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Aug 22 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has written an op-ed published in the New York Times that defends the use of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate. Many Democratic presidential candidates and other Democrats have called for the abandoning of this requirement in order to pass bills with a simple majority. Just last week, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called forNew York Times (Opinion) The Hill Washington Post
May 07 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R- Kentucky) delivers speech on Senate floor telling colleagues that the Mueller Report was conclusive and nothing further is necessary. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D- New York) rebukes right after.Fox News (Online News) Politico Associated Press
Jan 24 2023
After the messy election of California Representative Kevin McCarthy as House Speaker, Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell no longer finds himself on the front lines of the Republican Party's battles against the Biden administration.
The changing role of the Senate Minority Leader has been partially confirmed by McConnell himself, who on Monday announced that Senate Republicans will takeNewsweek
Jan 15 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked another House-passed spending package that would end the government shutdown, saying the Senate would not "participate in something that doesn't lead to an outcome." Opinions diverge on the Right, with some applauding his approach and others urging him to bring the funding bills to the floor for debate, while most on the Left have condemned hisThe Intercept Wall Street Journal (Opinion) Washington Examiner
Nov 15 2018
Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell penned an op-ed urging Democrats to act in a bipartisan manner after the party assumes control of the House. Some have criticized McConnell's piece as hypocritical, particularly in light of comments made in 2010 when he said, “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”Fox News (Opinion) The Hill Washington Post
May 27 2021
Republicans plan to mount their first legislative blockade of the Biden presidency this week, and progressive activists are ready to send them a thank-you note. The GOP’s maiden filibuster won’t come on a tax increase or Medicare for All or the Green New Deal—not even on the Democrats’ big voting-rights package. No, Republicans are planning to block the creation of an independent, bipartisanGuest Writer - Left
Jan 07 2021
Mitch McConnell has had a long and distinguished career, but he may well be remembered for yesterday more than anything else.
He steered his caucus toward fulfilling its duty, explained himself in a thoughtful, cogent, and deeply felt speech, and then after the proceedings were disrupted by a pro-Trump mob, stirringly expressed his disgust and commitment to Congress completing its workNational Review
Feb 02 2020
With all apologies to the president, who I'm sure is going to enjoy his festival of innocence very much over the coming days and weeks, the person who deserves the most credit for the acquittal that is now a foregone conclusion in the Senate impeachment trial is not Donald Trump himself but Mitch McConnell.The Week - Opinion
Jan 15 2019
In the daily headlines, the government shutdown—now the longest in American history—is reported as a clash between two uncompromising forces: President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.Wall Street Journal (Opinion)