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  • McConnell issues Supreme Court ultimatum

    07/20/2018 3:29:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/20/18 | ELANA SCHOR and BURGESS EVERETT
    <p>The Senate majority leader privately told senior Republicans on Wednesday that if Democrats keep pushing for access to upwards of a million pages in records from President Donald Trump’s high court pick, he’s prepared to let Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote slip until just before November’s midterm elections, according to multiple sources.</p>
  • Ryan Bounds, Trumps Ninth Circuit Nominee, Withdrawn From Senate Floor Vote

    07/19/2018 12:27:03 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 81 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | July 19, 2019 | Ellis Kim
    In a dramatic move Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the nomination of President Donald Trump’s pick for the Ninth Circuit, Ryan Bounds, after reports surfaced that his nomination didn’t have enough votes for confirmation. Bounds, an assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon for the last eight years, was the Trump administration’s first nominee to the Ninth Circuit, named in September to replace Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, for whom Bounds clerked. O’Scannlain took senior status at the end of 2016. Both of Bounds’ home-state senators, Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, opposed his nomination. They withheld their blue slips for Bounds,...
  • Republicans withdraw Trump nominee for federal appeals court at the last minute after (trunc)

    07/20/2018 1:53:53 AM PDT · by blueplum · 39 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Staff AP/AFP
    ….after racially charged article he wrote about 'Uncle Toms' as a student at Stanford emerges ...Bounds has said that the writings are 25-year-old editorials and that he has since grown up, calling them 'poorly-worded', 'ill-conceived' and 'regreetable'. Here are some of the charges leveled by AFJ: Bounds complained about multicultural organizations at the university who 'divide up by race for their feel-good ethnic hoedowns.' Bounds wrote that 'race-focused groups' should not continue on campus, claiming that the 'existence of ethnic organizations is no inevitable prerequisite to maintaining a diverse community—white students, after all, seem to be doing all right without...
  • Senate To Break Record For Judges

    07/16/2018 10:55:32 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    OANN ^ | 07-16-2018
    Senate Republicans are on pace to break the record for the most appellate court judges confirmed during the president’s first two years. Majority leader Mitch McConnell has Senate votes planned for two circuit court nominations this week. There’s Andrew Oldham for the 5th Circuit and Ryan Bounds for the 9th Circuit.
  • McConnell: I Will Not Be Intimidated By Open-Borders Socialists, "I Enjoyed My Lunch"

    07/13/2018 7:59:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 88 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tim Haines
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he wouldn't be "intimidated" by protesters who have confronted him in public several times this year. "I'm not sure what about my career has led them to believe that I am easily intimidated. ... This is all about intimidation. It's not about persuasion but about intimidation. And I assure you I will not be intimidated by these groups of socialists who apparently prefer open borders," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were confronted as they left an event near Washington last month by protesters over...
  • Mitch McConnell Is the Master of Confirming Judges

    07/10/2018 10:21:48 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 68 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 9, 2018 | Fred Barnes
    The ball is in Mitch McConnell’s court again. He guided Neil Gorsuch to a seat on the Supreme Court with ease in 2017. He’s a perfect 21 for 21 in confirming the federal appeals-court nominees of President Trump, with more to come this year. Given the thin margin he has to work with, this is impressive. Mr. McConnell adopted as his top priority as Senate majority leader an ambitious effort to make the federal courts more conservative—from top to bottom. There’s only one way to do this—fill every judicial vacancy with a conservative. For Mr. McConnell, this is a war....
  • The Latest: Pence to escort Kavanaugh to Senate on Tuesday

    07/09/2018 7:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 9, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Vice President Mike Pence plans to escort Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate on Tuesday morning to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The White House says Pence is also planning to attend the weekly Senate policy luncheon with Republican senators to discuss Trump's nominee. Pence was expected to sell the merits of the nominee in media interviews on local television and radio states in certain states that Trump won in 2016 that have Democratic senators....
  • Trump Defies McConnell with SCOTUS Pick

    07/09/2018 9:52:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 90 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 9, 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    President Donald Trump defied advice from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in picking Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, a move that resulted in a potential Justice who would have one of the most conservative records on the high court. Democrats, including former staff for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, are already seizing on McConnell’s advice to the president as a line of attack against Kavanaugh. McConnell, as Breitbart News and the New York Times reported on Saturday night, was pushing Trump to pick Judge Ray Kethledge–or Judge Tom Hardiman–since McConnell...
  • Outside candidate for Supreme Court buoyed by McConnell's backing

    07/09/2018 5:12:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Amul Thapar is emerging as the candidate to watch as President Trump mulls his next Supreme Court pick. While he isn't considered a top-tier contender to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, the circuit court judge has a powerful ally in his corner: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Combined with his age, 49, and ability to let Trump make history by appointing the first Asian-American to the Supreme Court, Thapar is being termed the "sleeper" candidate for the Supreme Court seat. The White House is reportedly focused more on federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and Raymond Kethledge. “Judge...
  • Republicans Look to Compromise The Supreme Court, Avoid Controversy in Election Year

    07/08/2018 3:32:58 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 89 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 8, 2018 | Dean Garrison
    In recent days, there has been a strong media push for Raymond Kethledge to be Trump’s choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Judge Kethledge is currently a Circuit Judge for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He was nominated by George W. Bush in 2007 and confirmed a year later. The Sixth Circuit has a reputation for not only being too liberal, but being so liberal that they are reversed more often than any other court. According to Mark Walsh of ABA Journal: Conservatives decry the 9th Circuit’s perceived liberal bent. As candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination,...
  • Mitch McConnell Confronted by Protesters 'No Comfort for Fascists'

