Stories tagged: mitch mcconnell
Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
One of them is a gregarious, backslapping Californian unwavering in his defense of President Donald Trump. The other is a reserved, calibrated Kentuckian who chooses his words about Trump with …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced a resolution denouncing Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria and prodding President Donald Trump to halt his withdrawal of U.S. troops from that part …
Sun., Oct. 20, 2019
Withdrawing U.S. forces from Syria will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies and weaken important alliances.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he would have “no choice” but to take up any House-approved impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019
Six weeks after a pair of mass shootings killed more than 30 people, Congress remains “in a holding pattern” on gun control as lawmakers await proposals from the White House, …
Mon., Sept. 9, 2019
Congress returns for the fall session with pressure mounting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to address gun violence, election security and other issues.
Sun., Sept. 8, 2019
The Senate majority leader is distressed that people are calling him names. At the risk of hurting the Kentucky Republican’s tender feelings still further, I suggest another moniker: Muzzle Mitch.
Tue., Sept. 3, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are waiting on the White House to chart a path forward on gun violence legislation
Mon., Aug. 12, 2019
The re-election campaigns of President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday unveiled a new T-shirt touting the duo as “Back-to-Back Supreme Court Champs,” in a …
Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Perhaps even more than the morally bankrupt Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell is the worst among us. He is one of the most powerful people in the world but doesn’t understand …
Thu., Aug. 8, 2019
The Republican Party, the Trump campaign and other GOP organizations said Thursday that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s treatment of Senate Majority Leader Mitch …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence.
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019
A spokesman for Mitch McConnell says the Senate majority leader has tripped outside his home in Kentucky and fractured his shoulder.
Fri., July 26, 2019
The last thing Republicans want is elections that are secure, fair, free and open. And they’ll make sure that’s not what we have.
UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019
Washington negotiators are closing in on a budget and debt deal that would stave off the chance of a government shutdown this fall and allow Congress to speed through legislation …
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019
The House on Friday overwhelmingly approved a bill ensuring that a victims compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
UPDATED: Tue., July 9, 2019
Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority …
UPDATED: Thu., June 27, 2019
The Democratic-controlled House has voted to send President Donald Trump a bipartisan, Senate-drafted, $4.6 billion measure to care for migrant refugees detained at the southern border
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019
The GOP-held Senate OKs bipartisan $4.6 billion measure to deliver aid to the southern border before the government runs out of money to care for thousands of migrant families and …
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019
Alabama Republican Roy Moore announced Thursday that he is running for U.S. Senate again in 2020 after failing to win the seat two years ago amid sexual misconduct accusations.
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday rejected reparations for slavery in part because it would be hard to know whom to pay.
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019
Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert’s late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims’ fund for …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019
Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says that if a vacancy occurs on the Supreme Court during next year’s election cycle the chamber would likely confirm a GOP nominee selected by …
Mon., May 20, 2019
The Senate’s top Republican is introducing legislation to raise the minimum smoking age from 18 to 21. The measure by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would cover not only tobacco …
Sat., May 11, 2019
Mitch McConnell’s Senate has almost completely given up on legislating.
Fri., May 10, 2019
Contrary to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s declaration about the Russia investigation, it isn’t “case closed” – not by a long shot.
Thu., April 18, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally, rating the health initiative …
Sun., April 7, 2019
Mitch McConnell says the Senate will be in the “personnel business” this year, but the majority leader’s focus on confirming President Donald Trump’s nominees is coming at the expense of …
Fri., April 5, 2019
Mitch McConnell’s move to limit debate on presidential nominees jettisoned 213 years of U.S. Senate wisdom.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
WASHINGTON – Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Sunday that a “crime may have been committed” when President Donald Trump fired the head of …