Mitch McConnell

Dems thwart Senate Republicans on 2 abortion-related bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday blocked a pair of Republican bills that would ban most late-term abortions...
22:42 25 February 2022

McConnell-linked group funds ads helping N Carolina Democrat

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A political committee linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is funding ads and other cam...
17:21 21 February 2022

After impeachment: Congress adrift, oversight uncertain

WASHINGTON — Inside the Capitol, it’s as if the impeachment of President Donald Trump never happened.
22:23 12 February 2022

McConnell remaking Senate in age of Trump, impeachment

WASHINGTON — Long before Donald Trump’s impeachment landed in the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had one piece of advice for the president: F...
22:31 6 February 2022

Not guilty: Senate acquits Trump of impeachment charges

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in A...
5:23 6 February 2022

Senate so far split neatly along party lines on impeachment

WASHINGTON — The Senate is so far cleaving neatly along party lines in advance of Wednesday's virtually certain votes to acquit President Donald Trump...
18:51 4 February 2022

AP source: McConnell says he can’t yet block new witnesses

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told senators privately Tuesday he does not yet have the votes to block new witnesses in President...
23:39 28 January 2022

Dispute over rules erupts on impeachment’s first full day

WASHINGTON — A rancorous dispute over rules marked the first full day of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
0:48 22 January 2022

Senate impeachment timetable at a glance

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to seek a speedy impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. In a Senate resolution released Monday even...
0:38 21 January 2022

McConnell proposes swift impeachment trial with long days

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday proposed a condensed, two-day calendar for each side to give opening statements in Presi...
23:52 20 January 2022

Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal, a Trump priority

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico ...
16:59 16 January 2022

Reporters claim new rules will hinder impeachment coverage

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Senate promises to be one of the most heavily scrutinized events in American political ...
21:41 15 January 2022

McConnell’s challenge: Shaping a trial amid Trump’s demands

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump needs Mitch McConnell more than ever.
5:47 14 January 2022

Dole endorses western Kansas congressman in US Senate race

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas Senate candidate Roger Marshall won the endorsement Monday of political icon and 1996 Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole, ...
0:00 14 January 2022

McConnell on US-Iran strategy: ‘Let’s not screw it up’

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he opposes a Senate resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from ...
22:43 13 January 2022

‘Fail Not:’ What to watch ahead of Trump’s Senate trial

WASHINGTON — Hear ye, hear ye: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hitting the send button on President Donald Trump's impeachment.
13:40 11 January 2022

McConnell: GOP will start impeachment trial, delay witnesses

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he has secured the Republican votes needed to start President Donald Trump’s impeachm...
19:33 7 January 2022

Graham urges Senate rules change to speed impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — Seeking to break a deadlock over President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a top Republican said Sunday he will push a change in rules that w...
18:12 5 January 2022

Small cracks have appeared in GOP unity on impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — The Senate seems certain to keep President Donald Trump in office thanks to the overwhelming GOP support expected in his impeachment tria...
13:09 4 January 2022

McConnell and Pelosi give no signs of budging on impeachment

WASHINGTON — Congress opened the new year with the Senate deadlocked over President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, leaving the proceedings deeply i...
22:09 3 January 2022

GOP Sen. Collins says she’s open to impeachment witnesses

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she's open to calling witnesses as part of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald T...
18:06 31 December 2022

GOP senator ‘disturbed’ by McConnell impeachment remark

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, said she was disturbed to hear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say ther...
17:20 25 December 2021

McConnell not ruling out witnesses in impeachment trial

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that he was not ruling out calling witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeach...
23:59 23 December 2021

Trump heads to Florida while impeachment trial still cloudy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was heading south to sunny Florida on Friday after his historic impeachment, while plans for his speedy trial back...
22:55 20 December 2021

Impeachment trial plans in disarray as Congress heads home

WASHINGTON — Congress has headed home for the holidays leaving plans and a possible timeline for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in disarra...
1:13 20 December 2021

Impeachment collides with funding deadline, testing Congress

WASHINGTON — The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do.
14:27 7 December 2021

Trump contributes foreword to paperback of McConnell book

NEW YORK — The paperback edition of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “The Long Game” includes a foreword from a well-placed fellow Republican:...
13:00 15 November 2021

Tactical edge will shift to GOP in Senate impeachment trial

WASHINGTON — It’s been easy for majority Democrats to keep Republicans from shifting the focus of the House impeachment hearings. Yet GOP leverage to ...
19:07 14 November 2021

Senate more partisan today than when Clinton faced trial

WASHINGTON — The Senate has long been a place of false gentility, where "my good friend" can be a euphemism for the opposite.
5:16 5 November 2021