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Sep 21 2020
President Trump said he would nominate a Supreme Court pick on Friday or Saturday and has five women under consideration, as Senate Republicans lined up behind him and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and rejected Democrats’ calls to let the winner of the presidential election make the pick.
Mr. Trump maintained that the replacement of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who diedWall Street Journal (News)
Apr 10 2018
Republicans and Democrats in Congress have warned the White House against terminating special counsel Robert Mueller, with several senators sponsoring a bill that would prevent President Trump from doing so. GOP leaders feel that preventive action at this point is unnecessary, however, with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell stating, "I haven’t seen clear indication yet that we needed to passWashington Times Bloomberg Washington Post
Dec 16 2019
Republican Donald Trump is likely this week to become the third U.S. president to be impeached when the Democratic-led House of Representatives votes on charges stemming from his effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden.
Trump faces one charge of abusing his power by asking Ukraine to investigate Biden, a leading Democratic contender to oppose him in the 2020Reuters
Jan 08 2021
As returns for Georgia’s Senate runoff came in on Tuesday night, it was clear what was happening. After considerable back-and-forth in November and December about just how much President-elect Joe Biden owed his electoral victory in the state to white suburban voters, control of the Senate was being unequivocally driven by Black turnout. The Democratic candidates, Raphael Warnock and JonSlate
May 12 2021
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he and Republican leaders drew a "red line" on hiking certain taxes to fund President Joe Biden's infrastructure spending proposal during the first bipartisan meeting with the top members of congressional leadership at the White House on Wednesday. Biden's $2.25 trillion infrastructure bill has faced resistance from Republicans in Congress, withCNN (Online News) New York Post (News) Reuters
Jun 24 2020
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden may not be moving much, but he’s proving a tougher target for President Trump than his past political opponents.
Less than five months from the election, the Trump campaign team is still trying to find the right message to defeat Biden. The president has stuck with the “Sleepy Joe” nickname, though his campaign is as likely to go with “Hidin’Washington Examiner
Jun 27 2019
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Jun 23 2020
As voters head to the polls for primary elections Tuesday, a rising challenge to the status quo cuts across racial and generational lines – and seems to be providing a tail wind for some Black progressive candidates.
At the end of May, when hundreds of thousands of Americans around the country started marching in protest over the death of George Floyd, many observed that this time theChristian Science Monitor
May 24 2019
Senators are growing increasingly frustrated as legislative activity has slowed to a crawl during the first half of the year.
The Senate voted on two bills Thursday, breaking a nearly two-month drought during which Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has focused instead on judicial nominations, his top priority.
The lack of floor action has left lawmakers publicly complainingThe Hill
Oct 30 2019
Senate Republicans, with 22 seats up for reelection and their majority up for grabs in 2020, are in a bind over how to defend President Trump from the House impeachment push.
They realize their political fortunes and policy goals are tied to the president, but they also know their best shot at keeping control of the Senate hinges on senators preserving their independent brands.The Hill