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Can Republicans lead? According to the headlines ... nope

12 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Team Boehner: A case study in snatching defeat from the jaws of victory It was less than four months ago that a giddy John Boehner teamed up with his BFF Mitch McConnell to pen an op-ed in The Wall Street titled Now We Can Get Congress Going. Show More Summary

John Boehner Answers Question With Creepy Kissy Face

America's sweetheart John Boehner had a puzzling response to a question posed by a reporter at a press conference this morning. When asked whether or not he would bring Senator Mitch McConnell's DHS bill to a vote, he smooched his lips and made a kissing noise before responding, "When I... More »

“Republicans have to show they can govern.” No, they don’t. Please stop saying that.

A reporter’s wish masquerading as an accepted fact. NPR’s Congressional reporter, Ailsa Chang, did it Wednesday morning. About Mitch McConnell, soon to be Senate leader, she said: If he wants to see the Republicans retain the majority beyond 2016, he has to be able to prove that his party can be more than just the […]

McConnell endorses Paul’s push for a Kentucky presidential caucus

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) got a major ally Tuesday in his endeavor to run for both president and the U.S. Senate at the same time: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Paul has asked the Kentucky Republican Party to hold a presidential caucus in 2016, rather than have residents choose their presidential nominee in the state's primary. Why? […]

Senate bails out Boehner, funds Homeland Security for one week ... shutdown (maybe) averted for now

Once again, Sen. Mitch McConnell is trying to bail out House Speaker John Boehner. McConnell and Minority Leader Reid have just agreed to—and passed by voice vote—a one-week funding extension. Since Boehner decided to skip the funding...Show More Summary

#tbt: That Time Mitch McConnell Brought a Gun to CPAC

Remember that time Mitch McConnell brought a gun to CPAC 2014? We do. Presenting a musket to his colleague, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK), at last year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, then Senate Minority Leader took the stage...Show More Summary

Boehner Sarcastically Makes Kissing Faces At Reporter

I think it means he hates the press. Or he just likes to pucker up. Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said he will present the House with a clean CR bill to keep the Department of Homeland Security open without the added measure that would block President Barack Obama executive action [...]

Ahead Of Netanyahu's Speech To Congress, Hints Of A Thaw

4 days agoNews : The Two-Way

The Israeli leader will meet with Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., after his March 3 speech. Also, two senior Obama administration officials will address the AIPAC conference.

Why Did Boehner Make This Awkward Kiss Face at a Reporter?

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Now that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has said he will present the House with a clean CR bill to keep the Department of Homeland Security open without the added measure that would block President Barack Obama executive action on immigration, a reporter wanted to know if House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) would bring it to a vote or not.

GOP’s amazing shutdown debacle: Doomed DHS/immigration strategy enters final throes

Mitch McConnell caves on DHS funding, leaving Boehner isolated and under intense pressure. The end is nigh

Lee: 'We Have to Withhold Funding' from DHS

Even as Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell advances a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security without any provisions to block President Obama’s executive amnesty, Utah senator Mike Lee called on his colleagues in the House...Show More Summary

The Inside Story Of How Citizens United Has Changed Washington Lawmaking

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Lobbyists and trade groups have pumped huge sums into the coffers of super PACs and nonprofits connected to Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ever since the Citizens United decision. Show More Summary

Will John Boehner Back Down on Immigration?

Senator Mitch McConnell has decided that he can't win a fight over funding the Department of Homeland Security, but his colleagues in the House may not go along.

McConnell enlists Democrats to help him face down Boehner on DHS funding

Democrats are considering taking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell up on his offer to advance a "clean" funding bill for Homeland Security. But they worry that if they help Republicans put the bill on the floor for debate, that could turn into a free-for-all for right-wingers like Sens. Show More Summary

Obamacare repeal just got more complicated for Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell ran for re-election partly on the promise to repeal Obamacare "root and branch," with vague promises on what came next. That whole "replace" promise as been elusive to Republicans for five years, but now it's the first...Show More Summary

DHS Funding Fight Is Going Down to the Wire

We're getting down to the wire in the funding fight over the Department of Homeland Security: DHS will shut down this weekend if funding isn't approved by Friday. In the Senate, Mitch McConnell wants to simply hold two separate votes: one to fund DHS and another to repeal President Obama's recent immigration actions. Show More Summary

Mich McConnell: I Surrender On DHS Funding. Harry Reid: Thanks But I Have A Few More Demands

Well that didn't take long. Shortly after announcing his fraudulent split bill cave, McConnell decided to go with the full cave. Alas, Harry Reid wasn't moved by Mitch's grovelling. In an extraordinary sequence, Mitch McConnell offered Democrats Tuesday exactly what...

Morning Plum: Poor John Boehner is helpless in face of conservative rage

Later this morning, House Republicans will meet behind closed doors to decide whether to continue hurtling towards a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. They will discuss Mitch McConnell’s plan to hold two votes — one on funding DHS cleanly, and the other on rolling back President Obama’s executive deportation relief — and House […]

No longer fighting for the sake of fighting

The Post reported, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters he was prepared to move swiftly on a bill to extend funding for DHS through the fiscal year that is not contingent on Republican demands to repeal President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. Under McConnell’s proposal, the Senate would vote first on the funding measure […]

IF ONLY THE GOP TREATED THE DEMOCRATS AS BADLY AS IT DOES ITS BASE: Right turns fire on McConnell. …

IF ONLY THE GOP TREATED THE DEMOCRATS AS BADLY AS IT DOES ITS BASE: Right turns fire on McConnell. Conservative hardliners laid into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Tuesday night for what they view as capitulating to Democrats on immigration. McConnell announced earlier in the day that the Senate would vote on a “clean” […]

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