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    Ill say this for McConnell, hes a helluva liberal motivator. If fundraising translates into votes, Mitch McConnells Senate majority is toast. Okay, we all know that it doesnt work that way, but fundraising translates to enthusiasm and enthusiasm can definitely translate to votes. So, yes, Majority Leader McConnells freak-out over the filibuster is well-founded, and will be intensified now that fundraising information for the second quarter has been released. As CBS News puts it, Democratic Senate candidates have smashed fundraising...
    Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City With four months gone by since the first – and maybe the last – federal stimulus package during the COVID-19 crisis, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warns that politics-as-usual in Mitch McConnell’s Senate threatens further relief from Washington. During a Thursday press conference, Ocasio-Cortez suggested that there should have been multiple stimulus bills at this point in the crisis bring local economies to...
    Savannah Rychcik July 9, 2020 0 Comments Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) revealed he is not so sure he will be heading off to Florida for the Republican National Convention taking place next month amid the coronavirus pandemic. McConnell was asked by a reporter on Thursday if he will be attending the convention despite the uptick in the number of coronavirus cases in states including Florida. “Well I think the convention, it’s a challenging situation and a number of my...
    Getty Steve Mnuchin On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration is working alongside the Senate to pass another stimulus relief package by the end of July, according to The Wall Street Journal. In an interview with CNBC, Mnuchin said, “I had a very productive call with [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell yesterday. As soon as the Senate gets back, we’re going to sit down on a bipartisan basis with the Republicans and the Democrats, and...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell broke with the White House on Thursday and said the coronavirus pandemic may scuttle plans for the Republican National Convention. “We will have to wait and see how things look in late August to determine whether or not we can safely convene that many people,” McConnell said in Kentucky. The Republican leader did not directly answer where he’s willing to skip the Jacksonville, Fla., gathering along with a handful of other GOP senators. “I think...
    Matthew Rozsa July 7, 2020 9:26PM (UTC) A recent remark by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell suggests that, if another round of individual stimulus checks are approved by Congress, they may only be issued to Americans who earn less than $40,000 per year. Speaking at a series of events in Louisville, McConnell struck an initial positive note for struggling Americans hard-hit by the economic shutdown. : I cant comfortably predict were going to come together and pass [a second...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP Eighty-eight years of debt pieties Ernst says Trump should sign defense policy bill with military base renaming provision MORE (R-Ky.) said on Monday that he believes there will be a fifth coronavirus relief bill, as the country sees an uptick in the number of cases. We will be taking a look at — in the Senate in a couple of weeks — another package based...
    On a Sunday morning in 1971, Americans woke up to discover that all prices and wages in the nation had been frozen. If eggs were selling at 50 cents at the local grocery, they would stay at 50 cents right up until December. It didn’t matter if there were raises due the following week—no one was getting a raise until the end of the year. The same thing applied to service fees, or to costs like rent. For an extraordinary period...
    While Senate Republican are happy to double-down on their coronavirus relief small business loan program—the Paycheck Protection Program, which was ostensibly created to help keep people employed—they are scoffing at the idea that the people who haven’t been able to keep their jobs or find new ones deserve expanded unemployment benefits. (Disclosure: Kos Media received a Paycheck Protection Program loan.) The extra $600/week payments, which are expiring at the end of this month, are encouraging lazy people to stay home, Republicans—with Senate Majority Leader...
    By BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking to flex his newfound influence among Kentucky Democrats after his Senate campaign fell just short, Charles Booker reached out Thursday to unite behind Amy McGraths uphill fight to unseat Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Booker, a progressive who lost to McGrath by about 15,100 votes in primary election results released Tuesday, portrayed McConnell as “our common enemy in the struggle for racial and economic justice issues that formed the...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Looking to flex his newfound influence among Kentucky Democrats after his Senate campaign fell just short, Charles Booker reached out Thursday to unite behind Amy McGrath’s uphill fight to unseat Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Booker, a progressive who lost to McGrath by about 15,100 votes in primary election results released Tuesday, portrayed McConnell as “our common enemy” in the struggle for racial and economic justice issues that formed the foundation of his campaign. ...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Manchin draws line against repealing legislative filibuster Hillicon Valley: Facebook takes down boogaloo network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats MORE (R-Ky.) on Wednesday said that he hopes President TrumpDonald John TrumpUtah Lieutenant Gov. Cox leads Huntsman in close governors race Trump tweets we all miss Ailes after swiping at Fox Former NFL...
