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Republicans Can’t Get Congress Working

There are more veto threats than there are bills. After six weeks in session and 139 roll call votes in a House and Senate that feature some of the largest Republican majorities in generations, one of the most telling statistics from the new Congress is this: President Obama’s veto threats outnumber the bills Congress has […]

It had to happen eventually. For the last six years, the congressional Republicans have filibustered and obstructed every economic policy the Obama administration has initiated. In spite of the opposition, these policies have helped to yank the nation out of the worst recession since the Great Depression, creating nearly 11 million jobs in 57 months […]

Republican voters don’t think Mitch McConnell and John Boehner are committed enough to overturn Obamacare and stop the normalization of undocumented immigrants. The national survey of more than 600 Republican voters found a majority wary of embracing incumbent House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.Boehner, who will […]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The senior U.S. Senate Republican on Tuesday raised the possibility of Congress writing comprehensive healthcare legislation if the Supreme Court next year strikes down a subsidy provision of Obamacare. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who will lead the chamber starting in January, told reporters: “If the court would rule the way they […]

Senator Mitch McConnell is warning that allowing more undocumented immigrants to stay in the United States will lead to migrants dying trying to cross the border. Sen. Mitch McConnell warned Thursday that some would-be illegal immigrants could die trying to reach the U.S. thanks to President Obama’s plans to offer a temporary amnesty, saying it […]

Citing terrorism fears, freedom-loving Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping overhaul of the once-secret National Security Agency program that collects records of Americans’ phone calls in bulk. Mitch McConnell worked strenuously to defeat the bill.   The New York Times reports: Democrats and a handful of Republicans who supported the measure fell two votes […]

The soon-to-be Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, would often say he’s not a scientist, but now that he wants to pass the Keystone Pipeline he has become one. In remarks on the Senate floor, hours before a vote on a bill that fast-tracks construction of the pipeline, McConnell pointed to the “science” supporting the legislation. “Those […]

A group of Republicans want confrontation, not compromise and reconciliation. Tea Party Republicans want a fight. Despite Republicans’ ascension to Senate control and an expanded House majority, many conservatives from the party’s activist wing fear that congressional leaders are already being too timid with President Obama. They do not want to hear that government shutdowns […]

President Obama told Mitch McConnell and John Boehner he’s waited two years for congress to act on immigration and he’s not going to wait any longer. He added that his decision should not upend chances for cooperation on unrelated matters, according to aides familiar with the exchange. The new focus on Obama’s plans to revamp […]

They’re trying to make a plan that stinks smell like a rose, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal outlining a plan that would stop a million Americans from receiving health care. They try to make it sound like they’re acting in the best interest of average Americans: These bills include measures […]

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