by Emily Atkin Posted on February 3, 2015 Updated: February 4, 2015
If McConnell doesn't need to be on the appropriations subcommittee to get what he wants into the Senate's budget, then why is he joining it?
by Ian Millhiser Posted on January 28, 2015 Updated: January 28, 2015
As it turns out, the American people don't much like the idea of Republican elected officials allowing the five Republican members of the Supreme Court to do their dirty work for them.
by Emily Atkin Posted on January 23, 2015
The Senate was in session until midnight Thursday night.
by Emily Atkin Posted on January 21, 2015 Updated: January 21, 2015
Two Democrat-sponsored amendments were not brought to a vote on their merits on Tuesday.
by Bryce Covert Posted on January 7, 2015 Updated: January 8, 2015
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claims the economic uptick coincides with the anticipation of a newly elected Republican Congress.
by Igor Volsky & Ian Millhiser Posted on December 2, 2014 Updated: December 2, 2014
McConnell claimed that he would use the Court to accomplish what Republicans have failed to achieve legislatively: undo the law.
by Jeff Spross Posted on November 9, 2014 Updated: November 9, 2014
All signs indicate EPA's rules to cut climate emissions from power plants are Republicans' top target, with a showdown over government funding as the likely result.
by Ari Phillips Posted on November 7, 2014 Updated: November 7, 2014
McConnell has told his donors that he will work hard to thwart the Obama agenda, including pushing coal, moving forward with the Keystone XL pipeline, and stopping the EPA from doing anything to confront climate change.
by Beenish Ahmed Posted on November 6, 2014
“Somehow we are playing footsie with the Iranians and hope they will somehow have an effect on ISIS.”
by Ian Millhiser Posted on November 6, 2014
Filibuster reform was a good idea when Democrats controlled the Senate. It is still a good idea now that Republicans are about to control the Senate.