Congress increasingly is being defined by what it's not doing this election year.
The Senate returns this week with a strong majority of Republicans saying no to any consideration of President Barack Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court. No hearings, no vote and, for some lawmakers, not even a meeting with federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland.
Republicans, led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., insist that the decision on filling the court vacancy rests with the next president after voters have their say in November's election.
A bipartisan bill to aid Flint, Michigan, where the city's 100,000 residents are struggling with lead-contaminated water is...