SHELL BREAKS LOOSE - McConnell Joins Ryan In Opposing Trump's New Trade War

Politics | Christian Datoc
Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Donald Trump (Getty Images)

‘Genuine concern…’

How A Pathetic Republican Party Is Allowing 'The Resistance' To Run The Score -- And The Government

Opinion | Christopher Bedford
President Trump is applauded by former President Obama, former Vice President Biden, and Sen. Schumer. Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images.

Dems hit the trail and block Trump– with GOP help

McConnell: Dems 'Hardly Came To The Table' On DACA

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer talk during the congressional Gold Medal ceremony for former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole at the U.S. Capitol January 17, 2018 in Washington D.C. (Photo by Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images)

‘I thought we might be able to resolve this’

McConnell Spits Fire At Dems For Messing Up DACA Debate

Politics | Robert Donachie
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walk to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., February 7, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

‘That’s not what happened’

The Senate Refuses To Confirm One Of Trump's Most Important Nominees

Politics | Peter Hasson
REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘Astonishing indifference to national security’

The Senate Had A Deal To Fund The Government. Then Rand Paul Stepped In

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke

How it all went down

McConnell Says 2017 Was The Best Year For Conservatives In Decades

Media | Justin Caruso

‘Very solid conservative…’

McConnell Announces 20 Week Abortion Ban Senate Vote

US | Grace Carr
An anti-abortion activist holds a model of a fetus during a protest outside of the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on May 7, 2015. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Get the country where it needs to be on this issue’

McConnell Takes Aim At 20-Week Abortion

Politics | Robert Donachie
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

He’s going to do it

House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Gov't Slated To Reopen

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 18: Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, at right, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy speak as they walk to a news conference at the U.S. Capitol January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. A continuing resolution to fund the government has passed the House of Representatives but faces a stiff challenge in the Senate. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

Its passage comes after contentious negotiations

Senate Passes Government Funding Bill, Despite These 18 No Votes

Politics | Juliegrace Brufke

Finally, Democrats got on board

Mulvaney: Time To Go Nuclear In The Senate

Politics | Kevin Daley
White House OMB Director Mick Mulvaney speaks to CNN's Jake Tapper in Jan. 2017. (Screenshot)

Support grows for axing 60 vote rule

NYT Changes Headline On Gov't Shutdown To Lessen Blame On Dems For Impasse

Media | Chris White
The motorcade of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump makes its way past the New York Times building after a meeting in New York U.S., November 22, 2016. (Photo: REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

It went through various changes

CNN Poll Confirms Democrats Out Of Touch On Shutdown

Politics | Thomas Phippen
A small group of demonstrators block traffic to demand action by the federal government on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in downtown San Diego, California, U.S., December 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Which is more important–funding the government, or illegals?

Government Shutdown Hangs On The Senate

Politics | Robert Donachie
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announcing the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. November 16, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Will Senate Dems shut the government down?

Top Republicans Ask 'Hillbilly Elegy' Author JD Vance To Run For Senate Seat

Politics | Jack Crowe
SUN VALLEY, ID - JULY 13: Venture capitalist and author JD Vance (2nd from R) shakes hands with Tim Cook (R), chief executive officer of Apple, on the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McConnell has spoken with Vance

GOP Puts Chopping The Welfare State On The 2018 Agenda

Politics | Robert Donachie
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at his side in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

‘The speaker believes he has the consensus to do welfare reform’