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  • The Latest: Trump leads cheer in Kentucky for McConnell

    10/13/2018 5:11:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    wokv ^ | October 13, 2018
    President Donald Trump led a rousing cheer for Kentucky's senior senator, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, as he celebrated his administration's first two years in office during a political rally in Richmond, Kentucky. McConnell returned the compliment, asking the president to continue nominating judges for the federal bench so the GOP-led Senate can keep confirming them. Trump brought the state's other U.S. senator, Rand Paul to the stage, who pointed out how supportive the president has been of one of his health care proposals. The rally at Eastern Kentucky University gives Trump a forum to promote the campaigns of GOP candidates...
  • Mitch McConnell pushes for hemp legalization

    03/26/2018 12:17:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | March 26, 2018
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — The U.S. Senate's top leader said Monday he wants to bring agricultural hemp production back into the national mainstream by removing it from the list of controlled substances. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told a group of hemp advocates in his home state of Kentucky that he will introduce legislation to legalize the crop as an agricultural commodity. The versatile crop has been grown on an experimental basis in a number of states in recent years. "I believe hemp has a bright future in our state," McConnell said. "It's now time to take the final step and...
  • Mitch McConnell Objects

    01/22/2018 9:18:18 AM PST · by 7thson · 34 replies
    On Facebook, there are posts of Claire McKaskill wanting to continue pay for military service members, but McConnell objects. Anyone know about this? What's the deal?
  • Republicans fear deep losses in 2018 elections

    12/13/2017 6:13:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 203 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 13, 2017 | Reid Wilson
    After years of strong gains in states across the country, Republicans now fear they stand to lose hundreds of state legislative seats in next year’s midterm elections if there is a significant voter backlash against President Trump. Any losses would come at the worst time: Just ahead of the redistricting process that begins with the 2020 census.
  • Report: Top GOP donors upset with legislative failures

    10/05/2017 6:25:36 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    ©2017 CAPITOL HILL PUBLISHING CORP. ^ | 10/05/17 08:57 AM EDT | BY OLIVIA BEAVERS -
    Top GOP donors are reportedly angry over the Republican Party's legislative failures, telling lawmakers their wallets are closed until something passes through the chambers.... As the GOP agenda stalls, party contributors are slowing down their cash donations until the lawmakers start showing they can get results and keep their key promises to undo Obama-era measures. With the 2018 midterms just around the corner, GOP lawmakers are trying to reassure the donors that they can deliver.
  • Reagan Campaign Director Says Mitch McConnell Should Step Down: “It’s Time for Change” (VIDEO)

    08/08/2017 6:15:57 PM PDT · by gubamyster · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/08/2017 | Jim Hoff
    Tonight Ed Rollins, the Reagan campaign director in 1984, said it was time for Mitch McConnell to step down as Majority leader. Ed Rollins: I thought it was pretty outrageous. He better look in the mirror.. As I said before was fairly good defensive person stopping things. He certainly isn’t very good at offense… It’s time for change. There are several other members of the he 52 who can step forward. I think he’s tired.
  • McConnell confident Dems won't keep Gorsuch off Supreme Court

    03/28/2017 1:38:48 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    A showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee and Senate rules loomed as the number of Democrats opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch grew to two dozen on Tuesday. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, was joined by five other senators who announced their intention to vote against Gorsuch. Republicans, who hold the majority in the Senate, are intent on getting Trump's choice confirmed before Congress' two-week break in mid-April. "Judge Gorsuch's hearing reinforced my fear that he would favor corporations and special interest elites at the expense of American workers and families," Durbin, a member of...
  • McConnell’s Last Stand: He Wants Medicare, Social Security Cuts to Raise Debt Limit

    10/13/2015 1:23:20 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 49 replies
    The Fiscal Times via Yahoo Mews ^ | October 13, 2015 | Rob Garver
    In case anyone thought things couldn’t get more chaotic on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell appears ready to set them straight. McConnell, according to a report first published by CNN, plans to make several major demands of the White House, including changes to Medicare, Social Security, and EPA regulations as his price for raising the nation’s debt limit. Related Stories The report from CNN’s Manu Raju complicates the already fraught debate over whether and how to increase the Treasury Department’s ability to borrow the money it needs to pay the nation’s debts. Failure to allow additional borrowing would, at...
  • GOP Representative: Mitch McConnell ‘Next Guy in the Crosshairs’

    09/25/2015 1:06:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | JOEL GEHRKE
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) will be the next target of conservatives frustrated with party leadership, according to one of the conservative representatives who pressured House speaker John Boehner in the weeks leading up to his resignation. “Next guy in the crosshairs will probably be McConnell,” Representative Matt Salmon (R., Ariz.) said in a text message to Senator Mike Lee (R., Utah), ... That fits a theory of Boehner’s struggles that is common among the outgoing speaker’s friends and foes alike — that his unpopularity among the grassroots stems more from McConnell’s failure to take advantage of the...
  • Mitch McConnell: Defunding PP Is 'An Exercise in Futility'

    09/12/2015 3:12:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 116 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 11 Sep 2015 | Cathy Burke
    Linking the defunding of Planned Parenthood to a government funding bill is "an exercise in futility," according to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican lawmaker, in an interview with Politico Friday, says he'll support instead a plan to fund the government into December with no conditions. "It's an exercise in futility," McConnell says of the Planned Parenthood defunding effort. "I'm anxious to defund Planned Parenthood" but "the honest answer of that is that's not going to happen until you have a president who has a similar view." "It's better to be honest with the American people and say,...
  • Obama: Tougher on Congress than on Khamenei

