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  • Senate Votes To Gag Elizabeth Warren After Anti-Sessions Outburst

    02/08/2017 12:28:59 AM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 131 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Feb 7, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    ollowing a scathing speech against Trump's nominee for Attorney General, Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said Senator Elizabeth Warren had "impugned the motives and conduct of our colleague from Alabama," violating the so-called 'Rule 19'. By a vote of 49-43, Senator Warren was then barred from speaking on the floor until Senator Sessions nomination debate is complete (likely tomorrow evening).... McConnell defended the decision, noting Warren had been warned. "Sen. Warren was giving a lengthy speech. She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation," he said after the vote. "Nevertheless, she persisted."
  • Mitch McConnell: Congress unlikely to step in if courts throw out Trump travel ban

    02/05/2017 10:02:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 95 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/05/2017 | By Eric Bradner
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said President Donald Trump isn't likely to get his travel ban implemented by Congress if courts strike it down. "I don't know that that's necessary," McConnell told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday. "I mean, the courts are going to decide whether the executive order the President issued is valid or not, and we all follow court orders." McConnell's comments come after a federal judge put a pause on Trump's order that barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries -- Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen -- from entering the US...
  • McConnell: We donít have religious tests in this country [barf]

    01/29/2017 3:11:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Washington ComPost ^ | January 29, 2017 at 10:49 AM | Kelsey Snell and Abby Phillip
    Several top Senate Republicans raised concerns Sunday that President Trumpís order to halt the admission of refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries had not been properly vetted and could harm the relationship between the United States and key allies. [Ö] Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) cautioned that the United States does not have a religious test for entry into the country, though he stopped short of rejecting the order in its entirety. McConnell said that Muslims, both in the United States and abroad, are key allies in the fight against terrorism and urged caution in regard to Trumpís...
  • Will Mitch McConnell grow a pair?

    02/01/2017 10:14:46 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/01/17 | David Hogberg
    If the Senate Majority Leader stays true to form, President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is going nowhere When Senate Democrats confirmed yesterday that they will filibuster President Trumpís Supreme Court nominee, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) responded, ďWhat I would expect from our Democratic friends is that the nominee be handled similarly to Clintonís and Obamaís first two nominees in their first terms.Ē Wow. If I were Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Iíd be peeing my pants.
  • McConnell: Dems should 'grow up' and consider Trump nominees

    01/08/2017 5:27:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 8, 2017 2:35 PM EST
    Republicans on Sunday defended their party against Democratic complaints that Congress is being forced to consider nominees for Donald Trumpís administration without completed ethics reviews. ďAll of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration in having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate,Ē Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on CBSí ďFace the Nation.Ē ďI understand that,Ē he added, ďbut we need to sort of grow up here and get past that.Ē Ö
  • McConnell Tells McCain and Graham ĎKnock it Offí (RE: "The Vast Russian ConspiracyĒ)

    01/03/2017 7:00:27 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 87 replies
    Today a Politico article reveals the John McCain/Lindsey Graham push to create an international crisis with Russia has found push-back from an unlikely source, Senate Leader Mitch McConnell. (Politico) John McCain and Lindsey Graham are backing off of their push for a select committee on cybersecurity after Russian interference in the election, bowing to the political reality that the Senate Republican Conference largely does not back their idea. [Ö] ďWeíre just going to move with the individual committees and see how that works. If it doesnít work, weíll regroup,Ē [Lindsey] Graham said in an interview. The House Intelligence Committee Chairman...
  • Another judicial dirty trick from Senate Republicans

    01/03/2017 11:09:16 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | January 03, 2017 | The Editorial Board
    One of 2016ís most spectacular examples of government dysfunction was the U.S. Senateís outrageous refusal to consider President Obamaís nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. That dereliction of duty by the Republican majority not only denied a sitting president his constitutional prerogative to fill vacancies in the court (so that the appointment would go instead to a hoped-for Republican successor). It also prevented the court from resolving a handful of cases because of a 4-4 split and probably discouraged the justices from accepting other cases because of the possibility of a...
  • WaPo: Senate Dems planning ďunprecedentedĒ obstruction of Cabinet nominees

