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Mitch Mconnell

  1. the kavanaugh hearings
    As FBI Wraps Up Investigation, Republicans Set Friday Vote on KavanaughMaybe it’s a bluff, but Republicans seem to think they can get him confirmed this weekend.
  2. the kavanaugh hearings
    Republican Senator Hides From Sexual-Assault Survivors in Men’s BathroomWhen the survivors tried to shake his hand, David Perdue said, “Don’t touch me.”
  3. On Tax Bill, Collins Accepted Health-Care Promises Written in Vanishing InkTurns out House Republicans don’t feel bound by the promises made to Susan Collins by Trump and McConnell to get her vote for the tax bill.
  4. Mitch McConnell Says Roy Moore Should Quit Senate Race“I believe the women.”
  5. Right-Wing Leaders Call for Mitch McConnell’s Head on a SpikeMitch McConnell’s never been a hero to conservatives. But the animus is getting white-hot, as a letter calling for him to step down illustrates.
  6. So Much for ‘Bipartisan’ Trump: He’s the Congressional GOP’s Best Friend AgainIn backing a partisan health-care bill and working to save McConnell’s candidate in Alabama, POTUS is back in harness with his congressional party.
  7. In Alabama Senate Race, There’s Stiff Competition to Be the Most Pro-TrumpAll three major candidates profess to love the president. But they’re really fighting about Mitch McConnell.
  8. The Return of the Repeal-and-Delay Strategy for Killing ObamacareRand Paul and Donald Trump helped kill the original strategy for repealing Obamacare and enacting a replacement later. Now they’re both reviving it.
  9. McConnell Has $188 Billion Fund to Save Health-Care Bill. How Will He Spend It?Here’s how the enticements to wavering GOP senators might be doled out.
  10. Republicans May Have a Plan B If Their Health-Care Bill FailsThe Trumpcare bill is mostly composed of tax and Medicaid cuts. Why not shift these items into the next budget bill?
  11. CBO Score of Senate Health Bill Is Grim — But Gives McConnell Wiggle RoomOn one hand: 22 million people losing coverage. On the other: extra deficit savings to fund sweeteners.
  12. Another GOP Senator Comes Out As ‘No’ on Health-Care Bill, Imperiling ProspectsDean Heller of Nevada said he could not support legislation as written. Now things get dicey for Mitch McConnell.
  13. GOP Plans Wacky Wednesday to Keep Democrats, Media Off-BalanceWith six confirmation hearings, a Senate “vote-a-rama,” and a Trump presser on tap, everyone will be confused. As intended.