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  • Kentucky tea partiers to McConnell: Step aside for Matt Bevin

    02/17/2014 2:51:18 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 2/17/14 | Tom Howell Jr.
    The United Kentucky Tea Party on Monday said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell should drop out of the Republican primary in their state so conservatives can rally around Matt Bevin, the GOP candidate who is challenging Mr. McConnell from the political right. The tea party group cited Mr. McConnell’s dramatic vote last week to extend the nation’s debt limit and polling that suggests he could lose to the eventual Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, in the general election. “Senator McConnell’s recent vote with [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid to hand President Obama a blank check for the next year has...
  • McConnell Debt Plan: Press Release Conservatism

    10/18/2013 4:20:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 10/18/2013 | Daniel Horowitz
    The $2 billion Kentucky Kickback is not the only treat in McConnell’s bag of Halloween tricks. The final deal to sell out the American people with Obamacare and perennial debt includes a hallmark of the 2011 McConnell debt ceiling plan. Section 1002 of the bill provides for McConnell’s infamous resolution of disapproval. Basically, within three weeks of the President’s official request for a debt limit increase (until Feb 7, 2014 in this case), Congress can force a vote to disapprove of the request. There’s one problem, though. That resolution must pass with 2/3ds majorities in both houses. So why slip...
  • McConnell-Reid Deal Includes $3 Billion Earmark for Kentucky Project

    10/17/2013 6:16:25 AM PDT · by MulberryDraw · 43 replies
    WFPL Louisville ^ | October 16, 2013 | Phillip M. Bailey
    A proposal to end the government shutdown and avoid default orchestrated by Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic Leader Harry Reid includes a nearly $3 billion earmark for a Kentucky project.
  • GOP freshman: McConnell 'ran over us'

    12/23/2011 11:59:40 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 103 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-12-23 | Jonathan Easley
    Freshman Tea Party Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is incensed that Republicans caved in the payroll-tax debate, and is putting the blame squarely on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). “I don’t think there’s a revolt with respect to Speaker Boehner,” Gowdy said Thursday night on Fox’s "Your World With Neil Cavuto." "I think the license tag of the truck that just ran over us has Kentucky license tags. For the life of me, I cannot understand when the Senate is going to find something they care enough about to stand on policy and principle.”Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a...
  • House agrees payroll tax deal as Republicans cave in to Obama

    12/22/2011 2:32:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 216 replies · 3+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Thursday 22 December 2011 | Ewen MacAskill
    House speaker John Boehner is set to sign an offer from Obama to accelerate negotiations. Republicans in the House of Representatives have capitulated in the showdown over the payroll tax, handing Barack Obama an important victory going into election year. Under pressure from other senior Republicans for blocking a bill that would extend tax cuts to millions of Americans, the House speaker, John Boehner, is backing away from his insistence that any deal must cover a full year. A deal agreed by Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on Saturday covers two months, to allow further negotiations in January. It...
  • McConnell: Panel to devise new debt plan (Didn't the rookie Hussein already have one of these?)

    07/15/2011 7:50:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    UPI ^ | 7/15/11
    McConnell: Panel to devise new debt planPublished: July 15, 2011 at 4:30 AM WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- A new bipartisan debt-reduction panel will be told to devise a plan by year-end to stabilize the national debt, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said. The committee of 12 lawmakers from both houses will be charged with drafting a long-term sovereign-debt plan whose recommendations will be fast-tracked to House and Senate votes without amendment, McConnell, R-Ky., told conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt Thursday. The committee will also identify savings in Social Security and Medicare and other entitlement programs to reduce the...
  • New backup plan would let Obama raise debt ceiling without congressional OK

    07/14/2011 6:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 07/14/2011 | Lisa Mascaro
    A plan by the Senate's two top leaders to allow President Obama to raise the debt limit without congressional approval is emerging as the most likely strategy to avoid a looming federal default. The plan being drafted by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada would lock in roughly $1.5 trillion in deficit reduction over the next ten years — a figure considerably smaller than Republican leaders or President Obama had been seeking. Administration officials have said they still would prefer a more sweeping deal on the deficit, but they signaled the idea...
  • Sarah Palin: Sen. McConnell Plan ‘Makes No Sense,’ Hands Obama Budget With ‘White Flag’

    07/13/2011 7:11:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 13, 2011 | Frances Martel
    As the budget talks heat up and the time to reach any deal necessitates compromise, many on the right are becoming disillusioned with the evolution of the new budget. Among these is Sarah Palin, who told Sean Hannity tonight that she thought Sen. Mitch McConnell’s plan “makes no sense” and that now, more than evern, “we have to reload. We will not capitulate.” Palin argued that much of the debt problem was due to the direction that President Obama had taken the country, away from “a strong foundation of reward for work ethic and development of natural resources.” Now that...
  • Harry Reid commends Mitch McConnell’s debt plan

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Wednesday praised Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for putting forth a plan to raise the debt ceiling, calling it a “serious proposal” that he’s continuing to study. “He spent a great deal of time working on this. I commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal, something that we have to look at very closely,” Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said on the Senate floor. “I’m heartened by what I read. This is a serious proposal, and I commend the Republican leader for coming forward with it.” McConnell laid out his plan on Tuesday as he...
  • GOP senators back centrism with Crist [McCain, Snowe, Collins, other RINOs chime in]

    05/13/2009 9:24:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 1,797+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-05-13 | J. Taylor Rushing
    This week’s endorsement of Florida Gov. Charlie Crist by senior Senate Republicans is being cheered by GOP senators as a move toward the middle. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) endorsed Crist over former state House Speaker Marco Rubio, a protégé of former Gov. Jeb Bush and a more conservative candidate. The decision by McConnell and Cornyn was the first such choice since last month’s defection of Arlen Specter to the Senate’s Democratic conference. Moderate GOP senators like Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe of Maine used that opportunity to publicly warn the...