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Mitch Mcconnell

  1. bipartisanship
    Poor Susan Collins Can’t Get That Partisan Joe Biden to Abandon His AgendaRepublicans want to pursue the bipartisanship of a Biden U-turn.
  2. donald trump
    Trump’s Popularity Among Republicans Is on the RiseSeven Senate Republicans voted to convict Trump, and others criticized him over the Capitol riot. But at the grass roots, it’s another story.
  3. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Split on Trump’s Culpability for Capitol RiotMitch McConnell wasn’t the only senator who combined a vote to acquit Trump with criticism of his conduct. But most won’t have trouble crawling back.
  4. impeachment trial
    Senate Acquits Trump; 7 Republicans Joined All 50 Democrats in ‘Guilty’ VoteMitch McConnell spoke after the verdict to denounce Trump’s conduct while insisting his trial was unconstitutional.
  5. impeachment
    The Timeline for Trump’s Second Impeachment TrialThe schedule and structure have been set, and the whole thing could be over in less than a week.
  6. impeachment trial
    McConnell Isn’t Plotting to Save Republicans From TrumpThough the strange Beltway fantasy won’t die, there’s still no evidence that Mitch McConnell is planning a vote to convict the former president.
  7. trump impeachment trial
    Why Both Parties Want a Speedy Trump Impeachment TrialRepublicans are eager to get the trial over with, and Democrats tend to agree — though some want a fuller accounting of Trump’s misdeeds.
  8. marjorie taylor greene
    Kevin McCarthy Decides to Protect Marjorie Taylor GreeneThe top House Republican gave his conspiratorial, pro-violence colleague a slap-on-the-wrist and said he’ll fight efforts to take her off committees.
  9. u.s. senate
    Democrats Take Control After Striking Power-Sharing DealBoth Democrats and Republicans can claim a tactical win in the maneuvering over the filibuster.
  10. republicans in disarray
    Why Did McConnell Attack Greene and Defend Cheney?It’s unusual for a Senate leader to interfere in an internal battle among his House counterparts. But it’s possible Kevin McCarthy didn’t mind.
  11. the national interest
    McConnell: Trump Tricked Me Into Backing His CoupSweet, naïve Mitch McConnell never would have gone along if he knew.
  12. the national interest
    All the Lies They Told Us About the FilibusterWho designed this bizarre system? The answer is nobody.
  13. voting rights
    Why Democrats Must Keep the Filibuster From Killing Voting RightsWith red states racing to further restrict voting, some limited filibuster reform to allow voting-rights legislation to be passed is now essential.
  14. impeachment trial
    Centrists Air Censure Option As Trump Conviction Hopes FadeIt could be an alternative to or fallback after a trial. But it would force Republicans to defend or condemn Trump’s conduct.
  15. the filibuster
    The Democratic Party’s Civil War Over the Filibuster Has Barely BegunThe Democrats’ existential interest in enacting major reforms — and its marginal senators’ aversion to tough votes — remain on a collision course.
  16. the national interest
    McConnell: It Was Too Soon to Impeach Trump, Now It’s Too LateAnd there was a perfect moment, but they were on vacation.
  17. politics
    McConnell and Most Republican Senators Vote to Dismiss Trump’s ImpeachmentIt’s a sure sign there’s not remotely enough support to convict the ex-president.
  18. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Don’t Even Want to Have an Impeachment TrialDemocrats will force the trial to go forward, but the odds of a conviction are low and getting lower.
  19. lisa murkowski
    GOP Senator Lisa Murkowski Rules Out Party SwitchThe occasionally heretical Alaska senator dislikes what Trump did to her party, but she dislikes Democratic environmental policies even more.
  20. impeachment trial
    A McConnell-Backed Trump Conviction Is Just FantasyConviction in Trump’s impeachment trial was always a long shot. Now momentum is waning, as GOP senators aren’t onboard and McConnell won’t herd them.
  21. filibuster
    The Defining Battle of Biden’s Presidency Is Already Raging in the SenateMitch McConnell’s push for Democrats to rule out filibuster abolition — and thus, most of their policy goals — has triggered a standoff.
  22. politics
    Biden Will Run a Very Un-Waspy GovernmentWomen, Blacks, Latinos, Catholics, and Jews: This ain’t your grandfather’s Cabinet.
  23. 2024 elections
    Trump Won’t Start a Third Party — But He Might Break the GOPThe billionaire is almost certainly too lazy to start his own party, but he could devastate McConnell’s without breaking a sweat.
  24. voting rights
    Democrats Push Voting-Rights Expansion With Fresh UrgencyRepublicans will block the reforms, but at the price of underlining an authoritarian strain in their thinking that will outlive Trump’s presidency.
  25. impeachment trial
    Trump’s Second Impeachment Trial Will Be a Democratic ProductionThe question of whether a former president can be tried and then banned from future office will hang over Trump’s second trial from the get-go.
