Mitch McConnell

Where Things Stand: The McConnell-Trump Judicial Scheme Is Already Harming Biden Prime Badge
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The Senate minority leader may be trying to distance himself from former President Trump now. But the damage has already been done.

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LOUISVILLE, KY - FEBRUARY 12: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (right) (R-KY) and U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) wait on the stage together at the University of Louisville's McConnell Center where Schumer was scheduled to speak February 12, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. Sen. Schumer spoke at the event as part of the Center's Distinguished Speaker Series, and Sen. McConnell introduced him. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20, 2021: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. after the inauguration of President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post/POOL)
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 21: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his office after leaving the Senate Floor at the U.S. Capitol on December 21, 2020 in Washington, DC. The House and Senate are set to vote today on a roughly $900 billion pandemic relief bill to bolster the U.S. economy amid the continued coronavirus pandemic that would be the second-biggest economic rescue measure in the nations history. (Photo by Cheriss May/Getty Images)
A man receives a H1N1 swine flu vaccine at XXXXX on October 27, 2009 in Seoul, South Korea. The Korea Food and Drug Administration approved domestically developped vaccines last week, the government plan to vaccinate 35 percent of South Korean population until next February.
Where Things Stand: Oh, That’s All It Took Prime Badge
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Vladimir Putin and Mitch McConnell had something in common today.

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UNITED STATES - DECEMBER 1: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., conducts a news conference in the U.S. Capitol after the Senate Republican Policy luncheon on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/POOL)
Grim Reaper Joins The Living
McConnell finally accepts the reality of Biden's win after weeks riding Trump’s delusional high horse.
Bipartisan Cooperation After Trump: The Ball Is In The Republicans’ Court
And if GOP Obamacare repeal was any indication, they’re not ready for bipartisanship.
Where Things Stand: Austerity For America’s Cities? Prime Badge
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In a narrow sense, this is a very New York City-centric issue. But if it comes to fruition, life as we know it in this city will not only collapse further into the unlivable realm than it already has in the wake of COVID-19, but we might see another outbreak spike in the city.

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 10: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the Senate Republican policy luncheon which both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence attended on March 10, 2020 in Washington, DC. Lawmakers focused on the spread of the coronavirus and the state of the economy as markets react to the virus during the luncheon. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mitch McConnell
Without A Blue Senate, A Pres. Biden Would Have To Dramatically Adjust His Expectations
“President Biden's election would provide a welcome relief from the daily trauma,” one Senate veteran said, but achieving top policy goals would become infinitely more complicated.
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 26: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) heads into the Republicans Policy Luncheon on October 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. It is expected that the Senate will vote on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court later in the day. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Mitch McConnell
Where Things Stand: All But Certain Prime Badge
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Vice President Mike Pence won’t be around for tonight’s confirmation vote in the Senate. Republicans are clearly unconcerned that they will need him to break any sort of tie.

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