    01/02/2017 6:39:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 2, 2017 | ED MORRISEY
    Remember when Democrats insisted that incoming presidents had to get immediate confirmation of Cabinet appointments for the good of the nation? What a difference an (R) makes ... The Washington Post‚Äôs Ed O‚ÄôKeefe reports on a plan by Senate Democrats to ‚Äúslow walk‚ÄĚ confirmation of Donald Trump‚Äôs appointments, including an insistence on nor more than two confirmations a week: Democratic senators plan to aggressively target eight of Donald Trump¬ís Cabinet nominees in the coming weeks and are pushing to stretch their confirmation votes into March ¬ó an unprecedented break with Senate tradition.Such delays would upend Republican hopes of quickly holding...
  • The Stolen Supreme Court Seat

    12/25/2016 5:37:35 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 260 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 24, 2016 | The Editorial Board
    Soon after his inauguration next month, President-elect Donald Trump will nominate someone to the Supreme Court, which has been hamstrung by a vacancy since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in February. There will be public debates about the nomineeís credentials, past record, judicial philosophy and temperament. There will be Senate hearings and a vote. No matter how it plays out, Americans must remember one thing above all: The person who gets confirmed will sit in a stolen seat. It was stolen from Barack Obama, a twice-elected president who fulfilled his constitutional duty more than nine months ago by nominating...
  • Trump Picks Elaine Chao As Transportation Secretary

    11/29/2016 11:02:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/29/2016
    In the first of what Mike Pence called "several very important announcements," Politico reports that former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao is set to be announced later Tuesday as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation.The other contender for the position was former Democratic U.S. Representative from Tennessee Harold Ford.As Politico adds: Chao, who ran the Labor Department under President George W. Bush, met with the incoming president at Trump Tower last week and discussed labor and transportation policy, Trump’s transition team said then. The formal announcement is expected at 1 p.m., one source said. The wife of Senate...
  • Unexpectedly some Senate Dems are ready to work with Trump and the GOP

    11/28/2016 9:35:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 28, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    What a difference a few weeks makes. Right up until the morning of November 8th the two parties were lined up in the political equivalent of trenches on the western front in WW1. You’d have been hard pressed to find a Democrat anywhere in the nation who wasn’t ready to declare open rhetorical warfare on Donald Trump and anyone agreeing with a single policy he endorsed. But now, with the dust largely settled, there’s a particular group of Democrats in the Senate who suddenly are finding common ground to be a good thing and are ready to work across the...
  • GOP's Merrick Garland Delay Tactic Salvages Conservative Agenda At Supreme Court

    11/10/2016 1:33:42 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 9, 2016 | Daniel Fisher
    Sen. Mitch McConnellís audacious ó and roundly criticized ó decision to block President Obamaís nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court pending the results of the presidential election has paid off handsomely for conservatives, who until this morning had every reason to suspect the end of their long-running project to reshape the court. Donald J. Trumpís victory means the court will almost certainly have a conservative majority for years to come. Challenges to regulation by administrative fiat, class-action lawsuits and restrictions on property use will find a more hospitable court, while laws restricting abortion and promoting the rights of religious organizations...
  • In New Spending Bill, McConnell Sides With Liberals, Ignores Conservative Priorities

    09/24/2016 5:16:24 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 22, 2016 | Rachel Bovard
    After voting to proceed to a bill that didnít exist earlier this week, the Senate has finally produced text of the continuing resolution, a short-term government spending bill. The bill, written behind closed doors by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was brought to the floor late Thursday afternoon, and for the majority of Senate Republicans, represented their first opportunity to see the text. According to McConnell, senators will have four days (two of them on a weekend) to review the bill before having to cast their votes next week. As far as conservative priorities go, the bill is a failure....
  • Washington at Its Worst: Senate Passes Nonexistent Bill

