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.
The Republican-led chamber reluctantly approved the new debt ceiling after the surprising deal reached by President Trump and the Democratic leadership on Wednesday.
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.
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...
Some Republican Congress members are creating distance from President Trump, but they are still depending on the White House.