Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “is opening the door to changing the filibuster in response to growing pressure from Republicans angered that Democrats have blocked legislation from reaching the White House,” The Hill reports. “McConnell has appointed a special [...]
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has told Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) “that he sees no other alternative for the speaker job, and has painted a somewhat apocalyptic short-term future if Ryan won’t accede,” Bloomberg reports. “A failure to efficiently [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is poised to vote on a $612 billion defense policy bill that President Barack Obama says he'll veto over a larger dispute about government spending. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Wednesday the president's desire to veto the bill is "outrageous" in light of national security threats.
Last week, news broke that Republican leaders Mitch McConnell and John Boehner were meeting with President Obama on negotiating a two-year budget. Turns out, that information came from McConnell and was another move to screw over Senate...Show More Summary
When Republicans secured the keys to the U.S. Congress in the 2014 elections, Mitch McConnell, taking over as Senate majority leader, proclaimed: “It’s time to go in a new direction.” Eleven months later, the direction the Republicans have gone looks anything but new. Party...
Ted Cruz called out Mitch McConnell seven times by name on Monday night. Afterward, the Senate majority leader barely uttered a word about his chief Republican adversary. Asked about Cruz's diatribe on the Senate floor, during whichShow More Summary
Cruz can't get the best of the GOP stalwart. Ted Cruz called out Mitch McConnell seven times by name on Monday night. Afterward, the Senate majority leader barely uttered a word about his chief Republican adversary.Asked about Cruz's...Show More Summary
Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada has accused GOP Leader Mitch McConnell of trying to keep Democrats out of budget talks with the White House.
About that possible government shutdown… The Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the government through December 11. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner will meet with President Obama “soon” for budget negotiations, and the House is on track to approve a short-term spending bill, too. Show More Summary
Politico: “By moving to quarantine Cruz from the rest of the conference over the past three months, the majority leader demonstrated that he’s learned the lessons of the Cruz-backed government shutdown in 2013 and the Texas senator’s rogue strategy last [...]
As President Obama and top congressional leaders “prepare to launch negotiations on a two-year budget deal, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is maneuvering to cut key Democrats out of the talks,” Politico reports. “The ambitious budget goal, outlined by McConnell [...]
Senator Mitch McConnell and Speaker John A. Boehner have developed a bond that has not always existed between House and Senate leaders of the same party.
US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he and departing House Speaker John Boehner will soon launch negotiations with the White House to try to reach a two-year budget deal that covers the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years. “We’d like to settle the top line (spending...
After Republicans swept into power this year in the Senate, new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed to get Congress working again.
Even the rest of the Senate GOP is sick of Ted Cruz at this point, and they promptly told him to screw off last night. On Monday night, Cruz’s colleagues ignored his attempt to disrupt Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s efforts to fund the government without attacking Planned Parenthood. In an unusual rebuke, even fellow [Read more...]
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Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) colleagues “ignored his attempt to disrupt Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s efforts to fund the government without attacking Planned Parenthood. In an unusual rebuke, even fellow Republicans denied him a ‘sufficient second’ that would have allowed [...]
“The departure of John Boehner as House speaker leaves Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on uncertain ground, without a battle-tested House partner from the Republican establishment and facing newly emboldened conservatives,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Mr. McConnell has publicly [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — Try as they may, there's no sign that conservatives chirping over the departure of House Speaker John Boehner will be able to claim Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as their next pelt. Yet to survive, McConnell...Show More Summary
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is under fire from tea party conservatives who demand that he fight harder against Planned Parenthood even at the risk of a government shutdown, but McConnell is more concerned withShow More Summary