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 2017-01-16 22:15 

Tampa Bay Times

Tuesday's letters: Constitution must come first... +

President-elect TrumpAbove all, respect ConstitutionWhen Barack Obama was elected in 2008, Republicans and other conservatives vowed to do everything in their power to undermine his term in office. Sen. Mitch McConnell famously noted that his goal was to ...

 2017-01-16 21:10 

Daily Kos

Red state Democrats aren't giving a pass to Jeff Sessions... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell goes into this session thinking he's going to have vulnerable red state Democrats, up for re-election in 2018, bucking their party to give him the support he needs in order to jam very bad stuff through the closely d...

 2017-01-16 05:00 

Politico

‘Wait for the Government to Collapse and Then You’re in Power Again’... +

Liberal writer Jonathan Chait sees a model for Democrats in the Trump era. His name is Mitch McConnell....

 2017-01-15 18:30 

Charlotte Observer

Constitution promises life, liberty, etc., but not health care insurance... +

Observer readers comment on health care, the U.S. Constitution, Joe Biden, Democrats, 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump, Russian hacking, democracy, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Barack Obama, Mitch McConnell, Trump cabinet, San Diego Ch...

 2017-01-13 05:07 

The Daily Beast

Mitch McConnell’s Obamacare Dilemma: Govern or Destroy?... +

The Senate majority leader wants to keep power. Throwing 20 million people off health insurance would probably hurt his chancesbut the base doesnt care about the repeals consequences. Which way will he go?...

 2017-01-12 06:52 

NPR

Chao Coasting To Confirmation As Trump's Transportation Secretary... +

Elaine Chao, wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was President George W. Bush's labor secretary and served in top transportation jobs in the first Bush and Reagan administrations....

 2017-01-12 02:41 

Miami Herald

Call to McConnell blocked... +

On Tuesday afternoon, I tried to call the Washington, D.C., office of Sen. Mitch McConnell. It was 3 p.m. I was told, in a recording, that they do not take calls between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. and that the office is closed from 6 p.m. until 8:30 a.m....

 2017-01-11 19:10 

The Daily Caller

Cory Booker Spends Senate Hearing Spittin' Game At Mitch McConnell's Wife [VIDEO]... +

Senator Cory Booker heaped compliments on Elaine Chao during her Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday....

 2017-01-11 15:51 

Washington Examiner

McConnell: 'I regret that I have but one wife to give for my nation's infrastructure'... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced his wife, Transportation Secretary nominee Elaine Chao, at her hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee Wednesday. McConnell praised his wife and also cracked up the room with a few jokes. He s...

 2017-01-11 11:00 

McClatchy DC

Republicans are set on repealing health care law, despite some senators qualms... +

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is determined to go full strength at repealing the Affordable Care Act, despite worries in his caucus that theres no replacement yet for Obamacare....

 2017-01-11 08:01 

Philadelphia Inquirer

Mitch McConnell's epic reversals... +

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is a tough and wily operator. But he is opposed by an equally relentless and worthy adversary: Mitch McConnell....

 2017-01-11 06:32 

Newsmax

McConnell, Schumer Talks Open Doors for Confirmation of Trump Cabinet Picks... +

Donald Trump will likely have several of his Cabinet selections confirmed on Inauguration Day following private negotiations between Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, Politico reported....

 2017-01-11 05:00 

Politico

Mitch McConnell to testify at Chao’s confirmation hearing... +

Here is POLITICOs running list of key moments from Chao's hearing before the Commerce Committee....

 2017-01-11 02:04 

Newsmax

McConnell Praises Sessions: 'Believes Strongly in the Rule of Law'... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday praised Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is undergoing confirmation hearings as attorney general, as someone who believes strongly in the rule of law. ...

 2017-01-11 02:00 

Valley News

[ NH ]

Column: Seeing McConnell From Both Sides Now... +

Washington Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is a tough and wily operator. But he is opposed by an equally relentless and worthy adversary: Mitch McConnell. Nobody in recent memory has argued so frequently and so passionately against......

 2017-01-10 20:12 

Talking Points Memo

Mitch McConnell Plows Ahead With Obamacare Repeal... +
 2017-01-10 19:47 

US News & World Report

McConnell outlines environmental wish-list for Trump action... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is outlining a series of actions he hopes President-elect Donald Trump will take to overturn environmental regulations imposed by President Barack Obama...

