McConnell's Role In Surveillance Bill Bewilders His FriendsSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reputation as a master deal-maker seems to have failed him as the Patriot Act lapsed.
McConnell: 2016 Goal Is To Maintain GOP MajorityAcknowledging that increasing the Republican majority in Congress may be impossible, the Senate Majority Leader said his goal for the 2016 election is to keep the seats he has.
McConnell Working On Memoir To Share 'Lessons' Of Personal, Political LifeSen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir.
McConnell: 'We Can't Afford To Give Up' On ObamaPresident Barack Obama's approval rating is creeping upward. The economy is growing. And a flurry of aggressive executive actions on domestic and foreign policy have energized the West Wing.
Spokesman: Obama, McConnell Had 'A Good Meeting'In a rare one-on-one meeting, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday sized up the prospects for bipartisan cooperation between a White House and Republican Party that have struggled for years to find common ground.
McConnell Promising New Senate GOP Majority Will Quickly Resurrect Keystone Pipeline LegislationIncoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.
New GOP Senators Show Moderated, Cooperative ToneNew Republican senators who sometimes breathed tea-party fire as candidates are adopting a more moderate tone as they enter Congress.
Manchin: 'That's Bulls***' If Dems Try to Block GOP's Agenda Over Next 2 YearsSen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., won’t put up with his party if they try to block the Republicans’ Senate agenda over the next two years.
Obama Senior Adviser: President Will Use Executive Action On Immigration By End Of YearA top White House aide says that President Barack Obama will use executive action on immigration by the end of the year.
Boehner: Obama Is 'Going To Burn Himself If He Continues To Go Down This Path' On ImmigrationWith President Barack Obama vowing to press ahead on immigration, prominent Hispanic Republicans are worried about the reaction of staunch conservatives.
GOP In Charge: Eager To Move On Keystone XL, TaxesRepublicans say they are ready to move legislation approving the Keystone pipeline, trim Obamacare and cut taxes.
McConnell: 'The Senate Needs To Be Fixed'Sen. Mitch McConnell, the probable next Senate Majority Leader, believes “the Senate needs to be fixed.”
Reid Plans To Remain Dem Senate Leader In Next CongressSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid will seek to lead the Democrats in the next Congress as they hand over the majority to Republicans.
Cruz Says 'Under No Circumstances' Will He Challenge McConnell For Majority LeaderSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, dismissed claims that he would contest Sen. Mitch McConnell for the Republican Senate majority position, despite very differing views between the two GOP senators on the Affordable Care Act, immigration and threats of another government shutdown.
Exit Poll: Party Leaders A Drag On Both SidesMore than a third of those who voted for a Republican House candidate were dissatisfied or angry with GOP leaders in Congress; a quarter of Democratic voters upset with President Obama.