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  • Donald Trump: Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan Do Not Want a Pre-Election Government Shutdown

    09/07/2018 10:37:08 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump said he would not force a government shutdown over wall funding and border security before the midterm elections, suggesting that he made a deal with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “They’d rather not do it before, they’d rather do it right after the election, they don’t want to do anything to upset the apple cart,” Trump said in an interview with Fox and Friends host Pete Hegseth aired on Friday. Trump said that if it were up to him, he would force a shutdown over border security but that “many great people”...
  • The Senate confirmed 8 more of @POTUS’s judicial nominees today.

    09/06/2018 7:08:11 PM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 39 replies
    Leader McConnell ^ | Sept 6, 2018
    The Senate confirmed 8 more of @POTUS’s judicial nominees today. Woohoo for Leader McConnel!
  • McConnell: Trump border wall fight will happen after midterms

    09/05/2018 5:59:01 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/05/18 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Wednesday that he expects a fight over funding for President Trump's border wall to happen after November's midterm elections. "The nine bills that we're going to put on [Trump's] desk before the end of September, which is the end of the fiscal year, deal with other substance but … also 90 percent of the federal budget will have been approved before the end of the fiscal year," McConnell said during an appearance on Fox News Wednesday evening. He added that Republicans "are in favor of the wall." "We still want to get funding...
  • Trump breaks 20-year ‘fouled up’ budget gridlock, scores big wins

    09/05/2018 4:20:34 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 9/4/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Speaker Paul Ryan have teamed up this summer to do something that hasn’t happened in two decades — write and pass department spending bills instead of lumping everything into a massive package. The House and Senate are moving at a brisk pace to pass the appropriations bills, with the Senate leading, approving nine of 12. What’s more, the Trump administration has pushed through key priorities on wall and Pentagon spending, as well as curbing wasteful programs, though still ending up with a more expensive budget than they wanted by over $50...
  • Three men unfit to eulogize John McCain

    09/02/2018 2:40:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin
    And then there were the three who spoke on Friday. You had to control your gag reflex watching Vice President Pence, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) extol McCain’s greatness as he was accorded the honor of lying in state. Consider Pence for a moment. He began with a ludicrous declaration that broke all records for disingenuousness: “The president asked me to be here on behalf of a grateful nation, to pay a debt of honor and respect to a man who served our country throughout his life, in uniform and in public...
  • The Latest: Politicians pay tribute to McCain; Trump silent

    08/24/2018 11:53:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2018 | The Associated Press
    American political leaders of both parties are paying tribute and offering prayers for ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain, but President Donald Trump has so far been silent. Neither the White House nor the president has yet spoken out after McCain's family announced Friday that the former prisoner of war and longtime public servant would no longer seek medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are praising McCain and offering prayers for his family, as is Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee....
  • Mitt Romney: Last 24 hours confirms ‘my faith in our justice system’

    08/23/2018 9:54:34 AM PDT · by gattaca · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 22, 2018 | Emily Birnbaum
    Mitt Romney (R) said the "last 24 hours" have confirmed his "faith" in the U.S. justice system after President Trump's former campaign chairman was convicted on eight felony counts while his former personal lawyer pleaded guilty to various counts including campaign finance law violations. "The events of the last 24 hours confirm that conduct by highly-placed individuals was both dishonorable and illegal," Romney, who is running for the Senate in Utah, wrote in a tweet on Wednesday. "Also confirmed is my faith in our justice system and my conviction that we are a nation committed to the rule of law."...
  • Kentucky Democrat reportedly jokes about Rand Paul assault: 'He can be beaten'

    08/05/2018 5:05:30 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/4/2018 | Adam Shaw
    Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reportedly joked on Friday about the assault on Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., by his neighbor, saying it shows ‘he can be beaten’. Associated Press reporter Adam Beam tweeted that Democrat Grimes made the remark at a local Fancy Farm Picnic in Kentucky on Friday, which Kentucky political candidates often use as the kickoff for election campaigns. Grimes is considering running for governor in 2019. ... Grimes’ remark sparked a response from Paul's chief strategist Doug Stafford, who made a reference to Grimes’ failed 2014 Senate run, where she attempted to unseat Sen. Mitch...
  • McConnell: Wall Funding Would ‘Probably’ Have to Wait Until After Midterms

    07/30/2018 12:24:20 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Juy 30,2018 | Pam Key
    This weekend on WHAS Radio, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said border wall funding would “probably” have to wait until after midterms. Sunday President Donald Trump’s tweet threatening a government shutdown if a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border was not funded. When asked if wall funding would have to wait until after the midterms, McConnell said, “Probably and that’s something we do have a disagreement on.” When asked about a government shutdown McConnell said, “No, that’s not going to happen.”
  • Trump calls on McConnell to keep Senate in session until all 'good people' are 'approved'

    07/29/2018 9:33:33 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 16 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/29/18 | Caitlin Yilek
    President Trump on Friday called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to keep the upper chamber in session until hundreds of pending nominees are confirmed. “The only things the Democrats do well is ‘Resist,’ which is their campaign slogan, and ‘Obstruct.’ Cryin’ Chuck Schumer has almost 400 great American people that are waiting ‘forever’ to serve our Country! A total disgrace. Mitch M should not let them go home until all approved!” Trump tweeted Friday. The only things the Democrats do well is “Resist,” which is their campaign slogan, and “Obstruct.” Cryin’ Chuck Schumer has almost 400 great American people...
  • Mitch McConnell Calls Dems’ Bluff, Threatens Election Eve Vote on Kavanaugh

