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Sen. McConnell: 'Think of me as the grim reaper' of socialism

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell promises that if Republicans remain in control of the Senate, the Democrats' progressive agenda won't land on the president's desk.
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Mitch McConnell Promises To Be The ‘Grim Reaper’ Of Progressive Policies

McConnell said that if he is still in charge in 2020, no progressive policies will be passed.
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How Can Second Amendment Supporters Reshape the Landscape?

Map Updated for 2018 United States of America – –-(Ammoland.com)- When the NRA is forced into damage limitation mode – as was the case in 1968 with the Gun Control Act (where it successfully stopped licensing and registration) – much of the reasons for being in that position is the political landscape. In 1968, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy had created a massive push for something to be done on guns. Well, in that case, Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted to make...
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McConnell vows to be 'Grim Reaper' for socialist legislation

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed Monday to be the "Grim Reaper" who will kill what he labeled socialist legislation, including the Green New Deal and Medicare For All measures advocated by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and "nutcases running around on the fringe."
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Why Juul and Republican Lawmakers Want To Raise the Minimum Vaping Age To 21 (slashdot)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a new bill today that would block all tobacco and vape purchases for Americans under 21 years old, citing widespread public health risks. Surprisingly, vaping companies don't appear to be too concerned, as Juul's CEO Kevin Burns issued this statement supporting the measure: "JUUL Labs is committed to eliminating combustible cigarettes, the number one cause of preventable death in the world and to accomplish that goal, we must restrict youth usage ...
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Noam Chomsky takes ten minutes to explain everything you need to know about the Republican Party in 2019

Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviewed linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky and asked him to explain Donald Trump; in a mere 10 minutes, Chomsky explains where Trump came from, what he says about the GOP, and what the best response to Russiagate is. Chomsky lays out the history of the GOP from Nixon's Southern Strategy, when the party figured out that the way to large numbers of working people to vote for policies that made a tiny minority of rich people richer was to qu...
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Bernie versus the Democratic Party

Hollywood is filled with remakes and reboots. Washington is about to get one of its own. The re-launched property: the 2016 campaign.You know the plot. An outsider with grassroots support leads a crusade against the party establishment and the legitimating institutions that bestow credibility upon a candidate. He's old, white, been around for a while, says some things that are outside the mainstream, and has a fickle relationship to his party. But he possesses a strange charisma, dominates t...
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Anti-Tobacco Advocates Question McConnell Plan To Raise Minimum Purchasing Age

Citing an "unprecedented spike" in teens vaping, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the bill would raise the minimum age for people to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Tobacco companies back the proposal.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Senate Republicans Keeping Quiet After Mueller Report Release

Senate Republicans don’t seem to see the Mueller report’s release as cause for celebration. Asked by reporters Thursday about their reactions to the nearly 500-page document’s revelations, top GOP senators said little, praising Attorney General Bill Barr’s shepherding of the release process but offering no commentary on President Trump’s actions. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he looked forward to “carefully reviewing the report.” “I’m grateful for the attorney general’s diligent ...
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As Caucus Mulls Next Moves Post Mueller Drop, Pelosi: ‘Congress Will Not Be Silent’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. Mueller’s report provides fresh evidence of Trump’s interference in the Russia probe, challenging lawmakers to respond. The risks for both parties are clear if they duck the responsibility or prolong an inqui...
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Why Juul and Republican Lawmakers Want To Raise the Minimum Vaping Age To 21

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a new bill today that would block all tobacco and vape purchases for Americans under 21 years old, citing widespread public health risks. Surprisingly, vaping companies don't appear to be too concerned, as Juul's CEO Kevin Burns issued this statement supporting the measure: "JUUL Labs is committed to eliminating combustible cigarettes, the number one cause of preventable death in the world and to accomplish that goal, we must restrict youth usage ...
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Justice Fell Short After Mueller Report. Congress Can Finish the Job.

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastWell, after all that, the bad news is that this changes nothing.And the good news? This changes nothing.Donald Trump is not going to be perp-walked out of Mar-a-Lago next weekend. Trump defenders and Julian Assange acolytes and deep-state paranoiacs can crow. On the other hand, the Mueller Report has plenty of chapter and verse on sleazy behavior by Trump and his subordinates—and, interestingly, it documents some incidents where subordinate...
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AOC responds to Mueller report by accusing of Republican's 'double standards on impeachment'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has responded to the publication of the Mueller report by accusing Republicans of double standards on the issue of impeachment.As the White House and Republicans sought to claim the special counsel’s report contained no evidence of criminal wrongdoing and that Democrats had no grounds to try and impeach Donald Trump, she tweeted a video that contained several members of the GOP explaining why they had censured Bill Clinton two decades ago.Among them was senator Orrin Hat...
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Mitch McConnell Proposes Raising Age For Tobacco Products To 21