 2017-01-10 17:15 

CNN

[ US ]

Confirmation hearings: Why GOP can steamroll Dems (Opinion)... +

Democrats complain Republicans are cramming in confirmation hearings to fend off effective critique of Trump's nominees. Why? Mitch McConnell is betting Americans won't care....

 2017-01-10 17:08 

The Sacramento Bee

McConnell vs. McConnell: an epic showdown... +

Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is a tough and wily operator. But he is opposed by an equally relentless and worthy adversary: Mitch McConnell....

 2017-01-10 16:54 

WMUR

[ NH ]

Chuck Schumer used Mitch McConnell's own letter against him... +

Democrats still have a few tricks up their sleeves....

 2017-01-10 16:54 

WCVB

Chuck Schumer used Mitch McConnell's own letter against him... +

Democrats still have a few tricks up their sleeves....

 2017-01-10 16:54 

WTVM

[ NBC Birmingham ]

Chuck Schumer used Mitch McConnell's own letter against him... +

Democrats still have a few tricks up their sleeves....

 2017-01-10 16:54 

WXII 12

Chuck Schumer used Mitch McConnell's own letter against him... +

Democrats still have a few tricks up their sleeves....

 2017-01-10 16:54 

WMTW

[ Maine ]

Chuck Schumer used Mitch McConnell's own letter against him... +

Democrats still have a few tricks up their sleeves....

 2017-01-10 16:21 

Delaware County Daily Times

AP FACT CHECK: Despite woes Obamacare not in 'death spiral'... +

WASHINGTON >> President-elect Donald Trump says that President Barack Obama's health care law "will fall of its own weight."House Speaker Paul Ryan says the law is "in what the actuaries call a death spiral."Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says tha...

 2017-01-10 10:00 

Las Vegas Sun

On Trump Cabinet picks, will Heller adopt standards that GOP demanded in 2009?... +

With confirmation hearings rapidly approaching for President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet selections, a letter sent by Sen. Mitch McConnell has come back to haunt ......

 2017-01-10 10:00 

Salon

No, Mitch McConnell, were not going to get past it the president your voters elected is a dangerous idiot... +

Donald Trump presents an enormous danger to America and the world. Democrats aren't the ones who need to "grow up"...

 2017-01-10 03:16 

Washington Times

Jeff Sessions, John Kelly kick off Senate confirmation hearings for Trump nominees... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is aiming to confirm ...

 2017-01-09 23:43 

WKBW

[ Buffalo, NY ]

Cabinet Nominees Have 'Unresolved Issues,' Says Ethics Office... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to push Donald Trump's picks through confirmation despite demanding high standards for Obama's nominees....

 2017-01-09 23:19 

New York Magazine

Chuck Schumer Recycles Mitch McConnell’s 2009 Demands on Cabinet Nominations... +

Schumer threatens to slow the confirmation process until Trumps picks complete their ethics reviews, echoing McConnells own demand from 2009....

 2017-01-09 22:56 

The Daily Caller

Schumer Mocks McConnell With Letter On Cabinet Nominees... +

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer trolled Majority Leader Mitch McConnell by sending him a letter sent to Harry Reid about confirmation hearings....

 2017-01-09 21:52 

Raw Story

Schumer brilliantly exposes GOP hypocrisy by sending McConnell his own 2009 confirmation letter... +

Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer issued an eminently reasonable bipartisan request Monday regarding Donald Trumps cabinet nominees, sending Mitch McConnell his own 2009 letter with somenominalchanges. Our requests are eminently reasonable, shared by l...

 2017-01-09 20:50 

Washington Examiner

McConnell pledges Obamacare repeal in meeting with Trump... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he told President-elect Donald Trump the Senate would keep our commitment to the American people and repeal the troubled healthcare law. We talked about the upcoming Senate agenda, the president-elect'...

 2017-01-09 20:32 

Fox Business

AP FACT CHECK: Despite woes Obamacare not in 'death spiral'... +

President-elect Donald Trump says that President Barack Obama's health care law will fall of its own weight. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the law is in what the actuaries call a death spiral. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that by nea...

 2017-01-09 20:28 

Newsmax

McConnell to Dems: Work With GOP to Repeal, Replace Obamacare... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling for Democrats to work with Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. We plan to take on this challenge in manageable pieces, not another 2,700-page bill like ObamaCare, McConnell wrote a...

