In Stunning Attack, Cruz Accuses Leader McConnell of LyingIn 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.
McCain Rips Rand: 'Higher Priority On Fundraising Than Security Of The Nation'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.
McConnell Accuses Paul Of 'Campaign Of Disinformation'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.
Obama: 'Temperatures Need To Cool A Bit In The Wake Of My Executive Action'President Barack Obama is hosting incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for a private White House meeting.
Senate Democrats Re-Elect Reid As LeaderSenate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January.
For New Senate Leader McConnell, A Goal AchievedAs 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.
Republicans Projected To Take Control Of Senate For First Time Since 2006With 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.
GOP Candidates Treading Gingerly On Climate ChangeRepublicans 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.
Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager ResignsJesse 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.
TV Ad War Begins Quickly In Kentucky After Primary 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.
Republicans Facing Off For Chance To Face Dems Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell looked to vanquish a tea party challenger, and nearly a dozen candidates vied for spots on the Georgia ballot for fall elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate — highlights Tuesday night of party primaries that spread across six states.
Republicans Like Campaign Donor Ruling, Dems OpposedRepublicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more like a win for the super-rich.