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McConnell: Obamacare 'crashing;' next president must fix it

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted Monday that the federal health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama is likely to undergo changes next year, regardless of who wins the White House and which party has the upper hand in Congress. … Click to Continue »

Obama’s Asian trade deal won’t get Senate vote this year: McConnell

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that the Senate will not vote on President Barack Obama’s signature Pacific trade deal this year, punting it to the next president for consideration, The Hill newspaper reported. “The current agreement, the Trans-Pacific...

Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP

While Democrats are pushing the GOP-led Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland by the end of President Barack Obama's term, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been resolute in blocking him, saying the next president...Show More Summary

No Cost Estimate Released for New ObamaCare PR Campaign

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is demanding answers on how many resources are being devoted (i.e. how much funding) to a new ObamaCare public relations campaign, per the Washington Examiner.

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“Well first of all, I can just tell you about Mitch, I don’t know of anyone else that’s running for majority leader. Nobody wants the job.” — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), quoted by the Tampa Bay Times, dodging a question [...]

When Will McConnell and Ryan Weigh In?

First Read: “If Trump’s poll position doesn’t soon change, there will be two key GOP voices that everyone will want to hear from, especially after this campaign shakeup — House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Those [...]

GOP Nonprofit Group Cancels Ad Purchase in Ohio Senate Race

One Nation, a prominent Republican fundraising group affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has cancelled a $2.8 million reservation for advertising backing Republican Sen. Rob Portman in Ohio, signaling the group feels confident the Republican Party will hang on to the seat.

How will McConnell and Ryan fare after the election?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), we have argued, has handled the Donald Trump phenomenon better than House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). McConnell acted quickly and perfunctorily in giving his support and then spoke about Trump almost invariably in negative terms (e.g. chiding him for being off-script, questioning the viability of his campaign). Ryan agonized […]

McConnell Expresses Little Hope He'll Be Majority Leader Next Year

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sounds awfully downhearted if you ask him whether he'll still have his job next year. “I may or may not be...

McConnell reiterates message that Donald Trump should be making Supreme Court appointments

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally broken a week of silence on Donald Trump, but not to address the incendiary words that have spewed out of the GOP standard-bearer's mouth. No, he was talking to a local group of Republicans...Show More Summary

CV LOOP: GOP leader says Senate majority in jeopardy

2016 // Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the GOP’s chances of keeping the Senate after the election are “very dicey.” McConnell did not claim that Trump would drag down other candidates, but he did criticize Trump’s campaign...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Issues Sternest Warning Yet That GOP Is In Danger Of Losing Senate

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is not optimistic that he will be in charge of the Senate come November ? and Donald Trump, he implied, is not helping matters. McConnell told a civic group in Kentucky on Thursday thatShow More Summary

McConnell: GOP chances to keep Senate are 'very dicey'

(AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that GOP prospects for keeping control of the Senate after the November elections are "very dicey," sounding an alarm amid mounting Republican concerns about presidential nominee...Show More Summary

McConnell’s Supreme Court Dilemma

First Read: “With yet another poll showing Hillary Clinton ahead of Donald Trump by double digits — this time from NBC|SurveyMonkey — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has an important choice to make. Does he continue to block President Obama’s [...]

Paul Ryan can begin his recovery now

  We have commented from time to time on the depressing spectacle of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s contortions to justify support for Donald Trump (as well as the relative ease with which Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell has kept up the drumbeat of anti-Trump criticism). Even more than Trump himself, Ryan’s diminishment is arguably the most-heart wrenching part of […]

Mitch McConnell Admits Zika Legislation Is Not Clean

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON ? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has made a revealing admission: The Zika legislation that failed in Congress before lawmakers went on their long vacation is not “clean.” Democrats opposed the measure lastShow More Summary

GOP Leadership Take the Khans’ Side

While House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t specifically say Donald Trump’s name in their reaction to the feud...

GOP Leaders Very Supportively Denounce Donald Trump's Policies, Comments

In the wake of Donald Trump’s bigoted attacks on the parents of a fallen Muslim soldier, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan issued separate statements on Sunday defending Khizr and Ghazala Khan while strangely failing to mention the Republican presidential candidate who insulted them. Read more...

McConnell Calls Khan an American Hero

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “waded into the controversy surrounding Donald Trump and his dismissive comments toward a Muslim-American couple whose son was killed during the Iraq War,” Politico reports. Said McConnell: “Captain Khan was an American hero, and [...]

Mitch McConnell distances himself from Donald Trump's criticism of the father of a Muslim veteran

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell distanced himself slightly from Donald Trump's criticism of the father of an American Muslim soldier killed defending his unit in Iraq. In a statement on Sunday, McConnell praised Khizr Khan's family...Show More Summary

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