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Mitch Mcconnell

  1. politics
    The Infrastructure Bill May Be Bipartisan, But Republicans Won’t Help Save ItSince the value of this bill to centrist Democrats is strictly its bipartisanship, what does it say that Kevin McCarthy will happily watch it die?
  2. congress
    Mitch McConnell Prefers Calamitous Debt Default to Helping DemocratsDemocrats helped McConnell raise the debt limit during the last administration, but he insists Republicans aren’t going to return the favor.
  3. politics
    Partisanship Put Amy Coney Barrett on the Supreme Court. Now She’s Against It.The justice bemoaned perceptions of the Supreme Court following an introduction by Mitch McConnell, who made the confirmation process hyperpartisan.
  4. congress
    Government Shutdown and Debt Default ‘Cliffs’ Loom AheadThere is an awful lot going on in Congress, but keeping the federal government going and paying its obligations have to come first.
  5. abortion
    Will Abortion Dominate the 2022 Midterms?It’s possible that, given the current and near-future actions of the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion could matter more than ever to pro-choice voters.
  6. abortion
    The Anti-Abortion Movement’s Investment in the Republican Party Is Paying OffDonald Trump was the first president to keep his promises to them, and now the big moment of rolling back abortion rights may be near.
  7. politics
    The Midterms Could Give the Senate a MAGA MakeoverRetirements and primary challenges could decimate the Senate’s Establishment Republicans.
  8. u.s. supreme court
    Breyer’s Retirement Indecision Means Democrats Really Need to Hold the SenateMaybe Breyer will step down next year, but if he doesn’t and Republicans take back the Senate, Mitch McConnell may not let Biden name a successor.
  9. conservatism
    Afghan Refugee Crisis Will Test the Strength of GOP NativismWhile some Republicans slam Biden for betraying Afghans, Trumpists are already mulling anti-refugee primary campaigns in 2022.
  10. voting rights
    Democrats Update the John Lewis Voting Rights ActDrafted to anticipate and overcome recent Supreme Court decisions, the bill still faces a huge hurdle in passage.
  11. politics
    Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill, Moves On to BudgetAll Democrats and 19 Republicans voted “aye.” Now the GOP can point to this show of bipartisanship as they block various budget votes ahead.
  12. debt limit
    Democrats Appear Ready to Play Game of Chicken on Debt LimitThey’re gambling on forcing Republicans to cooperate, which is no sure thing.
  13. explainer
    Why Congress Is Fighting Over the Debt Ceiling Yet AgainA brief guide to the perennial issue. Why Democrats will probably have to include an increase in their budget bill — and what happens if they don’t.
  14. the national interest
    Why Mitch McConnell Is Giving Joe Biden a Bipartisan Infrastructure WinI thought Republicans would kill it. Here’s what I got wrong.
  15. kamala harris
    Is Kamala Harris’s Popularity Level a Problem for Democrats?Much of the claim that Harris is deeply and increasingly unpopular doesn’t bear scrutiny, particularly coming from fans of less popular Republicans.
  16. bipartisan infrastructure deal
    Yes, Sick or Quarantined Senators Could Blow Up Infrastructure VoteThe final version requires 60 yea votes, meaning Lindsey Graham’s 10-day quarantine could potentially jeopardize the bill, with August recess looming.
  17. infrastructure week
    5 Reasons Biden Got His Bipartisan Infrastructure DealMitch McConnell is poised to hand the president a big win. Here’s why.
  18. congress
    A Brief Guide to Congress’s Packed Summer ScheduleWith conflicting reports on late-night talks and meaningless failed votes, it’s hard to track what Congress is doing. Here’s their pre-recess plan.
  19. debt limit
    Republicans Won’t Help Democrats Raise Debt LimitMcConnell is again being a hypocrite by treating an essential debt-limit increase as a problem for Democrats. But it’s what he needs for his message.
  20. supreme court
    The Trouble the Supreme Court Is Making for VotersVoting-rights advocates are realizing that even if they prevail in Congress, the Court’s conservative majority is a major obstacle.