    Mitch McConnell shuffling his way to the minority, ever a hypocritical asshole. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell might be the worst Republican of all, a cynical con-man who has made a mockery of the norms and customs that have guided our politics. As the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank once wrote, “No man has done more in recent years to undermine the functioning of U.S. government. His has been the epitome of unprincipled leadership, the triumph of tactics in service of short-term...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights Manchin draws line against repealing legislative filibuster Hillicon Valley: Facebook takes down boogaloo network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats MORE (R-Ky.) said on Wednesday that an infrastructure bill set to get a vote in the House will not be taken up in the Senate. So naturally this nonsense is not going anywhere in...
    Mitch McConnell split with President Trump Tuesday on whether Russia should be allowed back into the G-7 — roundly rejecting the move, which has been repeatedly pitched by the commander in chief. “Absolutely not,” the Senate majority leader told reporters at the Capitol. Trump said last month that he wanted to expand the number of countries that take part in the next meeting, including Russia, which had been bounced by the Group of Eight after invading and annexing Crimea in...
    Former Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath has edged out a victory in the surprisingly-close Democratic Senate primary fight in Kentucky. McGrath narrowly beat state Rep. Charles Booker to the finish line thanks to a flood of absentee ballots caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which led to thousands of votes being mailed in prior Booker surging in the polls. Booker, a progressive who openly supports “Medicare-for-all,” rose to national prominence in the wake of the killing of 26-year-old Breonna Taylor, a...
    On Tuesday, the Associated Press called the June 23 Democratic primary for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seat for Marine veteran Amy McGrath. With about 520,000 votes counted as of Tuesday afternoon, McGrath leads state Rep. Charles Booker 45-43 in the contest to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Though the primary took place a week ago, state election authorities advised that final tallies would be delayed due to a surge in mail-in votes, which made up most of the total...
    Projections indicate that former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath has won the Kentucky Democratic Senate Primary. The primary has been a source of intrigue among Democrats since McGrath (a moderate and a favorite of the national party) was locked in a close race against the more-progressive state representative, Charles Booker. CNN’s election coverage shows that McGrath edged out Booker by approximately 7,000 votes, and defeated him with 45 percent of the primary vote against his 43 percent. The news...
    The Democratic Party establishment’s choice to take on Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky has won a narrow primary victory, though the bruising contest may have further lessened her chances of ousting the GOP Senate Majority Leader in November.  Amy McGrath, the 2018 U.S. House candidate backed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, defeated the upstart campaign of Charles Booker in Kentucky on Tuesday after additional mail-in ballots were counted. McGrath now enters the general election matchup with McConnell not on...
    Lexington Herald-Leader/ZUMA For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis and more, subscribe to Mother Jones newsletters.After a long primary season redefined by a pandemic and police brutality, Amy McGrath defeated her progressive challenger, Charles Booker, in the US Senate Democratic primary in Kentucky. McGrath will take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November. McGrath entered the race in July as the clear frontrunner, running at the behest of Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), who’d been recruiting the former...
    Reuters June 30, 2020 0 Comments Kentucky voters will learn on Tuesday which Democrat will challenge Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November: Black progressive Charles Booker, or establishment favorite Amy McGrath. Preliminary results from the June 23 primary showed a too-close-to-call contest, and election officials had to wait until Saturday to receive all ballots cast by mail due to the coronavirus. State officials said they would not release the complete results until Tuesday evening. McGrath, a former...
    By Susan Cornwell (Reuters) - Kentucky voters will learn on Tuesday which Democrat will challenge Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in November: Black progressive Charles Booker, or establishment favorite Amy McGrath. Preliminary results from the June 23 primary showed a too-close-to-call contest, and election officials had to wait until Saturday to receive all ballots cast by mail due to the coronavirus. State officials said they would not release the complete results until Tuesday evening. McGrath, a former combat pilot...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday denounced the “stigma” perpetrated by some about wearing masks as US coronavirus cases surge. The Republican leader weighed in as partisan divisions persist in Washington over whether or not to wear masks  — and as new US infections hit a record high on Friday, driven by spikes in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida. “We must have no stigma, none, about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people,”...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday denounced the “stigma” perpetrated by some about wearing masks as US coronavirus cases surge. The Republican leader weighed in as partisan divisions persist in Washington over whether or not to wear masks  — and as new US infections hit a record high on Friday, driven by spikes in California, Arizona, Texas and Florida. “We must have no stigma, none, about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people,” McConnell...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday slammed Minority Leader Chuck Schumer as a “total hypocrite” for preventing a vote on a Republican police reform bill. Schumer (D-NY) led Democrats on Wednesday to block the bill responding to the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police. Schumer said it didn’t go far enough and House Democrats passed a broader bill on Thursday. McConnell alleged in a Fox News Radio interview that Schumer had an eye on the election and tried...