In a stunning, public attack on his own party leader, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz accused Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying, and said he was no better than his Democratic predecessor and couldn’t be trusted.
The National Security Agency suspended its controversial collection of Americans’ phone records as Congress grappled Monday with how to restore expired surveillance laws the government has used to track terrorists and spies.
The National Security Agency lost its authority at midnight to collect Americans’ phone records in bulk, after GOP Sen. Rand Paul stood in the way of extending the fiercely contested program in an extraordinary Sunday Senate session.
President Barack Obama is hosting incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for a private White House meeting.
Senate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January.
As a child, Mitch McConnell contracted and largely beat polio. He was student president in high school, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky law school. He’s never lost a general election and has spent 30 years in the Senate scaling Republican leadership ranks.
With wins in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia Tuesday Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2006.
Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.
Jesse Benton says he doesn’t want a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012 to be a distraction in Kentucky.
Instantly on the attack, allies of Republican leader Mitch McConnell launched a televised barrage against newly minted Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky’s high-stakes Senate race on Wednesday, a day after primaries in several states that also set up a Republican runoff in Georgia and left tea party insurgents still scratching for a breakthrough triumph.