Filibusters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives to announce he will hold votes on four of the president's appellate court nominees and one district court nominee, insisting, "We'll confirm all of them this week," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 30, 2017 - 7:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is having more success getting judges confirmed than Democrat Barack Obama did at this early stage in their presidencies, and that disparity is expected to increase this week as the GOP-led Senate pushes through more of Trump's choices. Majority Leader Mitch...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the chamber to his office during a long series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 19, 2017 - 10:54 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform." The 51-49 vote sets the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the U.S. tax code for...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks from the chamber to his office during a long series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 19, 2017 - 9:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Trump, Congress and $4.1 trillion budget plan (all times EDT): 9:30 p.m. The Senate has passed a $4 trillion budget blueprint that is a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promises for "massive tax cuts and reform." The 51-49 vote sets...
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October 14, 2017 - 12:34 pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Republican infighting (all times local): 11:25 a.m An insurgency is brewing against the Republican establishment, and its chief sponsor is President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon. Bannon tells religious conservatives at a conference in...
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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, confers with Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., as the Senate Budget Committee votes on amendments during the markup of Senate's fiscal year 2018 budget resolution, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
October 06, 2017 - 3:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House has taken a step toward its top priority of revising the tax code. On paper, the budget plan approved Thursday by House members tries anew to repeal the health care law passed under President Barack Obama and turn Medicare into a voucher-like program. Yet...
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October 03, 2017 - 6:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a House bill outlawing most late-term abortions (all times EDT): 6:05 p.m. Republicans have pushed a bill through the House outlawing most late-term abortions. A Republican president is waiting in the White House to sign the bill. But the measure won't reach Donald...
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September 27, 2017 - 8:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday he's still optimistic about the prospects for health care legislation, even after Senate Republicans conceded defeat on a last-ditch effort to repeal the Obama health law. On Twitter, Trump cited "very positive signs" from GOP Alaska Sen. Lisa...
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FILE - In this July 13, 2017, file photo, Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, talk while walking to a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. But Democrats and their allies are going all-out to stop the drive. The initial Republican effort crashed in July in the GOP-run Senate. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after that defeat that he'd not revisit the issue without the votes to succeed. Graham and Cassidy are leading the new GOP charge and they'd transform much of Obama's law into block grants and let states decide how to spend the money. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
September 19, 2017 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A bipartisan attempt at shoring up the Affordable Care Act is officially over in the Senate. The development comes as the GOP has revived its partisan attack on "...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2017, file photo, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at the White House in Washington. Congressional Republicans are scrambling to come up with a budget deal to clear the way for the first tax overhaul in three decades. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
September 12, 2017 - 9:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican efforts to overhaul taxes (all times local): 9:51 a.m. The White House says it will soon release legislative priorities for its plans to overhaul the nation's tax system and to address hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought to the United States...
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In this July 26, 2017 photo, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. watches at left as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tafter the Senate voted on health care legislation. Republican hopes for repealing and replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law are still twitching in Congress, though barely. It’s among several health issues lawmakers face when they return from summer recess, even as fights over the budget and helping Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey grab center stage. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 04, 2017 - 10:45 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican hopes for repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's health care law are still twitching in Congress, though barely. Leaders lack the votes to pass something and face a fresh obstacle — the Senate parliamentarian ruled Friday that Republicans only have the...
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