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Apr 23 2020
Mitch McConnell’s worst idea — maybe ever
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was dead-set against giving unrestricted funds to states and local governments in the covid-19 relief bill the Senate passed Tuesday. Instead, he wants states to be able to declare bankruptcy, which would mean pension plans, government contractors, union workers and a whole slew of other stakeholders would suffer. He blithely declares, afterJennifer Rubin
Feb 15 2023
McConnell vs. Scott: The Senate beef that won't die
Rick Scott suspects he was booted from his preferred committee in an act of retribution by Mitch McConnell — after the Florida senator challenged the longtime GOP leader for his post.
Scott says he’s figured out a novel strategy to deal with the alleged snub: He’s teaming up with another leading McConnell nemesis, Ted Cruz.
“I’m gonna get my stuff done. I work well with Ted CruzPolitico
Jun 19 2019
Mitch McConnell's reparations comments belittle the issue
(CNN) - If you've heard of "40 acres and a mule," then you know that the concept of America paying reparations for the enslavement of black people is by no means a new idea.
The concept has been discussed since 1865 when the promise to repay -- I use that term loosely -- former slaves was made by Union Gen. William T. Sherman and then backed by President Abraham Lincoln and Congress. AsGuest Writer - Left
Jun 28 2018
Mitch McConnell’s politics of shamelessness have won
Nobody likes him, but he’s the most effective politician of his time.Vox
Aug 11 2017
Donald Trump’s feud with Mitch McConnell, explained
The president has a very real reason for his unhappiness.Vox
Jan 15 2021
When Mitch McConnell Has to Decide the GOP's FateFrom the Center
This viewpoint is from a writer rated Center.
In the closing days of the 1964 presidential campaign, Ronald Reagan gave a nationally televised speech regarding his vision of conservatism called “A Time For Choosing”. More than half a century later, what remains of Reagan’s Republican Party has arrived at an equally and perhaps even more seminal crossroads in itsDan Schnur
Jan 11 2016
Mitch McConnell's mission to keep the GOP majority
Mitch McConnell is the Senate majority leader -- and he'd like to keep it that way.CNN (Online News)
May 28 2015
Cool Mitch McConnell gets passionate — and pays
Mitch McConnell rarely goes out on a limb on issues that divide Senate Republicans. He’s more prone to sit back and listen, let his conference work out their differences — and only then assert his own views. But the majority leader ditched that dispassionate approach when it came time to renew the country’s anti-terrorism surveillance laws — he spoke out early and vociferously againstPolitico
Feb 08 2022
Mitch McConnell slams RNC for Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger censure
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) broke with the Republican National Committee Tuesday over its decision to censure GOP Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger for sitting on the House Select Committee tasked with investigating last year’s Capitol riot.
McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that he felt the RNC had no business “singling out members of our party who may haveNew York Post (News)
Sep 21 2014
Mitch McConnell Aims To Soften His Image
Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don't view him as a "real Kentuckian," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores what his election campaign already knows - McConnell has an image problem.
While other politicians might be deterred by polls showing how unpopular they are inHuffPost