    09/22/2016 9:02:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 21, 2016 | Rachel Bovard
    On Tuesday night, the Senate voted to proceed to the continuing resolution, a bill that will allegedly fund the government until Dec. 9. The only problem is that there isnít actually a bill yet. There is no text. There is no agreement between Democrats and Republicans on what the bill will fundóPlanned Parenthood, the Export-Import Bank, control of the internetóall of it remains a mystery. Yet the Senate voted 89-7 to proceed to this nonexistent bill. The Senate operates under complex parliamentary rules that require a series of votes in order to ďproceed toĒ or ďget ontoĒ a bill. The...
  • [BREAKING NEWS] Who oversees the internet? Will Congress delay Oct. 1 transfer?

    09/22/2016 11:55:08 AM PDT · by bushwon · 27 replies
    McClatchy News ^ | 9/22/16 | Maria Recio
    Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been darkly warning about giving up U.S. oversight of internet names as of Oct. 1 Ė and he has been getting growing support for congressional action, even from Donald Trump. But on Thursday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., laid out a ďclean CR,Ē a blueprint for a continuing resolution to fund the government from Oct. 1 through Dec. 9. It does not include a provision to delay the transfer. ďThere have been broad requests for a clean continuing resolution,Ē said McConnell on the Senate floor. ďSo thatís what Iíve just offered. Itís the result...
  • Reid: ĎTime to move on' from Clinton email scandal

    07/06/2016 1:44:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    July 06, 2016, 03:50 pm Reid: ĎTime to move on' from Clinton email scandal By Jordain Carney Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday slammed Republicans for focusing their fire on the FBI for not recommending charges against Hillary Clinton. "It's over. It's time to move on," Reid said. "Republican attempts to continue their political hit job are just that, they're political." Reid's remarks are the first time he's weighed in on the Clinton email scandal since FBI Director James Comey said Tuesday morning that he would recommend no charges for Clinton's use of a private email server while...
  • McConnell Says Trump Is Not Yet A "Credible Candidate"

    06/29/2016 10:01:10 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 81 replies
    Time Warner News NY1 ^ | June 28, 2016 | Geoff Bennett and Courtney Pence
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has reservations about the candidate at the top the 2016 Republican ticket: Donald Trump. McConnell made headlines earlier this week for declining to say whether Trump is qualified for the presidency. But in an interview with Washington, D.C. bureau reporter Geoff Bennett, McConnell said Trump is not yet a credible presidential candidate. McConnell: "Trump clearly needs to change, in my opinion, to win the general election. What Iíve said to him both publicly and privately: 'Youíre a great entertainer. You turn on audiences. Youíre good before a crowd. You have a lot of...
  • Mitch McConnell Refuses to Answer if Donald Trump is Qualified to be President

    06/26/2016 9:01:23 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | JUNE 26, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    What a sad egotistical manÖ Republican leader Mitch McConnell refused to say whether or not he thinks Donald Trump is qualified to be president during his interview on ABC Sunday morning. ďIíll leave that to the American people to decide.Ē ďThis WeekĒ host George Stephanopoulos, a Hillary lackey, then pointed out 64% of Americans donít think Trump is qualified. Hillary Clinton, a serial liar, is under investigation by the FBI and was instrumental in the calamity we see today in the Middle East Ė but McConnell thinks Trump is not qualified? Seriously?
  • Sen. Mitch McConnell Says He Wants To ĎDeny Terrorists Gunsí After Blocking Bill That Would Have

    06/15/2016 6:05:00 AM PDT · by nevergore · 159 replies
    WSB Radio Atlanta GA ^ | 06/15/16 | NeverGore
    WSB radio announced that Mitch McConnell is expected to change his position on gun control this afternoon after his meeting with the FBI Director. This is all they stated and it was via McConnell's office. He is expected to remove his blocking of legislation. Time to make our objections known to this RINO.... Nothing on their website yet per this post but other websites at link are reporting....
  • Donald Trumpís Opponents Call for Violence At Rally: ĎFascism Wants Us to Peacefully Resistí

