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U.S. Senate's McConnell urges quick action on Obamacare repeal bill

34 minutes agoHealth : Reuters: Health

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged quick action on a recently introduced bill to repeal Obamacare and said it had a lot of support.

The Latest: McConnell praises new effort to repeal Obamacare

The Latest on the GOP effort to repeal former President Barack Obama's health care law (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is praising a last-ditch Republican … Click to Continue »

GOP lawmakers: Move Appalachian agency out of Washington

Two powerful Kentucky Republicans have an idea to boost an economic development agency that helps Appalachia: Move it out of the nation's capital. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and veteran … Click to Continue »

Senate GOP Will Try Again to Repeal Obamacare

Politico: “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his leadership team are seriously considering voting on a bill that would scale back the federal government’s role in the health care system and instead provide block grants to states. It would [...]

GOP Establishment Fights to Win Back Control of Party

“Deep-pocketed supporters of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and other GOP leaders have resolved to fight a protracted battle over the next year for the soul of the party in congressional primaries,” the Washington Post reports. “But the task [...]

What's worse than Obamacare repeal with no replacement? This new Trumpcare bill

Rumors abound about the latest Trumpcare push by Senate Republicans. There's more indication that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to help all he can to ram this through, including only getting a partial score from the Congressional Budget Office, one that just talks about the money and not the loss of coverage it would cause. Show More Summary

Trump can’t make small talk with Republican leaders

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

No wonder Donald Trump invited the Democrats to dinner. The president has such a poor “personal connection” with Republican leaders on Capitol Hill that reportedly he can’t even make small talk with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and finds Paul Ryan a dry “boy...

Democrats Cling to Hope They Can Take Senate

Senate Democrats are three seats shy of a majority and almost entirely on defense in the 2018 elections, making it all but impossible for them to retake the chamber next year,” Politico reports. “But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and [...]

Trump Just Prefers Talking to Democrats

Politico: “In recent weeks, Trump has complained in private that it’s difficult to have any sort of relationship — or even make small talk — with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. He’s told staff that he finds Speaker Paul Ryan, [...]

McConnell: Democrats shouldn't be able to use procedure to block judges that GOP used against Obama

Campaign Action Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is endorsing a move on the federal judiciary that Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has hinted at: ending one of the procedures that Republicans regularly used to block...Show More Summary

Chuck Schumer caught on hot mic talking about Trump: 'He likes me!'

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested President Donald Trump is becoming a good friend after their handful of productive meetings and dinners. After Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's floor speech, Schumer was caught on a hot mic discussing Trump with some of his aides. "He likes us," Schumer said. Show More Summary

Top Pennsylvania senator vows action in state's cash crunch

The Pennsylvania Senate's Republican majority leader is pledging fast action following the House's passage of a plan to help plug state government's $2.2 billion budget gap almost three months into … Click to Continue »

‘They wanted him to fail’: Panicked Sean Hannity blames GOP leaders for Trump’s ‘political suicide’

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Fox News host Sean Hannity melted down on Twitter after President Donald Trump entered negotiations with Democratic lawmakers on an immigration deal. Hannity blamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for the president’s apparently broken campaign promise to end the Deferred Action...

McConnell calls for ending Senate tradition that gives Democrats with leverage on Trump's judicial nominees

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday told The New York Times that he thinks the "blue slip" practice should be scrapped for circuit court nominations, a move that would eliminate Democrats' only leverage against President...Show More Summary

McConnell Says Republicans Got More Out Of Trump's Fiscal Deal Than People Think

WASHINGTON ? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) raised eyebrows on Capitol Hill this week after he claimed that Democrats had prematurely celebrated the fiscal deal they negotiated with President Donald Trump.

More Bad News for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell: 68% of GOP Voters Want New Leadership

A new poll by the Center for Security Policy and Eagle Forum found that 63% of voters say it is time to replace Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. 49% say Republican leadership in Congress supports the swamp. 63% of voters want new Republican leadership – including 68% of Republican voters. Show More Summary

GOP Senate leader says he doesn't have votes to pass budget

Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he doesn't have the 17 votes required yet to pass the state budget. Fitzgerald said Tuesday he thinks there are at least 15 … Click to Continue »

Nevada Democratic leader running for Nevada attorney general

The top Democrat in the Nevada Legislature says he's running for state attorney general. Senate Majority Leader Aaron (AE'-ron) Ford said in a campaign website posting on Tuesday that he … Click to Continue »

McConnell Says He Got More Out Of Trump’s Fiscal Deal Than People Think

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

But despite the Senate majority leader's spin, the GOP hand appears weak.

Paul Ryan Is Blocking Concealed Carry Reciprocity

David Codrea: “Why haven’t we seen movement over either 38 or 2909 since the horrific events in Virginia?” Walters asked, noting the Republicans control the House and the Senate and both Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appear to be blocking bills advancing the right to keep and bear arms. “You know what?” Massie […]

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