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Trump’s Waffling on Gun Control Confuses Legislative Picture

WASHINGTON — After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Senator Mitch McConnell had a message…

Pompeo Fuels Further Talk of Senate Race

They were the types of meetings more typical for a political candidate than for the nation’s…

Joseph Kennedy III Said to Be Eying Edward Markey’s Massachusetts Senate Seat

WASHINGTON — Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III of Massachusetts is considering a primary challenge next year…

Is the Senate Really Not ‘Good Enough’?

WASHINGTON — Has no one told these people about the free candy? When former Gov. John…

Trump Weighs Action on Gun Control. But It’s Still a Theoretical Discussion.

WASHINGTON — He has called Senator Christopher S. Murphy, a Democrat from Connecticut, where 26 people…

John Hickenlooper Mulling Ending Presidential Bid to Run for Senate

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Former Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado is in discussions about ending his…

Keeping Focus on Gun Bills, Democrats Urge McConnell and Senate to Act

WASHINGTON — House Democrats, seeking to pressure the Senate Republican leadership to take up gun safety…

McConnell Expresses New Willingness to Consider Background Check Bill

WASHINGTON — Under intense pressure to take action on gun safety in the wake of two…

Twitter Locks Out Mitch McConnell’s Campaign for Posting Video of Protest

Senator Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign remained locked out of its Twitter account Thursday morning after posting…

U.S. Orders Freeze of Foreign Aid, Bypassing Congress

The Trump administration has ordered the State Department and the United States Agency for International Development…

‘Red Flag’ Gun Control Bills Pick Up Momentum With G.O.P. in Congress

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans, under pressure to respond to this weekend’s massacres, appear to be coalescing…

One Man Will Decide Washington’s Response to Gun Violence: Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON — For two decades, through Columbine, Virginia Tech, Newtown, Orlando, Las Vegas and the rest,…

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Are Recovering From Medical Procedures

Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, Republicans of Kentucky, are recovering at home from medical procedures…

McConnell Promised to End Senate Gridlock. Instead, Republicans Are Stuck in Neutral.

WASHINGTON — Seven months into a new era of divided government, the Republican-led Senate limped out…

Despite Deficit Worries, Senate Gives Final Approval to Spending Increases

WASHINGTON — The Senate gave final approval on Thursday to a two-year budget deal that would…