    06/11/2016 2:14:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    A flyer circulated before Donald Trumpís Friday rally in Richmond, Virginia, called for violence and declared ďpassive resistance Ö has no effect on heartless racists.Ē Under a headline of ďSelf-Defense,Ē the flyer reads: We fully support your right to self-defense, we do not expect you to take a beating by Trump goons in order to ďlook good.Ē Your safety is important, protect yourself. Fascism wants us to peacefully resist while it steamrolls us. We take our inspiration from the workers of Spain who rose up by the millions to fight fascism when it came to their country. Passive resistance works...
  • Paul Ryan Reveals Who He Really Is

    06/11/2016 7:48:35 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 39 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Sally Zelikovsky
    Extra, Extra! Republican Paul Ryan is an advocate for political correctness! Thatís right. In commenting about Trumpís remarks concerning Judge Curiel, Ryan told George Stephanopoulos: ďThat comment is beyond the pale. Thatís not political correctness. Suggesting that a person canít do their job because of their race or ethnicityÖ thatís not a politically incorrect thing to do; thatís just a wrong thing to say.Ē For decades, conservatives and other decent, law-abiding Americans, have labored under the yoke of political correctness. They have been publicly shunned, lost jobs, had careers ruined, and been kicked out of universities. Why? Simply for exercising...
  • McConnell Vows: 'Obama Will Not Get a Supreme Court Justice in the 11th Hour'

    06/10/2016 12:39:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 10, 2016 | 12:45 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed again Friday that the Senate will not confirm President Obamaís nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Merrick Garland, this year. ďLet me say this once more, and let me say it clearly: Barack Obama will not get a Supreme Court Justice in the 11th hour of his presidency on the way out the door,Ē McConnell said to loud applause at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C. Ö
  • Governor Nikki Haley, H. Clinton, G. Beck, MSM, Brad Thor, Blame Trump Supporters For ViolenceÖ

    06/04/2016 7:39:40 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 75 replies
    Last Refuge ^ | 6/3/2016
    No one exposes the real political danger behind hidden ideological alignments as good as Donald Trump. The beating of the Trump supporters in San Jose last night, and the responses, highlight a case in point. What do Nikki Haley, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, and Brad Thor have in common? They are all on the same page blaming Donald Trump for not accepting the physical beatings that come with expressions of free speech and challenging the orthodoxy of their political views. Each of these voices in their own way telling Trump, and by extension his supporters,...
  • Mitch McConnell Complains About ĎUnreasonableí Conservatives, Points Blame at Talk Radio

    06/08/2016 6:11:16 AM PDT · by milton23 · 34 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 6/8/2016 | Philip Wegmann
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell takes pride in his reputation as a great compromiser. But the Republican leader wonít concede on one point: He refuses to let conservatives fight the White House for lower spending levels. McConnell, R-Ky., outlined his political roadmap for government spending on Tuesday, sketching out the routes he sees available: an omnibus package, individual appropriations bills, or a government shutdown.
  • Trump Is Right: The Shame of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell

    06/07/2016 10:31:12 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 56 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 06/07/16 | Jeffrey Lord
    The race-driven San Diego La Raza Association is exactly whatís wrong with the legal system. The GOP Establishment is in full flight. No Abraham Lincolns here. In a shameful haste to embrace identity politics, the latter the political descendant of slavery and segregation, Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have stunningly given thumbs up to a judge who has made no bones about injecting his ethnic heritage into his role as a lawyer and judge. In a broadside against Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who presiding over the case against Trump University (a case in itself riddled with bad...
  • Paul Ryan and McConnell Wonít Condemn San Jose Mob Beatings => Attack Trump Instead

    06/06/2016 1:27:17 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jun 6th, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday night Trump supporters were assaulted, spit on, beaten, cold-cocked, egged, chased, tackled and bloodied as they left the San Jose Trump rally by mobs of far left, Mexican nationalist, Socialist, SEIU and anarchist thugs. Trump supporters were left bloodied and beaten in the street. The San Jose police chief admitted he held back from interfering when the conservatives were beat down in the streets. Video released on Monday shows street thugs terrorizing and beating Hispanic Trump supporters. ... Speaker Paul Ryan has posted over 50 tweets since Friday morning. Not once did he mention the Republican beatdown. Senate...
  • What will Marco Rubio do?