    07/08/2018 8:52:33 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 7/8/18 | tmz
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the latest Republican to learn going to a restaurant in this political climate is dicey. McConnell was taunted by protesters Saturday as he left the eatery in Louisville, Kentucky ... confronted over immigration policies that include separate children from their parents. As McConnell strolled out with Kentucky House Majority Leader Jonathan Shell, protesters screamed, "Where are the babies, Mitch?" and "Abolish ICE," and "No justice, no peace." Shell called the protesters "a small group of extremists" and said their comments were "out of the Maxine Waters playbook."
  • Protesters confront McConnell leaving Kentucky restaurant

    07/07/2018 6:11:43 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as he was leaving a restaurant in his home state on Saturday. The group threatened to vote McConnell out of office as he walked out of the Bristol Bar & Grille in Louisville and got into his car, The Courier Journal reported. Video recordings of the encounter show other demonstrators chanting “Abolish ICE” and “No justice, no peace.” A protester demanded to know where the migrant children where after being separated from their families. “Where are the babies, Mitch?” a protester was recorded asking in a video. The comments seemingly come in...
  • Mitch McConnell Loved His ‘Tough Wife’ Elaine Chao Standing Up to Protesters

    06/29/2018 4:27:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 29, 2018 | Greg Price
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showered his wife, Elaine Chao, with praise Thursday night, over her confrontation with protesters who wanted the Kentucky Republican to answer for immigrant children being separated from their parents at the U.S. southern border. Chao, who serves as transportation secretary, told the demonstrators to “leave my husband alone” as the couple departed an event at Georgetown University on Wednesday evening. McConnell explained he told his wife to hop into the waiting car, but Chao leapt into action....
  • McConnell Defends Supreme Court Push

    06/29/2018 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    newsmax ^ | June 29, 2018 | by Theodore Bunker
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended himself Thursday evening against claims that he is being hypocritical by pushing to confirm a new Supreme Court justice before the upcoming elections. After Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, McConnell said on the Senate floor that legislators "will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall," which prompted an outcry from Democrats, who accused the majority leader of hypocrisy for not waiting until after the elections as he did when former President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland in 2016. "Sen. McConnell set the new standard by giving the American people their say in...
  • Anthony Kennedy Retires From Supreme Court, McConnell Says Senate Will Move Swiftly on a Replacement

    06/27/2018 5:22:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 101 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 27, 2018 | NY Times
    President Trump said he would move quickly to name a replacement. He also said his nominee would be drawn from a list of 25 names that the White House issued in November. McConnell said the Senate will move quickly on a replacement. Any Democratic hopes that Mr. McConnell might hold up the Senate’s consideration of Justice Kennedy’s successor until after the midterm elections were quickly put to rest. Mr. McConnell took to the Senate floor not long after Justice Kennedy’s announcement to make clear that he expected to begin consideration of a replacement as soon as possible.
  • McConnell: Vote Coming This Fall

    06/27/2018 11:46:29 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 124 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 27,2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    McConnell: Vote Coming This Fall MCCONNELL: "We will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy’s successor this fall." 11:34 AM - 27 Jun 2018
  • Georgetown Protesters Harass Mitch McConnell — Elaine Chao Fights Back

    06/26/2018 7:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2018 | Amber Athey
    Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao told a group of protesters at Georgetown University to back off when they began harassing her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell and Chao were leaving an event at Georgetown University on Monday night when they were confronted by a group of protesters who repeatedly asked McConnell why he was separating families and played audio of children crying at the border. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The protesters swarmed the SUV set to take McConnell and Chao off campus, and Chao immediately jumped into defense mode. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Chao repeatedly screamed at the protesters, “leave my husband...
  • Mitch McConnell trolls with photo of Gorsuch after travel ban ruling

    06/26/2018 8:43:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) marked the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump’s travel ban by sharing a photo of him with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. McConnell’s campaign shared the image just minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling finding that the ban was constitutional. Gorsuch sided with the majority of justices upholding the ban.
  • Vanity - Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell must be removed immediately as GOP leaders...period.

    06/22/2018 12:08:42 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 25 replies
    Paul Ryan & Mitch McConnell must be immediately removed as Republican caucus leaders in the House and Senate. Both gentlemen are neither serving the Republican voter base, the American people or, the American nation, wisely. They are the tools of special interests They are actually more dangerous to the future of the American Republic, more so, then the ranting, nutcase Democrats and their hateful and insane media. Unlike many folks in our country, who believe the Democrats are gaining over POTUS, Trump, re: the immigration issues, I believe the Democrats are only destroying themselves internally as they go over the...
  • On Cue – Mitch McConnell Welcomes Legislation To Block President Trump Trade Policy…

    06/06/2018 8:05:09 AM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    There are Trillions At Stake.   There is no upper limit to what congress is willing to do to stop President Trump from turning off the lobbyist funding.  Without influence in DC there can be no affluence in DC.  That’s why McConnell cancelled the recess. If the president continues to remain focused exclusively on what is in the U.S. best interests, he must be stopped.  Politicians in DC cannot just sit-by and allow the U.S. economy to be based on the interests of Americans; it would mean the destruction of years of central planning by DC Lobbyists, multinational banks, Wall Street and...