 2017-01-09 20:26 

Crooks and Liars

Schumer Trolls McConnell By Resending Mitch's 2009 Letter... +

This is hilarious. Back when he was in the minority and Obama was the President making appointments, Mitch McConnell sent an insistent letter to the Majority Leader, Harry Reid, insisting that each of Obama's appointments be vetted with a fine tooth comb...

 2017-01-09 20:26 

Crooks and Liars

Schumer Trolls McConnell By Resending Mitch's 2009 Ethics Letter... +

This is hilarious. Back when he was in the minority and Obama was the President making appointments, Mitch McConnell sent an insistent letter to the Majority Leader, Harry Reid, insisting that each of Obama's appointments be vetted with a fine tooth comb...

 2017-01-09 20:16 

Ynetnews

Schumer says Trump picks must comply with checks... +

Top Senate Democrat Charles Schumer says Democrats will hold Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees to the same standards that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded of President Barack Obama's picks eight years ago. The New York Democrat says t...

 2017-01-09 20:08 

Stamford Advocate

The Latest: Schumer says Trump picks must comply with checks... +

Top Senate Democrat Charles Schumer says Democrats will hold Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees to the same standards that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded of President Barack Obama's picks eight years ago. The New York Democrat says ...

 2017-01-09 20:07 

Daily Kos

Chuck Schumer is using Mitch McConnell's own words against him, and it's beautiful... +

Back in the day, when President Obama was new to the White House and trying to staff his administration, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had strong feelings about standards for confirmation. Now, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is all a...

 2017-01-09 19:30 

Salon

Mitch McConnells Obamacare incoherence: The GOP Senate leaders absurd case for quick repeal... +

Mitch McConnell says Obamacare is destroying the country but dont worry! Its not going away anytime soon...

 2017-01-09 18:38 

Washington Examiner

McConnell wants 'six or seven' nominees confirmed on Inauguration Day... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters Monday that the Senate hopes to confirm many of Trump's cabinet nominees shortly after he is sworn into office on Jan. 20. Everybody will be properly vetted as they have been in the past and I'...

 2017-01-09 18:31 

The Guardian

Republicans ready to dismantle Obamacare amid replacement concerns... +

Mitch McConnell says party is acting quickly and an alternative will come soon but observers fear replacement process could take years...

 2017-01-09 17:54 

Economic Policy Journal

Senate Will Vote on Repealing Obamacare By the End of the Week... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sundayon CBSthe Senate would vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act by the end of this week, with the House moving shortly after.However, a governmentdesigned "replacement"; plan, not free market healthca...

 2017-01-09 17:48 

Washington Examiner

Trump meets with Mitch McConnell in New York... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will meet with President-elect Trump on Monday as Capitol Hill prepares for a full week of confirmation hearings for members of the incoming Cabinet. The meeting between the Kentucky Republican and president-elect wa...

 2017-01-09 17:43 

Raw Story

Aim is for Trump security team to be in place by Day One: U.S. Senate chief... +

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell met President-elect Donald Trump on Monday and said he hoped lawmakers would confirm six or seven national security appointees by the time Trump enters the White House in 11 days. With the Senate preparing for...

 2017-01-09 17:01 

Raw Story

Senate leader McConnell: discussed Cabinet, Obamacare with Trump... +

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said he discussed Cabinet appointments and health care during a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Monday before confirmation hearings begin this week on Cabinet nominees. “The president elect ...

 2017-01-09 16:58 

NewsOK

[ The Oklahoman ]

The Latest: McConnell hopeful on Trump Cabinet confirmations... +

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST): 11:55 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's hopeful that a half-dozen of President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet picks will be in place by "day one.Read more on N...

 2017-01-09 16:58 

Washington Times

Mitch McConnell wants '6 or 7' nominees approved on Trump's first day... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he's still hoping to confirm President-elect Donald Trump's national security Cabinet picks on Jan. 20, just after the new president is sworn in....

 2017-01-09 16:54 

Washington Post

McConnell promises everybody will be properly vetted in Senate confirmation process... +

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ken.) spoke briefly with reporters after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump to discuss the Senate's 2017 agenda on Jan. 9 at Trump Tower in New York....

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