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The Most Powerful Republican in America (and How He Paved the Way for Donald Trump)

Hours after video emerged of Donald Trump boasting about committing sexual assault, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell criticized Trump’s comments as “repugnant” and “unacceptable.” But were they disqualifying? McConnell wouldn’t...Show More Summary

Tom Perez: Treat Trump Like Mitch McConnell Treated Obama

WASHINGTON ? Labor Secretary Tom Perez suggested that Democrats should confront President-elect Donald Trump with the obstruction strategy Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) employed against President Barack Obama. “We can...Show More Summary

McConnell: Rolling back Obama regulations not enough to bring back Appalachian coal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said that rolling back Obama administration’s environmental rules wouldn’t entirely bring back the coal industry in eastern Kentucky. McConnell told McClatchy in an … Click to Continue »

Senate Majority Leader McConnell on Obamacare replacement: Don’t ask

Mitch McConnell meets ordinary folks as he grocery shops in Louisville’s Highlands neighborhood. They talk to him about their disdain for Obamacare. So how does he tell them things will … Click to Continue »

Red state Democrats aren't giving a pass to Jeff Sessions

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

Republican Leaders to Begin Crafting Early Health Bill to Dismantle Obamacare

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell ramp up talk of a health bill to repeal and replace one of Obama's trophy policies

Chao Coasting To Confirmation As Trump's Transportation Secretary

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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.

The Great Ethics Evasion

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 ?

McConnell slows down the hearing train

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.) […]

Senate Republicans Gut the Confirmation Process

Ladies and gentlemen, proud, hardworking fellow-Americans, good people who just want to play by the rules and believe that people should get a fair shot in life, there is no gentle way to put this: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President-elect Donald Trump think you are very, very stupid.

Dem Leader Chuck Schumer Shows Signs Of Usefulness: Trolling Mitch McConnell To All Hell

Schumer came up with a fun and hilarious way to tell McConnell to eat a bag of dicks.

Donald Trump Is Confident All of His Cabinet Picks Will Get Senate Confirmation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hopeful that a few of Trump's picks will be 'in place on Day One'

Dems troll GOP leader with his own words

Democrats tout Sen. Mitch McConnell's 2009 letter listing "standards" that Cabinet picks must meet before they're confirmed.

Trump names son-in-law Jared Kushner as White House adviser

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President-elect also meets with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.        

Chuck Schumer Threatens Confirmation Delays For Trump's Cabinet Picks Over Ethics Reviews

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

Quick Takes: Rushing Hearings on Trump Nominees

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

Chuck Schumer Trolls Mitch McConnell With His Own 2009 Letter Demanding Delay For Obama’s Nominees

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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

Schumer brilliantly exposes GOP hypocrisy by sending McConnell his own 2009 confirmation letter

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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...

Trump to name son-in-law Jared Kushner as White House adviser

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President-elect also meets with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.        

Chuck Schumer trolls Mitch McConnell with reappropriated 2009 letter to make a point about Trump's Cabinet hearings

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer revamped a 2009 letter from Mitch McConnell to Harry Reid in an attempt to make a point about President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming Cabinet confirmation hearings. Schumer, the New York Democrat,...Show More Summary

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