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Bipartisan Senate Group Says DACA Deal Reached

Less than two days after GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a shell bill from the House as pretext to kickstart an open-ended floor debate on an immigration reform plan, GOP Senators are telling Fox News and Bloomberg that...Show More Summary

The Senate’s ‘Open-Ended’ Immigration Process Is Derailing Before It Even Starts

Alex Wong/Getty For the first time in a long time, the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate began the week with messages of hope and bipartisanship. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) had made good on his promise...Show More Summary

The Senate might not reach an immigration deal — and people are worried about what comes next

The Senate is moving forward with debate on a potential compromise to fix DACA and provide border security. Republicans and Democrats are at odds on how to proceed. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has set a timetable of completing...Show More Summary

McConnell just gave the Senate a crisis and a hard deadline on DACA

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is giving the Senate the rest of this week only to consider permanent legislation to protect the nearly 800,000 young immigrants known as Dreamers before he moves on to “other things.” On Tuesday, McConnell said the Senate would limit its work to this week only to provide a permanent […]

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell embraces Trump immigration plan

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U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday turned up the heat on Democrats seeking protections for young “Dreamer” immigrants as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell embraced President Donald Trump’s demands for broad changes to the country’s immigration policies. In announcing...

The Republican Immigration Bill Has Virtually No Chance of Passing. Here’s Why.

The hardline Republican immigration plan is now the Senate Republican immigration plan. On Monday, hours before the Senate was set to begin an open-ended debate on immigration, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) backed a plan released on Sunday by seven conservative Republicans. Show More Summary

The Deficit Hawks Have It Wrong

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/via AP Images House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conduct a news conference  Q uestion for today: What is the connection between the Republican tax cuts, the rising federal deficit,...Show More Summary

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Actually, the Senate is a pretty collegial place. We don’t dislike each other. We have to work together.” — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), quoted by the Washington Post, on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY...

What Does Mitch McConnell Want on Immigration?

Politico: “No one knows the GOP leader’s endgame, nor how he personally prefers the stalemate over Dreamers be resolved. It’s highly unusual for a Senate majority leader, particularly one as calculating as McConnell, to bring a divisive issue to the [...]

Congress’ budget dysfunction is more than 4 decades in the making

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By Linda J. Bilmes, Daniel Patrick Moynihan Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Public Finance, Harvard University. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. AP Photo/J.... The post Congress’ budget dysfunction is more than 4 decades in the making...

Congressmen hunker down with pizza ahead of government shutdown

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Aides hauled several boxes of pizza to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Thursday night.

House Democrats, Conservative Republicans Risk Shutdown By Opposing Senate Deal

In back-to-back speeches last night, Democratic leader Chuck Schumer and Republican Majority leader Mitch McConnell heralded what they described as a promising and fair two-year budget plan - what would be the first of the Trump eraShow More Summary

‘We’d Like to See America Right of Center.’ Mitch McConnell Explains His Strategy on Judges

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell knows that few victories in politics last forever. As a senator from Kentucky since the Reagan era, he’s seen Republicans sweep in and out of power, sometimes on his own watch as a party leader. But one thing that lasts: the judges they confirm. TIME met with Senate Majority Leader

Newly Released FBI Texts Show Strzok-Page Bashing “Turtle” Mitch McConnell, Trey Gowdy & Paul Ryan

Newly released FBI text messages show agents Peter Strzok and Lisa Page bashing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI). Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller reports: The FBI officials...Show More Summary

Here’s the pricetag Senate Dems are charging Mitch McConnell to leave DACA out of the budget deal

In exchange for leaving out a key program protecting about 800,000 undocumented immigrants, Senate Democrats have pried several billion dollars in funding increases for other domestic policy priorities out of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). A document circulating among House Democrats and outside ally groups like NDD United labels the total haul of the deal […]

Bryant Not Interested In Mississippi Senate Seat

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) “is not interested in going to the U.S. Senate, despite urging from President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,” the Jackson Clarion-Ledger reports. “The Washington Post reported Thursday night that McConnell met with Bryant [...]

McConnell Urges Bryant to Consider Senate Seat

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has asked Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) to consider appointing himself to the Senate if ailing Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) resigns from office, the Washington Post reports. “President Trump, a supporter of Bryant, backs [...]

McConnell Sees No Need to Protect Mueller

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said he sees no need to act to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, Bloomberg reports. Said McConnell: “My understanding is there’s no effort under way to undermine or remove the special counsel. [...]

McConnell smothers bill protecting Mueller from Trump: ‘I’m unaware of any effort’ to undermine Russia probe

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) insisted that he was “unaware of any effort” to undermine Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, ignoring reports that at least one White House employee had threaten to quit because President Donald Trump was making moves to fire the...

Senate Republicans make time for a vote on an abortion ban

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks there's a "consensus" on banning abortions after 20 weeks. No such consensus exists in reality.

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