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The sense that Roy Moore is heading toward victory

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 8:30pm 12/3/2017 at 8:30pm
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All the way back on November 21, 2017, I suggested that given the state of the Alabama Senate special election, Roy Moore was likely to win assuming no new allegations or proof of sexual misconduct came out.

In my post, If Roy Moore wins, thank...

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Grassley and McConnell need to get moving on judicial confirmations

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/19/2017 at 4:00pm

The rot in many institutions cannot be undone in one presidential term or even two. In part that’s because of the entrenched permanent bureaucracy, in part because many (if not most) important institutions are not part of government.

Higher Ed is a prime example. Over two generations, faculty hiring and infighting has...

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Senate GOP Leaders Debate Adding Harvey Relief to Debt Ceiling

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 7:00pm 9/5/2017 at 7:00pm

Congress has returned to work and have started to ponder two important tasks at hand: Hurricane Harvey relief bill and the debt ceiling.

One option leaders have leaned towards is attaching the two into one bill, thus killing two birds with one stone. The House could pass the Harvey relief bill on...

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McConnell: ‘Zero Chance’ U.S. Won’t Raise Debt Ceiling

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 8:30am 8/22/2017 at 8:30am

While everyone is talking about statues or President Donald Trump taking a glance at the eclipse, America has some serious issues to address once Congress returns from its recess. This includes the debt ceiling.

Last month, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged Congress to raise the debt ceiling to prevent the government from...

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Trump and conservatives could win by Luther Strange losing Alabama Special Election

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 9:30pm 8/10/2017 at 9:30pm
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Next Tuesday, August 15, is an Alabama Special Election primary for the Republican nomination to replace Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate.

Luther Strange was an interim appointment, and is running. Congressman Mo Brooks and “controversial” former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore also are running. Since whoever gets the Republican nomination...

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Why Mitch McConnell is Involved in an Alabama Special Election

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 3:00pm 8/2/2017 at 3:00pm

Jeff Sessions’ appointment to the Attorney General post has left a Senate seat vacant. To fill it, Alabama is holding a special election this December. With the primary on August 15 and the runoff September 26.

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The Maverick shoots down any chance of Obamacare repeal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 28, 2017 at 8:30am 7/28/2017 at 8:30am
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Overnight the Senate failed to pass a so-called “skinny” repeal of Obamacare, when three Republican Senators (Collins, Murkowski and McCain) voted against the measure.

Whether the “skinny” repeal was an actual repeal was doubtful. As unveiled late last night, it removed the mandate, the medical device tax, and defunded Planned Parenthood, but...

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McConnell Plans To Force Vote On ObamaCare Repeal, Hopes GOP Accountability Revives Replace Effort

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 4:34pm 7/22/2017 at 4:34pm

One of my favorite things to come out of the Republican ObamaCare flailing is Kemberlee’s term for it:  a cluster. It is that.  But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly has one card left up his sleeve, and he intends to use it next week: force his caucus to record for...

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EU Officials Consider Retaliatory Bourbon Tariff if U.S. Adopts Steel Tariff

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:00am 7/11/2017 at 10:00am
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And this is how we know the EU is officially off its rocker — they’re considering a retaliatory bourbon tax.

Before we get too alarmist here, they’re also considering tariffs on dairy and orange juice, according to a report in the Financial Times:

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No, McConnell’s Childhood Polio Treatment Was Not Funded By Government

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 7:00pm 6/27/2017 at 7:00pm
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Occupy Democrats is a progressive group who claim they provide “a counterbalance to the Republican Tea Party.”  They are best known for creating “click bait” memes on Facebook that the left eats up. Occupy Democrats keeps Snopes.com busy writing reports on their false, or “mixture” of fact and fiction,...

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Ex-Obama Spox Earnest Blames Republicans for Obama Inaction on Russian Meddling

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:00am 6/26/2017 at 9:00am
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In a transparent attempt at blame-shifting, former Obama spokesman Josh Earnest has tried to place responsibility for President Obama’s failure to respond effectively to Russian meddling in the election . . . on Republicans.

It’s been

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Elizabeth Warren Claims Mitch McConnell Won’t Speak to Her

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 17, 2017 at 12:00pm 4/17/2017 at 12:00pm
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In an interview with the Boston Globe, Sen. Elizabeth Warren claimed Sen. Mitch McConnell won’t even say hello to her after she violated Senate rules during floor debate over the confirmation of Attorney General, Jeff Sessions.

According to the Globe:

“I’ve spoken to him, but he has not spoken to me,” Warren said,...

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McConnell: ‘I’ll file cloture on the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch’ (Updated)

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 12:21pm 4/4/2017 at 12:21pm
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As Senate Democrats continue to politicize the confirmation of Trump Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, Senate Majority leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell announced he’ll file cloture Tuesday.

Democrats have promised to filibuster the Gorsuch confirmation vote. Cloture, if passed, would limit the filibuster.

During floor debate Tuesday, McConnell said:

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First Gorsuch Supreme Court decision: McConnell v. Schumer

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 4:30pm 4/2/2017 at 4:30pm

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) appeared this morning on Meet the Press and announced that the Republicans are unlikely to reach the 60 votes needed to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.   Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-) later appeared on the same show and announced that Gorsuch would...

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Dems forcing the Nuclear Option would unite the Republican Party

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 9:20pm 3/28/2017 at 9:20pm

I’m not sure the Republican Party ever has been united. There always were factions at odds with each other and at each other’s throats.

It reminds me of the Tom Lehrer song National Brotherhood Week, paraphrasing:

Well the RINOs hate the Tea Party, and the Tea Party hates the Neocons, and the Neocons hate...

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McConnell, White House Battle Over Tax Reform Timeline

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/10/2017 at 5:30pm
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Tax reform has been at the forefront of GOP policy issues in Washington. Under the Trump administration, tax reform includes a proposed border adjustment tax or tariff. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the White House want tax reform legislation in the works by August, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said an...

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Women Flock to Have Mitch McConnell Quote Tattooed on Their Bodies

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 5:51pm 3/8/2017 at 5:51pm
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“Can I get the McConnell special, please?”

Almost exactly a month ago, Sen. Elizabeth Warren violated Senate floor rules when she attempted to read a letter from the late Coretta Scott King that would’ve impugned then Sen. Jeff Sessions.

Warren refused to stop reading and eventually read the letter in full...

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