    07/21/2018 2:06:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jul 2018 | Ian Mason
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is threatening to tee up a November vote on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh if Democrats do not drop their extensive request for records, according to a Friday Politico report. Senate Democrats, led by Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), are demanding documents, perhaps up to one million pages of them, spanning Kavanaugh’s career in the George W. Bush White House as he comes up for Senate consideration. Breitbart News’s Senior Legal Editor Ken Klukowski opined Friday that Schumer’s move was “merely an obstructionist tactic to push his confirmation into 2019 to harm Republicans...
  • McConnell issues Supreme Court ultimatum

    07/20/2018 3:29:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 54 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/20/18 | ELANA SCHOR and BURGESS EVERETT
    <p>The Senate majority leader privately told senior Republicans on Wednesday that if Democrats keep pushing for access to upwards of a million pages in records from President Donald Trump’s high court pick, he’s prepared to let Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote slip until just before November’s midterm elections, according to multiple sources.</p>
  • Ryan Bounds, Trumps Ninth Circuit Nominee, Withdrawn From Senate Floor Vote

    07/19/2018 12:27:03 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 82 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | July 19, 2019 | Ellis Kim
    In a dramatic move Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell withdrew the nomination of President Donald Trump’s pick for the Ninth Circuit, Ryan Bounds, after reports surfaced that his nomination didn’t have enough votes for confirmation. Bounds, an assistant U.S. attorney in Oregon for the last eight years, was the Trump administration’s first nominee to the Ninth Circuit, named in September to replace Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, for whom Bounds clerked. O’Scannlain took senior status at the end of 2016. Both of Bounds’ home-state senators, Democrats Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, opposed his nomination. They withheld their blue slips for Bounds,...
  • Senate To Break Record For Judges

    07/16/2018 10:55:32 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 21 replies
    OANN ^ | 07-16-2018
    Senate Republicans are on pace to break the record for the most appellate court judges confirmed during the president’s first two years. Majority leader Mitch McConnell has Senate votes planned for two circuit court nominations this week. There’s Andrew Oldham for the 5th Circuit and Ryan Bounds for the 9th Circuit.
  • McConnell: I Will Not Be Intimidated By Open-Borders Socialists, "I Enjoyed My Lunch"

    07/13/2018 7:59:39 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 88 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tim Haines
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday that he wouldn't be "intimidated" by protesters who have confronted him in public several times this year. "I'm not sure what about my career has led them to believe that I am easily intimidated. ... This is all about intimidation. It's not about persuasion but about intimidation. And I assure you I will not be intimidated by these groups of socialists who apparently prefer open borders," McConnell told reporters in Kentucky. McConnell and his wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, were confronted as they left an event near Washington last month by protesters over...
  • Mitch McConnell Is the Master of Confirming Judges

    07/10/2018 10:21:48 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 68 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 9, 2018 | Fred Barnes
    The ball is in Mitch McConnell’s court again. He guided Neil Gorsuch to a seat on the Supreme Court with ease in 2017. He’s a perfect 21 for 21 in confirming the federal appeals-court nominees of President Trump, with more to come this year. Given the thin margin he has to work with, this is impressive. Mr. McConnell adopted as his top priority as Senate majority leader an ambitious effort to make the federal courts more conservative—from top to bottom. There’s only one way to do this—fill every judicial vacancy with a conservative. For Mr. McConnell, this is a war....
  • The Latest: Pence to escort Kavanaugh to Senate on Tuesday

    07/09/2018 7:55:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 9, 2018 | The Associated Press
    Vice President Mike Pence plans to escort Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to the Senate on Tuesday morning to meet with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The White House says Pence is also planning to attend the weekly Senate policy luncheon with Republican senators to discuss Trump's nominee. Pence was expected to sell the merits of the nominee in media interviews on local television and radio states in certain states that Trump won in 2016 that have Democratic senators....
  • Mitch McConnell Confronted by Protesters 'No Comfort for Fascists'

    07/08/2018 8:52:33 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 25 replies
    tmz.com ^ | 7/8/18 | tmz
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the latest Republican to learn going to a restaurant in this political climate is dicey. McConnell was taunted by protesters Saturday as he left the eatery in Louisville, Kentucky ... confronted over immigration policies that include separate children from their parents. As McConnell strolled out with Kentucky House Majority Leader Jonathan Shell, protesters screamed, "Where are the babies, Mitch?" and "Abolish ICE," and "No justice, no peace." Shell called the protesters "a small group of extremists" and said their comments were "out of the Maxine Waters playbook."
  • Bookstore owner calls police after customer confronted Steve Bannon

    07/07/2018 11:33:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    A Richmond, Virginia, bookstore owner said he called the police on Saturday after former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon was confronted in his store. Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books, told The Richmond Times-Dispatch that a woman called Bannon a “piece of trash.” The woman then left the store after Cooke said he called 911. “Steve Bannon was simply standing, looking at books, minding his own business. I asked her to leave, and she wouldn’t. And I said, ‘I’m going to call the police if you don’t,’ and I went to call the police and she left,” Cooke...
  • If you didn’t vote for Hillary, this is your fault

    07/01/2018 12:22:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 137 replies
    The Chico Enterprise-Record ^ | June 29, 2018 | Cynthia Tucker
    It matters less, now, if President Donald J. Trump serves only one term. It matters less if he is impeached. It matters less if Robert Mueller indicts him for colluding with a foreign power. With the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the U.S. Supreme Court, Trump is a hairbreadth away from sealing his legacy as one of the most influential (if petty, crude, divisive, corrupt and antidemocratic) presidents in American history. It is hard to overestimate the magnitude of this development. Trump has promised to appoint another hardcore conservative, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his minions will...