The Senate majority leader appealed to farmers in his home state to grow more hemp.
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McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally.
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Mitch McConnell Wants to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age From 18 to 21, Including for Vaping Devices

“This will cover all tobacco products including vaping devices,” McConnell said
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Trump & Co. Are Crossing Big, Bright Red Lines—and They’re Getting Away With It

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos Getty/Jenny DettrickWhatever revelations the redacted version of the Mueller report may hold, they will not be as disturbing as the behavior of President Trump and his team in the days and weeks leading up to its release. That is not a reference to the president’s panic-tweeting, nor does it refer to his other efforts to distract, obfuscate, or shift blame. Instead, it is acknowledgement of something more insidious that is afoot, something...
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Mitch McConnell, Never a Grandstander, Learns to Play by Trump’s Rules

The Senate majority leader, a tactician with few social graces, is learning to manage President Trump, even if he lacks the bonhomie that the president so craves.
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In the Dark Times

Over the last three weeks a series of events have taken place which may seem individual but need to be viewed in a joined context. Together they’ve put us in a much different, darker place as a country. I think many of us sense this intuitively. I see it in public reactions. I see it in your emails but more as an attitude. But what it is needs to be sketched out explicitly and seen for what it is. Back on March 15th, Attorney General Barr released his Letter, the clear purpose of which was to...
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Mitch McConnell is getting sick of Donald Trump's bad nominees

With Herman Cain's nomination for the Fed, uh, flagging and Stephen Moore's nomination for the Fed in only slightly better shape, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a very clear message to President Donald Trump on Thursday: Stop picking problematic nominees and asking us to confirm them.
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The Senate majority leader sent the President a message: Stop asking us to confirm problematic nominees

With Herman Cain's nomination for the Fed, uh, flagging and Stephen Moore's nomination for the Fed in only slightly better shape, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a very clear message to President Donald Trump on Thursday: Stop picking problematic nominees and asking us to confirm them.
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Analysis: McConnell is sending a clear message to Trump

With Herman Cain's nomination for the Fed, uh, flagging and Stephen Moore's nomination for the Fed in only slightly better shape, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a very clear message to President Donald Trump on Thursday: Stop picking problematic nominees and asking us to confirm them.
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The Senate majority leader sent the President a clear message: Stop asking us to confirm problematic nominees

With Herman Cain's nomination for the Fed, uh, flagging and Stephen Moore's nomination for the Fed in only slightly better shape, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a very clear message to President Donald Trump on Thursday: Stop picking problematic nominees and asking us to confirm them.
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House Dems Mark First 100 Days With Triumphs, Stumbles

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly elected Rep. Sharice Davids is most proud of setting up a congressional office in part of her Kansas district she said hadn’t seen one for years. For Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath, her biggest victory was passing the gun background checks legislation she advocated for after her son’s shooting death. And for New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, her top achievement was the introduction of the landmark Green New Deal. As the Democratic freshmen lawmakers round the first 100...
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McConnell mum on Senate support for Herman Cain for Fed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn't saying whether he thinks his chamber would confirm Herman Cain to join the Federal Reserve board, casting doubt on the former Republican presidential candidate's prospects should President Donald Trump advance him for the post.
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McConnell won’t say if Senate would back Herman Cain for Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to say Thursday whether he thinks his chamber would confirm Herman Cain to join the Federal Reserve board, casting doubt on the former Republican presidential candidate’s prospects should President Donald Trump advance him for the post. Asked if a Cain nomination would face problems, McConnell, R-Ky., […]
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Senate leader McConnell wants bipartisan immigration talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday called for bipartisan talks aimed at bolstering asylum laws and addressing border security, issuing a bid for negotiations amid a surge of migrants crossing the southwestern U.S. border and daily outcries by President Donald Trump about the need to clamp down on immigration. “What we […]
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McConnell's 2020 Plan: Cast GOP As 'Firewall' Against Socialism

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that Republicans need to regain support with women and college graduates in the suburbs-- which he said led to loss of the House in 2018.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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U.S. House Democrats blame Trump for worsening border crisis

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that bipartisan immigration reform, which has eluded Congress and the White House for years, is still the solution. It is in fact "inevitable," Pelosi said on the sidelines of a Democratic party meeting in Leesburg, Virginia. In Washington, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, also called for bipartisan discussions on immigration.
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McConnell won’t say if Senate would back Herman Cain for Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declining to say whether he thinks the Senate would confirm Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve’s board. When McConnell was asked whether a Cain nomination would face trouble, he noted that successful nominees must pass background checks and have a likelihood of confirmation. Cain’s a former […]
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