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New generation of Civil Rights activist and pastors go beyond protest for social change

Jacob Lee visited Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell’s office Thursday and while others wanted to talk about the prospects of a vote for Attorney General Loretta Lynch,  the 12-year-old from Northeast Washington asked the Senator’s aides about creating a law to prevent officers from fatally shooting crime suspects.Read full article >>

Here Are the TOP SEVEN RINO MOMENTS of the Week

Top 7 Rino Moments of the Week The Conservative Review released this list of the Top Seven RINO moments of the Week– Including this tidbit – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell personally whipped for Loretta Lynch. McConnell whipped for Loretta … Continue reading ?

Iran Nuclear Bill Faces Next Big Hurdle

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A delicately assembled bill to give Congress oversight of the Iran nuclear deal is set for renewed scrutiny as it heads to the Senate floor for debate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday formally...Show More Summary

US Senate Majority Leader Promises ‘Vigorous Debate’ on Iran Agreement Bill

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called for a measure that would ensure US Congress’s involvement in the final say of the Iran agreement.

New bill would extend Patriot Act surveillance until 2020

In case you haven't heard, the Patriot Act's Section 215 is set to expire June 1st. That's the provision that National Security Agency uses to justify its bulk data collection practices. However, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is working to make sure the current rules remain in place. Show More Summary

Congress Doesn't Seem Totally Sure Who Should Deal With NSA Reform

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- All eyes are on Congress as the June 1 expiration date looms for the National Security Agency program that sweeps up massive dragnets of Americans' phone data. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is chargingShow More Summary

Mitch McConnell maneuvers to extend Patriot Act, NSA powers outside of legislative process

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to reauthorize the Patriot Act, and specifically Section 215 of it (which the FISA court has interpreted to say that the NSA can collect all of our phone records), without allowing committee hearings or amendments. Show More Summary

As GOP Push Patriot Act Renewal, Critics Demand End to Mass Surveillance Provision

As Senate Republicans push for continued bulk data collection, privacy rights advocates call for Section 215 to expire ‘with the whimper it deserves.’ By Nadia Prupis As Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) introduced a bill Tuesday...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell's Surprise Bill Would Extend NSA Bulk Data Collection Until 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a solution to end the contentious debate over soon-to-expire surveillance powers granted to the government under the Patriot Act. A new bill, cosponsored by McConnell and Republican RichardShow More Summary

McConnell Bill Authorizes Patriot Act Until 2020

The poorly-named “Patriot Act” should go away, but it is being promulgated once again, this time by Mitch McConnell. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced a bill Tuesday night that would reauthorize a controversial surveillance authority of the Patriot Act until 2020, a push that comes just as a group of bipartisan lawmakers is preparing [...]

Mitch McConnell gooses Capitol Hill debate on NSA surveillance

The appearances could hardly be more eyebrow-raising: Late Tuesday, with the Senate still in session after 9 p.m. trying to hash out a series of upcoming votes on closely watched anti-sex-trafficking legislation, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) paved the way for action on a five-year renewal of the federal government's ability to collect phone data […]

Mitch McConnell Launches Senate Debate on Controversial NSA Program

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took steps that would allow the Senate soon to consider the reauthorization of a National Security Agency phone records program.

Mitch McConnell Launches Senate Debate on Controversial NSA Program

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took steps that would allow the Senate soon to consider the reauthorization of a National Security Agency phone records program.

Senate leaders propose extending NSA phone records storage

The bill by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr would bypass Senate committees and reauthorize sections of the Patriot Act, including the provision under which the NSA is requiring phone companies to turn over the "to and from" records of most landline calls.

McConnell Gets Senate Working Again

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “is building the case that this Senate is much more productive than the last one,” The Hill reports. “The Kentucky Republican, who ascended to majority leader after repeatedly ripping the Democratic-led Senate as ‘dysfunctional,’ has to [...]

McConnell Seeks to Extend NSA Surveillance

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “introduced a bill Tuesday night to extend through 2020 a controversial surveillance authority under the Patriot Act,” the Washington Post reports. The move comes as a bipartisan group of lawmakers in both chambers is [...]

Most Convoluted Senate Fight of the Year Finally Ends, Paving the Way for Loretta Lynch to Get Confirmed

Loretta Lynch’s long wait appears to be almost over. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday morning that Republicans and Democrats have hammered out a deal on a long-stalled anti-human trafficking bill—legislation that had absolutely nothing to do with the U.S. Show More Summary

Long Wait for Attorney General Nominee Will Soon Be Over

Loretta Lynch, the first female African American nominee for U.S. Attorney General, has waited over 160 days for her confirmation vote. On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that her wait would finally be over this week, “hopefully” in the next few days. The historic hold-up ended as Senate negotiators announced an agreement Tuesday…

Senate expected to finally vote on Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The U.S. Senate could vote this week on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday. The vote on Lynch, a federal prosecutor nominated in November to head the Department of Justice, could come now...

With warmest March on record, that frog gets a little more toasty

March of 2015 In an editorial last week, the largest newspaper in Kentucky, the Lexington Herald Leader, likened Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and others fighting to block action on global climate change to those...

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