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Brewing Republican civil war ahead of debt ceiling vote

As disruptive as Donald Trump has been for the Republican party, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might just be their bigger problem right now. Apparently, major Republican donors are holding back...Show More Summary

“Sam Youngman: In caucus debate, McConnell snatches Rand Paul from brink of certain defeat”

Kentucky.com: Sunday’s headlines about Kentucky’s Republican presidential caucus almost looked very different. And, the truth is, were it not for the efforts of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his allies, Sunday’s conversation probably would have been about the … Continue reading ?

How McConnell Rescued Paul’s Presidential Campaign

Sam Youngman: “Sunday’s headlines about Kentucky’s Republican presidential caucus almost looked very different. And, the truth is, were it not for the efforts of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his allies, Sunday’s conversation probably would have been about [...]

Mitch McConnell officially surrenders

Hot on the heels of [mc_name name='Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)' chamber='senate' mcid='C001071' ]'s splendid, sublime, performance in Failure Theater, Majority "Leader" [mc_name name='Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)' chamber='senate' mcid='M000355'...Show More Summary

McConnell knows the handwriting is on the wall in favor of the Iran nuclear pact. Donnelly is a yes

He doesn't think he's got the votes to reject Iran agreement. With more than half of Senate Democrats now declared in favor of the Iran nuclear agreement, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has conceded that he's unlikely to get enough votes to reject it under the Nuclear Agreement Review Act. Show More Summary

Aftermath of Iran Deal: a divided lobby, but Biden’s camp says he has ‘Jews’

As Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell indicates that Obama has won the Iran Deal, the parties prepare for 2016: a divided Israel lobby, and Joe Biden's camp saying he has "Jews" behind him

Congress is great … at ducking issues, rendering itself irrelevant

According to the Associated Press, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “grudgingly” conceded this week that he and his fellow Republicans probably lack the votes needed to block the nuclear deal with Iran.

Democrats to McConnell: Maybe you should start work on not having a government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell keeps insisting that there won't be a government shutdown this fall and certainly not one over Planned Parenthood funding. That's led a lot of observers to wonder what planet McConnell is living...Show More Summary

Gov. Scott Walker agrees that Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is 'part of the problem'

If there's one thing that both Republicans and Democrats can reliably rally around, it's hating Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Like baseball, watching him try to steer the unwieldy Senate in this or that direction is a tedious,...Show More Summary

McConnell acknowledges difficulty in blocking Iran deal

(AP) — President Barack Obama has "a great likelihood of success" in his showdown with congressional Republicans on the Iran nuclear deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell grudgingly acknowledged on Monday. The deal with Tehran...Show More Summary

Guilty plea in scheme to steal from political campaigns

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Federal authorities say they have uncovered a scheme in which a man stole more than $1 million in contributions to conservative political causes, including campaign funds for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Prosecutors netted a guilty plea Monday in federal court in Louisville, Kentucky. Samuel K. Show More Summary

McConnell Plans to Avert a Government Shutdown

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “is discretely laying the groundwork for the fall’s budget negotiations, which promise to be a major headache for the new Senate majority leader,” The Hill reports. “The Kentucky Republican has three priorities for the year-end talks [...]

Mitch McConnell: We won't shut down the government over Planned Parenthood

Exactly which Senate does he think he's leading? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, standing next to what can only be described as aspirational signs about "restoring the Senate" and getting it "back to work," gave a press conference...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell: We're Not Going to Defund Planned Parenthood Yet

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell strongly implied yesterday that he wouldn't push to defund Planned Parenthood in the September...

More on Republican Commemoration of VRA 50th Anniversary

Sen. McConnell tells the NYT that no VRA fix is necessary: On Thursday, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, said the law “has been a big success; it’s worked,” and suggested that a revision was not … Continue reading ?

Senate leader: Immigration reform ‘impossible’ under Obama

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday said it was unlikely comprehensive immigration reform could move through the current Congress, saying U.S. President Barack Obama’s executive actions thwarted any bipartisan overhaul. McConnell said that Obama’s immigration changes made...

McConnell to Obama: Stop demonizing Iran deal opponents

President Barack Obama is treating his drive to win congressional approval for his nuclear deal with Iran like a political campaign, making attacks on opponents that need to stop, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday...

McConnell Pledges No Government Shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “dismissed the growing talk that the fight over Planned Parenthood might result in a government shutdown come Oct. 1 — nor, he said, would he allow a default on the debt,” Roll Call reports. Said [...]

Will There Be a Government Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood Funding?

Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has consistently declared "no more government shutdowns," but a growing number of Republicans say they will not vote for a budget that funds Planned Parenthood.

Mitch McConnell: 'No more government shutdowns.' Good luck, there.

After weeks of refusing to acknowledge Senate Democrats' requests for budget negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally agreed to talk to them. He's also making a very big promise that he's very unlikely to be able...Show More Summary

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