Neither Republicans nor Democrats knew the majority leader planned to set up a possible debate on authorizing the use of force against ISIS.
Republicans are increasingly angry about the Obama administration's handling of Iran, and there's little they can do to stop it.
The chamber is set to tackle a hot-button bill that already passed the House.
House Republicans have fewer internal splits than a year ago, but they differ with their Senate counterparts on the policy front.
After Reid said he would push for a vote on Trump's Muslim ban, McConnell said Clinton and Sanders proposals could be used in the same way.
The Hill's top two Republicans have divergent goals this election year.
The presidential contender and his father have long pushed for an audit of the Federal Reserve.
Hill leaders are hoping to pass all 12 appropriations measures separately this year. Good luck with that.
How the Republican-controlled Senate compared to 2014.
The government is only funded through Wednesday, and the tax extenders deal is unfinished.
With the spending bill still up in the air, Congress returns for an extra week of work before recess.
Political insiders are asked about their predictions for the years ahead.
The omnibus spending bill and the tax-extender package are moving slowly, and Congress may need to stay in town at least through the weekend to finish its work.
The debate rages over whether the president already has the authority he needs to fight the Islamic State.
How much will foreign policy dominate the 2016 presidential race?
They say the war's not over.
The latest tragedy didn't do much to change the calculus in the Senate.
Allyson Solomon, Carl Woog, and Sharon Burke are profiled.
Conservatives fear a move on the omnibus to raise party spending limits will help the establishment at the expense of outside groups.
New York's junior senator is quietly building up a loyal base of allies inside the Capitol—and donors outside of it.