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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Donald and Chuck and Nancy and Paul and Mitch

Here’s part of the problem for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. Trump just likes Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi better. And that’s a problem for all of us. One of the reasons I think he turned to the Democratic leaders, beyond sending a message to Republicans that they need to get in line because he can talk to Democrats, is that he is far more

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McConnell: From Rip Out O’Care “Roots and Branches” to Light Gardening

Well, the Washington Establishment is striking back. It truly would be one of the great examples of political fraud if Republicans got themselves elected to Congress on a vow to end Obamacare only to wuss out when the opportunity arose. Sen. Mitch McConnell, no doubt personally miffed that President Trump has interfered with his plans by suggesting to simply repeal Obamacare first and then see

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McConnell: Low Trump Approval Ratings Threaten GOP in 2018

I think this is a call by McConnell to Trump to play it safe — don’t repeal Obamacare, don’t slash the government, don’t pick fights etc. — and allow himself to be co-opted into the Washington Establishment. That is, to abandon the things he was elected to do. And it’s short-sighted because conservatives will sit at home if they feel their votes were wasted and things

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McConnell: We’ve Got the Votes to Go Nuclear

Gorsuch will be on the Court one way or another. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that there are enough Republican votes to invoke the “nuclear option” and seat Judge Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court by changing Senate precedent to end the filibuster for high court nominees, the Washington Examiner reported. Despite McConnell’s claim, several GOP senators left a closed-door lunch meeting grumbling

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Trump Urges McConnell Again to Go Nuclear

There’s talk Democrats may let this one through and avoid a filibuster, though, and go to the mat against Trump over his next pick, which will rebalance the Court. From the Washington Examiner: President Trump directed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Wednesday to employ the nuclear option to confirm his Supreme Court nominee if Democrats try to stall the process. “If we end

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McConnell Refuses to Rule Out Nuclear Option for Supreme Court

Harry Reid ended the filibuster for Obama’s nominees to everything but the Supreme Court. If the Democrats obstruct, it’s time to go nuclear again. Let them taste their own medicine. From the Washington Examiner. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Sunday refused to rule out the possibility of invoking the so-called “nuclear option” when confirming the next Supreme Court justice, answering repeated inquiries by expressing confidence

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McConnell: Obamacare Likely the Biggest Issue in 2014

“I think it’s coming back big time,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Well, yes. Now that people are finding out what’s in the bill – including the role the IRS will have in implementing it – Obamacare is indeed making a comeback. Killing Obamacare, that is.

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McConnell Demands WH Review of IRS Abuse

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) demanded today that the White House investigate what appears to be targeting by IRS of conservative groups. The IRS has acknowledged “mistakes” for singling out for heightened scrutiny groups that had words like “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their title. But it denies a political motivation, saying the effort was part of an attempt to deal with applications for

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Obama Admits He’s Bullying McConnell and Boehner

Well this is astonishing, though I’m not sure whether for its honesty or it chutzpah. President Obama today said he is in fact visting the Brent-Spence Bridge, which connects Cincinnati to Covington, Kentucky., to put the screws on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Here’s what he said a little while ago while standing on the Ohio side of the

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Obama Disses Both Boehner and McConnell in One Stroke

President Obama’s decision to travel next Thursday to the failing Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati is a remarkable slap at both House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at the very moment Obama says he is trying to work with the GOP leadership to pass a jobs bill. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced the trip during today’s briefing, calling the

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Obama Suggests He’ll Take the McConnell Plan

President Obama today signalled that he would accept a plan by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to make a clean increase in the debt ceiling that is not directly tied to deficit reduction. Obama, who appeared at yet another White House press conference, proclaimed that he continued to seek a $4 trillion deal to reduce the deficit. But since it includes tax increases unacceptable to

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Mitch McConnell’s Brilliant Maneuver

Yeah, I said it. Because McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, is offering Republicans a proposal that he should title, “The GOP Have Your Cake and Eat it Too Plan.” And when you get to have your cake and eat it too, you’ve done something brilliant. I’ll tell you what’s going to happen here. Something like the McConnell proposal to force President Obama to propose raising

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