Home Tags Mitch McConnell

Tag: Mitch McConnell

Here’s an evolving count of which senators are voting for Trump’s Supreme Court pick

President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court. The Senate, tasked with the confirmation process, is split at 51 Republicans and 49 Democrats. Republicans will need a minimum of 50 votes, so that Vice President Mike Pence can cast a tie-breaker.
MSNBC host Chris Matthews.

‘IT’S TIME FOR DEMOCRATS TO PLAY HARDBALL’: TV host Chris Matthews urges Democrats to resist Mitch McConnell after Justice Kennedy a...

MSNBC host Chris Matthews sounded the alarm for Democrats after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced he would retire on Wednesday.

Trump is about to walk into a minefield as Republicans scramble to figure out how to solve the immigration crisis

Senate Republicans attempted to form a consensus on providing a solution to the Trump administration's policy of separating asylum-seeking families who cross the US-Mexico border illegally, but a path forward seems still appears to be a difficult task.
Bob Casey.

The battle over Trump’s judicial nominees is heating up again, and a top Democratic senator is getting stonewalled by Republicans

The latest episode in the Senate's ever-heated battle over judicial nominations will take place Wednesday when David Porter, a nominee to become a judge for the US Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, faces a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Mitch McConnell cancels Congress’s summer vacation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell informed colleagues on Tuesday that the August recess, during which lawmakers return to their home states for constituent work and campaigning, will not be a full five weeks this year.

The Senate might not take its annual break in August — and that could have disastrous consequences for red-state Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell potentially cancelling all or part of the August recess is a prime strategy for sidelining vulnerable incumbent Democrats in red states who would otherwise be campaigning vigorously for re-election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump seem to be getting along lately.

It looks like Trump and McConnell are friends again

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have forged an unlikely friendship ahead of the midterm elections this fall after the two have partnered on several successful policy moves, according to The Washington Post.

The most vulnerable Republicans in the 2018 midterms are talking less and less about Trump’s tax bill

The most vulnerable Republicans in the 2018 midterms are talking less and less about the recently-implemented GOP tax law. The decrease in messaging comes as polling about the law shows it is unpopular.
House Speaker Paul Ryan

The Koch network is ramping up their push for Congress to fix DACA

A group of Koch-backed organizations are continuing to press congressional leaders to provide a permanent solution for the DACA program.

Mitch McConnell shut down any chance of passing a bill to keep Trump from firing Mueller

McConnell, the Senate majority leader, made that assertion during a Fox News interview on Tuesday.