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McConnell not nuking the filibuster despite pleas from Bush, Walker

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

2 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.

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

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

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 [...]

Senate Majority Leader Announces a Guaranteed Vote Against Abortions After 20 Weeks

The crowd at the Faith and Freedom Coalition broke out into a roaring applause as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a guaranteed...

McConnell promises Senate vote on late-term abortion bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his chamber will vote on legislation banning most late-term abortions. Though Republicans control the Senate with 54 seats, the legislation faces a difficult fight because it will need 60 votes to survive Democratic filibusters.

Senate Will Vote on Pro-Life Bill Banning Late-Term Abortions After 20 Weeks

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, during a speech today to a conservative conference, guaranteed that the Senate will vote on a House-passed pro-life bill that bans abortions from after 20-weeks of pregnancy up to the day of birth. The bill was introduced last week and a timetable for the vote has not yet been announced. […]

Senate Democrats give Republicans deadline for full transportation funding bill

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his Democratic colleagues have given Majority Leader Mitch McConnell 45 days to negotiate a long-term transportation funding bill, threatening to block a short-term funding measure if that's what McConnell tries to push. Show More Summary

McConnell Tries 'Trust Me' Strategy To Pass Obama Trade Bills

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) moved Thursday evening to secure passage of President Barack Obama's trade agenda, employing a strategy to keep supportive Democrats on board that amounts to "trust me." McConnell's...Show More Summary

These 21 Republicans—including Mitch McConnell—think the U.S. should torture people

These are the 21 Republican senators who voted against a McCain-Feinstein amendment to the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, strengthening the ban on torture. That includes their illustrious leader, Mitch McConnell.

Mitch McConnell Is Wrong: No Tax Reform Until 2019, At The Earliest

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) last week said in an interview with Reid Wilson of Politico what many both inside and outside of Washington have been unwilling to admit to themselves or anyone else: A comprehensive tax reform plan isn’t going to happen this year. McConnell actually went even further [...]

Can Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer Get Along?

Politico: “McConnell, now the Senate majority leader, and Schumer, the Democratic leader-in-waiting, will now have to figure out how — and when — to drop their political swords. Despite serving 16 years together in the chamber, the two men have [...]

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