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 2018-04-24 21:50 

CNN

[ Politics ]

McConnell files cloture on vote for Pompeo, Grenell...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture on Tuesday to end debate on Mike Pompeo for secretary of state and Richard Grenell as US ambassador to Germany....

 2018-04-24 20:28 

Axios

Trump nominee Ric Grenell breaks through Senate gridlock...

Ric Grenell will almost certainly be confirmed this week as President Trump's ambassador to Germany after months of being stalled in the Senate. Details : Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has moved to end debate on Grenell and a senior Republica...

 2018-04-24 19:32 

Newsmax

Mitch McConnell Mum on Ronny Jackson at VA...

The future of embattled Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson after a Senate panel postponed his confirmation hearing amid allegations of professional misconduct is on hold until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell hears from the White House....

 2018-04-24 14:14 

Courier-Journal

Kentucky's senators paved the way for Mike Pompeo to become secretary of state...

Kentucky's two senators have both played key roles in the likely confirmation of CIA Director Mike Pompeo's as the new Secretary of State....

 2018-04-24 04:00 

WTVA

[ Columbus, MS ]

McConnell moves to break filibusters of Pompeo, Grenell...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture on Tuesday to end debate on Mike Pompeo for secretary of state a......

 2018-04-24 03:34 

Washington Examiner

Mitch McConnell: Senate will vote on Mike Pompeo this week...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday the Senate will vote this week on Mike Pompeo's nomination to become the next secretary of state....

 2018-04-23 19:49 

AP

The Latest: McConnell looks forward to confirming Pompeo...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of state (all times local):3:40 p.m.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's looking forward to voting to conf......

 2018-04-22 20:10 

Inquisitr

Trump Aide Urges Congress To Reconsider Omnibus Spending Bill...

Congress needs to reconsider the new $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, White House legislative director Marc Short said. Short urged Republican leader Mitch McConnell to pare back this bipartisan spending deal, Reuters reported today. On the evening of...

 2018-04-22 18:59 

Talking Points Memo

Barely Offering Support For Blackburn, Corker Bashes GOP's Campaign Arm...

In between jabs at his own party's campaign arm over a leaked conversation with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY),......

 2018-04-21 11:30 

Daily Kos

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Chaos in the WH and an overdue focus on Mitch McConnell...

Politico: McConnell aims to reshape courts in case Senate flips The Kentucky Republican is prioritizing confirmation of conservative judges in what may be his final months as majority leader. Mitch McConnell is making a last dash to stock the judiciary wi...

 2018-04-20 21:25 

MSNBC

Meet the Midterms: Corker goes rogue in endorsement for Tennessee Senate race...

Retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) has endorsed Democrat Phil Bredesen running for his seat, angering Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell. Meanwhile, the president tweeted his support of Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn....

 2018-04-20 20:30 

Daily Kos

Republican squabbling, Trump chaos infecting Senate primary races...

Mitch McConnell's hopes of enlarging his very narrow majority in the Senate—or even keeping it—are looking dimmer all the time, thanks to the ongoing Republican civil war and the agent of chaos in the Oval Office. The ascension of Donald T...

 2018-04-20 12:57 

Newsmax

Politico: Mitch McConnell Rushing to Confirm Conservative Judges...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is rushing to set confirmations of conservative judges to lifetime appointments, with an eye on the possibility that Republicans will not have control over the Senate after the November elections, Politico re...

 2018-04-20 12:03 

Washington Times

Ben Cardin: Mitch McConnell says he wants to protect Robert Mueller...

A Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Friday that it is important that special counsel Robert Mueller can complete his investigation into potential ties between Russia and President Trump's 2016 campaign without any interference fr...

 2018-04-20 12:00 

Washington Examiner

Trump, Mueller, firing, and fury...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has gone to great lengths since the 2016 campaign season to prove his commitment to candidate Trump's, and now to President Trump's, success....

 2018-04-20 04:46 

The Union Leader

[ NH ]

Senate panel tees up a Mueller protection bill despite headwinds...

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday they want to act on a bill to protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III ' even if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell essentially killed it by saying it won't make it to the floor....

