Tag: Sen. Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 20: Advisor to the President Steve Bannon listens as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing an Executive Memorandum on the investigation of steel imports, in the Oval Office at the White House, on April 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Washington Post: Establishment Gears Up for Steve Bannon’s War on the GOP Leadership

If Breitbart Executive Chairman and former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon aims to wage war against the GOP Establishment for the “soul of the party,” Michael Scherer and Matea Gold write at the Washington Post that Republican leadership led by Mitch McConnell and the Chamber of Commerce are ready to take up the fight:

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Outgoing Obama Plans to Increase Refugees by Twenty-Nine Percent Next Year

Included in Obama’s proposal is a plan to bring in a “significantly higher” number of Syrian refugees in FY 2017 than the 11,503 who have arrived in FY 2016 as of Wednesday. The Obama administration set a goal of 10,000 this year, and has already exceeded that number with more than two weeks to go in this fiscal year.

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., joined by, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., criticizes Republicans as allies of the gun lobby as Democratic senators call for gun control legislation in the wake of the mass shooting in an Orlando LGBT nightclub this week, Thursday, June 16, 2016, during a news conference on Capitol …

Sen. Schumer: I Salute Collins for Leading Fight for ‘Buck the NRA Bill’

The Democratic Senate Whip Sen. Charles Schumer (D.-N.Y.) told reporters that the most important thing about the No-Fly-No-Buy amendment proposed by Sen. Susan Collins (R.-Maine) is the opportunity to drive a wedge between the Republican Party and the National Rifle Association.

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Mitch McConnell: Trump ‘Ought to Stop’ Name-Calling

Thursday  on 1090 AM’s WBAL “News Now with Bryan Nehman,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “ought to stop” his political tactic of name-calling to tick people off. When asked if he is bothered

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks as he along with Justice Stephen Breyer testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing entitled, ?Considering the Role of Judges Under the Constitution of the United States" at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on October 5, 2011. AFP …

Three Reasons Not to Trust Republicans’ Failure Theater on Justice Scalia Replacement

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has now promised to stifle any judicial nominee President Obama makes for the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president,” he stated.

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Poll: Mitch McConnell Is The Most Unpopular U.S. Senator

The poll released by Morning Consult found that Mitch McConnell is the only senator that has a disapproval rating higher than 50 percent. McConnell has a 52 percent disapproval rating among Kentucky voters, while only 38 percent approve of his job performance.

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Senate to Vote Monday to Defund Planned Parenthood

In what some conservative leaders are calling a “show vote,” the Senate will hold a vote Monday afternoon to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of undercover videos showing the organization’s officials engaged in the sale of body parts of aborted babies.

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House Leaves for Recess With No Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

The House is leaving for its summer recess until September 8 without voting on legislation to defund Planned Parenthood in the wake of the recent gruesome videos released of the abortion giant’s practice of harvesting the body parts of aborted babies for sale to biomedical companies.

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Senate Conservatives Blast McConnell, McCain Over Impending Lynch Confirmation

Obama’s nominee to replace Eric Holder as Attorney General has been met with one of the most contentious confirmation proceedings America has seen for the position, and now Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli is calling out the GOP Senators and political gamesmanship enabling the controversial impending confirmation of U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch. The Senate vote has been set for Thursday.