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Mitch McConnell

 
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2027-01-02
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07/21/2024 --cbsnews
On this "Face the Nation" broadcast, Sen. Joe Manchin and Biden campaign co-chair Cedric Richmond join Margaret Brennan.
07/21/2024 --nbcnews
Leading Democrats applauded Biden after he announced he was dropping out of the 2024 race, while Republicans said he shouldn't complete his term.
07/21/2024 --axios
Data: The Miller Center at University of Virginia; Chart: Simran Parwani/AxiosPresident Biden's endorsement of Vice President Harris' for the Democratic nomination could defuse the age question dogging the Democrats: Harris will be 60 on Inauguration Day — 22 years younger than Biden.Why it matters: Concerns over President Biden's age and mental fitness were central to calls for his replacement. If Harris does succeed Biden on the ticket that would make Trump, 78, the oldest candidate in the race — and the oldest nominee in U.S. history.Reality check: Twelve U.S. presidents were 60 or older at the time of their inauguration. Biden and Trump were the only presidents older than 70 at the start of their terms. Catch up quick: President Biden's performance during the first presidential debate against Trump in June led to calls from constituents and politicians for him to step down. Zoom out: All three branches of federal government have prompted conversations about America's gerontocracy. The 118th Congress, one of the oldest in U.S. history, drove debates last year about term limits and fitness for office. Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) stepped aside in 2022, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced he'd retire as the head of Senate Republicans following the 2024 election.On the Supreme Court, 74% of Americans favor a maximum age limit for justices, according to Pew polling from last year. Former Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer signaled support for age and term limits in March. He said it would have helped him avoid "going through difficult decisions" in deciding whether to retire in 2022 as the oldest member of the court at the time.Go deeper: America's aging leaders on display
07/21/2024 --theepochtimes
'I would've thought someone would've done something about it,' he said.
07/21/2024 --centralmaine
'The buck stops with me,' Kimberly Cheatle said. 'I am the director of the Secret Service.' She said she has no plans to resign, and so far she has the administration’s backing.
07/18/2024 --huffpost
Johnson went further than Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell, who said there was need for "new leadership."
07/18/2024 --buffalonews
You don’t need a legal expert to tell you that Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision striking down the appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump is terribly wrong. What’s less obvious is that Cannon’s opinion...
07/18/2024 --missoulian
You don’t need a legal expert to tell you that Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision striking down the appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump is terribly wrong. What’s less obvious is that Cannon’s opinion...
07/18/2024 --tulsaworld
You don’t need a legal expert to tell you that Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision striking down the appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump is terribly wrong. What’s less obvious is that Cannon’s opinion...
07/18/2024 --roanoke
You don’t need a legal expert to tell you that Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision striking down the appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump is terribly wrong. What’s less obvious is that Cannon’s opinion...
07/18/2024 --journalstar
You don’t need a legal expert to tell you that Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision striking down the appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump is terribly wrong. What’s less obvious is that Cannon’s opinion...
07/18/2024 --wacotrib
You don’t need a legal expert to tell you that Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision striking down the appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump is terribly wrong. What’s less obvious is that Cannon’s opinion...
07/18/2024 --bismarcktribune
You don’t need a legal expert to tell you that Judge Aileen Cannon’s decision striking down the appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump is terribly wrong. What’s less obvious is that Cannon’s opinion...
07/18/2024 --axios
Angry GOP lawmakers confronted Secret Service director Kimberly Cheatle at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Wednesday evening.The big picture: Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) posted video to X of her confronting Cheatle as the federal agency has been under intense scrutiny after the assassination attempt on former President Trump. 🚨FULL VIDEO: Secret Service Director REFUSES to answer to the American people. pic.twitter.com/MPVOke5zhY— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) July 18, 2024Republican senators were already fuming about the lack of answers following their briefing with Cheatle earlier Wednesday, a GOP aide said. Once they found out she was at the RNC, Blackburn and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) organized a group to ask her questions in a suite at the RNC. She refused to answer and left.Also seen confronting Cheatle were Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.).Zoom in: Senate Republican Conference Chair Barrasso said in a video shared with Axios that he and Blackburn "went face to face" with the Secret Service chief to seek answers on what happened at the Butler, Pennsylvania, rally with GOP nominee Trump.Specifically, they wanted answers on "how that shooter was able to get off a clear shot when the FBI and the Secret Service knew that there was a suspicious person an hour in advance of when the shooting occurred and they identified a potential threat," he said, in reference to reports that emerged Wednesday.Blackburn said that Cheatle "would not answer our questions and wanted to say it was not the time nor place."This is after we've been through a conference call today. ... She can run but she cannot hide because the American people want to know how an assassination attempt was carried out on former President Donald Trump," Blackburn added.State of play: Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) called for Cheatle's resignation and announced plans for a bipartisan task force to investigate Saturday's shooting.Cheatle told House lawmakers earlier Wednesday that the agency "failed" at its "no-fail mission" to protect GOP nominee Trump at Saturday's rally shooting in Pennsylvania that left one spectator dead. Both Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) called for Cheatle's resignation following the briefing.Lee criticized both Cheatle and the Biden administration in a series of posts to X, including one that asked "why hold the briefing if they weren't going to tell us anything?"What they're saying: A USSS spokesperson said early Thursday that continuity of operations was "paramount during a critical incident" and Cheatle "has no intentions" of stepping down. "She deeply respects members of Congress and is fiercely committed to transparency in leading the Secret Service through the internal investigation and strengthening the agency through lessons learned in these important internal and external reviews," the spokesperson added in the emailed statement.More from Axios: Donald Trump Jr. at RNC: "America is Trump tough"In photos: Trump bandage "newest fashion trend' at RNCTrump's granddaughter speaks to the GOP nominee's softer sideVance repeatedly name checks Rust Belt in VP acceptance speechEditor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.
