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McConnell not nuking the filibuster despite pleas from Bush, Walker

18 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Looks like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn't bowing to the wishes of Scott Walker and Jeb Bush on ending the Senate's filibuster rule in order to ease the path to repealing Obamacare. Alexander Bolton has the details: Sources...Show More Summary

McConnell: Marriage equality is 'the law of the land,' and forget about a constitutional amendment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn't running for president and won't face re-election until 2020, so he doesn't need to posture for the base too aggressively. No, McConnell can afford to admit that marriage equality is a done...Show More Summary

McConnell: Senate unlikely to confirm ambassador to Cuba

(AP) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Republican majority is unlikely to confirm an ambassador to Cuba. [...] in a speech to a local chamber of commerce in Kentucky on Thursday, McConnell called Cuba a thuggish regime that has become a haven for criminals fleeing prosecution in the United States.

Mitch McConnell Admits GOP Is Out of Legislative Options On Gay Marriage: WATCH

3 days agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell admits that the Republican Party has run out of legislative options when it comes to fighting gay marriage. Speaking with Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday, McConnell said that the Supreme Court has effectivel… The post Mitch McConnell Admits GOP Is Out of Legislative Options On Gay Marriage: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

McConnell Once Wanted Reagan on $10 Bill, Now Says Replacing Hamilton Is ‘Terrible Idea'

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

When Ronald Reagan died, Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proposed replacing Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill with the Republican president. But McConnell slammed the Treasury Department’s plan to replace Hamilton to make room for a woman when asked about it Tuesday. Show More Summary

McConnell Rejects Further Filibuster Reforms: We'll See What Happens in 2017

So after dropping a lot of hints, Mitch McConnell has made up his mind that no, he will not support any effort to get rid of the Senate filibuster to...

Would Colonel Sanders Make a Good Senator? Kentuckians Think So

Luckily for current senator Mitch McConnel, the Colonel won't be running for Senate any time soon. After several successful decades serving as the official colonel of chicken, Kentuckians feel Colonel Sanders deserves a promotion to United States Senator. Show More Summary

Republicans move to next—check that—another 'strategy' to repeal Obamacare (and then be vetoed)

Sens. Bob Corker and Mitch McConnell Now that Republicans have lost their effort to kill Obamacare through the Supreme Court, they're moving on... or backward, one or the other... to attempting to repeal the law through congressional votes. Show More Summary

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Obama Sides With the Wrong People for the Wrong Reasons at the Wrong Time

By siding with the Republicans and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in passing "fast-track" trade authority as a step toward signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Barack Obama triangulated against labor unions,...Show More Summary

Moscow Moves to Vote on Rehonoring Soviet Secret-Police Chief

The talk in the United States is of taking down symbols of the Confederacy — Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell expressed his support for removing Jefferson Davis’s statue from the Kentucky state capitol this week. But in Russia the talk is of restoring the worst symbols of the Communist era to prominence. Show More Summary

RHINOs in Charge

Please. No more GOP complaints about President Obama making Constitutional power grabs. RHINOs (Republicans in Name Only) led by Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) just gave the President; 1. Tacit approval...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Backs Removal of Jefferson Davis Statue from Kentucky Capitol

last weekNews : Mediaite

Following South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's call for legislators to remove the Confederate battle flag from state grounds, another state-sanctioned Southern image has come under fire several hundred miles away: The Kentucky capitol statue of Jefferson Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America.

Deft maneuvering by McConnell gives free traders a key win

Chalk up another one for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Mitch: Jeff Davis Out of the Kentucky State Capitol

Now we’re cooking with gas: But at a press conference on Tuesday, in the midst of a national debate over the propriety of Confederate images, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell identified one place where Davis shouldn’t be: the Capitol building in his home state of Kentucky. A statue of Davis stands alongside former President Abraham […]

Mitch McConnell Calls On Kentucky To Move Jefferson Davis Statue

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) called on his home state of Kentucky to consider moving its statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the prominent perch it now commands at the state legislature to...Show More Summary

Bonus Quote of the Day

“There should be no confusion in anyone’s mind that as a people we’re united in our determination to put that part of our history behind us.” — Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by the Louisville Courier Journal, supporting efforts to [...]

Senate will vote on pain-capable abortion ban: Majority leader

'A bill that in the past couldn’t even get a hearing, I’ll promise you will be a getting a vote,' says Mitch McConnell.

Mitch McConnell Promises Senate Vote on 'Late-Term' Abortion Ban 

Since the country has entered full election mode, it’s time to start messing with women’s bodies. During a speech on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promised the Faith and Freedom Coalition that the Senate will vote on The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. Show More Summary

McConnell Will Call Democratic Bluff on Trade

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “is daring Senate Democrats to vote against fast-track trade legislation they supported less than a month ago,” The Hill reports. “The GOP leader has scheduled a procedural vote on fast-track for Tuesday, and is [...]

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