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    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Thursday morning that a deal has been reached for an extension of the nation's debt ceiling through early December, a major breakthrough to avert an economic disaster that comes after weeks of partisan deadlock over how to resolve the issue."We have reached agreement to extend the debt ceiling through early December and...
    Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walk side-by-side to the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2018 in Washington, DC.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Thursday morning that lawmakers have reached a deal on a short-term debt ceiling increase after hours of discussion with GOP...
    Sean Hannity is none too pleased with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, which he made abundantly clear during Wednesday night’s airing of Hannity. As Congress plays a game of chicken with raising a debt ceiling so that the federal government can ostensibly pay off bills of past spending, much of which came from the Trump administration. McConnell appears to have...
    OTTAWA — Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is still the prime minister of Canada after winning his third straight electoral victory Tuesday. His party did not win a majority of seats in Canada’s parliament. Trudeau clung to power late Tuesday morning, winning or leading in 157 seats. The Conservative Party will remain the official opposition, winning or leading in 122 seats....
                        Senate Minority leader Lauren Book will once again aim to remove Confederate legal holidays in the state of Florida, after filing SB 250 on Friday for the 2022 legislative session. SB 250 is a revised version of SB 1116 – which was denied in the 2021 legislative session...
    Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images — Tom Williams-Pool/Getty Images Former President Donald Trump has made no secret of his disdain for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), But now, a new report indicates that Trump is actively working towards trying to get the Kentucky senator bounced from his leadership role. According to the Wall Street Journal, the rift between Trump and McConnell...
    The debt limit was part of a call between Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, a person familiar with the conversation told CBS News. As the U.S. barrels closer toward running out the cash to pay its bills, Yellen has warned inaction would lead to catastrophic economic consequences.  The United States could hit the...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — DFLers in the Minnesota Senate elected a new minority leader Monday after Sen. Susan Kent announced earlier this month she was stepping down. State Sen. Melisa López Franzen, who represents Edina, will serve as the next caucus leader. “It is truly an honor to be elected by my colleagues to serve as the next Senate DFL Caucus...
    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. While many Americans were likely enjoying the old Sunday, fun day by binge-watching the NFL Red Zone on the first full day of the 2021-22 NFL season, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was Tweeting about vaccine mandates, in a remarkably pithy manner. “NO VACCINE MANDATES” McCarthy Tweeted Sunday afternoon, which can be interpreted as a...
    (CNN)House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is asking the Supreme Court to overturn the House proxy voting protocols that were put in place in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. McCarthy released a statement Thursday saying that justices should "uphold the Constitution by overturning Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi's perpetual proxy voting power grab."It's the latest salvo by Republicans to do away with...
    Protesters supporting U.S. President Donald Trump break into the U.S. Capitol on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.Win McNamee | Getty Images Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger is set to brief congressional leaders about the security plans being made for an upcoming rally in support of rioters who were jailed during the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol invasion, a person familiar...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (L) speaks while Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has been doing a lot of lying about the Jan. 6 commission, and his claim last Thursday that the FBI supposedly concluded Donald Trump had "no involvement" in the Capitol riot is just the latest installment in his trail of ignominy....
    Originally published on Sept. 2, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – State Sen. Susan Kent announced Thursday that she will not be seeking re-election in 2022 and will be stepping down from her role as senate minority leader. Kent, D-Woodbury, has served in the state Senate for 10 years, but said COVID-19 has impacted her family life, and said it’s “time to make...
    House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's name is on the records preservation request list the House January 6 Committee has sent telecom companies. McCarthy exploded in anger when news was first reported this week that the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack had asked the 35 companies to preserve records, which might also include location information. CNN reports...
    House Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's name is on the records preservation request list the House January 6 Committee has sent telecom companies. McCarthy exploded in anger when news was first reported this week that the House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack had asked the 35 companies to preserve records, which might also include location information. CNN reports...
                        Citing the slim Democratic Party majority in both chambers of congress, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) ignored calls within the Republican Party and insisted President Joe Biden will not be impeached. “Well, look, the president is not going to be removed from office. There’s a Democratic House,...
    Mitch McConnell wouldn't say on Sunday whether he thinks Republican Governors Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis should reverse their bans on schools and private entities implementing mask mandates. 'Do you think that Governor DeSantis and Governor Abbott are making a mistake banning individual institutions, school districts, from imposing mask mandates?' Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace asked McConnell as Texas...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy called on Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to bring Congress back to session before Aug. 31 on Thursday after at least 12 U.S. service members have reportedly been killed in Afghanistan. McCarthy said Congress should come back into session from recess so that members can be briefed on what is going on in Afghanistan...
    Influencers and politicians from South Florida met this Wednesday with the leader of the Republican minority of the House, Kevin McCarthy, to exchange opinions on the situation in Cuba and deliver a message to President Joe Biden. “Biden has the ability to call on illegitimacy with concrete actions. Raising the price of repression, to protect the lives of civilians,...
