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McConnell to Dems: Don't hold government 'hostage' over DACA

Greg Nash Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP strategist donates to Alabama Democrat McConnell names Senate GOP tax confereesBrent Budowsky: A plea to Alabama votersMORE (R-Ky.) is urging Democrats to support a short-term funding bill needed to prevent a gove

THE HILL - 2018-01-16 22:29:18

McConnell: Lawmakers shouldn't push for DACA deal this week

If a spending bill isn't passed by Friday, the government will shut down Democrats want a fix to the expiring DACA program

CNN - 2018-01-16 22:21:30

Surveillance bill survives last-minute drama, clearing key hurdle

Rand Paul, who spoke with the president about the surveillance bill, predicted that there might be more theatrics ahead, speculating that Trump would be "horrified" if the Senate prevented a vote on his amendment. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A hotly debated surveillance bill Tuesday night moved

POLITICO - 2018-01-17 00:26:03

Mitch McConnell Ignores National Reciprocity for 45th Consecutive Week

We are mid-way through January 2018 which means Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has ignored national reciprocity for 45 consecutive weeks. National reciprocity for concealed carry was introduced in the Senate on March 1, 2017 and McConnell has yet to say a word in support of it. His si

BREITBART - 2018-01-16 18:22:16

Nevada Democrats introduce 'Mitch McTurtle' mascot to mock Mitch McConnell

The Nevada Democratic Party trolled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with their newly revealed mascot on Tuesday. The state party introduced "Mitch McTurtle" on Tuesday, as a "stand-in" for the Kentucky Republican. The turtle mascot came equipped with a burlap money bag, a name tag that read "

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-01-16 20:15:30

Mitch McConnell wants you to forget that time he banned Coretta Scott King's words in the Senate

Mitch McConnell is not going out of his way in public to recognize the significance of this day, when the nation honors Martin Luther King, Jr. He did, however, put up a Facebook post which reads in part:As we celebrate Dr. King's birthday today, we must remember we are not only the beneficiaries of

DAILY KOS - 2018-01-15 22:10:56

Democrats, Republicans closer to spending cap deal

Republicans and Democrats are supposedly close to a deal that would lift universally derided spending caps, but the negotiations have been hamstrung by the fact that the two sides can't even agree on what constitutes "parity" between defense and non-defense funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McCo


Sources: McConnell won't allow amendments before FISA vote

The debate on whether to reauthorize Section 702 of FISA moves to the Senate this week. The bill will more than likely pass, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is doing all he can to make sure #FISA702 sails through without any changes. Two sources told me McConnell is "filling the tree," me


Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have to prove they're up to the job of preventing a shutdown

The most responsible thing Democrats can do in the next week is to force Republican leadership to deal with the consequences of the last election. It's on House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deal with their shitty racist president and the nihilists in their own cauc


Silence is complicity, and Republican leaders are silent on Trump's racist 'shithole' comments

Donald Trump's racist "shithole" comments spurred House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to ... continue their tradition of looking the other way on Trump's worst offenses. Expect them at some point to be asked directly about it and to mumble something about how it's "dis


Senate tees up surveillance renewal after bill clears Trump tweet hurdle

With help from Eric Geller and Martin Matishak PROGRAMMING NOTE:Morning Cybersecurity will not publish on Monday, Jan. 15. Our next Morning Cybersecurity newsletter will publish on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Story Continued Below SURVEILLANCE NOW ON A GLIDE PATH - Perhaps fearful that President Donald Trump


McSally will run for Senate in Arizona

Rep. Martha McSally announced on Friday that she will run for Senate in Arizona, giving Republicans a top-tier recruit in the race to replace retiring Sen. Jeff Flake. McSally made the announcement in a short video posted to YouTube and has a series of events planned across the state later in the da


Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee Calls For Trump's Impeachment Or Removal Over S-Hole Countries Outburst

Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) called out Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell for their lack of patriotic leadership and said that actions need to be taken to get Trump out of office. Video: Jackson Lee said, "Where is Speaker Ryan? Where is McConnell? Not for Republican politics, but for the leadership r


Rachel Maddow Show Sparked FBI Investigation Into Death Threats Against McConnell, Pruitt

Drinking while watching MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show led to death threats against Republicans Mitch McConnell and Scott Pruitt that sparked an FBI investigation. An individual admitted to sending threatening tweets against the Senate majority leader and Environmental Protection Agency administrato


Letter: Washington is embarrassing

I recently turned on my TV to get the usual depressing dose of political news. A handful of Republican senators, behind closed doors, were busily crafting a bill to profoundly restructure our tax system. While they were still tinkering with the bill, Mitch McConnell announced that he had enough vote


Republicans May Not Have Solved Their Ohio Senate Problem

A week after their Senate candidate in Ohio dropped out, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scrambled in meetings Wednesday at the White House and Capitol to find someone who could beat two-term Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown. A day later, Rep. Jim Renacci answered Trump's ca


Republicans, lacking the votes, may not try to pass a budget this year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly contemplating skipping the process of passing a Republican budget in 2018, a decision that would all but doom any major right-wing legislative initiatives for the rest of the year. McConnell and other Republican legislative leaders broached the id


Even with the Taste of Victory Still in His Mouth, McConnell May Fold

FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon made the following statement regarding reports that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is considering throwing away the best chance to further a conservative agenda this year. "Activists will be furious if Senate Leader McConnell throws away the only tool to g


UPS counters mechanics' letter to McConnell, promising 14,000 additional Teamster jobs

UPS mechanics protesting, courtesy of Berlin Rosen Sen. Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate, promised that last month's sweeping tax breaks for corporations would translate into wage increases and more jobs for American workers. The union representing aircraft mechanics who work for


Inside the GOP's Rocky Relationship with Donald Trump

It was bitterly cold as Donald Trump sat down to dinner on Jan. 5 at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland's Catoctin Mountains. Republican leaders and Administration officials had joined him for what needed to be a frank conversation. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, sat to T