On Washington: As G.O.P. Moves to Fill Courts, McConnell Takes Aim at an Enduring Hurdle

Senator Mitch McConnell said that individual senators should no longer be able to block federal appeals court nominees by withholding so-called blue slips, a major break with Senate practice.

Senate Votes to Raise Debt Limit and Approves $15 Billion in Hurricane Relief

The Republican-led chamber reluctantly approved the new debt ceiling after the surprising deal reached by President Trump and the Democratic leadership on Wednesday.

For Conservatives, Trump’s Deal with Democrats Is Nightmare Come True

The president’s move further destabilized a volatile situation for his party, which many Republicans now believe is headed toward a reckoning it can no longer avoid.

McConnell, in Private, Doubts if Trump Can Save Presidency

By ALEXANDER BURNS and JONATHAN MARTIN August 22, 2017 The relationship between President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has disintegrated to the point that they have not spoken to each other in weeks, and Mr. McConnell has...

Congressional Memo: Republicans in Congress May Be Stuck in a Relationship With Trump

Some Republican Congress members are creating distance from President Trump, but they are still depending on the White House.

How the Senate Health Care Bill Failed: G.O.P. Divisions and a Fed-Up President

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER, GLENN THRUSH and ROBERT PEAR July 18, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump was fed up with the grind of health care legislation, and at a dinner with Republican senators on Monday at the White House, he let them know...