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McConnell: “Single biggest disappointment” of time in Congress is “failure to address the entitlement issue”

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-16/mcconnell-blames-entitlements-not-gop-for-rising-deficits
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 5:52pm 10/16/2018 at 5:52pm
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In an interview with Bloomberg News Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader McConnell called the skyrocketing federal deficit “disturbing.”

McConnell went so far as to say, “The single biggest disappointment of my time in Congress has been our failure to address the entitlement issue.”

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Mitch McConnell: Keep sending nominees and “we’ll keep confirming ’em and change the court system forever”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 12:00pm 10/14/2018 at 12:00pm
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been on a roll. Together Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley, McConnell has sheparded through Democrat obstruction a total as of today of 84 Trump judicial nominees, including 15 last week in addition to Brett Kavanaugh.

Included in that group are two Supreme Court justices, Gorsuch and...

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Mitch McConnell rams through 15 more federal judges

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:30pm 10/11/2018 at 7:30pm

Fresh off his victory in confirming Brett Kavanaugh, Mitch McConnell forced stalling Democrats to agree to 15 more federal judicial confirmations in exchange for putting the Senate in recess so vulnerable Democrats could return home to campaign.

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McConnell opens up possibility Senate would confirm Trump SCOTUS nominee in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 9:50am 10/7/2018 at 9:50am
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Mitch McConnell dropped a political nuclear bomb on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

In discussing Senate confirmation of Supreme Court nominees, McConnell discussed how he did not allow Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland to go forward. He contrasted the Republican position with Democrats’ attacks on Brett Kavanaugh by pointing out that...

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McConnell Files to End Kavanaugh Debate, Confirmation Vote Possible Saturday

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 10:07pm 10/3/2018 at 10:07pm

Late Friday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed cloture to end the debate on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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Republican Lawmakers Under Attack: Sen. McConnell Harassed by Anti-Kavanaugh Activists

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 3:00pm 10/2/2018 at 3:00pm
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Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader McConnell was harassed at the Reagan National airport.

Three anti-Kavanaugh activists walked alongside Sen. McConnell demanding he explain whether he believes women who make allegations of sexual assault.
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McConnell on Kavanaugh Nomination: We’ll Be Voting This Week

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 1, 2018 at 5:17pm 10/1/2018 at 5:17pm
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Monday, Senate Majority Leader McConnell said the Senate would be voting on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court this week.

“The time for endless delay and obstruction has come to a close. Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination is out of committee. We’re considering it here on the floor. And, Mr. President, we’ll be...

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Former Hillary Spox: Senate Dems brought “a butter knife to a gunfight” over judicial confirmations

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 9:00pm 8/29/2018 at 9:00pm

Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer struck a deal to allow a unanimous consent confirmation of 7 federal court nominations, and a fast track on 8 others. And #TheResistance is pissed.

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Schumer’s Proposal to Rename Building after McCain Unifies GOP . . . Against the Idea

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/07/27/schumer-iran-nuclear-deal-vote/
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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 3:00pm 8/29/2018 at 3:00pm
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Hours after the death of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) was announced, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) proposed renaming the Russell Senate office building the McCain Building.  Soon-to-be former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) quickly added his name to the proposal.

The idea, however, has been met with push back from other Senators, including McCain’s...

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Is Mitch McConnell “the Michael Jordan of owning the libs”?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 9:05pm 8/22/2018 at 9:05pm

You remember the phrase: “own a lib”?

It was a hot topic not long ago after Nikki Haley cautioned high school conservatives not to make “owning the libs” the focus of their activism. I respectfully disagreed, ‘Owning the libs’ in the defense of liberty is no vice.

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What If Democrats Hadn’t Over-played Their Hand On Gorsuch Nomination?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 6:00pm 7/15/2018 at 6:00pm

Last year, we covered Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, including their misguided insistence on using the filibuster in an attempt to stop the nomination.  At that point, former Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had eliminated the filibuster on lower court nominations but since there was no Supreme Court...

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Mitch McConnell confronted outside restaurant: “We know where you live”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 7:30pm 7/8/2018 at 7:30pm
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This summer is #ResistanceSummer, and it’s already getting hot with attempts to intimidate and attack Trump administration officials, Republicans, and Trump supporters.

Here are some of the incidents we’ve covered just in the past three weeks:

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Elaine Chao, Mitch McConnell Accosted by Immigration Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 6:00pm 6/26/2018 at 6:00pm
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Men, get you a lady like Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao! Immigration protesters accosted Chao and her husband Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as they left Georgetown University.

Chao took none of their nonsense and snipped at them to leave her husband alone.

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Sick of Democrat Stonewalling, McConnell Cancels August Recess to Pass Bills, Vote on Judges

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 2:00pm 6/5/2018 at 2:00pm
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Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has announced he cancelled August recess so the upper chamber can vote on bills and President Donald Trump’s nominees.

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Judicial nominees keep moving through the pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:00pm 5/18/2018 at 9:00pm

Pretty much since the 2016 election we’ve been tracking the potential Donald Trump has to fundamentally alter the federal judiciary.

At various times we’ve expressed frustration with the ability of Democrats to slow down the Senate confirmation process. We’ve also recognized that for the most part Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley and Majority...

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Rule change advances in Senate, will help Trump fill as many judicial vacancies as possible by November 2018 midterms

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 8:00pm 4/26/2018 at 8:00pm

At one level, Senate Republicans are doing a good job at moving Trump judicial nominees through the committee and confirmation process.

The Senate just confirmed the 15th nominee to a Court of Appeals, Kyle Duncan, about whom Democrats are apoplectic:

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While you were focused on … Republicans kept moving judicial nominees through pipeline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 16, 2018 at 9:00pm 2/16/2018 at 9:00pm

This has been another crazy news week, with breaking news after breaking news.

While you were focused on other things, Republicans continued to shepard judicial nominees through the confirmation blockages put in place by Democrats.

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