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McConnell’s Obamacare Replacement Guts Coverage, Raises Costs For Tens Of Millions

The latest Trumpcare bill released by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a political dealmaker’s version of putting lipstick on a pig—taking a colossally destructive bill hurting tens of millions and dressing it up so it can win enough votes to pass.

July 14, 2017
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5 Republican Disgraces You Missed This Week

From the preening “mavericks” to the proud white supremacists, the GOP is entirely complicit in the horrors of the Trump administration. Every unconstitutional executive order, every denigration of the country’s citizenry and press comes with the party’s seal of approval. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may not like what the president is saying, but he likes what he’s doing.

February 19, 2017
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks live via satellite from Trump Tower in New York City during the second session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump Stands By Lunatic NATO Comments

Donald Trump reiterated his call for the U.S. to pull back from its commitment to NATO and said the Republican leader of the Senate was wrong to call the proposal “a rookie mistake.” “He’s 100 percent wrong. OK?” Trump said in an interview aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

July 25, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama (3rd R) meets with the bipartisan leaders of the Senate to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, at the White House in Washington March 1, 2016. From L-R: Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Vice President Joe Biden, Obama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Obama: Senate Inaction On Supreme Court Pick Will Erode Public Faith In Courts

“In some ways the judicial process is a casualty of some broader trends in our democracy.”

April 8, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama (C) greets Judge Merrick Garland (R) after announcing Garland as his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, in the White House Rose Garden in Washington, March 16, 2016. Vice President Joe Biden is at left. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Obama at UChicago: Garland Is ‘Indisputably Qualified’ For The Supreme Court

There’s never been any tradition of a lame duck president leaving an empty seat for his successor to fill.

April 7, 2016
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Seven Years Late, Media Elites Finally Acknowledge GOP’s Radical Ways

The truth is, anyone with clear vision recognized a long time ago that the GOP has transformed itself since 2009 into an increasingly radical political party, one built on complete and total obstruction.

March 29, 2016
U.S. President Obama arrives with Judge Garland and Biden prior to Supreme Court nominee announcement at the White House in Washington

Obama Keeps Rosy Eye On History With Thorny Garland Nomination

Gone is the genteel, sedate Senate. A handful will meet with Garland as a courtesy, as the outstanding judge walks the halls. That’s all.

March 18, 2016
Senate Majority Leader McConnell adjusts glasses while taking questions on the upcoming budget battleon Capitol Hill in Washington

GOP Senators Begin To Budge On Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

It’s not clear if Republicans are more worried about Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump naming the next Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

March 17, 2016
U.S. President Barack Obama carries a binder containing material on potential Supreme Court nominees as he walks towards the residence of the White House in Washington

Republican Party Gears Up To Fight Obama Court Nominee

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid denounced on the Senate floor what he called a “smear” campaign against federal appeals court judge Jane Kelly, who had been on Obama’s short list of potential nominees.

March 14, 2016
U.S. President Obama meets with the bipartisan leaders of the Senate to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Scalia, at the White House in Washington

21 Attorneys General Call On Senate to Hold Court Nomination Hearings

“If you apply their logic, Grassley’s vote shouldn’t count this year.”

March 10, 2016
Senate Majority Leader McConnell addresses media during event on Capitol Hill in Washington

Why Should You And I Have To Keep Paying Mitch McConnell’s Salary?

We’re paying this guy a salary of $174,000 a year, plus another $19,400 for his “service” as majority leader. It’s insulting that he won’t even go through the motions of doing his job.

February 24, 2016

Rand Paul’s Anti-NSA-Spying ‘Filibuster’ Lasts 10½ hours

Though civil libertarians heralded Paul as a hero, skeptics dismissed his move as symbolic at best, largely aimed at boosting fundraising for his nascent presidential campaign.

May 21, 2015