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  • GOP senators introduce bill to rein in president's emergency powers

    03/12/2019 4:15:07 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 12, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    More than a dozen Republican senators introduced legislation on Tuesday that would make it easier for Congress to terminate future national emergency declarations, days before the chamber will vote on President Trump's. The legislation, spearheaded by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), would require that Congress pass a resolution extending an emergency declaration after 30 days for it to continue, otherwise it would be terminated. “If Congress is troubled by recent emergency declarations made pursuant to the National Emergencies Act, they only have themselves to blame. Congress gave these legislative powers away in 1976 and it is far past time that we...
  • Dems knock McConnell for refusing vote on election reform bill

    03/07/2019 11:38:26 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 7, 2019 | Jordain Carney
    Top Democrats knocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday for refusing to bring up a House election reform bill for a vote. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) called the GOP leader’s remarks on the legislation, known as H.R. 1, “an act of desperation" while Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called him "out of touch." "McConnell called these ideas a power grab, labeling the bill the 'Democratic [Politician] Protection Act,' " Schumer said from the Senate floor. "Leader McConnell, we’re proud we want more people to vote. Why are you ashamed of it? Why do you run away from...
  • McConnell blasts Pelosi for failed anti-Semitism vote

    03/07/2019 7:51:56 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2019 | Stephen Dinan
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday for scratching a vote to condemn anti-Semitism, saying it was embarrassing that such a move had proved too controversial for Democrats. “Apparently even non-binding symbolism is too controversial within their own caucus,” Mr. McConnell said as he opened the Senate floor. He specifically called out “the speaker’s new far-left Democratic majority” as the hurdle to condemning anti-Semitism. Mrs. Pelosi and her top lieutenants had been poised to hold a vote Wednesday on a resolution written in the wake of controversial comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, who suggested lawmakers...
  • Philippine police find 1,529 turtles abandoned inside luggage at Manila airport

    03/05/2019 3:16:41 PM PST · by DFG · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/04/2019 | MIchael Bartiromo
    Authorities in the Philippines were likely shell-shocked upon discovering more than 1,500 turtles stuffed inside four pieces of luggage at Manila’s airport. Officials confirmed Monday that the turtles and tortoises — which included at least one threatened species — were found abandoned in the arrivals area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Sunday.
  • McConnell: “in the Senate there will be votes to pass the resolution of disapproval”

    03/04/2019 1:30:01 PM PST · by detective · 106 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 4, 2019 | Sundance
    Shortened title. Full title: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell: “in the Senate there will be votes to pass the resolution of disapproval” Mitch McConnell doing what Mitch McConnell does best…. Setting-up, isolating, President Trump to own the National Border Security declaration without party support:
  • Mark Levin: The leftwing media love Ann Coulter these days because

    02/15/2019 3:35:57 PM PST · by conservative98 · 39 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 2/15/2019 | Mark Levin
    The leftwing media love Ann Coulter these days because she’s their useful idiot... MARK LEVIN·FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2019 Her record of supporting immigration wimps, from McConnell and Christie to Romney, belies her claim of being a tough immigration hardliner. I can’t think of a damn thing she’s done other than kiss Bill Maher’s ass and promote herself. Apparently she’s gone the way of David Brock. Bye-bye Ann.
  • Green New Deal Co-Author: McConnell Is Sabotaging The Green New Deal By Making Us Vote On It

    02/13/2019 11:53:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/13/2019 | Allahpundit
    If only Democrats controlled part of Congress so that we could have the robust national debate Ed Markey is demanding.Or rather, to reframe that point: There is a congressional leader who might be trying to sabotage the Green New Deal. But it ain’t McConnell. This isn't a new Republican trick. By rushing a vote on the #GreenNewDeal resolution, Republicans want to avoid a true national debate & kill our efforts to organize. We’re having the first national conversation on climate change in a decade. We can’t let Republicans sabotage it.— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) February 12, 2019 I continue to...
  • Mitch McConnell: "I think he has a pretty good deal here"

    02/13/2019 5:45:12 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 76 replies
    Mitch McConnell Press Conference 2/12/19 Unreal !
  • Mitch McConnell is going to force the Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

    02/12/2019 4:46:04 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 111 replies
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the Green New Deal introduced last week by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record," McConnell told reporters. The bill, which is not expected to pass the Republican-dominated upper chamber, could force some Democrats to make a politically awkward calculation.
  • Mitch McConnell is going to force the Senate to vote on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal

    02/12/2019 12:28:37 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 66 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/12/19 | By Tucker Higgins
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate would vote on the "Green New Deal" introduced by Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez last week. "I've noted with great interest the Green New Deal, and we're going to be voting on that in the Senate to give everybody an opportunity to go on record," McConnell told reporters. The bill, which is not expected to pass the GOP-dominated upper chamber, could force some Democrats to make a politically awkward calculation.
  • McConnell steps out of the shadows and becomes top Democratic enemy

    02/12/2019 11:00:36 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | February 11, 2019 | by Lesley Clark
    Democrats’ new congressional Enemy Number One, thanks to his opposition to the party’s effort to expand voting rights for everyone: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. It’s a new role for the Kentucky Republican. While Democrats blast away at President Donald Trump, and Republicans try to demonize House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, McConnell was mostly left alone in partisan ads and tweets. The public just didn’t know him well enough. Not anymore. Democrats who took control of the House last month are pushing a sweeping ethics and voting rights package. McConnell declared it dead in his chamber even before it was formally...
  • Senator Mitch McConnell Announces He is “Especially Proud” of Legislation Rebuking President Trump…

