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Reports: Trump May Offer Dems Concessions In Exchange For Wall Money

President Donald Trump may offer his support for certain Democratic policy goals in exchange for border wall funds during remarks from the White House Saturday, CNN and Axios reported Friday and Saturday, respectively. Congressional Democrats have insisted that Trump reopen the government before any such negotiations, but according to the reports, Trump may offer the policy concessions in a statement from the White House Saturday afternoon, one that he hyped in a tweet Friday. The remarks, ini...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Cnn, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Oval Office, Pence, McConnell, Congressional Democrats, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Matt Shuham, Axios


Reports: Trump May Make Public Offer To Dems For Border Wall Money

President Donald Trump may offer his support for certain Democratic policy goals in exchange for border wall funds, CNN and Axios reported Friday and Saturday, respectively. Congressional Democrats have insisted that Trump re-open the government before any such negotiations, but according to the reports, Trump may offer the policy concessions in a statement from the White House Saturday afternoon, one that he hyped in a tweet Friday. Key aspects of the reports clash somewhat, though: CNN repor...
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Cnn, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, McConnell, Congressional Democrats, Kushner, Jared Kushner, Matt Shuham, Axios, Axios Trump


It’s Moving Day — See Also

WELL, IT IS FOR SOME AT CAHILL: Stealth layoffs at Cahill. TRUMP SUBORNED PERJURY, PROBABLY: But we'll need Mitch McConnell's approval to move him out. DO YOU HAVE... THE SOCIAL SKILLS? In person, not just on Facebook. SERIOUSLY, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO STILL DON'T HAVE THEIR GRADES? Come on, professors. Just have your cat grade them papers already. WHO BROKE THE LIBERTY BELL? Please be Gritty, please be Gritty. Elie Mystal is the Executive Editor of Above the Law and the Legal Editor fo...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Mitch McConnell, Cahill, Elie Mystal, See Also


Donald Trump’s Presidency Is Legally Over, Pending Mitch McConnell’s Acknowledgement Of His Constitutional Duties

Trump now serves at the pleasure of McConnell and Senate Republicans, whether they know it or not.
Tags: Law, Government, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, McConnell, Russia Probe, Mueller Investigation


#WheresMitch: McConnell Disappears Into The Background Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Tom Watson, Mitch McConnell, Kansas, Watson, Tsa, Nancy Pelosi


Freshmen House Dems Take Wildly Different Tacks In Shutdown Approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around Capitol Hill in a widely-posted but futile search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — hashtag #WheresMitch. The Democrats’ two paths within a 12-hour stretch this week demonstrated the dramatic differences emerging among members of the historic freshman class of House Democrats that — tog...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Indiana, Ap, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi


McConnell’s maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since […]
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Dem Rep. Susie Lee: 'Let the Senate do its job'

Rep. Susie Lee was one of the freshman Democrats who marched into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office urging him to re-open the government this week. McConnell was on the Senate floor at the time, but Lee is still hoping to pressure McConnell into funding the government. She's also among the lawmakers foregoing a paycheck during the shutdown.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Mitch McConnell, Lee, McConnell, Susie Lee


As Shutdown Drags On, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has One Simple Question

It is the 27th day of President Trump's temper tantrum government shutdown. TSA agents forced to work without pay are quitting their jobs, the national parks are a mess, and many federal workers are selling their stuff and living off crowdfunding.And New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is looking for Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose priority, rather than reopening the government, is an anti-abortion bill that would disproportionately affect lower-income women. At least it's on-b...
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This Week: Trump Administration Picks And Chooses Which Employees Are Essential

As the record-breaking, 27-day partial government shutdown continues to affect millions of Americans — those paid by the government, and those dependent on funding and services left unavailable — the Trump administration has ensured that certain corners of the government go unaffected. And here, we see the administration’s priorities: Roughly 46,000 IRS workers, for example, will be forced to work without pay even though their services aren’t, seemingly, essential. But tax returns must go out...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, White House, Cnn, Alaska, Mitch McConnell, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Gulf of Mexico, Justice Department, Irs, Doi, Trump, Bureau of Land Management, Interior


Opinion: Cracks emerging in GOP ranks over shutdown's toll

Something has gone wrong in the past 48 hours with Mitch McConnell's well-oiled Senate machine. Though the GOP majority leader eventually prevailed, 11 of his Republican colleagues stood on the Senate floor this week and voted to maintain sanctions on companies tied to Russian oligarch and President Vladimir Putin ally Oleg Deripaska, despite direct requests from the White House and McConnell.
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Senate, White House, Gop, Stories, Mitch McConnell, Oleg Deripaska


Cracks emerging in GOP ranks over shutdown's toll

Rick Wilson says Mitch McConnell's Republican senators are getting nervous. Their pollsters are telling them how bad this looks. Their consultants are describing the ads their opponents will run against them in 2020. Their economic analysts are predicting grim results with each passing day. Donald Trump's juvenile insistence that the taxpayers fund his ill-considered vanity wall on the US- Mexico border has left the government in shutdown and the GOP holding the bag.
Tags: US, Cnn, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Rick Wilson


Where's Mitch? McConnell keeping his head down during historic shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a different role compared to previous government shutdowns, but is that a practical or political choice?            [Author: Louisville Courier Journal]
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Where's Mitch? McConnell keeping his head down during government shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a different role compared to previous government shutdowns, but is that a practical or political choice?            [Author: Louisville Courier Journal]
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'Where's Mitch?' Dems look to deliver letter

