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Politico stretches 'Democrats in disarray' narrative, touts Mitch McConnell's 'leadership'

Did you know Democrats are doomed in the Senate because the Republicans have been so productive? That's news to plenty of people who pay a lot of attention to what the Senate does—and does not do—on a regular basis, but it's Politico's...Show More Summary

A huge coal miners’ pension plan is on the brink of failure. One senator is blocking a fix.

When Sen. Mitch McConnell strode into the Capitol for last month’s State of the Union speech, he took with him a guest whose presence was sure to be seen as a slap against the Obama administration and its policies on coal. “I brought along this unemployed coal miner here,” McConnell (R-Ky.) said, gesturing to fourth-generation […]

Senate confirms Obama's choice for ambassador to Myanmar

Marciel has been principal deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs since 2013. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Mitchell's tenure and welcomed his successor in remarks prior to the vote.

Lott Would Have Had Cruz Thrown Out

Former Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS) says if Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had called him a liar on the Senate floor, as he did to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) last year, he would have taken a much harder line, [...]

Here's The Real Reason Mitch McConnell Is Proposing Unlimited War Powers For Obama

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The guy who's been saying for months that he doesn't want to deal with declaring war on the self-described Islamic State surprised everyone a couple of weeks ago and unveiled a bill to give the president sweeping new authority...Show More Summary

TOM MAGUIRE: Hillary-bashing on Goldman omits the Mitch McConnell connection. “First, forget about…

TOM MAGUIRE: Hillary-bashing on Goldman omits the Mitch McConnell connection. “First, forget about Jack Nicholson – she really was channeling her inner Mitch McConnell, who made exactly that argument on the Senate floor while opposing Sen. McCain on campaign finance reform... Secondly, how many Democrats are going to buy Hillary’s nuanced view […]

Marlow Cook, a former GOP Senator Kentucky, dies at 89

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) once worked for Mr. Cook.

Trade ministers sign pact focused on Asia-Pacific region

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is applauding the signing of an ambitious free trade agreement among 12 countries that he says would support jobs in the United States. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has recommended that Congress wait to vote on the agreement until after the presidential election, though the White House has called for quicker action.

The problem with the GOP's Zika virus appeals

Mitch McConnell is effectively telling the White House, "Do something quickly, before Republicans needlessly try to scare the bejesus out of the public."

Obama and GOP leaders search for common ground

Obama used his meeting with House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to talk about areas where there seems to be bipartisan support for legislation this year.

McConnell invokes Willie Horton ad to douse the chances of criminal justice reform

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn't super keen on the criminal justice reform bill that his No. 2, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, is trying to usher through the Senate, reports Carl Hulse.  The bill seeks to ease mandatory  sentencing for...Show More Summary

Is AZ Gov Trying to Gerrymander the 9th Circuit Because They Didn’t Rule His Way?

last weekNews : Mediaite

A few days ago, Arizona's Governor Doug Ducey sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell asking them to take action to "entertain appropriate legislation" that would usher in "long-overdue reform" for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ron Paul: Is US Congress Declaring War on Its Own Citizens?

The passage of Senator Mitch McConnell’s authorization to declare war against Daesh could be used to justify imposing martial law here at home, former US Congressman Ron Paul writes in an op-ed titled “Is Congress Declaring War on ISIS… or on You?”

Is Congress Declaring War On ISIS... Or On You (& Your Cash)?

Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Passage of Senator Mitch McConnell’s authorization for war against ISIS will not only lead to perpetual US wars across the globe, it will also endanger our civil and economic liberties. Show More Summary

Is Congress Declaring War on ISIS… Or On You?

Andy Singer / Cagle Cartoons By Ron Paul Passage of Senator Mitch McConnell’s authorization for war against ISIS will not only lead to perpetual US wars across the globe, it will also endanger our civil and economic liberties. The measure allows the president to place troops anywhere he determines ISIS is operating. Show More Summary

Obama to hold first meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan

President Obama will hold his first meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R0Wis.) next week when he welcomes Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to the Oval Office, the White House said. Ryan, who took over after John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) unexpectedly stepped down in October, has been running the House chamber for three […]

Obama, GOP leaders Ryan, McConnell to meet Tuesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will join Ryan at Tuesday's White House meeting. White House press secretary Josh Earnest says Obama believes areas for cooperation between the parties exists and the president wants to talk about working together for the American people.

Criminal justice reform will have to wait: How Ted Cruz and Mitch McConnell sunk a bipartisan dream

It's long been obvious, but a leading GOP senator has now confirmed it. Will the reform coalition make it to 2017?

Every Senate Democrat Is Pressing McConnell To Help Puerto Rico With Its Debt Crisis

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Every single Democrat in the Senate, and the two independents who caucus with them, are urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to act quickly to help the island of Puerto Rico restructure its debt. The commonwealth -- home to over 3 million U.S. Show More Summary

Gonzalez: It's time to let Puerto Rico declare bankruptcy

2 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

Congress must act quickly to allow Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy, Democrats wrote in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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