    06/03/2016 3:39:59 AM PDT · by onyx · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 03, 2016, 06:00 am | By Jordain Carney
    Sen. Marco Rubio is coming under heavy pressure inside and outside the Beltway to change his mind and run for reelection to the Senate.For Senate GOP leaders, the move is a political no-brainer. ADVERTISEMENT Rubio is a known quantity and an able fundraiser, and they believe he represents their best shot at keeping Floridaís Senate seat in the Republican column.For Rubio the question is tougher.Running for the Senate would amount to a significant political u-turn. Heís repeatedly railed against the ineffectiveness of the upper chamber and brushed aside questions about his lax attendance record.He could also be risking his...
  • Feds Creating Muslim Ghetto In Rand Paul's Backyard -Use Memorial Day To Import More Muslim Refugees

    05/30/2016 9:27:32 AM PDT · by BunkerHill1775 · 48 replies
    The Feds have been importing Muslim migrants for years and creating insta-ghettos in small towns across the country. They systematically conceal their plans from locals who often wake up to find their towns have undergone drastic change. Such is the case in Senator Rand Paul's hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. This small city of 70,000 had no Muslims 15 years ago and now has 7,000 recent immigrants - 10% of the population...
  • MITCH MCCONNELL: I hope Bill Kristol is 'not successful' in his efforts against Donald Trump

    05/31/2016 2:13:43 PM PDT · by Innovative · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 31, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday responded to Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol's weekend assertion that he would put forward a strong third-party candidate to compete with Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. "Well, I hope he's not successful, because that will help elect Hillary Clinton to the presidency," McConnell told Business Insider in an interview that centered on his newly released memoir, "The Long Game." "It's hard to run as an independent and be successful. You could conceivably take votes away from a right-of-center nominee and make it more likely that a liberal gets elected
  • McConnell says Trump has earned GOP nomination

    05/31/2016 11:14:19 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 32 replies
    YahooNews ^ | May 31, 2016 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that while presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is ďa phenomenonĒ and political outsider, he has earned the right to the GOP nomination and the partyís support. ďI think Donald Trump is a phenomenon. I donít believe Donald Trump is going to change the Republican Party in a fundamental way. He appeals to a lot of voters, heíll be the nominee. I donít have any problem supporting him,Ē McConnell said. McConnell said Trump is helping the party reach out to voters who ďhave not lately voted for Republicans.Ē That will...
  • McConnell: Holder 'Worst' AG, Snowden Comments 'Truly Outrageous'

    05/31/2016 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 31 May 2016 09:35 AM | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Former Attorney Gen. Eric Holderís contention that former NSA contractor Edward Snowden performed a ďpublic serviceĒ by leaking classified documents is ďoutrageous,Ē Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. ďThatís a truly outrageous comment,Ē the Kentucky senator told Fox Newsí ďFox and FriendsĒ program. ďIt makes me glad I voted against confirming him. Heís the worst attorney general in history.Ē [Ö] McConnell, pivoting to his book, recounted behind-the-scenes dealings with President Barack Obama, saying that it was Vice President Joe Biden who was the one who could really get things done. ďThe president is a very smart guy, but I...
  • Huffington Post: At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump

    03/07/2016 8:21:06 PM PST · by GeaugaRepublican · 333 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 03/07/2016 | Ryan Grim,
    "Billionaires, tech CEOs and top members of the Republican establishment flew to a private island resort off the coast of Georgia this weekend for the American Enterprise Institute's annual World Forum, according to sources familiar with the secretive gathering. The main topic at the closed-to-the-press confab? How to stop Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory...
  • McConnell: System would constrain Trump (he will suddenly remember how to check executive power!)

