The House speaker finds himself fighting a two-front war on the most politically treacherous issue in GOP politics.
Documentary shows Republican senator, who is battling brain cancer, admitting mistakes and asking for forgiveness. But McCain says he has no regrets.
Voters have rejected four Republican representatives’ bids in primary votes.
The GOP welcomes Trump’s treks to the Capitol and golf invites — congressional outreach that vexed Obama. The Democratic president, however, had more legislative successes.
John Bolton cites McCain’s support during a 2005 confirmation fight but declines to apologize for remarks of another Trump aide.
Communications aide Kelly Sadler had said at a closed-door staff meeting that McCain’s opposition to Gina Haspel as CIA director did not matter because “he’s dying anyway.”
Graham criticized White House officials Saturday for refusing to condemn a remark made about the mortality of McCain, who is battling brain cancer.
State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wis.) still must compete in an August primary against Kevin Nicholson, an outsider with financial backing from some Washington-based tea party groups.
They don’t want to talk about scandals; they do want to talk about votes.
Sen. Joe Donnelly’s support likely gives Haspel enough votes to win confirmation later this month.
In the Senate particularly, where Democrats face an uphill climb, they point to a lack of damaging primary battles as an advantage.
The Rev. Patrick J. Conroy, a Catholic priest, said in a letter to Speaker Paul D. Ryan that he gave in to pressure from the speaker’s staff. Now he wants to remain in his position until year’s end.
Don Blankenship, a former coal CEO, has delivered a series of personal attacks against the Senate leader and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.
Senate colleagues who have spoken to McCain report that his mind is sharp, but his office has given no indication about when he will be able to return to the Senate.
The Republican lawmaker was shot at a congressional baseball practice in June.
Of course, the Republicans have to hold onto the House in November, too.
Democrats say the House speaker essentially sublimated his core principles on issues such as diversity and rule of law to get his economic agenda signed into law.
Senators are close to drafting a new war resolution, nearly two decades after Sept. 11 and years of allowing Bush, Obama and Trump to operate without many congressional limits.
The biggest stumbling block to writing a new resolution to govern the ongoing war on terrorist groups has been resolved, two key senators say.
Maile Pearl was born April 9, the second daughter of the senator from Illinois and her husband, Bryan Bowlsbey.