    08/11/2015 4:24:31 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/11/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The speech was mean-spirited and dishonest -- and may have been counterproductive. President Obama’s speech last week advocating congressional approval of the Iran deal was mostly made-up history mixed with invective. Indeed, he talked far more roughly about his congressional partners than he did about our Iranian enemies, who have worked so hard to kill Americans over the last 35 years. Obama assured us that in the past a “nonproliferation treaty . . . prohibited nations from acquiring nuclear weapons.” One wonders, then, how India, China, North Korea, and Pakistan ever obtained them, given they were all forbidden to do...
  • Mitch McConnell presses forward with vote to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 11:30:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/28/15 | Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
    The controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood is escalating on Capitol Hill as Senate Republicans vowed Tuesday to vote to cut off federal funds for the organization as early as next week and keep campaigning on the issue this fall. After anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released a new video showing representatives from Planned Parenthood talking about fetal tissue sales, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) assigned a trio of senators to come up with a plan to defund the abortion rights group. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are trying to hash out a deal about how...
  • Rand Paul defies McConnell to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/25/2015 11:11:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/15 | Barbara Boland
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., announced late Friday that he will "use every Senate rule" to force his Senate colleagues on the record after fellow Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blocked his amendment to defund Planned Parenthood. If Paul gets enough senators to sign his petition, he can go around McConnell and force a vote. "I'm prepared to use every Senate rule at my disposal to force my colleagues on record whether they like it or not," Paul wrote Friday night. "Under Senate rules, if enough Senators are willing to stand with me and sign a petition demanding a vote,...
  • Export-Import Bank could be revived via highway funding bill

    07/18/2015 5:06:59 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    LA TImes ^ | 7-17-15 | Jim Puzzanghera
    ouse Republican leaders succeeded last month in their quest to shut down a federal agency that helps U.S. companies sell their goods overseas, but a majority in Congress may soon have the last word.. A path to reviving the Export-Import Bank has emerged in Congress, and the agency, which has the strong backing of business groups, could be providing assistance again within weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would allow bank advocates to include a five-year reauthorization of the agency on a highway funding bill that must pass by the end of the month. And there's enough...
  • [2013] Rand Paul says he supports Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander's re-election

    04/11/2015 5:20:53 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 43 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | Jul 29, 2013 | Richard Locker
    A week after about 150 tea party activists rallied in opposition to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's re-election next year, tea party favorite Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said here Monday that he hopes Alexander doesn't get an opponent and wins re-election. Alexander, R-Tenn., has aroused tea party ire for his votes for the immigration reform bill and other measures opposed by the hard right.
  • MFP’s Sarcastic Top 12 Ways Rand Paul Defeated the Washington Machine

    04/11/2015 5:08:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    1 Rand Paul defeated the Washington machine by comparing opponents of amnesty to Nazis… (SNIP) 2 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to psychotic liberal Kirsten Gillibrand… (SNIP) 5 Then he defeated the Washington machine by endorsing Mitch McConnell even after McConnell pledged to “crush” conservatives… (SNIP) 6 Then he defeated the Washington machine by ditching Steve King… (SNIP) 8 Then he defeated the Washington Machine by telling conservatives to “get over” Thad Cochran election fraud… (SNIP) 12 Then he defeated the Washington machine by sucking up to black supremacist Al Sharpton…
  • Beware of counterfeit conservatives groups

    03/11/2015 7:42:41 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Beaufort Observer ^ | 3-11-15 | Steve Rader
    The recent cave in by Speaker Boehner in funding Obama's amnesty executive order has brought attention to a PAC that calls itself the ''American Action Network'' and claims to be ''center right''. The PAC is headed by moderate liberal former GOP establishment US Senator Norm Coleman and run by a board consisting of close allies of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. It had been involved in the GOP primary in NC's 7th Congressional District last year, where it ran some particularly nasty and dishonest attack ads against the more conservative primary candidate, former State Senator Woody White. With Boehner's cave...
  • Dear Mitch

    02/26/2015 6:22:08 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2/26/2015 | Derek Hunter
    Dear Senator McConnell, I mean this with all due respect – you’re worthless. Actually, you’re worse than worthless; you’re the problem. You were better as minority leader. Your steering the Senate is worth than Harry Reid’s corruption. It’s almost enough to make me wish you could switch back places. What happened to all the tough talk when you were running for re-election last year about standing up for conservative principles? It seems like you lost something after November – like your pants fit a little looser, and it’s easier for you to ride a bike. You’re the majority leader of...
  • Da winnas & da loozas (Clancy DuBos says Mary's loss kills brother Mitch)

    12/07/2014 1:05:58 PM PST · by abb · 23 replies
    Gambing ^ | December 7, 2014 | Clancy DuBos
    snip DA WINNAS 1. The Louisiana GOP — The Republican Party has been steadily building strength in Louisiana since Dave Treen won the governor’s race in 1979 and Ronald Reagan won the White House a year later. It wasn’t always easy, but this year the GOP made electoral politics look easy with Congressman Bill Cassidy’s simple strategy of hanging President Barack Obama around incumbent U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu’s neck like a millstone. Landrieu was on the defensive from Day One and was never able to score a clean hit on Cassidy, though she certainly tried. The tide of anti-Obama sentiment...
  • Rand Paul promised to help Mitch McConnell pass amnesty

    11/05/2014 7:39:56 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 40 replies
    Rand Paul giveth and he taketh away… Rand Paul has already told Mitch McConnell– I know this, because Rand Paul told me this. … Rand Paul wants Mitch McConnell to try to do a deal on immigration. He’s gonna try to push and help and protect the [right] flank of Mitch McConnell, if he can, on immigration. Howard Fineman is a liberal, but he is not known to fabricate conversations. MFP has obtained a copy of the McConnell-Paul plan to sell amnesty… The Distract Conservatives w/ Fake Border Security Plan Never you mind all that amnesty talk! Look at all...