Tag: Mitch McConnell

Stewart Is Back To Shame Congress Over #WorstResponders [VIDEO]

Jon Stewart returned to The Daily Show for the first time since passing the torch to new host Trevor Noah in August to provide an update on a cause he has been supporting for years: Funding healthcare for 9/11 first responders. Stewart popped up in the second half of the show (“Are you lost?” new…

Senate fails to save PATRIOT Act, Portions Expired at Midnight

Key provisions of the PATRIOT ACT have expired, at least for a few days. Key provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act expired at midnight after the Senate adjourned after failing to reach a new agreement during a rare Sunday session to extend law. The Senate did vote to advance the USA Freedom Act, a House-passed…

Jon Stewart: The Chronicles of Gridlock in Washington [VIDEO]

The GOP promised action and a break in the gridlock once they took over the Senate (and House), but now the do nothing congress is worse than ever and John Boehner is still bad at his job. President Obama’s executive order on immigration reform has Republican leaders John Boehner and Mitch McConnell struggling to galvanize…

McConnell, Grimes to face off for Kentucky Senate seat

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell bested tea party challenger Matt Bevin to win the Republican nomination Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky, according to the Associated Press. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes won the Democratic primary. She and McConnell will face off in the general election in November. Grimes was long…

US State Department delays review of Keystone pipeline

The U.S. State Department says it is giving federal agencies more time to review the Keystone XL pipeline before deciding whether to issue a permit. The review could push the decision about the controversial pipeline until after midterm elections in November. AP

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Caught On Tape: ‘I’m Holding My Nose’ Until Rand Paul 2016 Run

On a phone call recorded earlier this year but just released Thursday, former Ron Paul campaign chair Jesse Benton denied knowledge that the campaign had bribed a state senator for his endorsement in the 2012 primaries, and said that he was currently “holding his nose” as Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager until he had a chance…

Poll: The Turtle Mitch McConnell and Alison Lundergan Grimes in Dead Heat in Kentucky Senate Race

Alison Lundergan Grimes leads Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Kentucky Senate Race, according to a new poll released by a pair of liberal groups. The results—compiled by Public Policy Polling—state that Grimes, Kentucky’s Secretary of State, tops McConnell 45-44 among Kentucky voters. The poll also said that 51 percent of Kentucky voters disapprove of McConnell’s…

McConnell Predicts Obamacare Will Dominate 2014 Midterms

The new federal health care law was one of the defining issues of the 2010 midterm elections that were dominated by Republicans, and the party’s leader in the Senate said Sunday he expects “Obamacare” to drive voters once again next year. “I don’t know what the issues will be next year. If I were predicting…

McConnell Aides Secretly Taped Ripping Ashley Judd

McConnell Aides Secretly Taped Ripping Ashley Judd

Months after Mitt Romney was secretly taped at a fundraiser maligning the “47 percent” of Americans who don’t pay income taxes, Mother Jones, the same publication that unveiled that now-infamous clip that changed the trajectory of Romney’s candidacy, is out with another secret tape: This time of a meeting between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell,…

Obama Signs Order To Begin $85B In Sequester Spending

President Obama on Friday signed an order that starts putting into effect across-the-board budget cuts known as the “sequester” after he and congressional leaders failed to find an alternative budget plan. The President, after an Oval Office meeting with the lawmakers, called the cuts “just dumb.” He said they would slow the economic recovery and…