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President Snow and Mitch McConnell: the Power Hunger Games

Okay, so the elections were really awful. We have a lot of very serious work to do in the progressive movement. But sometimes when things look dark, you also have to just have some fun. Given the revolutionary message of the Hunger Games, my organization, American Family Voices, decided to make a video which is a take-off of the movie trailer. Show More Summary

Obama's immigration plan sparks Tea Party rebellion in the GOP

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) isn't even majority leader yet, but he is already facing a rebellion from Tea Party members of Congress who are livid about President Obama's unilateral moves to reform the U.S.'s immigration system and allow some five million undocumented immigrants remain in the States. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell says executive amnesty will lead to more immigrant deaths

Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that President Obama's impending executive action granting temporary amnesty to illegal immigrants already in the U.S. will encourage people from Central America to risk their lives on a perilous journey some may never complete. Show More Summary

Republicans Said China Wouldn't Follow Through on its Climate Pledges. Looks Like They Were Wrong.

Almost as soon as President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping announced their landmark climate deal last week, there was a torrent of criticism that the pact let China off the hook. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Warns Obama: We'll Be Back in 2015 and in the Majority

Soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell denounced President Obama’s executive action on immigration reform on Thursday, warning that when Republicans come back in 2015 they would act to block Obama’s decision. “We're considering...Show More Summary

McConnell: Obama’s Actions Will Lead To Dead Migrants

Senator Mitch McConnell is warning that allowing more undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States will lead to migrants dying trying to cross the border. Sen. Mitch McConnell warned Thursday that some would-be illegal immigrants could die trying to reach the U.S. thanks to President Obama’s plans to offer a temporary amnesty, saying it [...]

McConnell Makes Final Plea to Obama on Immigration

Mitch McConnell, the Senate minority leader and incoming majority leader, accused the president of prioritizing politics and his own legacy over good policy.

Ted Cruz votes to hamper U.S. anti-terrorism intelligence gathering

(Paul Mirengoff) The Senate has failed to pass the “USA Freedom Act,” which would have hobbled our government’s efforts to conduct electronic surveillance of terrorists. Good. As Mitch McConnell argued, with ISIS and other blood thirsty...Show More Summary

Senate shoots down bill curtailing NSA

Senate squashes bill that would restrict the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of American telecommunications. Social NSA senate surveillance Mitch McConnell

Obama’s ineptness prompts a hawkish revival

If nothing else, President Obama’s inept and incoherent foreign policy is helping to reestablish the GOP as the party of hawks. We saw it yesterday in the vote led by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) against the ill-advised attempt by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) to restrict intelligence-gathering in wartime. The Free Beacon reports on other setbacks for “what […]

Distinguished pol of the week

Kudos to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) who were elected by acclamation to lead their respective house’s Republicans. But as we turn from campaigns to governing, I want to single out perhaps the most productive lawmaker in the Senate. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) for decades has done what the liberal media […]

Republicans: Keystone Will Be Back

WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. Show More Summary

To McConnell, It’s the ‘Cassidy’ Keystone Bill

Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader of the Senate, does not want Democrats to claim all the credit if a bill to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline moves forward.

McConnell, Boehner struggle to find a way around another government shutdown

Fun times ahead. Welcome to House Speaker John Boehner's hell, Mitch McConnell. Now that you have to actually lead the Senate, with a Republican conference chock-full of extremists with presidential ambitions, you get to figure out how...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell: USA FREEDOM Act Would Be 'Tying Our Hands Behind Our Back.' Yes, That's Actually the Point of It.

2 days agoNews : Reason

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to vote this evening on a watered down version of the USA FREEDOM Act that aims to rein in some of the worst domestic surveillance abuses of the National Security Agency (NSA). The Guardian reports: “This...Show More Summary

Senate Republicans Block Sweeping Overhaul Of N.S.A. Program

Citing terrorism fears, freedom-loving Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping overhaul of the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects records of Americans’ phone calls in bulk. Mitch McConnell worked strenuously to defeat the bill.   The New York Times reports: Democrats and a handful of Republicans who supported the measure fell two votes [...]

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Probably. Follow the Oiltanking.

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The U.S. Senate failed to get the necessary 60 votes to approve the northern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, but incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) already promised it will get another vote when the GOP-dominated Senate begins its new session in 2015. Show More Summary

Gulf-Bound Tar Sands for Export? Follow the Oiltanking Trail

The  U.S. Senate failed to get the necessary 60 votes to approve the northern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline, but incoming Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell already promised it will get another vote when the...Show More Summary

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