    Various pundits on the set of Morning Joe seemed to all be in agreement Monday morning with the idea that jokes about hitting women were not funny. Yes, we are living through a time in which it seems necessary to make such a statement, but here we are. At issue is leaked audio from a weekend fundraiser in which House...
    Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said Thursday on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) were the ones determined to go back into Congress after the riot on January 6 and confirmed Democrat Joe Biden as the presidential election winner to “send a message.” Omar said, “I remember actually very vividly being...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks during an interview with Reuters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., July 27, 2021.Joshua Roberts | Reuters WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will use his campaign funds to pay for radio ads in his home state of Kentucky encouraging people to get vaccinated against Covid-19, sources close to McConnell told NBC...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has not shown a commitment to the constitution and rule of law, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney told reporters Wednesday. “Any person who would be third in line to the presidency must demonstrate a commitment to the constitution and a commitment to the rule of law, and Minority Leader McCarthy has not done that,” she said....
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    (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she was appointing Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to the new select committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.Pelosi said the chairman of the committee will be Rep. Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat. Other members include Democratic Reps. Zoe Lofgren, Adam Schiff, Pete Aguilar, Stephanie Murphy, Jamie Raskin and Elaine Luria.The...
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    House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy has defended Mike Pence after the former Vice President was booed and called a 'traitor' at a Faith & Freedom Coalition event in Orlando Friday. McCarthy appeared on Fox News on Friday evening and defended Pence after he was heckled by the crowd at the 'Road to Majority'-themed event. 'It is great to be back with so...
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    Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell condemned comments from Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) comparing mask mandates and discrimination against the unvaccinated to the plight of Jews during the Holocaust. Greene, a QAnon conspiracy theorist elected to represent Georgia in Congress, has spent the last week making Holocaust analogies in protest of coronavirus safety measures. “You know, we...
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    Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R- KY) reportedly told Republican colleagues earlier Tuesday he doesn’t support the current bill for the 1/6 commission “in its current form.” Axios broke news that McConnell currently opposes the commission, following House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy saying the same. McConnell made comments to his colleagues along the lines of,...
    Bradley Cortright May 18, 2021 0 Comments Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says his colleagues are “undecided” about whether they will support legislation creating a 9/11 style commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, he said of the commission, “If it’s gonna go forward, it needs to be clearly...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Republicans are undecided on whether a Jan. 6 commission is needed and said that he is willing to listen to any arguments. McConnell told reporters that Republicans had a “good discussion” about the Jan. 6 commission after their weekly lunch, saying “I think I’m safe in characterizing our conference as willing to...
    Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has come out in opposition to a previous and bipartisan agreement on a 9/11 style commission to investigate the events of January 6th.  McCarthy is thought by many to play a feature role in the investigation as he reportedly called former President Donald Trump amid the siege on the Capitol building...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Special Report” that there was a “great chance” of getting a deal with President Joe Biden and the Democrats on infrastructure. McConnell was commenting on the meeting he attended earlier with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA),...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (L) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell speaking after meeting with President Joe Biden at the White House. Well, that didn't take long. "It's Kevin McCarthy," read a campaign text from the House GOP Minority Leader on Wednesday, immediately after he met with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office. "I just met with Corrupt Joe Biden and...
    President Biden on Wednesday, meeting with congressional leaders at the White House, said he believes he can reach "some consensus on a compromise" with Republicans and Democrats, joking that he’ll "just snap my fingers" for it to happen. Biden, meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
    Being Kevin McCarthy can’t be easy or very much fun these days. He’s in the throes of a bruising congressional leadership fight. He’s being attacked — on Fox News! — for a cush Washington living arrangement. He’s been scolded by his political mentor for his bended-knee devotion to Donald Trump. And yet the Republican congressman from Bakersfield is precisely where...
    (CNN)House Republicans should "anticipate a vote" Wednesday on GOP Conference Chair, Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy writes in a new letter, in a vote that is expected to end with Rep. Liz Cheney being ousted over her continued opposition to former President Donald Trump.Read his letter below:
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., argued on Sunday that in order to "defeat" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the socialist agenda, Republicans "need to be united." McCarthy made the comment during an exclusive interview with "Sunday Morning Futures" days before House Republicans will vote to potentially strip Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyo., of her No. 3 GOP leadership position, which...
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    Donald Trump attacked a trifecta of Republicans on Wednesday, blasting Liz Cheney, Mike Pence and Mitch McConnell for refusing to support his false claim he won the 2020 election. Trump's statement came as House Republicans prepare to oust Cheney from its leadership team amid a GOP civil war over the role of the former president in the party.  He has...
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is introducing a resolution to censure Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, after she encouraged protesters in Minnesota to "stay on the street" and "get more confrontational" if they don't see a guilty verdict returned in the Derek Chauvin trial regarding the death of George Floyd.  Waters made the comments during a protest over the weekend, ahead...
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