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The Latest: McConnell asks again for Franken ethics inquiry

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual harassment against Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is renewing his call for the chamber's ethics committee to investigate Sen. Show More Summary

Trump’s Biggest Impact Will Be the Courts

Jonathan Swan: “If Mitch McConnell’s schedule goes to plan, the week after Thanksgiving the Senate Majority Leader will confirm his ninth federal judge. That would beat President Reagan’s eight in his first year — the most in recent history. And [...]

Two personnel shifts that would be unwise

Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reportedly wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to run for the Senate from Alabama. Politico reports that the CIA chief is the most likely replacement when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson finally goes. (CIA Director Mike “Pompeo has told associates that he is in no rush to leave the CIA […]

The Senate Ethics Committee is a terrible place for sexual harassment investigations

Just a few hours after broadcaster Leeann Tweeden accused Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) on Thursday of kissing and groping her without her consent on a 2006 USO tour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) signaled to his colleagues how the matter should be dealt with: He farmed out the question to the Senate’s Select Committee on Ethics. […]

Roy Moore and Republicans, taking the Bible literally but not seriously

WASHINGTON — So President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans think Roy Moore, the GOP Senate nominee from Alabama, should quit his Senate run only “if these allegations are true.” If true? Four women, on the record in The Washington Post, say Moore, when he was in his 30s, tried to date [...]Show More Summary

GOP Mulls Drastic Plan to Save Senate Seat

Politico: “With less than four weeks until the special election and no sign that the party’s besieged nominee will exit the race, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his top advisers are discussing the legal feasibility of asking appointed Sen. Luther [...]

Internet ruthlessly mocks Roy Moore for tweeting ‘threat’ that happens to reference classic teen rom-com ‘Bring It On’

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Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore just can’t stop losing. On Wednesday evening, apparently responding to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s calls for him to drop out of the race, Moore told the Kentucky Republican to “bring. it. on.” Dear Mitch McConnell, Bring. It....

McConnell Floats Sessions As Write-In For Roy Moore

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CNN reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell floated Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a replacement for Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct and assault of teenagers when he was in his 30s. McConnell...Show More Summary

McConnell: Roy Moore Will Be Expelled If He Wins

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Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans say that Alabama Senate GOP candidate Roy Moore is virtually certain to face a formal ethics complaint — which would lead to expulsion proceedings — should he be elected next month. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 11.15.17

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks that the people of Alabama should choose Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a write-in candidate to replace alleged pederast Roy Moore on the ballot for his former seat, but the AG has no desire to return to the Senate. Show More Summary

GOOD: Senate GOP tax bill will include repeal of ObamaCare mandate. “Senate Majority Leader Mitch

GOOD: Senate GOP tax bill will include repeal of ObamaCare mandate. “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Tuesday that the Senate tax bill will include language to repeal ObamaCare’s individual mandate, which could make it tougher for moderate Republicans to support. Conservatives led by GOP Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Tom […]

Rigged election: Senate leaders look to work with Trump White House to block Alabama’s Roy Moore

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wanted to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office if he wins a special election in Alabama. Speaking to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, McConnell said he...

Republicans Just Can’t Quit Obamacare Repeal

Senate Republicans decided on Tuesday to turn their tax bill into a health care bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that Republicans plan to include a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate in the Senate’s tax cut bill. If Republicans succeed in overturning the mandate, 13 million more people would lack health insurance, according […]

If elected, Roy Moore will probably take his seat in the Senate

If Roy Moore is elected to the Senate, history says he’ll not only take his seat but keep it. Influential Republican lawmakers, notably Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and … Click to Continue »

McConnell Steps Up Pressure to Force Moore Out

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “deepened his bid to persuade Roy Moore to drop out of the race for an open Alabama Senate seat after accusations the Republican candidate engaged in sexual misconduct with teenage girls,” the Wall Street Journal [...]

Senate leaders look to work with White House to block Moore

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he wants to work with the White House to explore ways to keep embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore from taking office. Speaking to reporters at the U.S. Capitol, McConnell said he had been in contact with President Donald Trump and...

Wow: McConnell Says Senate Tax Bill Will Include Obamacare Mandate Repeal

After repeal of the Affordable Care Act fell flat earlier this year, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday the repeal individual mandate will be part of the Senate’s tax reform bill. The repeal language for the individual mandate was pushed for by Republican Sens. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell says Roy Moore 'not fit' to serve in the Senate, won't rule out expulsion option

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday did not rule out trying to expel Alabama Republican Roy Moore if he wins a U.S. Senate seat.        

McConnell confirms Obamacare mandate repeal will be included in tax bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Tuesday that the Senate tax bill will include language to abolish the crucial Obamacare mandate provision in a move that could complicate President Donald Trump's push for swift congressional passage. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

If Moore could be banned from a mall, he can be kept out of the Senate

Speaking about GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) told reporters: “If this choice is between Roy Moore and a Democrat, a Democrat. For sure.” Moore lost the support of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex.), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and […]

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