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  • Mitch McConnell Refuses to Compromise: Tells SCOTUS Nominee Garland “Sorry, But No Vote”

    03/16/2016 5:22:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell today told President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland that the Senate will not hold a vote on his nomination. The call came after McConnell took to the Senate floor to announce that Republicans will not back down in their pledge to not hold a vote. McConnell (R-KY) said of the nomination in his Senate floor speech: “It seems clear that President Obama made this nomination not with the intent of seeing the nominee confirmed, but in order to politicize it for the purposes of the election.” “What the president has done with...
  • Mitch McConnell Ready To Give President Unlimited War Powers (Cleared for Senate Vote)

    01/25/2016 12:58:48 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 39 replies
    HuffPo ^ | Jan 21 2016 | Michael McAuliff & Jennifer Bendery
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) caught nearly everybody off guard late Wednesday by quietly clearing the path for new legislation to declare war on the self-described Islamic State -- an issue he'd signaled for months he had no interest in touching. McConnell introduced a sweeping authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, that would give the president new authority to take action against the militant group also known as ISIS or ISIL. It wouldn't put any limits on the duration, geography or use of U.S. ground combat troops in the war, or on the means by which...
  • Cruz accuses McConnell of working for Dems

    10/29/2015 9:03:43 PM PDT · by VinL · 32 replies
    WashExaminer ^ | 10/29/15 | Susan Ferrichio
    Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican presidential candidate, conducted a 90-minute takedown late Thursday of his own Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, who he characterized by name as a weak leader unwilling to fight for conservative causes. Cruz, a Tea Party conservative, frequently bucks Senate GOP leaders and has on at least one other occasion criticized McConnell in a Senate floor speech. But late Thursday, he took on McConnell with renewed antipathy, using pie charts to demonstrate that the Kentucky Republican has bolstered the Democratic agenda rather than conservative goals during his ten-month tenure. "Why is a Republican majority leader fighting...
  • Ted Cruz scalded by sick Mitch McConnell burn

    02/02/2015 11:29:15 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 67 replies
    salon.com ^ | 2/2/15 | Luke Brinker
    Say what you will about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but the man can deliver a joke. Speaking at Washington’s tony Alfalfa Club dinner on Saturday night, the Republican spared few targets, the New York Times reports. McConnell poked fun at himself, new inductee Mitt Romney, and fellow members of the U.S. Senate, including a particularly incendiary Tea Party Republican from Texas. McConnell noted that Cruz — the anti-Obamacare crusader who spearheaded the 2013 government shutdown, thereby earning the enmity of many fellow Republicans — had once proclaimed that he would throw himself in front of a moving train, if...
  • There’s No Courage Like Mitch McConnell’s

    10/16/2013 7:23:21 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 10/16/13 | Joe Cunningham
    Think back to Ted Cruz’s filibuster. One of my favorite moments was when he said there was no courage like the anonymous Congressional staffer. A hilarious yet true statement, but in recent days, I’ve started to question it. I think there is a far greater courage in Washington, and it belongs to Mitch McConnell. The Senate Minority leader doesn’t let things like voter expectations or approval ratings stop him from doing what he thinks is best for him. “”We’re not just choosing who’s going to represent Kentucky in the Senate; we’re going to decide who’s going to run the Senate,”...
  • Mitch McConnell Suspects Challenge Will Come From The Right (Will he accept Tokyo Rove's $$$?)

    02/06/2013 5:31:39 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    WFPL ^ | 2/1/13 | PHILLIP M. BAILEY
    In an interview with Yahoo News, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell admits he could face a tough primary challenge from the Tea Party in his home state of Kentucky. Since its inception the Tea Party has been critical of McConnell's leadership despite his efforts to make peace with the movement. The strife has increased in recent weeks, with over a dozen Tea Party groups in Kentucky warning that a primary challenger is forthcoming. McConnell says he doesn't have a sense of entitlement to the senate seat, and expects a vigorous campaign.
  • McConnell slams the door on raising tax rates in deficit deal

    11/29/2012 9:26:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 29, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) slammed the door Thursday morning on Democratic demands to raise tax rates on families earning more than $250,000 per year.“We’re insisting on keeping tax rates where they are, first and foremost, to protect jobs and because we don’t think government needs the money in the first place,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.“The problem, as I’ve said, is that Washington spends too much. But if more revenue is the price that Democrats want to exact, then we should at least agree to do it in a way that doesn’t cost jobs and disincentivize rates,...
  • Mitch McConnell: 'We Have a Voter Mandate Not to Raise Taxes' (Let it go!)

    11/09/2012 8:57:03 PM PST · by tobyhill · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/9/2012 | By STEPHEN MOORE
    In the wake of President Barack Obama's electoral victory, gleeful Democrats believe that the impending "fiscal cliff" has Republicans trapped into finally accepting higher tax rates. But as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell sits for an interview in his Capitol office 48 hours after the election, one thing is certain: He is in no way chastened by Tuesday's results. If Mr. Obama wants fiscal hand-to-hand combat, he will get it. "Let me put it very clearly," says the five-term Republican senator from Kentucky. "I am not willing to raise taxes to turn off the sequester. Period." On Jan. 1, Washington...
  • Meet Soros-Funded Domestic Terrorist Brett Kimberlin

    05/25/2012 8:58:13 AM PDT · by THE_RAIDER · 5 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 5-25-2012 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Drug dealer, alleged child molester, and convicted perjurer, forger and Indiana Speedway Bomber (who is also believed to have played a role in the assassination of a grandmother), Brett Kimberlin spent 17 years in prison before his ultimate re-absorption into American society He started a non-profit dubbed “Justice Through Music (JTM)” that has, since at least 2005, been funded by George Soros’ Tides Foundation and Barbara Streisand among other leftists Along with his associate, Kimberlin also started an organization called “Velvet Revolution” that supports the Occupy movement JTM’s goal is to use music to foster “social justice” and fight Republican...
  • Even with repeal, 'Obamacare' will be hard to unwind, McConnell says

    07/03/2012 6:47:49 AM PDT · by vg0va3 · 60 replies
    whas11 ^ | Posted on July 3, 2012 at 12:18 AM | by Joe Arnold
    In his first Kentucky comments since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that even if "Obamacare" is repealed, the health care law will not easily go away.
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