Tag: Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell Praised Clarence Thomas’ Anti-Abortion Stance Hours Before SCOTUS Upheld Texas Ban Again

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Drew Angerer / Getty Hours before the Supreme Court shut down any hope of halting the extreme Texas abortion ban that went into effect last month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell praised Justice Clarence Thomas. Guardian Columnist Moira Donegan caught the questionable conflict of interest. Per the recap Donegan shared, during […]

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Condoleezza Rice Walked so Candace Owens Could Tap Dance

Advertisement From the Washington Post: The former White House official’s comments were a response in agreement to remarks Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gave on Tuesday. McConnell told reporters it was time for lawmakers “to be talking about the future and not the past,” referring to the discussion about false claims of election fraud […]

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The Democrats’ Fear of Assigning a Number to the Debt Ceiling Is Lame and Ridiculous

Growing partisan rancor over the debt limit culminated in 2011, when a prolonged struggle by the Obama administration to get Congress to approve an increase prompted Standard & Poor’s to downgrade its credit rating on U.S. treasury bills. No credit agency had ever done this before, and none has done so since (though S&P has recently threatened that […]

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Mitch McConnell And Tom Cotton Reportedly Plotted In Secret To Kneecap Trump’s Deranged Attempt To Steal The 2020 Election

With Donald Trump firmly out of office and enjoying(?) his retirement at Mar-a-Lago, the political tell-alls seem to be flocking to the shelves. The latest insider’s account of Trump’s final days in office sheds some light on how his biggest allies — GOP senators Tom Cotton and Mitch McConnell — managed to help derail his […]

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Kyrsten Sinema, We’re Sick of Your Act

They won’t do that I guess, but here they are, after 25 years, finally on the cusp of lowering prescription drug prices. And Sinema and a few others may kill it. If the Democrats don’t manage to include prescription drug price reform in this bill, I hope every one of the Democrats who derailed it […]

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Colin Jost Had Some Harsh Words For Mitch McConnell On ‘SNL’ Weekend Update

Democrats control all three branches of government, but that hasn’t stopped one of their biggest arch-nemeses: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The longtime progressive adversary somehow seems to have more power than ever, due in part to his utter shamelessness: He will do anything, even threaten to tank the economy, to show off the power […]

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Cory Booker Is Still Optimistic About The Senate, Despite—You Know—Everything

“If you love a person, tell the truth, so I’m telling the truth. Some of these shenanigans I just have little patience for.” Cattle policy is one thing. But other, more immediate issues—say, suspending the debt ceiling—are quite another. He does have some stern words for the “rank hypocrisy” of Republicans who filibustered a suspension […]

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Nobody Gives a Rat’s Ass Whether the Debt Ceiling Gets Folded Into Reconciliation

McConnell’s strategy failed because people were starting to notice that the Republicans were playing Russian roulette with the economy. If the debt ceiling weren’t lifted, the Treasury would default on the various bonds, notes, and bills that it must float to cover the nation’s bills. Taxes aren’t sufficient to cover those bills because the budget […]

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Your Guide to the Debt Ceiling Disaster Toward Which America Is Hurtling

In 2004 and 2006 there were unanimous consent agreements to allow the vote to pass with a simple majority, but that outcome seems unlikely to be the case this time around. “That would require getting consent from every single Republican to lower the threshold to 51. I can’t imagine that would happen,” McConnell told reporters […]

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The Unbearable Whiteness of the Democratic Party…and America

The Unbearable Whiteness of the Democratic Party…and America Advertisement Of course, reconciliation is a complex process that can only be determined by the Senate Parliamentarian, who interprets the rules of the Senate. It’s not like Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) can just fire or overrule the Parliamentarian. Except he can. It wouldn’t even be […]

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Mitch McConnell Is Getting Away With a Dangerous Debt Ceiling Gambit

As The Washington Post’s Paul Kane wrote last week, McConnell’s aim is to “keep GOP hands clean of all this new spending in advance of the 2022 midterm elections.” The fact that the media takes this at face value—remember, the debt ceiling rise accounts only for money that Congress has already agreed to spend—is a […]

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Can John Yarmuth Save the Biden Agenda?

“I think what is more likely to happen is a bunch of his members come to him and say, ‘This is too much heat, Mitch. We’re gonna vote together, we’re gonna vote for the bill, we’re gonna vote to raise the debt ceiling,’” he said. “So he may not back down, but I think some […]

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The Democrats’ High-Stakes Sprint Through a Legislative Minefield

However, this will be a hassle, to put it mildly. If Democrats decide to do a new reconciliation bill—that is, separate from the reconciliation bill they are currently writing, which includes a flock of Democratic agenda items (more on that later)—that will involve several time-consuming procedural steps, including two vote-a-ramas: marathon amendment voting sessions that […]

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Mitch McConnell’s Gang of Nihilists Can’t Be Trusted With the Debt Ceiling

The Washington Post’s Paul Kane came about as close to calling them hypocrites and liars as I’ve ever seen a straight news reporter come. Savor these two sentences, which follow the rules of objective news writing but still manage to lay bare a naked truth in a way most news writing does not: “Because Democrats […]

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