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‘Don’t interrupt me’: Angry Mitch McConnell shut down Trump during health care discussion

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

According to an examination into the day-to-day activities at the Trump White House, the New York Times revealed that the President has been on the receiving end of sharp words with Republicans senators unhappy with President Donald Trump’s abrupt ways. The report states that Trump has had...

Susan Collins ‘Got Rolled’

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) wouldn’t say whether she’ll support the final tax package in the absence of guaranteed passage of the health-care bills, Bloomberg reports. “Collins’s promise came from Senate Majority Mitch McConnell — who can’t always deliver a vote [...]

21 GOP governors write Congress urging completion of a tax bill. What about the other 13?

With Congress closing in on a final tax cut bill, 21 Republican governors from across the country sent a letter Thursday to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) asking them to finish the job. “We urge the two chambers to pass meaningful tax reform legislation and send it […]

To prevent climate catastrophe, Democrats need to learn a ruthless lesson from Senate GOP

Congressional Republicans, especially GOP senators led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have all but destroyed the possibility of bipartisan deal-making on major issues. The widely criticized and wildly unpopular GOP tax bill is the inevitable byproduct of that destruction — but the end of a livable climate for America and the world is also inevitable unless […]

Al Franken, Roy Moore and the audacity of Mitch McConnell

On Wednesday afternoon, nearly two dozen Democratic senators called on Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) to resign. The calls came just hours after Politico published the account of an unnamed woman who alleged that Franken had tried to forcibly kiss her in 2006. When she rejected his advances, the woman — the seventh to accuse Franken of […]

The Latest: McConnell makes concession on local taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 1:18 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he favors expanding a deduction for state and local taxes to enable people to deduct local income...Show More Summary

What Happens if Moore Wins?

I don’t think it’s a sure thing that Roy Moore will win next week, but it looks like the smart bet. The interesting question to me is: What happens once he’s in the Senate? Mitch McConnell is clear he doesn’t want Moore in the Senate and that the Ethics Committee will take a hard look at Moore. Show More Summary

The Access Hollywood Formula for Republican Redemption

“I believe the women,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Nov. 13, days after Roy Moore, the Republican Party nominee for Senate in Alabama, was accused of inappropriate conduct with teenagers. Multiple women said Moore had...Show More Summary

Senate OK of Trump judicial picks buoys GOP, Dems dismayed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans while Democrats are ruing the day theyShow More Summary

Tax Reform: Perfecto?

Ramesh writes: Many Republicans, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Susan Collins, have suggested that the tax cut will do so much to expand the economy that the new tax code will raise more revenue than the old one. Show More Summary

Beware the Paid Family Leave Fig Leaf in GOP’s Tax Plan

(Photo: AP/J. Scott Applewhite) Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., accompanied by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks during a 2014 news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. I t’s admittedly hard to keep track of all the...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Insists ‘No Change of Heart’ Over Roy Moore

"Let me say it again: I had hoped that Judge Moore would withdraw from the race"

The Tax Cut Is Highly Likely To Reduce Revenue

Many Republicans, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Susan Collins, have suggested that the tax cut will do so much to expand the economy that the new tax code will raise more revenue than the old one. ThisShow More Summary

GOP Accidentally Killed a Favorite Tax Break

New York Magazine: “Mitch McConnell never subjected his blueprint for restructuring the world’s largest economy to a single hearing. His caucus never invited experts to offer insight into the bill’s implications for housing, health care, higher education, outsourcing, or tax [...]

Jeff Sessions, Mitch McConnell, and over 40 others in GOP congress think obstruction of justice should get a president removed

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Although Trump's personal lawyer John Dowd conveniently thinks that U.S. presidents are above the law and can't be removed from office for obstructing justice, Jeff Sessions, Mitch McConnell, and dozens of other GOP members of Congress...Show More Summary

Republicans Have Exposed Themselves

Ron Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images The Speaker of the United States House Paul Ryan speaks at the Capitol as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on at right T he Republicans’ disdain for America has been laid bare by their tax plan. Show More Summary

D'OH! Mitch McConnell Killed All Corporate Tax Deductions In His Zeal To Pass Tax Cuts

You may recall last week's frenetic pace in the Senate as Mitch McConnell labored to bring all of the Republicans he could under the umbrella of tax cuts for the privileged. It seems that in his haste, McConnell managed to axe all of...Show More Summary

Republicans are still making a huge claim about the tax bill that every independent analysis rejects

Mitch McConnell said Saturday that the Senate tax bill is a "revenue-neutral tax reform bill." Every major analysis of the bill says that it would add at least $1 trillion to the deficit. Republicans have not produced an analysis that...Show More Summary

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