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Senate confirms Obama's choice for ambassador to Myanmar

Marciel has been principal deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs since 2013. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Mitchell's tenure and welcomed his successor in remarks prior to the vote.

Lott Would Have Had Cruz Thrown Out

Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) says if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had called him a liar on the Senate floor, as he did to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) last year, he would have taken a much harder line, [...]

Marlow Cook, a former GOP Senator Kentucky, dies at 89

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) once worked for Mr. Cook.

Trade ministers sign pact focused on Asia-Pacific region

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is applauding the signing of an ambitious free trade agreement among 12 countries that he says would support jobs in the United States. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has recommended that Congress wait to vote on the agreement until after the presidential election, though the White House has called for quicker action.

Obama and GOP leaders search for common ground

Obama used his meeting with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to talk about areas where there seems to be bipartisan support for legislation this year.

McConnell invokes Willie Horton ad to douse the chances of criminal justice reform

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn't super keen on the criminal justice reform bill that his No. 2, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, is trying to usher through the Senate, reports Carl Hulse.  The bill seeks to ease mandatory  sentencing for...Show More Summary

Is AZ Gov Trying to Gerrymander the 9th Circuit Because They Didn’t Rule His Way?

last weekNews : Mediaite

A few days ago, Arizona's Governor Doug Ducey sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asking them to take action to "entertain appropriate legislation" that would usher in "long-overdue reform" for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Obama to hold first meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan

President Obama will hold his first meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R0Wis.) next week when he welcomes Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to the Oval Office, the White House said. Ryan, who took over after John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unexpectedly stepped down in October, has been running the House chamber for three […]

Obama, GOP leaders Ryan, McConnell to meet Tuesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will join Ryan at Tuesday's White House meeting. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Obama believes areas for cooperation between the parties exists and the president wants to talk about working together for the American people.

Every Senate Democrat Is Pressing McConnell To Help Puerto Rico With Its Debt Crisis

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Every single Democrat in the Senate, and the two independents who caucus with them, are urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to act quickly to help the island of Puerto Rico restructure its debt. The commonwealth -- home to over 3 million U.S. Show More Summary

Gonzalez: It's time to let Puerto Rico declare bankruptcy

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Congress must act quickly to allow Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy, Democrats wrote in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Congress Is Writing The President A Blank Check For War

Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, While the Washington snowstorm dominated news coverage this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was operating behind the scenes to rush through the Senate what may be the most massive transfer of power from the Legislative to the Executive branch in our history. Show More Summary

Congress is Writing the President a Blank Check for War

Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch By Ron Paul While the Washington snowstorm dominated news coverage this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was operating behind the scenes to rush through the Senate what may be the most massive transfer of power from the Legislative to the Executive branch in our history. Show More Summary

Kansas Senate Leader Bans Women from Wearing “Low-Cut Necklines and Mini-Skirts” at Hearings

Because there are no other problems in Kansas, State Senator Mitch Holmes has decided to tackle the real issue affecting people in the state.He wants women who testify in front of the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee (which he chairs) to cover themselves up. Show More Summary

Snow Wreaks Havoc on East Coast, McConnell Asks for Vote on ISIS War, FBI Ran Child Porn Site: P.M. Links

2 weeks agoNews : Reason

More than 6,200 U.S. flights have been canceled and nearly 30,000 people in North Carolina are without power as the mid-Atlantic greets a winter snow storm that's predicted to be historic.  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hasShow More Summary

Mitch McConnell Ready To Give President Unlimited War Powers

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) caught nearly everybody off guard late Wednesday by quietly clearing the path for new legislation to declare war on the self-described Islamic State -- an issue he'd signaled for months he had no interest in touching. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Freaks At Obama's Latest Idea

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) really doesn't like idea that President Barack Obama could use executive power to make more corporations disclose campaign spending. According to reports Wednesday, the White...Show More Summary

Harry Reid will link Donald Trump's Muslim ban to Senate Republicans' anti-refugee vote

The Senate is taking up a House-passed bill that would block Syrian and Iraqi refugees, a "pause" in the refugee resettlement process Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell claims. But he also claims that Democrats are fearmongering when they say this bill would bar widows and orphans from entering, which it would. Show More Summary

Senate to Consider House Bill Tightening Restrictions on Refugees

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican and majority leader, has set a vote for Wednesday afternoon on opening debate over a measure approved by the House in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks that tightens scrutiny of those entering the United States from Syria and Iraq.

Senate leader says no 'fearmongering' on Syrian refugee bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over tough new screening procedures for Syrian and Iraqi refugees should be driven by facts, not fearmongering, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, ahead of a key vote that had at least one Republican...Show More Summary

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