 2018-04-19 23:27 

Washington Times

Corey Stewart in Virginia primary debate: McConnell should resign over spending bill...

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Corey Stewart on Thursday said that not only would he have voted against last month's $1.3 trillion spending bill — he would have called for the resignation of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over what he ca...

 2018-04-19 23:05 

Washington Examiner

Senate Republicans willing to defy Mitch McConnell on Mueller protection bill...

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pushing for a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, despite a vow from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that it won't reach the floor for a full vote....

 2018-04-19 23:05 

Washington Examiner

Senate Republicans willing to defy Mitch McConnell on bill to protect Robert Mueller...

Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are pushing for a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller, despite a vow from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that it won't reach the floor for a full vote....

 2018-04-19 22:23 

Washington Examiner

Concerns over Democratic wave fuel $14 million fundraising haul for McConnell groups...

A group of outside groups backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., raised nearly $14 million in the first three months of 2018 as Republicans look to keep hold of the Senate in November....

 2018-04-19 21:44 

USA Today

[ Opinion ]

Protecting Robert Mueller against Mitch McConnell...

Pragmatic Senate majority leader stares down principled Republican junior senator over the fate of the special counsel: Our view...

 2018-04-19 21:07 

NY Times

[ National News ]

'It's About Time': A Baby Comes to the Senate Floor...

Senator Tammy Duckworth's new baby daughter made history, becoming the first infant to appear on the Senate floor. Even Mitch McConnell smiled....

 2018-04-19 20:35 

Bloomberg

Your Evening Briefing...

Want to receive this post in your inbox every afternoon? Sign up here.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell opposes a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired. But Senator Chuck Grassley said he's determined to hold a vote on j...

 2018-04-19 20:16 

NY Times

[ National News ]

Push for Special Counsel Bill Shows G.O.P.'s Rising Fear Mueller Will Be Fired...

Despite Mitch McConnell's resistance to bringing legislation protecting the special counsel to the floor, its backers are pressing ahead to send President Trump a message....

 2018-04-19 19:57 

San Jose Mercury

Grassley tries to finesse Mueller defense bill through Senate...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he won't put the bill on the floor, but some senators say advancing the measure could become an insurance policy -- and perhaps the starting point for a congressional response -- if Trump defies their ad...

 2018-04-19 18:30 

Daily Kos

Grassley moving forward with Mueller probe protection bill, no matter what McConnell says...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made it clear Tuesday that he is going to protect Donald Trump to the greatest extent possible, saying of legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's probe that "we will not be having this on the ...

 2018-04-19 18:24 

bakersfieldnow.com

Senate panel tees up Mueller protection bill despite headwinds...

WASHINGTON — Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday they want to act on a bill to protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — even if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell essentially killed it by saying it won't make......

 2018-04-19 18:04 

CBS Chicago

Senate Judiciary Committee To Move Forward With Bill To Protect Mueller's Job...

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said that he was unconcerned about Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's vow that he wouldn't bring the bill to the floor....

 2018-04-19 17:50 

Roll Call

Senate Panel Tees Up Mueller Protection Bill Despite Headwinds...

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday they want to act on a bill to protect Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III — even if Majority Leader Mitch McConnell essentially killed it by saying it won't make it to the floor. They the...

 2018-04-19 17:17 

Breitbart.com

Sen. Mitch McConnell Kills President Trump's Plan to Cut $60 Billion in Spending...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R, KY) has torpedoed President Donald Trump's plan to cut $60 billion in federal spending, despite a promise to open a "discussion" on the cuts....

 2018-04-19 16:33 

USA Today

Senate panel will vote on bill to protect Mueller despite McConnell's opposition...

Despite opposition from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote next week on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired....

 2018-04-19 16:21 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Mitch McConnell gets his own chapter in the story of America's dying democracy. And it's devastating | Will Bunch...

With so much focus on the daily insanity of Trumpism, it's easy to overlook the critical role that Senate Majority Leader McConnell and his immoral fealty to win-at-all-costs politics has played in eroding American democracy....

 2018-04-19 15:57 

The Daily Mail

McConnell may block tax cuts because it would give red state Democrats a chance to cast a 'yes' vote...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is being cautioned that bringing up a second-round of tax cuts could give a boost to potentially vulnerable Senate Democrats....

