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  • 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...
  • McConnell Defends Supreme Court Push

    06/29/2018 1:17:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 105 replies
    newsmax ^ | June 29, 2018 | by Theodore Bunker
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell defended himself Thursday evening against claims that he is being hypocritical by pushing to confirm a new Supreme Court justice before the upcoming elections. After Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, McConnell said on the Senate floor that legislators "will vote to confirm Justice Kennedy's successor this fall," which prompted an outcry from Democrats, who accused the majority leader of hypocrisy for not waiting until after the elections as he did when former President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland in 2016. "Sen. McConnell set the new standard by giving the American people their say in...
  • Georgetown Protesters Harass Mitch McConnell — Elaine Chao Fights Back

    06/26/2018 7:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2018 | Amber Athey
    Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao told a group of protesters at Georgetown University to back off when they began harassing her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell and Chao were leaving an event at Georgetown University on Monday night when they were confronted by a group of protesters who repeatedly asked McConnell why he was separating families and played audio of children crying at the border. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The protesters swarmed the SUV set to take McConnell and Chao off campus, and Chao immediately jumped into defense mode. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Chao repeatedly screamed at the protesters, “leave my husband...
  • Democrat mob goes after McConnell

    06/26/2018 2:30:29 PM PDT · by hardspunned · 58 replies
    Wired Sources | 6/26/2018
    https://twitter.com/WiredSources/status/1011710666019954689
  • Mitch McConnell trolls with photo of Gorsuch after travel ban ruling

    06/26/2018 8:43:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 26, 2018 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) marked the Supreme Court ruling upholding President Trump’s travel ban by sharing a photo of him with Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. McConnell’s campaign shared the image just minutes after the Supreme Court handed down its 5-4 ruling finding that the ban was constitutional. Gorsuch sided with the majority of justices upholding the ban.
  • 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...