    05/29/2016 6:02:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 5/27/16 | Hal Boedeker
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will support Donald Trump and thinks the business mogul can win the presidency, the Kentucky Republican tells "CBS Sunday Morning." To people afraid of a Trump presidency, McConnell sees protections in the system to prevent mistakes by the White House occupant. "What protects us in this country against big mistakes being made is the structure, the Constitution, the institutions," McConnell tells Jan Crawford. "No matter how unusual a personality may be who gets elected to office, there are constraints in this country. You don't get to do anything you want to. So I'm very optimistic...
  • McConnellís memoir bashes outside conservative groups

    05/29/2016 5:59:22 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    fredericknewspost.com ^ | 5/28/16 | Niels Lesniewski
    WASHINGTON ó Thereís no love lost for outside conservative groups in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellís new memoir that hits bookshelves this week. The Kentucky Republican, always a political strategist, makes the case in ďThe Long GameĒ that he could have ascended to majority leader earlier if not for forces like the Senate Conservatives Fund. ďAs more dollars from patriotic Americans rolled in, SCF staff would direct those resources exclusively toward campaigning against the most electable Republicans from the comfort of their townhome on Capitol Hill,Ē McConnell writes, according to excerpts posted by Google Books. ď[R]eminiscent of what happened in...
  • Sen. Rubio faces pressure to run for re-election to Senate

    05/26/2016 5:07:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 26, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Erica Werner
    Sen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire. Republicans fear that if Rubio doesnít run for a second term they could lose his seat. And if Republicans lose Florida they increase their odds of losing their Senate majority altogether. [Ö] At least one Republican, Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, subsequently took the unusual step of issuing a public statement calling Rubio a ďvery valuable member of the SenateĒ and disclosing that...
  • Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary

    05/24/2016 11:03:09 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders BERNIE SANDERS Sanders requests recanvass of Kentucky primary Sanders fundraising for state-level candidates The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE ís campaign is asking Kentucky officials to review the votes from last week's primary. Results currently show that Hillary Clinton beat Sanders by one half of a percentage point in the Bluegrass State. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Tuesday afternoon that the recanvass will take place on Thursday at 9 a.m. local time.
  • Sen. Graham: 'You Can Use the Bathroom in My Office Without Bringing Your Birth Certificate'

    04/22/2016 6:53:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2016 | 6:08 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    ďWell, I think it would be a bad idea to put little girls in a bathroom with grown men,Ē Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) told CNN on Thursday. But the senator also made it clear that the issue is not one of major national importance, as far as he is concerned: ďAll I can say is that the only bathroom I can control is in my office, and you can use the bathroom in my office without bringing your birth certificate.Ē Ö
  • Why Cruz Is Going All-In on Indiana

    04/20/2016 2:40:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The National Review ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tim Alberta, chief political correspondent
    Ted Cruzís team knew that Donald Trump would run away with his native New York Tuesday. And they expect heíll win the lionís share of delegates at stake next week when a slate of northeastern states votes. So theyíve spent the last two weeks looking ahead, quietly laying the groundwork for a kitchen-sink campaign in a state they canít afford to let Trump win: Indiana. The Hoosier State doesnít vote until May 3, and Cruz certainly isnít ignoring the contests in between. He spent time this week in both Maryland and Pennsylvania, the two states his campaign is confident will...
  • Our editorial: Ted Cruz is wrong on Syrian refugees

    10/06/2015 10:50:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Detroit News | October 6, 2015
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/opinion/editorials/2015/10/06/editorial-ted-cruz-wrong-syrian-refugees/73486846/
  • McConnell 'optimistic' convention goes to a second ballot (RINO Rat!)

