Tag Archives: Mitch McConnell

Senate Group Mocks Traffic Plunge At “Failing Breitbart”

Filed under infighting is funny: A group linked to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) echoed President Trump’s tweeting style Friday to slam the Stephen Bannon-led site Breitbart News for falling traffic numbers. “Failing @BreitbartNews: traffic plummets 20% this year, desperate for attention! SAD!” the group wrote on Twitter to its 472 followers from an account called Senate Ldshp Fund. …

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Mitch McConnell Hails “Valuable” Bob Corker

Politico reports: A day after a Twitter feud erupted between President Donald Trump and Sen. Bob Corker, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said Corker is “a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus.” “Sen. Corker is a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus and he’s also on the Budget committee and a particularly important player as we …

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McConnell Refuses To Even Discuss Gun Control

Politico reports: Mitch McConnell did not want to discuss gun control on Tuesday. The Senate majority leader shut down all talk of legislative remedies to gun violence after a man killed 59 people in Las Vegas on Sunday night and injured hundreds more, mirroring the Tuesday morning remarks by his GOP counterpart in the House, Speaker Paul Ryan. Asked if …

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Trump “Embarrassed And Pissed” About Alabama Senate Result, Rages About His Staff And McConnell

CNN reports: Returning from a high-dollar fundraiser in Manhattan on Tuesday evening, an infuriated President Donald Trump watched aboard Air Force One as Fox News called the Alabama Senate primary for Roy Moore against Trump’s favored candidate, Luther Strange. What ensued was a barrage of angry venting at his political team and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who had consolidated …

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Trump “Physically Mocks” McCain And McConnell

Axios reports: In private, President Trump has taken to physically mocking M&M: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (slumped shoulders; lethargic body language) and Sen. John McCain (imitating the thumbs-down of his historic health-care vote). Trump is venting about his frustration with what he considers failed leadership by Senate Republicans as he takes his lumps this week in wars with, well, …

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GOP Surrenders: No Vote On Obamacare Repeal

Politico reports: Senate Republicans do not intend to vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill, putting an end to their Obamacare repeal effort for now. The decision was reached Tuesday after it became clear the bill would fail. Three Senate Republicans had said they would vote against the measure, and the GOP could only afford two defections. Last night Jimmy Kimmel spiked …

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Bannon Rages Against GOP And Mitch McConnell: I Wear Their Contempt As A Badge Of Honor [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon blasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Monday night, saying he wears the top GOP lawmaker’s contempt as “a badge of honor.” “The elites represented by Mitch McConnell hold me in contempt,” Bannnon told Fox News’ Sean Hannity in a rare TV interview. “They think I’m a bad …

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Mitch McConnell Craters To 18% Approval Rating

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has an 18 percent job approval rating in Kentucky, according to a new survey. A Public Policy Polling survey found just 18 percent of respondents approve of the job McConnell is doing, compared with 74 percent who disapprove. If McConnell were up for reelection today, 37 percent of respondents said they …

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McConnell Super PAC Backs Kid Rock For Senate

Via Politico: Kid Rock is gaining some establishment GOP support for a Senate run. Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC formed during the 2016 election that has Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s backing, expressed support Friday for Kid Rock taking on Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) in 2018. “We’d be actually very interested in his candidacy,” Steven Law, the group’s president, …

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Far-Right Senate PAC Demands McConnell’s Ouster

From the far-right Senate Conservatives Fund: President Trump is not the one who is responsible for creating the expectations that Republicans have failed to meet. It was Mitch McConnell who promised action on many issues if only the voters would give Republicans unified control. It was Mitch McConnell who spent seven years promising to repeal Obamacare “root and branch.” And …

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Man On Lengthy Golf Vacation During Nuclear Crisis Screams That Senate Leader Must “Get Back To Work”

Reuters reports: For a second straight day, President Donald Trump expressed his public frustration with the top Republican in the U.S. Senate, chiding Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over the failure to get a bill approved that would overhaul the Obama health law, as the White House reinforced Mr. Trump’s displeasure. At the President’s golf retreat in Bedminster, New Jersey, …

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Trump Attacks McConnell Over “Excessive Expectations”

CNN reports: A close aide to President Donald Trump hit back Wednesday against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, exhibiting further tension between the White House and Congress over Republicans’ failure to pass health care legislation. Dan Scavino, the White House director of social media, responded to McConnell’s comments that the President had “excessive expectations” of how quickly Congress operates “in …

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FRAUD: GOP Accused Of Racketeering In Virginia Donor’s Lawsuit Over Failure To Repeal Obamacare

The Virginian-Pilot reports: A retired attorney in Virginia Beach is so incensed that Republicans couldn’t repeal the Affordable Care Act he’s suing to get political donations back, accusing the GOP of fraud and racketeering. Bob Heghmann, 70, filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court saying the national and Virginia Republican parties and some GOP leaders raised millions of dollars …

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The Wreck Of The McConnell Fitzgerald

According to multiple reports on Twitter, this morning House Speaker Paul Ryan reacted to the Obamacare repeal failure with a reading of the lyrics to Canadian pop singer Gordon Lightfoot’s 1976’s hit single, The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald. As our older readers surely recall, the song is about the still unexplained 1975 sinking of the freighter SS Edmund Fitzgerald …

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GOP Rep. Mo Brooks: McConnell Has Got To Go [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who is running for the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions is renewing his calls for Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to step down from his leadership role after the chamber rejected the latest effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare. “Unquestionably the leadership at the top is responsible. The buck stops …

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“Skinny” Obamacare Repeal Fails In 49-51 Vote

McCain! The New York Times reports: The Senate in the early hours of Friday morning rejected a new, scaled-down Republican plan to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, derailing the Republicans’ seven-year campaign to dismantle President Barack Obama’s signature health care law and dealing a huge political setback to President Trump. Senator John McCain of Arizona, who just this …

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Senate Rejects Obamacare Repeal in 45-55 Vote

The New York Times reports: The Senate on Wednesday rejected a measure that would have repealed major parts of the Affordable Care Act but would not have provided a replacement, signaling that the “clean repeal” bill that conservatives have embraced cannot get through Congress. The vote underscored the bind that Republican leaders have found themselves in. Repealing the health law …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Votes On Obamacare Repeal Bill

ABC News reports: Around 11:30 today, the Senate is expected to vote on a straight repeal-only option based on 2015 piece of legislation that passed both chambers of Congress but was vetoed by then-President Barack Obama. Although that language cleared the House and Senate back then, some Senate Republicans acknowledge now that the vote was symbolic. It was used by …

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BREAKING: Pence Casts Tie-Breaking Vote To Advance Bill To Rip Healthcare From Millions Of Americans

With the vote standing at 48-50, Sen. John McCain arrived last in the Senate chamber to cast his vote, joined by Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, in favor of advancing the bill to repeal Obamacare. With the vote then standing at 50-50, Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote. Johnson’s vote came after an “intense” but unheard discussion on the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Again Votes On Obamacare Repeal

Business Insider breaks down what might happen: After a rush of confusion leading up to the vote, it appears that McConnell’s tactics are starting to come into view. Based on statements from various members, McConnell’s current plan is to allow a vote on an Obamacare repeal-only bill to go first and likely fail. Then, they will vote on the Better …

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