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LOOP: Government remains shut down as Dems stall

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has set a Monday noon vote to reopen the partially shuttered federal government in exchange for a promise to vote on immigration legislation next month. Democrats refused the deal at 10 pm last night. Show More Summary

Why Has the Government Shut Down? Because No One Has a Plan

As Senators shuffled back to Capitol Hill on Sunday evening for a highly unusual 1 a.m. vote, few were ready to undo the partial government shutdown that began late Friday — so much so that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ultimately pushed the vote until midday Monday. If anything, the expected rejection of a three-week…

The Shutdown Will Go On

The federal government won’t reopen on Monday, with Democrats rejecting an offer from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday night. But an agreement might not be far off.

No Deal: Government Shutdown To Continue For 3rd Day As Senate Sets Monday Noon Vote

Any hope that the 2-day government shutdown could be suddenly resolved with an early morning vote on Monday morning died moments ago when Chuck Schumer said "there is no deal" while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he is canceling...Show More Summary

Roughly 20 Senators Support Bipartisan Plan To Reopen Government

With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calling for a procedural vote on a senate measure that would keep the federal government running through Feb. 8 to begin at 1 am Monday, a bipartisan group of senators signaled that they're...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Reject Trump's Call To End The Filibuster Rule

WASHINGTON ? Senate Republicans, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, rejected President Donald Trump’s call to get rid of the filibuster to let the GOP to pass legislation without any help from Democrats.

US Senate's McConnell, Schumer to talk about shutdown

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WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chamber's Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, plan to talk on Sunday about the government shutdown that began a day ago, Senate Republican whip John Cornyn said. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

McConnell Opposes Trump’s Call For “Nuclear Option”

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The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Sunday expressed opposition to using the “nuclear option” to allow the Senate to pass a long-term budget with 51 votes. “The Republican Conference opposes changing the rules on legislation,” a spokesman for McConnell said. Show More Summary

McConnell Calls for Vote at 1 AM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)  has called for a vote to end the government shutdown at 1 a.m. on Monday, the Washington Post reports. McConnell’s plan would keep the government open through February 8 but is unlikely to include [...]

Trump: Dems Are Holding Military Hostage (McConnell Blocked Move To Pay Military During Shutdown)

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Here’s what really happened around 1AM: Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) would not allow military pay to be left unmolested by the Republican Party’s decision to shut down the federal government. Once again, Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have made the military suffer as a result of their political gamesmanship. Show More Summary

The Government Shutdown is All Mitch McConnell’s Fault.

It's true that Chuck Schumer and the Democrats voted to shut down the government, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had the power to defeat the Democrat filibuster. He chose not to, and so this is his fault. The post The Government Shutdown is All Mitch McConnell’s Fault. appeared first on RedState.

Mitch McConnell shutdown tweet a ‘ransom note,’ says DNC head

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A Friday afternoon tweet from Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell telling Democrats they had to choose between two programs they support was labeled a “ransom note” by the Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee...

Republicans are fooling themselves if they think they have a shutdown leg up

Events moved in favor of Democrats today in the battle to gain leverage and cast blame for the looming shutdown, set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. For starters, it does not appear that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has 50, let alone the necessary 60 votes to pass the House bill. Republican Sens. Lindsey O. […]

A Better Bogeyman Than Trump?

National Journal: “In a break from the anti-Trump messaging that defined last cycle, Democratic strategists predict that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could in some races prove a more potent villain than the president, particularly in places where Trump easily [...]

BREAKING: McConnell Memo To GOP Members, “Plan To Stay Through This Weekend”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – Ky.) reportedly sent a memo to his fellow Republicans saying they should plan to stay in D.C. through the weekend. Colleague Mike Emanuel rpts McConnell sends GOPers memo saying "We shouldShow More Summary

Stocks, USDJPY Tumble After McConnell Reportedly "Planning For Govt Shutdown"

While it has been clear that the government shutdown deadline is looming, stocks haven't cared.. until now. Politco reports that Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell is making contingency plans for the growing possibility of a government...Show More Summary

Trump Blasts Bipartisan Immigration Compromise As "Very, Very Weak"

Hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said  the Senate would act on Congress’s immigration compromise as soon as they figure out where, exactly, Trump stands on the issue, the president has supplied what appears to be aShow More Summary

GOP Rep. Curbelo Could’ve Helped Hispanic Caucus Push Bipartisan DACA Deal

Earlier this month, the leadership of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) sent a letter to House speaker Paul Ryan and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, urging them to provide a permanent fix to the Deferred Action for Childhood...Show More Summary

How J.D. Vance’s Own Words Might Be Used Against Him, If He Runs for OH-Sen

“Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance is reportedly considering a run for U.S. Senate following outreach by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, multiple news outlets have reported in the last 72 hours. But while this is being treated...Show More Summary

Trump, the Rule of Law, and Republicans

Gabriel Schoenfeld, writing in USA Today, excoriates the president for undermining the rule of law and criticizes his allies and supporters for abetting him. Where are House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Show More Summary

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