Congress

McConnell plots out preelection endgame with Barrett, Covid relief

The Senate will come in on Monday next week and then stay through the following weekend to finish Barrett’s nomination. The committee vote on Barrett is now 1 p.m. next Thursday. Without Democratic cooperation, which is unlikely, that means Barrett would probably be confirmed on Oct. 26. But first, McConnell will bring a coronavirus aid […]

Congress

Dem chairman’s race tightens as GOP ‘hero’ pulls in millions

“I can’t outspend him. We can’t even match him. He raised more money in a quarter than I’ve ever raised in a year in my life. But we can outwork him,” DeFazio told supporters on a virtual phone banking on Thursday, the same day that both candidates disclosed their latest fundraising haul. Democrats say they’re […]