07/17/2024 --kron4
MILWAUKEE — Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) on Wednesday night officially accepted the vice presidential nomination, using his speech to the Republican National Convention to lean into his history and decry policies he said have harmed “forgotten communities” across the country. Vance, who former President Trump named his running mate on Monday, used the biggest moment [...]
04/01/2024 --thehill
When political reporters and analysts express amazement at Trump’s repeated death-defying avoidance of legal consequences, they are attacked as biased.
04/01/2024 --kron4
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) knew he would be taking a big political risk when he called for new elections in Israel — but weeks later has avoided serious political blowback for his landmark statement and instead given divided Democrats something to rally behind. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political allies, including [...]
04/01/2024 --cbs17
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) knew he would be taking a big political risk when he called for new elections in Israel — but weeks later has avoided serious political blowback for his landmark statement and instead given divided Democrats something to rally behind. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political allies, including [...]
04/01/2024 --wsav
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) knew he would be taking a big political risk when he called for new elections in Israel — but weeks later has avoided serious political blowback for his landmark statement and instead given divided Democrats something to rally behind. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political allies, including [...]
04/01/2024 --wfla
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) knew he would be taking a big political risk when he called for new elections in Israel — but weeks later has avoided serious political blowback for his landmark statement and instead given divided Democrats something to rally behind. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political allies, including [...]
03/31/2024 --huffpost
Donald Trump's ideas are being met with little pushback and some enthusiasm by a new era of Republicans in Congress.
03/30/2024 --abcnews
Donald Trump is campaigning on promises of mass deportations and of pardons for those convicted in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, and his ideas are being met with little pushback by a new era of Republicans in Congress
03/30/2024 --abcnews
Donald Trump is campaigning on promises of mass deportations and of pardons for those convicted in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, and his ideas are being met with little pushback by a new era of Republicans in Congress
03/30/2024 --abcnews
Donald Trump is campaigning on promises of mass deportations and of pardons for those convicted in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, and his ideas are being met with little pushback by a new era of Republicans in Congress
03/29/2024 --theepochtimes
The two Republicans have both been critical of the Biden administration’s handling of the southern border.
03/29/2024 --kron4
Congressional leaders are slamming the Russian government's detention of American journalist Evan Gershkovich in a rare joint statement issued Friday, marking a year since his captivity began. "Evan Gershkovich, an American citizen and reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has now spent a year wrongfully detained by Putin's government. We continue to condemn his baseless [...]
03/29/2024 --kron4
Congressional leaders are slamming the Russian government's detention of American journalist Evan Gershkovich in a rare joint statement issued Friday, marking a year since his captivity began. "Evan Gershkovich, an American citizen and reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has now spent a year wrongfully detained by Putin's government. We continue to condemn his baseless [...]
03/29/2024 --cbs17
Congressional leaders are slamming the Russian government's detention of American journalist Evan Gershkovich in a rare joint statement issued Friday, marking a year since his captivity began. "Evan Gershkovich, an American citizen and reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has now spent a year wrongfully detained by Putin's government. We continue to condemn his baseless [...]
03/29/2024 --cbs17
Congressional leaders are slamming the Russian government's detention of American journalist Evan Gershkovich in a rare joint statement issued Friday, marking a year since his captivity began. "Evan Gershkovich, an American citizen and reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has now spent a year wrongfully detained by Putin's government. We continue to condemn his baseless [...]
03/29/2024 --wsav
Congressional leaders are slamming the Russian government's detention of American journalist Evan Gershkovich in a rare joint statement issued Friday, marking a year since his captivity began. "Evan Gershkovich, an American citizen and reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has now spent a year wrongfully detained by Putin's government. We continue to condemn his baseless [...]
03/29/2024 --wsav
Congressional leaders are slamming the Russian government's detention of American journalist Evan Gershkovich in a rare joint statement issued Friday, marking a year since his captivity began. "Evan Gershkovich, an American citizen and reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has now spent a year wrongfully detained by Putin's government. We continue to condemn his baseless [...]