 2018-04-19 15:46 

Talking Points Memo

McConnell Threatens To Make Life Difficult For Red-State Democrats...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is reportedly threatening Senate Democrats with longer work weeks to keep those up for......

 2018-04-19 14:58 

WTHI

[ Terre Haute ]

Trump is drowning out both the GOP and Democratic tax messages...

When Republicans passed their tax overhaul bill late last year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell all but guaran......

 2018-04-19 09:00 

NPR

Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the legislation is unnecessary, but those who want to shield special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired say the point is to send a message....

 2018-04-19 09:00 

KUOW

[ Seattle ]

Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., may not have any interest in allowing a vote on a measure to make it harder for President Trump to fire...

 2018-04-19 09:00 

WSHU

Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., may not have any interest in allowing a vote on a measure to make it harder for President Trump to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, but that isn't stopping some Republicans from forcing the debate. No...

 2018-04-19 07:15 

Fox News

[ Politics ]

Democrat hopes McConnell changes mind about bill to protect Mueller's job...

A bipartisan U.S. Senate bill designed to shield Special Counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump isn't dead, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker said Wednesday, despite Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell previously shutting down any ho...

 2018-04-19 06:41 

Washington Examiner

Mitch McConnell plans longer weeks to keep vulnerable Democrats off campaign trail...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., could seek to hold the Senate in session longer each week to keep vulnerable incumbent Democrats off the campaign trail....

 2018-04-19 05:02 

Washington Examiner

Mitch McConnell is wrong to block a Senate vote to protect Robert Mueller from firing...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is wrong to prevent the Senate from voting on a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump....

 2018-04-19 05:01 

Personal Liberty Digest

Trump's impeachable offense and Paul Ryan's and Mitch McConnell's...

Lost amid the hullabaloo that is the phony Trump dossier, Trump-Russia collusion charges, paid off porn actresses and Robert Mueller's witch hunt, President Donald Trump committed an offense for which he should be impeached. The post Trump's impea...

 2018-04-19 00:40 

MSNBC

Chris Hayes asks Sen. Booker: Is Trump a criminal?...

Sen. Cory Booker also tells Chris Hayes why he thinks Mitch McConnell will cave on his resistance to a bipartisan bill protecting Mueller....

 2018-04-18 23:04 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Grassley 'moving ahead' with Mueller bill despite McConnell's opposition...

Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans are plowing ahead with their plan to pass a bill out of the committee that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller, despite Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's vow not to put the measure on the Senate floor....

 2018-04-18 22:43 

NJ.com: Star Ledger

Booker says his bill to protect Mueller from Trump isn't dead, despite what McConnell declared...

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker said he hoped Senate leader Mitch McConnell would allow a floor vote on his special counsel bill....

 2018-04-18 21:32 

Idaho Statesman

Mitch McConnell — yes, that Mitch McConnell — moves to legalize hemp across the country...

Embracing the hemp industry was a savvy political move for Kentucky Rep. James Comer, the only Republican to win statewide in 2011 during an otherwise tough year for his party. ... Click to Continue...

 2018-04-18 21:32 

McClatchy DC

Mitch McConnell — yes, that Mitch McConnell — moves to legalize hemp across the country...

Mitch McConnell has been a strong supporter of industrialized hemp after seeing it help a fellow Republican get elected. He backed a provision in the 2014 Farm Bill to provide for pilot projects and now wants it to go nationwide....

 2018-04-18 20:22 

NPR

Senate Majority Leader Says Law To Protect Special Counsel Mueller Isn't Necessary...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has squashed the idea of a vote on a bill that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Trump....

 2018-04-18 19:27 

Daily Wire

Mitch McConnell WON'T Back Legislation Barring President Trump From Firing Robert Mueller...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will not support or champion legislation restricting President Donald Trump from firing special counsel Robert Mueller, calling the bill "not necessary."...

 2018-04-18 18:47 

CNN

[ Politics ]

Mitch McConnell sees 'no indication' Donald Trump might fire Robert Mueller. Um, what?...

Mitch McConnell said something very odd Tuesday in an interview with Fox News Channel....

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