    02/05/2019 4:05:20 PM PST · by Bratch · 88 replies
    The Last Refuge/Conservative Treehouse ^ | February 5, 2019 | sundance
    Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announces he is “especially proud” of passage for his amendments requiring the U.S. military to continue operations in Afghanistan and Syria:   (Tweet Link) The bill passed 77-yea, 23-nea.  [Vote Tally Here] The only Republican who voted against perpetual war in the middle east and supported President Trump was Rand Paul. Every time this happens victims of battered conservative syndrome start a process of reconciling the reason for their abuse by excusing and justifying their abuser, Mitch McConnell. Let’s be clear, CTH has watched this process, on a very granular level, for well over a decade; specifically about...
  • McConnell Reportedly Warns Trump Off Emergency Tactic Amid Possible GOP Revolt

    02/04/2019 6:46:50 AM PST · by cowpoke · 91 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2/2/2019 | Mary Papenfuss
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has privately cautioned President Donald Trump not to declare a national emergency to build his southern border wall, The Washington Post reported Friday. He warned Trump that such a declaration might split the GOP and that Congress could pass a resolution opposing it, two Republican sources familiar with the conversation told the newspaper. In such a situation Trump might be forced into the first veto of his presidency — against his own party, McConnell pointed out, according to the sources...Some GOP legislators have already spoken out against an emergency declaration — and against another...
  • McConnell reportedly warned Trump about emergency declaration to build border wall

    02/02/2019 2:44:13 PM PST · by rintintin · 124 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb 2 2019 | TAL AXELROD
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) reportedly warned President Trump this week that declaring a national emergency to build his U.S.-Mexico border wall could create a rift in the GOP conference. The Washington Post reported Friday that McConnell told Trump the Senate could pass a resolution disapproving the emergency declaratioN.
  • McConnell: I'm Introducing a Bill to End the Shutdown

    01/22/2019 2:10:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies ^ | January 22, 2019 | Cortney O'brien
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed his Democratic colleagues that he's holding a vote to "immediately open the government" on Thursday. The government has been shuttered for 32 days now as President Trump and Democrats continue to butt heads over border security. As Trump suggested, McConnell's legislation will include $5.7 billion for border security, including funds to build a wall. Democratic leadership insists they're not paying for Trump's border barrier, but McConnell urged his colleagues to "put the country ahead of politics and take 'yes' for an answer." Over the weekend Trump offered a compromise deal. If Democrats agreed to...
  • McConnell to call for vote on Trump’s protection of ‘Dreamers’

    01/20/2019 3:57:18 PM PST · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 20, 2019 | Mark Moore
    “The legislation that the majority leader will bring to the floor this week would both reopen the remaining portions of the government, fund disaster relief, fund border security and address immigration issues that both Republicans and Democrats would like to address — all in one bill,” Don Stewart, McConnell’s deputy chief of staff, told the New York Times in an interview. McConnell aims to put pressure on Democrats who have said they will not negotiate with Trump on his wall until the government reopens. Stewart said the legislative package would include seven appropriation bills that would fund agencies that have...
  • McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government

    01/17/2019 3:49:03 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/17/19 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked legislation on Thursday that would have reopened most of the federal government impacted by the partial shutdown. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) tried to get consent to take up a House-passed bill that would reopen all agencies except the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which is at the center of the shutdown fight. But McConnell objected. The Senate GOP leader didn’t explain his objection from the Senate floor but he has warned for weeks that he will not bring up a government funding bill unless it’s the product of an agreement between congressional Democratic...
  • Freshmen Dems go looking for Mitch McConnell to pressure him on shutdown, end up at wrong office

    01/17/2019 1:54:33 PM PST · by blueplum · 27 replies
    HotAir ^ | 16 Jan 2019
    The funny part of this isn’t the wrong turn. The funny part is the idea that McConnell, of all people, might be cowed by a bunch of Democrats. It’d be like the Freedom Caucus showing up at Pelosi’s office and demanding she back a balanced-budget amendment. Think she’d be intimidated? {snip} Yes, everyone’s favorite frosh was part of the group. {snip} They left a note signed by more than 30 House freshmen for him on his desk in the Senate, hoping, I guess, that he’ll read it and “run train” on the shutdown.
  • White House Looking To See If McConnell Can Invite Trump To Deliver SOTU

    01/17/2019 12:02:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2019 | Allahpundit
    Does Cocaine Mitch have a, er, trump card to play with respect to Pelosi’s disinvitation? Top White House officials are discussing whether the GOP-controlled Senate could invite President Trump to deliver the State of the Union address. This, in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s suggestion Wednesday that the address be postponed or relegated to being done in writing due to the partial government shutdown, now in its 27th day…Senior officials are advising him that Pelosi’s suggestion is a sign of weakness — that Democrats fear he will use the stage to his advantage. It’s not known whether...
  • Senate passes bill guaranteeing back pay for workers after shutdown ends

    01/10/2019 7:45:13 PM PST · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 10, 2019 7:09 PM | Laura Italiano
    The Senate had good news and bad news for the 800,000 federal employees who won’t get paychecks on Friday because of the partial government shutdown: Yes, they will be paid, but no, not until there’s a deal to restore funding. The mixed news came Thursday afternoon, when senators voted unanimously to authorize the eventual post-shutdown funding of back pay. Once the House passes its own bill, President Trump will sign it, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in calling the measure to a voice vote. “I had an opportunity to talk to President Trump a few moments ago, and wanted...