Mitch McConnell

New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge

Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome. Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015


New Congress, new opportunity to behave like statesmen, serve America

The seating of any new Congress provides an opportunity to change the tone of the national discussion and promote the wellbeing of the entire country. Too often, party... Read more »

Jan. 6, 2015


John Boehner in line for 3rd term as speaker; GOP readies agenda

House Speaker John Boehner's prospects for a new term appeared secure Monday despite grumblings from tea party-aligned dissidents on the eve of a Republican takeover... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015


This is what religious diversity in Congress looks like

A new study by the Pew Research Religion and Public Life project shows how the religious makeup of Congress has changed over time. Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015


Edward Brooke, 1st black elected US senator, dies

Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to the Senate, died Saturday. He was 95. Read more »

Jan. 3, 2015

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