Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Mitch McConnell

In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, talk while walking to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republicans say their last-ditch push to uproot former President Barack Obama’s health care law is gaining momentum. But they have less than two weeks to succeed and face a tough fight to ...
President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. (

BY ERICA WERNER WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump overruled congressional Republicans and his own treasury secretary Wednesday and cut a deal with Democrats to fund the government and raise the federal borrowing limit for three months, all part of ...
In this Sept. 5, 2017, photo, the Capitol is seen in Washington.

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators are launching hearings to help Republicans and Democrats decide if they can forge a modest agreement to shore up the nation’s individual insurance markets. The effort will show whether divided Republicans are ready ...
People talk before the start of the meeting of the standing committee on rules at the Republican National Committee summer meeting, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn.

BY KEN THOMAS and CATHERINE LUCEY WASHINGTON (AP) — Fanning the flames of GOP discord, President Donald Trump is accusing Republican congressional leaders of botching efforts to avoid an unprecedented default on the national debt. “Could have been so easy-now ...
In this June 6, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. listens as President Donald Trump, speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

BY STEVE PEOPLES and ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump can’t enact his agenda without Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell may not have a majority to lead without Trump’s help. It’s simple, and still so complicated. The ...
In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill Washington.

BY STEVE PEOPLES and JONATHAN LEMIRE NEW YORK (AP) — His party in turmoil, the Senate’s top Republican on Wednesday condemned the “messages of hate and bigotry” carried by the KKK and white supremacists. But like other top GOP officials, ...
Senator Luther Strange walks in with his wife, Melissa, to cast their votes, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, in Homewood, Ala.

BY KIM CHANDLER MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Sen. Luther Strange was counting on support from President Donald Trump to help carry him to victory — or at least a runoff — in Alabama’s Republican primary, while his GOP rivals ...
In this Aug. 4, 2017, file photo, Alabama Republican Sen. Luther Strange waves to constituents before a Republican Senate candidate forum in Pelham, Alabama.

BY JULIE BYKOWICZ WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s feud with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hasn’t yet become an all-out political proxy war. A super PAC aligned with Trump intends to help Alabama Republican Sen. Luther Strange’s bid for ...
In this June 6, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, flanked by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump resumed his taunts of the Senate’s top Republican on Thursday, expressing disbelief that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell couldn’t persuade a GOP majority to pass a health care bill. “Can you believe ...
In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill Washington.

BY ALAN FRAM WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House aide and a Fox News host lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday for saying people think Congress hasn’t done anything this year partly because President Donald ...
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