    04/18/2016 2:21:04 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 52 replies
    AP ^ | 4/18/2016 | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON ó Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is "increasingly optimistic" that voting at the Republican National Convention in July will go to a second ballot, seeming to suggest he does not want to see Donald Trump become the nominee. The Kentucky Republican has studiously sought to remain neutral in public, although he has on occasion condemned Trump's remarks and reportedly told senators in private earlier this year that down-ballot Republicans might drop Trump "like a hot rock." McConnell's comments on WHAS-TV in Louisville over the weekend gave additional insight into his thinking. McConnell explained the convention process...
  • Kim Davis Finally Gets Religious Freedom Accommodation to Keep Name Off Gay Marriage Licenses

    04/15/2016 6:35:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/15/2016 | Samuel Smith
    Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin signed a bill Wednesday that removes the names and titles of county clerks from marriage licenses, giving legal "finality" to the religious accommodation that Rowan County clerk Kim Davis was looking for. Davis, who made headlines when she spent over five days in jail last September for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses with her name and title on them because of her Christian beliefs, had called on the state's then-Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear to create a religious accommodation allowing her to drop her name and title from marriage certificates that her office issued. The accommodation,...
  • Ted Cruz's Senate Outreach Isn't Going Well

    04/14/2016 4:44:48 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 68 replies
    TalkingPointsMemo ^ | 04/14/2016 | ByLAUREN FOX
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has decided he may want some help from Washington after all to stop Trump. But alas, his entreaties to his Senate colleagues aren't going very well. Cruz is facing varied and dynamic obstacles in his quest to build support on the Hill. Some senators are stubbornly nursing grudges against the freshman senator's 2013 government shutdown gambit or any other number of slights and affronts he committed as a freshman senator that made him deeply unpopular. Other senators endorsed candidates who already dropped out of the race and are unwilling to repeat that mistake with Donald Trump...
  • Cruz: I stand by every word I said when I called Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor

    04/14/2016 4:38:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Ah, I remember that speech well. It was high-five material on conservative blogs for days, back when Cruz was still a populist hero to Trump fans rather than ‚ÄúLyin‚Äô Ted.‚ÄĚ He delivered it last July, a month after Trump declared his candidacy, with the Trump/Cruz bromance still in full flower. Cruz was eager to impress Trump‚Äôs supporters in the belief that they‚Äôd soon stampede towards him as Trump inevitably collapsed in the polls. Fast-forward eight months and here we are: Sixty-three percent of Trump‚Äôs supporters say that if he earns more delegates than the other candidates but does not become...
  • Cruz: Mitch McConnell Is Still A Liar [VIDEO]

    04/14/2016 2:46:34 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/14/2016 | STEVE GUEST
    Ted Cruz ÔĽŅstands by his claim that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ÔĽŅis a liar arguing, ¬ďEvery word I said there was true and accurate.¬Ē In a town hall on MSNBC hosted by the moderator of ¬ďMeet the Press¬Ē Chuck Todd on Thursday, Todd asked Cruz, ¬ďYou called Senate Majority Leader a liar on the Senate floor. That has not sat well with your colleagues. Do you regret calling him a ¬Ďliar¬í on the Senate floor?¬Ē ¬ďYou know, Washington is an amazing place,¬Ē Cruz said. ¬ďWhen somebody stands up and lies to you, and someone else points out that they...
  • Chuck Grassley tells Judge Garland that the Senate wonít act on his nomination

    04/12/2016 10:20:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12/16 | Dave Boyer
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley told Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland to his face Tuesday that the Senate wonít consider his nomination. Over breakfast, the Iowa Republican ďexplained why the Senate wonít be moving forward during this hyper-partisan election year,Ē his office said. The statement added that Mr. Grassley ďthanked Judge Garland for his service,Ē and that their 70-minute meeting in the Senate dining room was ďcordial and pleasant.Ē Both men arrived early for the meeting and avoided journalists later. Mr. Grassley and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are blocking Judge Garlandís nomination, saying voters should have a role in...
  • Ted Cruzís Wise and Honest Praise for Mitch McConnell