  21. infrastructure
    McConnell Threatens to Kill Bipartisan Infrastructure DealIf Republicans abandon the deal, Democrats can just add it to their own budget reconciliation bill and leave the GOP out of it altogether.
  22. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting Rights Push Stalled. It Was Still Worth It.The effort to enact the For the People Act was a smart investment that will pay off richly for Democrats.
  23. the national interest
    Republicans Say Voting Protections Trample ‘States’ Rights.’ Uh-Oh.The chilling future implications of a very old argument.
  24. politics
    What Republicans Mean When They Say ‘Stacey Abrams’Joe Manchin doesn’t make for an easy demon.
  25. supreme court
    McConnell All But Admits He Would Never Confirm a Biden Supreme Court PickWith McConnell pledging obstruction, Democrats need to make the Supreme Court a major campaign issue for the midterms.
  26. the national interest
    McConnell to Trump: What’s a Little Insurrection Between Friends?The most meager step to oppose Trump’s coup is now too much.
  27. january 6 commission
    Murkowski Rebukes McConnell for Blocking January 6 Commission“Is that really what this is about, one election cycle after another?”
  28. politics
    GOP Leaders Move to Blow Up Bipartisan January 6 CommissionA statement purportedly issued by anonymous Capitol Police officers called Kevin McCarthy and Mitch McConnell’s opposition “inconceivable.”
  29. covid-19 vaccine
    Ron Johnson Makes Dangerously Ignorant Comments on VaccinesThe Wisconsin senator’s yahooism now includes waving off the community benefits of COVID vaccination.
  30. extremism
    McConnell Howls About Court-packing Just As Pelosi Nixes ItIt’s a good example of how smears of the opposing party can run abruptly into countervailing reality.
  31. election coup
    Will Republicans Try Another Election Coup in 2024?Jonathan Last argues that 2020 could have been a dress rehearsal, and that a 2022 purge by Trump could make it work next time.
  32. georgia
    Businesses Ignore Mitch McConnell’s Warning to ‘Stay Out of Politics’Over 100 business leaders were reportedly on a conference call on Saturday discussing how to respond to new Republican-led voting restrictions.
  33. roundup
    Trump Reprises Mythomania Grievance Routine for GOP DonorsThe Florida man called Mitch McConnell a “dumb son of a bitch” at an RNC event on Saturday, but otherwise had little to add but nauseam.
  34. the national interest
    Mitch McConnell and the Agony of the Post-Trump Corporate RepublicanThey expected to be off moral probation after Trump. Then came Georgia.
  35. the national interest
    Here’s Why the Filibuster Is a Jim Crow RelicA peculiar Senate rule that has stayed around only because of racism.
  36. filibuster
    Trump Flip-Flops on the FilibusterTrump often said the filibuster was killing the Republican Party. Now, he says keeping it is the key to the party’s survival.
  37. the national interest
    Republicans: End the Filibuster, and We’ll Punish America by Enacting Our AgendaMitch McConnell’s strangest defense of the supermajority rule.
  38. mitch mcconnell
    McConnell’s Warning of a ‘Scorched-Earth’ Senate Is an Empty ThreatMcConnell warns that Democrats will regret abolishing the filibuster, but the GOP leader may not actually have liberals’ best interests at heart.
  39. the national interest
    The GOP Response to Biden’s Rescue Act Is a Massive Gift to Wealthy HeirsIt isn’t a workers’ party.
  40. politics
    The 3 Dumbest Arguments Against Biden’s Stimulus BillThe ideas that Democrats are “ramming” a “liberal wish list” that the country cannot afford don’t bear much scrutiny.
  41. gop
    Mitch McConnell Would ‘Absolutely’ Support Trump If He Were the 2024 NomineeOnce again, he backs the man who has physically mocked him, called on the party to replace him, and arguably cost him his Senate majority.
  42. politics
    Republican Senators Haven’t Represented a Majority of Voters Since 1996The anti-majoritarian nature of the Senate has helped Republicans block progress for many years.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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