In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR

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McConnell Rejects Schumer Demand for Mulvaney and Bolton as Witnesses

Well, it was a stunt anyway. According to the Washington Examiner: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell rejected calls by Democrats to summon new witnesses in the upcoming impeachment trial.  Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, requested McConnell subpoena top Trump administration officials who had refused to testify before weekslong House impeachment proceedings. The list of requests includes former national security adviser John Bolton and acting

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McConnell: Democrats Don’t Have the Goods to Convict Trump

According to the Washington Examiner: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters the closed-door impeachment proceedings in the House have not produced evidence that would sway enough Republican senators to convict President Trump if he is impeached. “How long it goes on just depends on how long the Senate wants to spend on it,” McConnell said Tuesday when asked about the length of a potential Senate trial.

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McConnell: Senate Will Vote on Supreme Court Vacancy Even if Dems “Whine”

Prepare for civil war. Figuratively. I think. According to the Washington Examiner: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans would “absolutely” vote on a Supreme Court vacancy if one occurred before the 2020 election, regardless of whether Democrats “whine” about it.  “You have to go back to 1880 to find the last time, back to 1880s to find the last time a Senate of a

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McConnell Hangs Tough, Says Kavanaugh Will Get a Vote

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Monday said embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who is now facing two unsupported accusations that he committed sexual misconduct decades ago, will get a vote in the Senate. McConnell spoke on the Senate floor: Judge Kavanaugh will be voted on here on the Senate floor, up or down. This fine nominee will receive a vote, in the Senate, in

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McConnell Quietly Adds Pork for Kentucky Into the Spending Bill

Wow. It’s good to be the king. Of the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was reportedly visibly annoyed when his home state colleague, Sen. Rand Paul, rose to start to filibuster the spending feast bill and to cause a brief government shutdown. Here’s one reason. The good ‘ole fashion’ politician who runs the Senate had gotten some good ‘ole fashion’ pork barrel

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Republicans Give Up on Repealing Obamacare

I thought repealing Obamacare was the reason that people put them in office in the 2010 wave election? Well, so much for that. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is not going to run the flag up the pole again this year, and any effort to finish off Obamacare will have to wait until there are more Republicans in the Senate, according to Politico. Republicans have damaged

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McConnell Blames Bannon for Losing Alabama

“The political genius on display in throwing away a red state in America is hard to ignore,” the Senate majority leader said. McConnell is right. It took true “political genius” for him, McConnell, to throw away a red state. Republicans in Alabama nominated Roy Moore. He was not a perfect candidate, though Bannon could not have known how imperfect he would be because he did

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Trump Must Beware the Establishment’s Obsequious Embrace

It’s such an enduring facet of human nature. Go for the throat of your enemies, but once they have power or can benefit you, lovingly kiss their feet. That was what was on display Wednesday at a White House celebration of congressional passage of the tax cut. The establishment, which had opposed his election and held him in contempt, was now praising Trump, wafting toward

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McConnell and Collins Have a Deal to Try to Save Obamacare

Congressional Republicans deployed a brilliant strategy to gut Obamacare by camouflaging within the tax cut bill language ending the insurance purchase mandate. Had they tried to run that as a “standalone” measure, it no doubt would have been defeated, as was their initial effort earlier this year to wreck Obamacare. The requirement that everyone purchase insurance helps Obamacare survive by guaranteeing income to insurers that they

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Video || Protestor Sneaks Into Press Area, Yells at Trump on Capitol Hill

A protestor got himself into the press scrum on Capitol Hill and started making a scene and throwing little Russian flags as President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walked by. “Trump is treason! Trump is treason,” he shouted. “Why is Congress talking about tax cuts when they should be talking about treason?” he wondered, aloud. They’re walking through what is called “the Ohio

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Video || Trump Stages Show of Unity With McConnell

President Trump staged a news conference Monday with embattled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is under fire from conservatives as a stale, long-term member of the Washington establishment who fails to support genuine conservatives for the Senate and who came up short getting the Senate to pass Obamacare repeal. Trump’s best buddy show with McConnell will raise questions among conservatives about whether the president

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Effort to Get Rid of McConnell Intensifies

A group of leading conservatives today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding that he resign. The letter is signed by Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin, FreedomWorks President Adam Brandon, Richard A. Viguerie, and Brent Bozell. It was dispatched as former Trump White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon pledges to back primary challenges to

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