03/29/2024 --wfla
Congressional leaders are slamming the Russian government's detention of American journalist Evan Gershkovich in a rare joint statement issued Friday, marking a year since his captivity began. "Evan Gershkovich, an American citizen and reporter for the Wall Street Journal, has now spent a year wrongfully detained by Putin's government. We continue to condemn his baseless [...]
03/29/2024 --kron4
Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary is growing increasingly fractious as the party prepares to take on former Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in November, risking a potential intraparty brawl. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.), who is the front-runner in the intraparty contest, recently faced criticism for making a racially charged slur during a budget hearing, for which he later [...]
03/29/2024 --cbs17
Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary is growing increasingly fractious as the party prepares to take on former Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in November, risking a potential intraparty brawl. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.), who is the front-runner in the intraparty contest, recently faced criticism for making a racially charged slur during a budget hearing, for which he later [...]
03/29/2024 --wsav
Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary is growing increasingly fractious as the party prepares to take on former Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in November, risking a potential intraparty brawl. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.), who is the front-runner in the intraparty contest, recently faced criticism for making a racially charged slur during a budget hearing, for which he later [...]
03/29/2024 --wfla
Maryland’s Democratic Senate primary is growing increasingly fractious as the party prepares to take on former Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in November, risking a potential intraparty brawl. Rep. David Trone (D-Md.), who is the front-runner in the intraparty contest, recently faced criticism for making a racially charged slur during a budget hearing, for which he later [...]
03/29/2024 --kron4
In the throes of former President Trump’s civil fraud trial last fall, he made a plea to the judge overseeing the case: “Leave my children alone.” Trump’s adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, were slated to take the stand just hours later to profess their innocence and defend the family business. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, [...]
03/29/2024 --cbs17
In the throes of former President Trump’s civil fraud trial last fall, he made a plea to the judge overseeing the case: “Leave my children alone.” Trump’s adult sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, were slated to take the stand just hours later to profess their innocence and defend the family business. His daughter, Ivanka Trump, [...]
03/28/2024 --kron4
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and House Republican impeachment managers informed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in a letter Thursday that they will send two impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on April 10. House Republicans are accusing Mayorkas of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” including “willful and systemic refusal to [...]
03/28/2024 --cbs17
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and House Republican impeachment managers informed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in a letter Thursday that they will send two impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on April 10. House Republicans are accusing Mayorkas of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” including “willful and systemic refusal to [...]
03/28/2024 --wsav
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and House Republican impeachment managers informed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in a letter Thursday that they will send two impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on April 10. House Republicans are accusing Mayorkas of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” including “willful and systemic refusal to [...]
03/28/2024 --wfla
Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) and House Republican impeachment managers informed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) in a letter Thursday that they will send two impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on April 10. House Republicans are accusing Mayorkas of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” including “willful and systemic refusal to [...]
03/28/2024 --rollcall
Sen. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev., leaves the Senate Democrats’ weekly lunch in the Capitol last month.
03/28/2024 --motherjones
n the afternoon of January 6, 2021, as election deniers armed with Tasers and tomahawks overran the US Capitol, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) handed his colleague and close friend Eric Swalwell a pen. “Here,” he said to the California Democrat. “Stick this in their neck if they get close to you.” The Marine veteran, who’d […]
03/27/2024 --huffpost
"The cost of her failing to be replaced by a Democratic president with a Democratic Senate would be catastrophic,” one said.
03/26/2024 --kfor
Both presumptive candidates for the presidential election in 2024 will be at least 78 years old or older by Inauguration Day 2025. One is also charged in four criminal cases and facing 88 felony counts, which could lead the party to shift tactics pending a conviction. So, can a candidate be replaced?
03/26/2024 --kron4
Senate Republicans are warning former President Trump that restrictions on abortion should be left to the states and that proposing a 15-week national abortion ban ahead of this year’s election would be a major political blunder. Republican lawmakers have argued for years that states should have the authority to set parameters on abortion and hailed [...]
03/26/2024 --cbs17
Senate Republicans are warning former President Trump that restrictions on abortion should be left to the states and that proposing a 15-week national abortion ban ahead of this year’s election would be a major political blunder. Republican lawmakers have argued for years that states should have the authority to set parameters on abortion and hailed [...]
03/26/2024 --wsav
Senate Republicans are warning former President Trump that restrictions on abortion should be left to the states and that proposing a 15-week national abortion ban ahead of this year’s election would be a major political blunder. Republican lawmakers have argued for years that states should have the authority to set parameters on abortion and hailed [...]
03/26/2024 --wfla
Senate Republicans are warning former President Trump that restrictions on abortion should be left to the states and that proposing a 15-week national abortion ban ahead of this year’s election would be a major political blunder. Republican lawmakers have argued for years that states should have the authority to set parameters on abortion and hailed [...]