  26. impeachment
    Who Will Be in Charge of Trump’s Impeachment Trial?Why it may not be Chief Justice John Roberts this time around.
  27. impeachment
    Are There Enough Senate Republican Votes to Convict Trump?With the MAGA base still strong and plenty of excuses for Republicans to say no, conviction faces steep odds.
  28. impeachment
    Trump Becomes First President to Be Impeached TwiceTen Republicans joined every House Democrat in voting to impeach. Trump’s Senate trial may start just as Biden takes office.
  29. capitol riot
    Mitch McConnell Reportedly Open to Impeaching TrumpThe Senate majority leader has supposedly told associates how he feels about the process unfurling against the president.
  30. capitol riot
    Is There Really Enough Time to Impeach and Remove Trump?There may be a point to doing this beyond throwing him out of the White House two weeks early.
  31. the republican party
    The GOP’s Leaders Are Ditching Trump. Will His Base Ditch Them?After Wednesday’s insurrection, the divide between the Republican old guard and their party’s voting base is larger than ever before.
  32. contested election
    WATCH: Mitch McConnell Gives Speech Opposing Effort to Overturn ElectionThe Senate majority leader made an impassioned plea for his GOP colleagues to abandon their effort to reverse Biden’s victory.
  33. contested election
    Tom Cotton Breaks With Trump on Coup Attempt in CongressThe Arkansan split with other presidential wannabes in warning that Trump is undermining an Electoral College that has served Republicans well.
  34. contested election
    Futile Ploy to Overturn Election in Congress Divides GOPRepublicans in the Senate and House are publicly at odds over a pointless plan to block the certification of Biden’s win out of loyalty to Trump.
  35. politics
    Senate Overrides Trump’s Veto of National Defense Authorization ActBut a last-ditch effort to increase COVID stimulus checks to $2,000 failed.
  36. coronavirus stimulus
    Will We Get a Second Round of COVID-19 Stimulus Checks?The second stimulus bill signed by Trump on Sunday includes $600 checks for Americans eligible for the $1,200 payments in the CARES Act.
  37. politics
    McConnell Kills $2,000 Stimulus Checks With Poison PillsThe wily Senate leader is insisting on attaching the bigger checks to demands Democrats won’t accept. It’s his excuse for doing nothing.
  38. georgia senate runoffs
    The GOP Just Let Democrats Have Their Stimulus and Campaign On It TooThanks to Trump’s $2,000 check demand, Democrats were able to secure economic relief while retaining it as an issue in the Georgia runoffs.
  39. politics
    Why Did McConnell Block $2,000 Stimulus Checks?Trump wants it. Georgia’s embattled Republican senators want it. Mitch says no — for now.
  40. politics
    House Votes To Override Trump Veto for the First TimeThe president vetoed the annual defense authorization bill, partially to protect Confederate-named installations. The key vote will be in the Senate.
  41. politics
    Pelosi Tries to Embarrass Trump Backers With Vote on $2,000 Stimulus ChecksDemocrats staged a show vote on the president’s demand, which by passing the House could create a very awkward vote for Senate Republicans.
  42. covid-19 stimulus
    Second Stimulus Deal May Be Last Gasp of BipartisanshipDemocratic underperformance in the election and Republican underestimation of the pandemic made a deal possible. But don’t count on much else.
  43. austerity
    Republicans Remember to Care About the Deficit at the Worst Possible MomentAfter taking a few years off, Republican austerity warriors are trying to shrink the stimulus bill at the last possible moment and hamstring Biden.
  44. bipartisanship
    Biden Campaign Boss Wants to Work With Republicans, Faux Scandal EnsuesJen O’Malley Dillon is getting blasted for speaking the truth about the opposition, even as she pledges to seek their cooperation, because she swore.
  45. contested election
    Will Two Alabama Extremists Force a Vote on Overturning the Election?Mo Brooks and Tommy Tuberville are two peas in a pod from the same right-wing patch and may make every Republican go on record about Trump’s claims.
  46. coronavirus stimulus
    Congress Close to a Deal on Second Stimulus Package: What We KnowWith time running out, the two parties appear near a compromise attached to a stopgap spending bill.
  47. vision 2020
    McConnell Finally Acknowledges Biden As President-electIt’s taken a long time, but the dam has broken, with Republican senators undermining any last-minute rebellion against the results in January.
  48. coronavirus stimulus
    A Major Obstacle to COVID Stimulus Just FellBipartisan negotiators have split the package’s two most divisive provisions from the rest of the bill.
  49. congress
    Congress and Trump Will Keep Bickering Through the HolidaysEndless wrangling over spending and stimulus and a likely Trump veto of a defense-policy bill are casting a pall over a holiday-decorated Capitol.
  50. the national interest
    Only a Democratic Senate Can Produce a Moderate Biden PresidencyRepublican moderates are powerless under McConnell.
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