed the Verruckt water side at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kansas, on the top of its list of the “13 Best Outdoor Water Park Rides” in America. “Insanity,” the newspaper proclaimed […]

GOP senators: Trump threatened Clinton. Do you still want him to picking next Supreme Court justice?

Hey, Mitch McConnell, your endorsed presidential candidate just suggested that maybe his opponent should be assassinated. "If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is,...Show More Summary

BREAKING: Hillary Clinton demands funding for Zika, and Planned Parenthood

Democrats believe funding Planned Parenthood 'is more important than preventing the threat of Zika now,' Sen. Mitch McConnell's spokesperson says.

Mitch McConnell: Proud Moment When I Told Obama 'You Will Not Fill This Supreme Court Vacancy'

On Saturday, McConnell spoke at the annual Fancy Farm picnic, one of Kentucky's premier political events of the summer. He called this "one of the proudest moments" of his political career, a moment of complete intransigence and thumbing his nose at America's democratic traditions by denying a sitting U.S. Show More Summary

McConnell’s Supreme Court Dilemma

First Read: “With yet another poll showing Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by double digits — this time from NBC|SurveyMonkey — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has an important choice to make. Does he continue to block President Obama’s [...]

The Establishment’s Candidate Wants You to Know He is Running Against the Establishment

John Boehner praised Trump and talked about playing golf with him. Mitch McConnell is firmly in his camp. The entire party leadership structure went out of their way to make sure his coronation at the convention went smoothly. But, by...Show More Summary

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