Senate GOP tries to defuse Trump border crisis

Senate Republicans on Tuesday moved to end a political crisis inflicted on the party by President Trump by voicing support for an immigration bill that would end the separation of children from…

Schumer rejects GOP proposal to address border crisis

Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday dismissed a legislative proposal backed by Republican leaders to keep immigrant families together at the border, arguing that President Trump could fix the proble…

McConnell backs bill to keep immigrant families together

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday announced his support for a bill to keep immigrant families detained at…

Amendments fuel resentments within Senate GOP

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is signaling to colleagues that he will loosen his grip on floor debate to quell mounting frustration within the Senate GOP over the paltry number of votes he has allowed on…

McConnell cements his standing in GOP history

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday will become the longest-serving Senate Republican leader in history, surpassing former Sen. Bob Dole (Kan.), a testament to his canny political skills and loyalty…

Second GOP senator breaks with Trump on suggesting Russia rejoin G-7

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) on Friday became the second Republican senator to break with President Trump for saying that Russia should be invited back into the G-7, an influential group of Western economic powers and Japan….

GOP senator: Trump call to invite Russia to G-7 is ‘weak’

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on Friday slammed President Trump’s call to reinstate Russia in the G-7, a group of major industrial powers.”This is weak. Putin is not our friend and he is not the President’s buddy,” Sasse…

Jobs report raises GOP hopes for midterms, while worrying Dems

Some Democrats acknowledge the economy could help the GOP.

McConnell sees Ohio in play as confidence about midterms grows  

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in an interview with The Hill said he thinks Republicans can make a play for Sen. Sherrod Brown’s seat in Ohio.Brown, a Democrat, previously hadn’t been a top target o…

Republicans think Trump is losing trade war

President Trump is facing a significant backlash from Senate Republicans over his trade talks with China, which they see as delivering far less than he promised.Several GOP senators say Trump has wound up on the lo…

Pressure rising on GOP after Trump–DOJ fight’s latest turn

Republican senators who have warned the White House for months not to interfere with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation are coming under new pressure given President Trump’s latest demands for the Department o…

GOP lawmakers want Trump to stop bashing Congress

Senate Republicans want President Trump to stop taking jabs at Congress over its inability to get things done.Trump loves to tout results and bash lawmakers when they do not move fast enough on his priorities….

Trump yuks it up to deflect Senate critics

President Trump likes to tell entertaining stories and he doesn’t mind if the facts don’t back them up or if the punch lines stretch the bounds of presidential decorum.He also doesn’t mind using his stand-up act to…

Trump makes Manchin top target for midterms

President Trump is making Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) a top target this fall, underlining his drive to protect the GOP’s Senate majority even it if means going after a relatively friendly Democrat.

Trump gives GOP midterm pep talk

President Trump did most of the talking at a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans on Tuesday where disagreements between the White House and his congressional allies were pushed to the side.Trump dominated t…

Trump to press GOP on changing Senate rules

“Waiting for approval of almost 300 nominations, worst in history,” Trump tweeted over the weekend.

GOP faces internal battle over changing Senate rules

Senate Republicans are battling over whether to use the so-called nuclear option to speed up consideration of President Trump’s nominees.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is under pressure from conserv…

After a respite, Cruz again questioning McConnell’s strategies

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who has been more of team player since losing the 2016 GOP presidential primary to Donald Trump, is re-emerging as an agitator in the GOP conference.Cruz is questioning Senate Majority Lead…

Trump attacks Comey ahead of interview

President Trump on Sunday unleashed a barrage of criticism against James Comey, hours before ABC News was scheduled to broadcast a hotly anticipated interview with the former FBI director….

Ryan: Trillion-dollar deficits were inevitable

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says that trillion-dollar deficits could not have been avoided by the GOP-controlled Congress, responding to critics within his party who say that leaders have behaved irresponsibly.”That…