Court Pick Barrett Visits Senate Ahead of Confirmation Fight

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, is on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a day of meetings with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other pivotal Republican senators in preparation for her fast-track conf...

McConnell Eyes Virus Aid as Evictions, Benefits Cuts Loom

WASHINGTON — An eviction moratorium is lifting. Extra unemployment benefits are ending. Parents are being called to work, but schools are struggling to reopen for fall as the COVID-19 crisis shows no signs of easing. With Congress bracing for the next coron...
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Trump Signs Executive Order on Police Reform

WASHINGTON — Following weeks of national protests since the death of George Floyd, President Donald Trump signed an executive order on policing Tuesday that he said would encourage better police practices and e...
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Burr Steps Aside as Senate Intelligence Chair Amid FBI Probe

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Richard Burr temporarily stepped aside as chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday after the FBI served a search warrant for his cellphone as part of an investigation into a well-timed sale of stocks tied to the co...
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For McConnell, Virus Carries Echo of His Boyhood Polio

WASHINGTON — Mitch McConnell’s earliest childhood memory is the day he left the polio treatment center at Warm Springs, Georgia, for the last time. He was just a toddler in 1944, when his father was deployed to World War II, his mother relocated the family ...