Mitch McConnell

Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto... Read more »

Dec. 16, 2014


Obama getting $1.1 T spending bill from Congress

Congress cleared a $1.1 trillion spending bill for President Barack Obama's signature after a day of Senate intrigue capped by a failed, largely symbolic Republican... Read more »

Dec. 14, 2014


Senate averts shutdown fears; Democrats rush to confirm nominees

Their power ebbing, Senate Democrats launched a last-minute drive Saturday to confirm roughly 20 of President Barack Obama's nominees, and several Republicans blamed... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014


First Dems, now Senate GOP object to spending bill

First it was objections by House Democrats that stood in the way of passage of a $1.1 trillion catchall spending bill. Now it's the Senate Republicans' turn,... Read more »

Dec. 13, 2014


Obama promotes trade, tax fix, innovation

President Barack Obama on Thursday declared himself "much more optimistic" than he was last year about completing a major trade deal with Pacific Rim countries. Read more »

Dec. 11, 2014


Negotiations yield progress on $1.1T spending bill

Lawmakers are finalizing a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the government while addressing everything from trucker safety to battling Ebola. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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