Los republicanos cínicos han mimado a los locos durante mucho tiempo.
Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, called the vandalism of his Louisville, Ky., home a “radical tantrum” taken from a “toxic playbook.”
The Senate leader all but ended any chance of increasing direct payments, despite some Republican support for the effort.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, said the chamber would not separate a vote on increasing relief checks to $2,000 from two other issues President Trump demanded Congress take up.
After Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority leader, tried to force an immediate vote on increasing the size of the stimulus checks, Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, blocked the measure, leaving its fate unclear.
Urban and rural fortunes diverge in the state, with the pandemic compounding troubles that predated it.
From the campaign trail in Georgia to Capitol Hill, President Trump’s demand for changes to the $900 billion pandemic relief plan upended political and economic calculations.
Top party leaders cinched a $900 billion relief deal after laying down their swords. But it took an empowered, bipartisan group of moderates to help bridge the divide.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, said on Sunday evening that the stimulus package would provide $600 payments to Americans — half of what the government sent to many Americans in April.
Top senators appeared to strike an agreement on the central bank’s lending powers as they struggled to clear away the last sticking points in the $900 billion compromise plan.
Leaders struggled to clear away the last sticking points in the $900 billion compromise plan, including a stubborn disagreement over the central bank’s lending powers.
A deep distrust of the government is fueling vaccine hesitancy among Republicans, who are more likely than Democrats to resist being inoculated against Covid-19.
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Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, said congressional leaders are approaching agreement on a roughly $900 billion coronavirus relief package.
The top four congressional leaders had their first in-person spending discussions in months, but were still short of a deal on a pandemic stimulus measure or a broader spending plan.
The group separated out the two most contentious issues — aid for state and local governments and liability protection for businesses — aiming for a consensus that could be agreed upon before week’s end.
The proposal by Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, was the administration’s first substantive engagement with Congress on a stimulus deal since the election.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, have agreed to try to reach a deal that could be included in a must-pass spending measure.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, spoke on Thursday as Joe Biden’s victory and vaccine breakthroughs added momentum to a push for a stimulus deal.
Senator Mitch McConnell said negotiations on a new round of coronavirus relief were closer to agreement, but did not endorse a $908 billion compromise measure embraced by Democratic leaders.
The Democratic leaders in Congress endorsed a $908 billion plan put forth by moderates in both parties, offering a significant concession in efforts to jump-start negotiations.