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McConnell not ruling out witnesses in impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is not ruling out witnesses in President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, but indicated he was in no hurry to seek new testimony either.

Partial government shutdown to continue until after Christmas

The Senate adjourned for the day Saturday afternoon without coming to an agreement on a spending deal that would end a partial government shutdown -- likely assuring the federal closures will continue until after Christmas.

As shutdown deadline approaches, negotiators search for a deal

With Washington just hours away from a partial government shutdown, lawmakers and President Donald Trump still have not yet reached a deal to stave off a shutdown.

Bipartisan criminal reform bill passes Congress

On the afternoon of September 5, President Donald Trump sat in the Oval Office debating whether to throw his support behind the most extensive overhaul of prison and sentencing laws in years.

McConnell 'distressed' over Mattis' resignation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who often avoids publicly criticizing President Donald Trump, issued a pointed statement Thursday night in response to the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis, calling on the US to promote a worldview more in line with the departing defense secretary's than the President's.

In reversal, White House shifts border wall funding demands

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested Tuesday that the White House has found an alternative way to get its requested $5 billion in funding for a US-Mexico border wall, marking a reversal from President Donald Trump's previous position.

McConnell: Senate will take up criminal justice bill this month

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the Senate will take up a significant criminal justice reform bill this month to overhaul the nation's prison and sentencing laws, paving the way for its passage before the end of the year.

Grassley pushing McConnell for vote on criminal justice bill

With Congress eying to exit Washington in a few weeks, Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the influential Judiciary committee, dismissed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's claim that a major criminal justice reform bill doesn't have the support of the majority of Republicans in the Senate.