U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said White House negotiators have not spoken on Tuesday with Democratic leaders in the U.S. Congress on coronavirus aid legislation after talks broke down last week.
The U.S. Senate's top Republican and Democrat criticized each others' approach to coronavirus aid on Tuesday, with no word on when talks on a new package might resume and no movement on benefits for tens of millions who lost jobs in the crisis. Republican Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of attacking Americans struggling with the economic fallout of a virus that has infected more than 5 million Americans and killed more than 162,000. "They're playing hardball against kids, workers, vulnerable Americans," McConnell said on the Senate floor.
Former Rep. Katie Hill, who resigned last year amid an ethics probe, says she's concerned about how Joe Biden's potential VP picks have been treated.
WASHINGTON -- In February, Democrats began getting anxious about the crucial Senate race in North Carolina. An unknown Republican-affiliated group was suddenly pouring millions of dollars behind the candidacy of Erica Smith, a progressive state senator who they believed had no chance of winning the seat in November.So party leaders began spending millions of their own to bolster Cal Cunningham, a military veteran they had endorsed months earlier whom they saw as their best chance to defeat a vulnerable incumbent Republican, Sen. Thom Tillis. With significant party help, Cunningham prevailed and is now in a strong position against Tillis, making him one of 14 candidates endorsed early by...