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Activists seek Senate vote for AG nominee Loretta Lynch

About 20 African-American women marched into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Capitol Hill office Thursday morning to demand that the Kentucky Republican set a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as… Click to Continue »

Should Your State Be Able to Ignore the Nation's Most Important Pollution Law?

Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed a bold solution for any state that doesn't like President Barack Obama's flagship plan to slash carbon emissions: Just ignore it. The new rule, issued under the Clean Air Act, aims to reduce the nation's carbon footprint 30 percent by 2030. Show More Summary

Senate prepares for two-week vacation, delaying historic vote on Loretta Lynch

Proving that his Senate cannot chew gum and legislate at the same time, or at least he'll refuse to do so when it's politically inconvenient, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is delaying a vote on Loretta Lynch, the first black...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan: No to Obamacare exchanges, yes to Medicare exchanges

Monday, March 23, isn't just the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act. The day also marks five years since then Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised the GOP response would "'repeal and replace,' 'repeal and replace.'" But with the possibility that a Supreme Court ruling in the King v. Show More Summary

Will the GOP coalesce around their budget—or rip each other to shreds?

The real test for the week will be to see whether House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can each keep their respective caucuses in line long enough to pass budget resolutions through both chambers. IfShow More Summary

Singing Along with Mitch

My guest on Q&A today is Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, the majority leader. I ask him a slew of questions, beginning with, “What difference does it make?” The phrasing is borrowed from Hillary Clinton. The question...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell has a plan to derail Obama’s climate agenda. It might actually work.

Late last week, it was reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has launched a broad campaign to block President Obama’s proposed new plan to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants to 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, a likely centerpiece of his legacy. McConnell has sent a letter to governors across the […]

How Right-Wing Media Helped Conservatives Turn Sex Trafficking Bill Into Abortion Fight

At the beginning of last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set in motion his plan to pressure Democrats to vote on the existing version of The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act without changes: he'd hold hostage the vote...Show More Summary

California Governor Says Mitch McConnell's Pro-Coal Effort 'Borders On The Immoral'

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday that it is a "disgrace" that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to thwart the Obama administration's plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. McConnell, a Kentucky...Show More Summary

McConnell Crusades For States To Ignore EPA Rules, But Kentucky's Not Listening

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is personally appealing to governors across the country to help thwart the Obama administration's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. McConnell sent a letter to all 50 governors on Thursday urging them to ignore the Environmental Protection Agency's power plant plan. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell goes global in his fight to perpetuate climate change

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn't wasting any time finding ways to attack President Obama's efforts to fight climate change through more restrictive Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. Those regulations, among other things, include targeted emission reductions from coal-fired plants in the states. Show More Summary

McConnell Is Now Going Outside of the Senate to Obstruct Obama

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell knows he has few options to derail the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cap carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants. Even if he somehow got legislation past a Democratic filibuster, he would still face a veto from President Barack Obama. Co

McConnell Blocked Just As Often By His Own Party

“When he became majority leader, propelled by sweeping Republican victories last year, Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky vowed to run a more productive and traditional Senate than his Democratic predecessor, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada,” the New York Times reports. [...]

McCain wants apology for claim of Lynch vote at back of bus

last weekNews : NY Daily News

Sen. Dick Durbin (left) was reacting to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's refusal to allow a vote on Loretta Lynch, who is African American, before finishing work on a human trafficking bill stalled by a fight over a provision blocking funding for abortions.

GOP Keeping Holder In Job

It’s not surprising that those of us on the left are happy to see Eric Holder stay on the job as long as possible but who would have thought the Senate GOP would be help us out. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his team have subjected Lynch to the longest delay of any [...]

Mitch McConnell Allowed More Amendments In January 2015 Than Harry Reid Did In A Whole Year

While running for re-election last year, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pledged to allow more votes on amendments to bills if he became Senate Majority Leader, a key component of his broader promise to usher in a more open process in the...Show More Summary

CBC Targets McConnell with Racism Charge

Congressional Black Caucus chairman G.K. Butterfield (D., N.C.) and his colleagues are targeting Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) with a racism accusation in order to punish him for delaying the confirmation vote of Loretta...Show More Summary

African-American Leaders Condemn GOP for Holding Up Lynch Confirmation

African-American civil rights leaders and members of Congress are harshly criticizing Republicans and Mitch McConnell for making Loretta Lynch wait longer than any attorney general candidate in the last 30 years to get a vote. Image: CBS News/ Youtube The post African-American Leaders Condemn GOP for Holding Up Lynch Confirmation appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Why States Aren't Rushing to 'Just Say No' on Carbon Pollution Standards

The nation's governors aren't rushing to heed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's call for states to "just say no" to the Clean Power Plan, which would put the first-ever Clean Air Act limits on the two billion tons of climate-changing carbon pollution coming from our power plants. The number one goal of Sen. Show More Summary

Jon Stewart slams ‘disingenuous’ Mitch McConnell for holding up anti-sex trafficking bill

last weekNews : The Raw Story

While he was upset with both Republicans and Democrats on Tuesday night, Daily Show host Jon Stewart was especially angry at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for the delay in an anti-sex trafficking bill that had bipartisan support. As the New York Times reported, the bill would create...

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