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Senate GOP takes credit for forcing House impeachment vote

Senate Republicans on Monday both praised and expressed skepticism about the decision by House Democratic leaders to vote on an impeachment resolution, saying they hope it will open up the process and provide fairness to President Donald Trump.

Sessions eyes return to US Senate

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions might be interested in jumping into the race for his old Senate seat, but some Republicans are throwing cold water on the idea.

McConnell introduces resolution opposing US withdrawal from Syria

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republican senators introduced a resolution Tuesday in opposition to President Donald Trump's withdrawal from Syria, warning that his decision has benefited Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ISIS, Russia and Iran.

McConnell speculates Senate impeachment trial could end by Christmas

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a preview of how a possible impeachment trial in the chamber would be conducted in a closed-door lunch with Republican senators on Wednesday, answering questions about the rules guiding the proceedings and speculating that it will be over by Christmas.

McConnell warns Trump not to withdraw from Syria

President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to pull US troops from northern Syria ahead of an impending Turkish invasion despite criticism from top Republicans including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Mitch McConnell raises money, vowing to stop impeachment

In a new campaign video on Facebook, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell pitches himself as the man who can end the House's impeachment inquiry, a sign of how the chief Republican in the chamber might handle an impeachment trial should the House pass articles charging President Donald Trump with crimes.

Justice Ginsburg declares her good health but scrutiny persists

In the six weeks since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg revealed she had endured another cancer ordeal, she has made more than 10 public appearances, animated and "very much alive." Yet advocates with a stake in another Supreme Court confirmation battle cannot help but be on edge.

McConnell urged Trump to release Ukraine call summary, source says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged the White House to release the rough transcript of the phone call between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president to back up Trump's claim that there was nothing improper with the call, according to a source familiar with the conversation.

McConnell says Senate will 'find out what happened' with whistleblower

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday "we're going to find out what happened" about a whistleblower's complaint regarding President Donald Trump and said he expects the Senate Intelligence Committee will conduct a "responsible, rather apolitical, at least bipartisan" probe of the matter.

Schumer calls for hearings, subpoena over whistleblower complaint

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer sought to turn up the pressure Monday on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans by outlining a plan for how he wants Republicans to investigate a whistleblower complaint that has sent shockwaves through Washington.

McConnell backs $250 million to boost election security

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has long resisted Democratic calls to pass additional election security legislation, threw his support Thursday behind an amendment to provide $250 million in grants to states to bolster election security.

Capitol Hill has a very long to-do list this month

Congress returned to work this week after a long August recess and must grapple with several unresolved and pressing issues, including legislation to quell mass shootings, passing a trade pact with Canada and Mexico, and finding compromise on government funding before a fast-approaching deadline at the end of the month.