Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell goes into this session thinking he's going to have vulnerable red state Democrats, up for re-election in 2018, bucking their party to give him the support he needs in order to jam very bad stuff through the closely divided Senate. Show More Summary
To the editor: Let's see... Dick Cheney lied, George W. Bush lied, Donald Rumsfeld lied, John Roberts lied, Samuel Alito lied, Mitch McConnell lied, Donald Trump lied over and over and over again, but Jeff Sessions is telling the truth? ( “Sessions defends rights record,” Jan. 11 and “Back Story:...
Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell ramp up talk of a health bill to repeal and replace one of Obama's trophy policies
Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was President George W. Bush's labor secretary and served in top transportation jobs in the first Bush and Reagan administrations.
“What Mitch McConnell has done and what I have watched, even some time when I was mayor of my city, when he came into a position when America was in a financial free-fall, there was crisis all over this country, he announced to America that the number one priority he had was keeping President Obama from […]
We all need to lean on Congress, and especially the Senate, to turn up the heat on Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is trying to shove cabinet appointments down the country’s throat without adequate ethics/background checks. The Ethics Committee has filed a formal complaint that many of Trump’s cabinet picks … Continue reading ?
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has come a long way from dismissing out of hand Democrats’ efforts to slow down the rush of confirmation hearings. “We need to, sort of, grow up here,” he scolded Democrats on Sunday. Today, hearings for education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and CIA director nominee Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) […]
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Schumer came up with a fun and hilarious way to tell McConnell to eat a bag of dicks.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hopeful that a few of Trump's picks will be 'in place on Day One'
Dierdre Fulton at Common Dreams writes—State Lawmakers Urge Rejection of Militaristic, Conflict-Ridden Nominees: A coalition of progressive state lawmakers from around the country on Monday sent a letter to Sens. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), demanding the U.S. Show More Summary
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by Ned Lannamann Mitch McConnell is one eager beaver. With a Republican majority installed in Congress and an unstable—but Republican!—demagogue about to take over the Oval Office, McConnell is anxious to get as many of the new presidential nominations approved and in place as possible. Show More Summary
Democrats tout Sen. Mitch McConnell's 2009 letter listing "standards" that Cabinet picks must meet before they're confirmed.
Schumer threatens to slow the confirmation process until Trump’s picks complete their ethics reviews, echoing McConnell’s own demand from 2009.
President-elect also meets with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.
WASHINGTON ? In classic Washington fashion, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is using an eight-year-old letter penned by Sen. Mitch McConnell, in which McConnell called for presidential nominees to be thoroughly vetted before...Show More Summary
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to rush through hearings on Trump’s nominees before they’ve completed background checks and ethics clearances. As Norm Eisen tweeted yesterday, this is simply another example of his hypocrisy. Show More Summary
Vox reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has a simple request for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees must meet the same traditional standards that were demanded of President Barack Obama’s nominees eight years ago. Show More Summary
Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer issued an “eminently reasonable” bipartisan request Monday regarding Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees, sending Mitch McConnell his own 2009 letter with some—nominal—changes. Our requests are eminently reasonable, shared by leaders of both parties. I’ll...