New House Democrats walked across the Capitol from the House to the Senate side to call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass bills that would reopen parts of the government. (Jan. 16)
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'Where's Mitch?' Dems look to deliver letter

New House Democrats walked across the Capitol from the House to the Senate side to call for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass bills that would reopen parts of the government. (Jan. 16)            [Author: AP]
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Senate GOP Blocks Dem Effort To Enforce Sanctions On Russian Oligarch Firms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has narrowly upheld a Treasury Department decision to lift sanctions from three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. A vote to move forward on a Democratic resolution that would have reversed Treasury’s decision failed Wednesday on a 57-42 vote, just short of the 60 votes needed. The vote came up short even though several Republicans had criticized the sanctions move and 11 of them voted with Democrats. At issue is a December announcement from th...
Tags: Florida, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Montana, Washington, Senate, Russia, Ap, Gop, Maine, Arkansas, House, Arizona, Treasury


Federal workers take shutdown protest to Mitch McConnell

Dozens of furloughed federal workers visited the Capitol Hill office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to make a personal appeal to end the partial government shutdown because of the financial hardship it's causing. (Jan. 16)
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GOP Senators Split With White House On Russia Sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Almost a dozen Senate Republicans broke with the White House Tuesday on Russia, voting to move forward on a resolution that would maintain sanctions on companies linked to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The Democratic resolution would stop the Treasury Department from lifting penalties against the Russian aluminum manufacturing giant Rusal and two other companies connected to Deripaska. Senators took two procedural votes to proceed to the resolution, with 11 Republicans voting wit...
Tags: Florida, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Montana, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, Russia, Defense, Ap, Democrats, Gop, Maine


Thousands of Workers at FDA and FAA Head Back to Work Without Pay to Inspect Food and Planes

President Donald Trump seems to have figured out a solution to the government shutdown: Just make everybody work for free.Read more...
Tags: Science, Mitch McConnell, Fda, Tsa, Donald Trump, Faa, Government Shutdown, President Trump, Our Garbage Government, Our Garbage President


Congress Will Skip Planned Recess If Shutdown Continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the next deadline to pay federal workers, the White House shifted tactics, trying to bypass House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to negotiate with rank-and-file lawmakers even as President Donald Trump dug in for a prolonged shutdown. The House and Senate announced Tuesday they would stay in session, canceling an upcoming recess week at home if the shutdown continued, which seemed likely. On the shutdown’s 25th day Tuesday, Trump did not move off his demand to have Congre...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Mexico, Senate, White House, Ap, Democrats, Gop, South Dakota, House, Connecticut, Bill Clinton, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi


Steve King removed from committee assignments following racist comments

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday sharply condemned Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the highest ranking GOP official to publicly rebuke King over comments he made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, New York Times, Iowa, Stories, Mitch McConnell, Steve King


"House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and..."

"... contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. The punishment came on a day when Mr. King was denounced by an array of Republican leaders, though not President Trump. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, suggested Mr. King find 'another line of work' and Senator Mitt Romney said he should quit. And the House Republicans, in an attempt to be proactive, stripped him of the committee seats in the face of multipl...
Tags: Law, Senate, House, New York Times, Iowa, The Times, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Lincoln, King, Trump, Racists, Kevin McCarthy, Steve King, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics


The move comes after high-ranking Republicans condemned comments the GOP lawmaker made that were sympathetic to white supremacists

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday sharply condemned Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the highest ranking GOP official to publicly rebuke King over comments he made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, New York Times, Iowa, Stories, Mitch McConnell, Steve King


McConnell, Romney condemn Steve King's remarks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) rebuked comments Rep. Steve King (R-IA) made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.
Tags: News, Senate, New York Times, Stories, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, Steve King, McConnell Romney


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the GOP lawmaker's comments that were sympathetic to white supremacists 'unwelcome and unworthy'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday sharply condemned Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the highest ranking GOP official to publicly rebuke King over comments he made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, New York Times, Iowa, Stories, Mitch McConnell, Steve King


Mitch McConnell Says Rep. Steve King’s Racist Remarks Are ‘Unwelcome’

"If he doesn’t understand why ‘white supremacy’ is offensive, he should find another line of work,” McConnell said.
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McConnell says King's comments are 'unwelcome and unworthy of his elected position'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sharply condemned Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa, the highest ranking GOP official to publicly rebuke King over comments he made to The New York Times that were sympathetic to white supremacists.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Gop, New York Times, Iowa, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, Steve King


McConnell Denounces Steve King’s NYT Remarks

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell on Monday became the latest Republican lawmaker to speak out against comments made by Representative Steve King last week expressing bafflement that “white supremacy” had become an offensive term. “Rep. King’s statements are unwelcome and unworthy of his elected position,” McConnell told the Washington Post. “I have no tolerance for such positions and those who espouse these views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms,” McConnell said.
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, Steve King, McConnell Denounces Steve King


Trump’s Shutdown, the Longest in History, Mostly Hurts States That Voted for Him

Ample evidence already exists that Donald Trump doesn’t care at all for those who voted for him in 2016, or for his cultish base that continues to support him no matter the cost.Read more...
Tags: Science, Republicans, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Government Shutdown, Trump