March of 2015 In an editorial last week, the largest newspaper in Kentucky, the Lexington Herald Leader, likened Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and others fighting to block action on global climate change to those...
Wow. I've had this Andrew McCarthy piece open since last week, but I just only now read it. Do you remember how Mitch McConnell schemed to increase the debt limit, while suckering conservatives with a claim that conservatives voted against...
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has a profound grasp of Senate procedure and a new nothing-left-to-lose attitude that is going to make Republican leader Mitch McConnell's job for the next year and a half a living hell. Starting with...Show More Summary
Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell hinted that a vote will finally come on Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch. Another GOP senator Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, assured that a Senate vote on Lynch is practically days away. It probably will happen this time. Show More Summary
After President Obama used a question at a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to lash out at Mitch McConnell for "political gamesmanship" in perpetually stalling the...
Outside of the Republican Senate caucus, there's uniform agreement: Mitch McConnell's treatment of attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch is a disgrace. That even extends to Jeb Bush. "I think that Presidents have the right to pick their...Show More Summary
A certain former vice president has some explaining to do. There are certain politicians who Jon Stewart clearly relishes mocking. There’s his southern belle Lindsey Graham impression; Mitch McConnell as slow, bewildered turtle; and, as an old-standby, Dick Cheney as evil Sith lord. Show More Summary
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Republicans have a chance to maintain control of the Senate in the 2016 election, when two dozen GOP seats will be contested, the Wall Street Journal reports. “Of the 24 Republicans up for [...]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “has dug in on Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be attorney general, highlighting his willingness to play hard ball with the Democratic minority,” The Hill reports. “His maneuvers on Lynch shed light on how he [...]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposes reauthorizing the Export Import Bank, but will allow a vote on the contentious federal agency on the Senate floor later this year.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said Republicans have a chance to maintain control of the Senate in the 2016 elections, when two dozen GOP seats will be contested.
Mitch McConnell is an unreconstructed Confederate shitbird: Lynch has public support from five Senate Republicans: Orrin Hatch of Utah, Jeff Flake of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Susan Collins of Maine and Mark Kirk of Illinois. With support from all Senate Democrats, that would give Lynch 51 votes, enough to be confirmed. But her [Read more...]
The Senate’s current impasse on abortion is a little complicated, but one thing should be clear: Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, is a political hostage whom Republicans should never have taken, and they should release her immediately. It’s important to make this point, because headline writers have had a hard time conveying […]
Sen. Patty Murray, calling bullshit when she sees it. Before the Senate left for its two-week vacation, Mitch McConnell was busy trying to embarrass Democrats by making them vote over and over on his anti-abortion human trafficking bill. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON -- A handful of Senate Democrats are pushing back against a letter Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sent to all 50 governors urging them to not comply with the administration's signature climate rule. Last month,...Show More Summary
Wednesday marks the 100th day of Congress. This milestone is traditionally used to assess the new leadership, and by all measures of public health and the environment, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is failing miserably. He has...Show More Summary
Agri-Pulse Open Mic this week features U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Congressional leaders return to Washington this week with an agenda bordered by trade, appropriations and a pushback against overregulation. The Kentucky...Show More Summary
Attorney General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch, at her nomination press conference five months ago. Attorney General Eric Holder remains on the job, as Mitch McConnell continues to hold the nomination of Loretta Lynch—the first black woman to be nominated to the post—hostage to completely unrelated abortion politics. Show More Summary
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might be feeling some regret over postponing a vote on the "doc fix" until after Easter recess. The Senate returns Monday and has just a few days to get the bill passed before cuts in payments to doctors seeing Medicare patients kick in. Show More Summary
Last month Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged states to ignore the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Power Plan, but the states are ignoring McConnell, EPA Admninistrator Gina McCarthy said Friday at the University of...Show More Summary