Scoop: Elaine Chao the enforcer

Elaine Chao
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

When he needs to send a message to his foes, Mitch McConnell is the master of subtlety.

What I'm hearing: At the Republican Study Committee meeting this past week, RSC Chairman Mark Walker told members the following story, according to a source in the room and another source briefed on the conversation.