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  • On Cue – Mitch McConnell Welcomes Legislation To Block President Trump Trade Policy…

    06/06/2018 8:05:09 AM PDT · by Bratch · 16 replies
    There are Trillions At Stake.   There is no upper limit to what congress is willing to do to stop President Trump from turning off the lobbyist funding.  Without influence in DC there can be no affluence in DC.  That’s why McConnell cancelled the recess. If the president continues to remain focused exclusively on what is in the U.S. best interests, he must be stopped.  Politicians in DC cannot just sit-by and allow the U.S. economy to be based on the interests of Americans; it would mean the destruction of years of central planning by DC Lobbyists, multinational banks, Wall Street and...
  • McConnell cancels Senate's August recess

    06/05/2018 10:43:46 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 114 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 5, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he will cancel the August recess, citing "historic obstruction" by Democrats. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled," McConnell said in a statement. He added that senators would stay in session "to pass legislation, including appropriations bills, and to make additional progress on the president’s nominees.” The Senate had been expected to leave town on August 3 for a four-week break and not return...
  • McConnell says he backs Mueller probe after classified briefing

    05/25/2018 12:40:31 AM PDT · by gattaca · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 24, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday after attending a classified briefing that he continues to support special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. McConnell told NPR that Mueller's investigation and a separate probe by the Justice Department's inspector general into the FBI's actions during the 2016 election will ultimately provide answers to a number of questions swirling around the presidential race. "The two investigations going on that I think will give us the answers to the questions that you raise — the [inspector general] investigation in the Justice Department and the...
  • John Brennan Fires Warning Shot to Ryan and McConnell After Trump Orders DOJ Investigation

    05/20/2018 6:20:09 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 92 replies
    TGP ^ | May 20, 2018
    As previously reported by TGP’s Kristinn Taylor, President Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon he is ordering the Justice Department to investigate whether the Obama administration spied on his 2016 presidential campaign. The order comes on the heels of leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post that the Obama administration had an “informant” make several approaches to three Trump campaign officials, included one that involved an offer of cash and another an offer to “advise” the campaign. Trump tweeted: “I hereby demand, and will do so officially tomorrow, that the Department of Justice look into whether or not the FBI/DOJ...
  • Two Judges Confirmed This Week (was supposed to be six)

    This will be a weekly post. Count is now 35. We were told that McConnell was going to confirm six judges this week, but I guess they were just too busy during their noon Tuesday to 2 o'clock Thursday schedule. Cloture was called on two additional judges before they left, so at least two more will be confirmed next week. Slow, slow, slow. That's the turtle's way.
  • Senate Dems: We're Horrified the GOP is Exploiting Our Power Grab on Judicial Confirmations

    05/11/2018 1:14:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 11, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Having escalated the judicial confirmation wars at virtually every turn since the 1980's, Senate Democrats in the early 2000's pioneered a new form of self-interested obstruction to block a number of President Bush's nominees to the federal bench.  When Republicans retaliated in kind during the Obama era, many of those same Senate Democrats -- led by Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer -- voted to eliminate the filibuster rule they'd exploited to thwart Bush.  Detonating the 'nuclear option' was the latest ends-justify-the-means maneuver by upper chamber liberals, to whom then-minority leader Mitch McConnell made this final plea prior to the fateful...
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee endorses Mike Pompeo

    04/23/2018 3:45:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Axios ^ | 23 Apr 2018 | Alayna Treene
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of Mike Pompeo's nomination for Secretary of State 11-9-1 on Monday, thanks to Sen. Rand Paul who flipped from opposing to supporting his nomination. Why it matters: At one point, it appeared that Pompeo did not have the votes for a favorable recommendation from the committee, which would have marked the first time in nearly 100 years they voted against a Secretary of State nominee. But with the endorsement in tact, Pompeo's nomination is now headed to the Senate floor for a full vote, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ensured a smooth...
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...
  • Mitch McConnell Puts Kibosh on Bill Protecting Robert Mueller

    04/17/2018 3:06:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 57 replies
    MSN ^ | Apr. 17, 2018 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he would not be making floor time for legislation designed to shield Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III from firing. McConnell’s determination that the action is not needed is apparently regardless of what happens in the Senate Judiciary Committee. “I don’t think he should fire Mueller, and I don’t think he’s going to,” the Kentucky Republican said. “So, this is a piece of legislation that’s not necessary in my judgment.”
  • WV GOP Candidate Wants ‘Swamp Captain’ McConnell To ‘Stop Interfering’

    04/17/2018 2:19:12 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 8 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/17/18 | David Krayden
    GOP infighting broke out again Monday as West Virginia Republican Senate candidate Don Blankenship compared Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to a “Swamp captain” and “the Russians.” As Politico reports, Blankenship, who owns a lot of coal in the state, was incarcerated for a year after a 2010 explosion in one of his mines and the GOP establishment has not embraced his Senate candidacy — reportedly campaigning against Blankenship with a series of attack ads purchased by a political action committee (PAC) named Mountain Family PAC. Blankenship defines his war as one with McConnell, whom he encourages to stay in...
  • Easy Win for GOP: Kill the UN's Backdoor Gun Grab

