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Dickipedia: Mitch McConnell

5 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Dickipedia is "The HuffPost Show"'s comprehensive wiki of dicks. Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell Jr. is a lawyer, a senior U.S. Senator from Kentucky, the new Senate majority leader and a dick. Watch more from "The HuffPost Show"Show More Summary

Harry Reid Would Rather Be ‘Caned’ Than Be a Lobbyist

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid sat down with Politico to discuss the trade deal he hates and what the Senate is like with Mitch McConnell. The longtime senator also briefly discussed his retirement plans. When asked if he would think about lobbying, Reid replied, “I would rather be taken to Singapore and... More »

McConnell Won’t Allow Recess Until Work is Done

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “is turning up the pressure on senators to make a deal on three important bills, vowing to keep the chamber in session until its work is done,” The Hill reports. “The Senate is quickly [...

How Privacy Advocates Could Get The Best Of The NSA (For Now)

"It’s really fascinating because Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was gambling that he could ram a re-authorization through at the last minute, and he lost." The post How Privacy Advocates Could Get The Best Of The NSA (For Now) appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Sen. Cantwell turns Senate divisions on trade to advantage

In a tense drama that unfolded in real time on the Senate floor Thursday, Cantwell withheld her vote to move forward on the trade legislation until she received assurances from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., that theShow More Summary

TPA Moves Ahead With Some Ex-Im Grease

So a six-year Trade Promotion Authority bill got a green light in the Senate today by a narrow 62-38 vote (over a potential filibuster), but not until Mitch McConnell promised...

Will Congressional NSA Action Matter?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is playing "beat the clock" when it comes to the continued authorization of the NSA accumulation of phone data of US citizens. June 1 is the deadline and there is no consensus on how to go...Show More Summary

Republicans in disarray over NSA reform

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell still insists that the PATRIOT Act provision that the NSA has used to illegally collect cell phone metadata from every American with a cell phone must be continued. The provision is set to expire, along with a couple of others, on May 31. Show More Summary

Kentucky Republicans Unnerved by Messy Primary Race for Governor

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Matt Bevin, a Mitch McConnell rival and Tea Party favorite, has claimed victory in the race, although his chief opponent has said he will request a recanvass.

As fast-track trade bill heads for Senate cloture vote, House outcome could be up to Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi could be key in the fight over fast-track trade legislation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to end debate on Trade Promotion Authority—fast-track trade legislation—late Tuesday. That cloture vote is planned...Show More Summary

Bill To Limit NSA Surveillance Likely To Get Senate Vote

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he will likely give in to pressure and bring legislation to the floor that would limit the National Security Agency's surveillance on Americans, as allowed under the Patriot Act. “I certainly think we ought to allow a vote on the House-passed bill. Show More Summary

McConnell: Senate to vote on bill to end NSA bulk collection

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on a bill that ends the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' phone records. [...] faced with the law's expiration on June 1,Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections: Kentucky, Philadelphia, and Jacksonville election night preview

One year after a devastating primary loss to Mitch McConnell, Matt Bevin may emerge as the GOP's gubernatorial nominee in Kentucky Voters in Kentucky and Philadelphia go to the polls Tuesday to select candidates in their primaries, while Jacksonville, Florida, will host a general election for mayor. Show More Summary

Morning Plum: Republicans are at war with each other over the Patriot Act

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is digging in hard behind his insistence that we must extend NSA bulk metadata surveillance for ever…and ever…and ever…and ever — or at least until 2020. But now McConnell is running into opposition from multiple quarters: From a left-right alliance in the Senate that is determined to end bulk surveillance, […]

McConnell: Senate will vote this week on trade, other bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing to postpone the Senate's scheduled Memorial Day recess until lawmakers pass a trade bill that President Barack Obama wants, vote on renewing the Patriot Act and keep highway construction funds flowing. Republican Sen. Show More Summary

McConnell vows to pass trade measure ‘later this week'; Sanders challenges Clinton on trade

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Senate would sign off on a measure that would give President Obama broad international trade authority but has been met with resistance from many members of the president's own party. "We’ll pass it later this week," McConnell said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos." […]

Mitch McConnell Says Obama 'Has Done An Excellent Job' Pushing Trade Deal

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that Congress' upper chamber would give President Barack Obama expedited authority to negotiate major trade deals "later this week," despite strong opposition from members of the president's party. The Senate voted to open debate on trade promotion authority last week. Show More Summary

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