    04/09/2016 4:10:31 PM PDT · by McGruff · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | April 8, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    This is probably just the right balance for Ted Cruz: Senior Republicans have been asking Cruz to apologize to [Senate Majority Leader†Mitch]†McConnell so they can unite behind his bid to defeat Donald Trump. But Cruz did offer some kind words for McConnell Thursday. ďNow I will tell you this, I am happy to praise Mitch McConnell and praise him effusively for his stand, along with (Senate Judiciary Chairman) Chuck Grassley, saying we are not going to hold hearings on a replacementĒ to the Supreme Court, Cruz told Bash. ďMitch McConnellís doing the right thing, Chuck Grassleyís doing the right thing,...
  • Sketchy Ted Cruz Campaign Fundraiser Recorded Telling Donors They Can Violate Finance LawsÖ

    04/09/2016 4:43:05 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 144 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | April 9 2016 | Sundance
    Senator Ted Cruz has at least eight Super-PACís assisting his presidential campaign; and according to a recording obtained by Politico a Cruzís campaign bundler was directing large donors toward one PAC specifically. The ďStand for TruthĒ PAC. However, the campaign appears to have, yet again, gone into the land of illegality with the following statement (via audio recording): ďIf you hit your max then we have a table for you that is the unlimited table,Ē Keet Lewis, a bundler for the campaign and co-host of a Dec. 30 fundraiser in Dallas, says on the recording provided to POLITICO. ďIt can...
  • Cruz apology to McConnell? 'Ain't gonna happen,' he says

    04/08/2016 7:19:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/08/2016 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>Ted Cruz said Thursday he will not apologize to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for accusing him of lying last year, despite suggestions from Senate colleagues it would help them unite behind his campaign.</p> <p>"That ain't gonna happen," Cruz told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview that aired on "Erin Burnett OutFront." "And if the Washington lobbyists want to see that happen, they can hold their breath a long, long time. My focus is on the American people and uniting Republicans behind shared values and a shared vision." Cruz has presented himself as the candidate best poised to unite the Republican Party against Hillary Clinton in November. But he has struggled with his own colleagues in the Senate, winning limited support from Republican senators.</p>
  • Why do we detest the Republican establishment so much? This story is a good answer

    04/07/2016 8:51:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/7/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When Justice Antonin Scalia died we mourned a great Jurist who believed in the Constitutionís ability to protect our rights and way of life. When the days of mourning passed we realized we are in grave danger of losing our liberties because Barack Obama could replace Scalia with someone who hates the Constitution and would take our rights away. Enter Obamaís nominee Merrick Garland. Although Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there will be no hearing to fill the Courtís vacancy, Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer has expressed his total confidence that ultimately McConnell and his caucus will give in...
  • Mitch McConnellís Attorney PAC ĎStand For Truthí, Sending Money To Cruz PAC ĎKeep The Promise III

    04/04/2016 5:56:45 AM PDT · by xzins · 22 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | Apr 4, 2016 | Sundance
    Mitch McConnell‚Äôs Attorney PAC ‚ÄėStand For Truth‚Äô, Sending Money To Ted Cruz PAC ‚ÄėKeep The Promise III‚Äô‚Ķ Posted on April 4, 2016 by sundance The amount of money Washington DC is spending to attack Donald Trump and support Senator Ted Cruz is astounding. They‚Äôre not even trying to hide the money flow much any more.We previously shared how Mitch McConnell‚Äôs attorney, Eric Lycan¬†was heading a PAC called ‚ÄúStand For Truth‚ÄĚ. That PAC was spending money attacking Donald Trump and Supporting Ted Cruz in Jan/Feb, in Iowa and on National Radio Shows¬†‚Äď SEE HEREThe eye opener was the revelation that Senate...