    03/28/2018 6:03:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/28/2018 | Bob Barr
    It comes as no surprise that Congress’ $1.3 trillion dollar omnibus budget package is rubbing raw the already thin patience of the Republican base. Rather than draining the swamp, which includes seizing this historic moment of Republican control of both Congress and the White House to dramatically cut government spending, Congress instead (with the support of the White House) is spending as recklessly as when Democrats were in charge. Couple this with scant legislative victories outside of President Donald Trump’s tax cuts, especially in regards to expanding gun rights, Republicans are doing little – literally – to motivate voters to...
  • Ryan & McConnell Worked With Pelosi & Schumer To Fracture POTUS Trump’s Support With Omnibus Bill

    03/24/2018 6:56:54 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 62 replies
    DCWhispers ^ | March 23, 2018
    President Trump signed the 1.2 trillion dollar Omnibus bill today with open frustration over both the process and the product of that bill. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer heaped praise on Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for their help in what Pelosi called a great bill for the American worker. What wasn’t said was how the Republican and Democrat leadership worked together to force POTUS Trump’s hand and create a voter backlash they hope will fracture Mr. Trump’s base of support among millions of Americans. image: http://dcwhispers.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/aaa355.jpg “How could he sign this...
  • McConnell: Of course we’re going to lose seats this fall

    02/18/2018 1:41:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 123 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A new interview with Mitch McConnell this week showed the first cracks in the wall of his optimism about the midterms. While not going down a path of gloom and doom, he no longer sounds positive of breaking a long-standing trend of the party in power losing ground in such scenarios. He’s not coming out and saying the GOP’s majorities in both chambers are toast, but he seems to think they’ll be losing seats. (The Hill) Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says in a new interview that he expects to see GOP majorities in the House and Senate shrink...
  • A million dollars a minute

    02/18/2018 11:26:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 14, 2018 | Andrew P. Napolitano
    Imagine you open the faucet of your kitchen sink expecting water and instead out comes cash. Now imagine that it comes out at the rate of $1 million a minute. You call your plumber, who thinks you’re crazy. To get you off the phone, he opines that it is your sink and therefore must be your money. So you spend it wildly. Then you realize that the money wasn’t yours and you owe it back. Now imagine that this happens every minute of every day for the next three years. At the end of the three years, you owe back...
  • Trump Should Get Behind Romney’s Candidacy, McConnell Says

    02/18/2018 5:39:11 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02/17/2018 | Jonathan Martin
    WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell said in an interview on Friday afternoon that President Trump should rally behind the Senate candidacy of Mitt Romney despite his blistering criticism in 2016, arguing that Mr. Romney’s potent bid was an illustration of the Republican Party’s improving fortunes entering a challenging midterm campaign. “I can’t imagine that he’s not,” Mr. McConnell said when asked whether Mr. Trump was comfortable with Mr. Romney, who on Friday made official his long-expected candidacy for a Senate seat from Utah. “We don’t want to lose the seat, and this looks like a pretty formidable candidate.” Mr. McConnell,...
  • House GOP pushes hardline immigration plan as Senate deals fail

    02/15/2018 8:25:44 PM PST · by Innovative · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Melanie Zanona and Scott Wong
    House GOP leaders are forging ahead with their own hardline immigration bill, as the Senate threw in the towel Thursday on legislation to protect hundreds of thousands of young, undocumented immigrants from deportation. The main author of the House bill, Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said Thursday that he’s building support for his measure, even as other GOP colleagues said an initial vote tally this week was well below the 218 votes needed to pass the bill. Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) “instructions to me are ‘get this bill done,’ and we’re working hard to accomplish that,” Goodlatte said in an...
  • Trump: The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe.

    02/15/2018 3:56:24 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 15, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The Schumer-Rounds-Collins immigration bill would be a total catastrophe. @DHSgov says it would be “the end of immigration enforcement in America.” It creates a giant amnesty (including for dangerous criminals), doesn’t build the wall, expands chain migration, keeps the visa... lottery, continues deadly catch-and-release, and bars enforcement even for FUTURE illegal immigrants. Voting for this amendment would be a vote AGAINST law enforcement, and a vote FOR open borders. If Dems are actually serious about DACA, they should support the Grassley bill!
  • McCain’s amnesty dies in Senate

    02/15/2018 12:40:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 103 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan, S.A. Miller, David Sherfinski
    The Senate shot down Sen. John McCain’s latest immigration legalization proposal Thursday as lawmakers finally began their long-awaited floor fight over the fate of “Dreamers.” Mr. McCain and Sen. Chris Coons, Delaware Democrat, had proposed an amnesty for perhaps 3 million illegal immigrants in exchange for a study of border security and a promise of action by 2021. But the plan had been rejected by President Trump and garnered only 52 votes in support, which was well shy of the 60 senators had set as the needed threshold for action. Votes were expected in quick succession on a plan to...
  • Senate rejects centrist immigration bill after Trump veto threat

    02/15/2018 1:07:10 PM PST · by Innovative · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate on Thursday rejected immigration legislation crafted by centrists in both parties after President Trump threatened to veto the bill if it made it to his desk. In a 54-45 vote, the Senate failed to advance the legislation from eight Republican, seven Democratic and one Independent senators. It needed 60 votes to overcome a procedural hurdle.
  • Trump issues veto threat over Senate’s latest amnesty

    02/15/2018 9:51:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 15, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    President Trump issued his first veto threat of the immigration debate on Thursday, with the White House saying the plan being offered by Senate Democratic leaders and a handful of GOP rebels would make border security worse, not better. In a statement from press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House said the plan would prevent agents from going after illegal immigrants unless they arrive after June 30, 2018. Analysts have said that creates an incentive for people to flood the border now, hoping to get into the U.S. before the deadline — and it also protects perhaps 10 million...