Sen. Mitch McConnell sits down with CNBC's John Harwood to talk about his unlikely partnership with the president on a trade deal.
The Pacific trade agreement failed its first test in the U.S. Senate after a key Democrat said he would vote against a procedural vote.
Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama.
The Senate is up next after House Republicans pushed through a boldly conservative budget eliminating deficits over the next decade.
It was only the third veto of Obama's presidency, although many more are expected.
House Speaker John Boehner is raising the possibility that the Department of Homeland Security may shut down because of a budget impasse.
There may not be a government shutdown looming but there are some serious fiscal battles coming in the months ahead, says political consultant Stephen Myrow.
The White House has managed to move forward from Veteran Affairs health care scandal, among other events, reports NBC News.
People hoping for an era of good feelings and accomplishment in the next Congress will be very disappointed.
Financial firms are shelling out big cash for the mid-term Senate elections, but their favorite candidate is an unlikely one.
Sen. Mitch McConnell faces a surprisingly tough battle this fall against Alison Lundergan Grimes, who was 5 when he first went to D.C.
Kansas independent Senate challenger Greg Orman's complaints of inaction by Congress may sway conservatives to send him to Washington.
While other Republicans are thinking about 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is busy tending to a personal business empire.
Senate Republicans blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates.
Senator Mitch McConnell said Republicans were open to using a tax holiday for multinational companies to pay for highway construction.
Looking at the balance of power in the Senate and how voters feel about the President and Congress. Do the Democrats have a "brand advantage" in several Senate races?
The tea party's still out there challenging the Republican establishment, but what's different is that Republican leaders are pushing back—hard.
Most of Wall Street views a budget agreement as a done deal. If it's not, lots of people will have to rethink rosy scenarios for a happy New Year.
Republicans in the House were falling in line behind a two-year budget deal, indicating that the rambunctious lawmakers are not spoiling for a fight.
A budget deal aimed at avoiding a U.S. government shutdown on Jan. 15 could emerge in Congress on Tuesday, aides said on Monday.