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Legislative leaders call for Ethics, Elections resignations

Republican leaders of the Wisconsin Legislature are calling for leaders of the Ethics and Elections commissions to resign. The call from Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin … Click to Continue »

McConnell Allies: Moore Loss Fatal Blow for Bannon

Top allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) see Tuesday's election results in Alabama as a deep -- and possibly fatal -- wound for Stephen Bannon, their arch-rival in the battle for the soul of the Republican Party. Show More Summary

Former McConnell aide after shock GOP loss in Alabama: 'This is what the death of a party looks like'

Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said anyone out of the phone book could've won the Senate race in Alabama as a Republican candidate, aside from Roy Moore. "You could literally take any name out of a phone book except Roy Moore’s and win by double digits. Show More Summary

A Roy Moore victory would put Senate GOP in a tough spot

A victory for Roy Moore means the Senate majority leader will be able to hold onto his slim two-vote majority, but the former judge brings to the Senate a toxic mix that few Senate Republicans are keen to accept.

McConnell Will Press Ethics Investigation If Moore Wins

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “is privately telling colleagues he will not back off of an ethics investigation if Roy Moore (R) is elected,” CNN reports. “Senate Republicans plan to convene a meeting Wednesday morning to discuss their next [...]

Alabama Senate election makes life harder for President Trump

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn’t going to have to answer those questions, after all. At least, not today. Had the Alabama Senate race gone a different way, the hubbub in Washington was going to be about one thing: Would Roy Moore be embraced by Senate Republicans, or sidelined? Asked...

Massachusetts state senator busted for kickbacks including Dunkin’ Donuts coffee

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Brian Joyce, former Democratic assistant majority leader in the Massachusetts State House, was incited for running a "criminal enterprise" that included "racketeering, extortion, honest services fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud the IRS and other charges," according to Newsweek. Show More Summary

The Roy Moore Escape Hatch

With just one day until Alabamians head to the polls, Republicans remain conflicted about their embattled Senate candidate, Roy Moore, who has been accused of child molestation and sexually predatory behavior. Senate Majority LeaderShow More Summary

21 GOP governors write Congress urging completion of a tax bill. What about the other 13?

With Congress closing in on a final tax cut bill, 21 Republican governors from across the country sent a letter Thursday to House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) asking them to finish the job. “We urge the two chambers to pass meaningful tax reform legislation and send it […]

To prevent climate catastrophe, Democrats need to learn a ruthless lesson from Senate GOP

Congressional Republicans, especially GOP senators led by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have all but destroyed the possibility of bipartisan deal-making on major issues. The widely criticized and wildly unpopular GOP tax bill is the inevitable byproduct of that destruction — but the end of a livable climate for America and the world is also inevitable unless […]

The Latest: McConnell makes concession on local taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 1:18 p.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he favors expanding a deduction for state and local taxes to enable people to deduct local income...Show More Summary

The Access Hollywood Formula for Republican Redemption

“I believe the women,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Nov. 13, days after Roy Moore, the Republican Party nominee for Senate in Alabama, was accused of inappropriate conduct with teenagers. Multiple women said Moore had...Show More Summary

A Debt Prevention Tax Cut Escrow Proposal

Every now and then an idea pops into my head. This time, after reading a story about Senate Majority Leader McConnell’s absurd claim that cutting taxes will raise revenue, I decided it’s time to hold government officials, elected or appointed, to their claims. Show More Summary

Senate OK of Trump judicial picks buoys GOP, Dems dismayed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of confirmations for President Donald Trump's judicial nominees has quickly become a source of pride for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republicans while Democrats are ruing the day theyShow More Summary

Tax Reform: Perfecto?

Ramesh writes: Many Republicans, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Susan Collins, have suggested that the tax cut will do so much to expand the economy that the new tax code will raise more revenue than the old one. Show More Summary

The Tax Cut Is Highly Likely To Reduce Revenue

Many Republicans, including Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Susan Collins, have suggested that the tax cut will do so much to expand the economy that the new tax code will raise more revenue than the old one. ThisShow More Summary

Republicans Have Exposed Themselves

Ron Sachs/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images The Speaker of the United States House Paul Ryan speaks at the Capitol as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on at right T he Republicans’ disdain for America has been laid bare by their tax plan. Show More Summary

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