McConnell downplays the impact of abortion politics on the battle for the Senate

McConnell downplays the impact of abortion politics on the battle for the Senate

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday downplayed the impact of abortion politics on the battle for the Senate majority, predicting that the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade will play differently in different states. McConnell has sought to make the 2022 midterm election a referendum on President Biden by focusing on inflation, … Read more

McConnell throws shade on Graham’s proposed national abortion ban

McConnell throws shade on Graham’s proposed national abortion ban

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday made clear that Senate Republicans are not eager to debate Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (RS.C.) proposal to ban abortions nationwide after 15 weeks of pregnancy, telling reporters that most GOP senators want to leave the issue to states. McConnell also said Graham’s proposal is the South Carolina senator’s … Read more

Brittney Griner doesn’t need Dennis Rodman’s ‘help’

Brittney Griner doesn’t need Dennis Rodman’s ‘help’

NoPhoto: Getty Images You may have missed it but for a brief moment, former NBA player Dennis Rodman was back and ready to schmooze concessions out of another authoritarian. That’s right, the former member of the notorious Bad Boys Pistons squad before joining up with Michael Jordan in Chicago had selflessly volunteered to enter into … Read more

McConnell says there’s a “50-50” chance Republicans take control of the Senate

McConnell says there’s a “50-50” chance Republicans take control of the Senate

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he thinks it’s a “50-50” possibility that Republicans take the Senate in the November midterm elections — and the final outcome will be close. The Senate is now evenly divided, with 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans, although Democrats control the chamber since Vice President Kamala Harris has the … Read more

Trump Rips ‘Broken Down Hack’ Mitch McConnell For Not Backing His Candidates

Trump Rips ‘Broken Down Hack’ Mitch McConnell For Not Backing His Candidates

Donald Trump again went after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), calling him a “broken down hack” for not fighting for the former president’s flailing Senate candidates. “Why do Republican Senators allow a broken down hack politician, Mitch McConnell, to openly disparage hard-working Republican candidates for the United States Senate?” Trump posted on Truth Social … Read more

Sean Hannity Rips Mitch McConnell For Sly Dig On GOP Candidates

Sean Hannity Rips Mitch McConnell For Sly Dig On GOP Candidates

Fox News host Sean Hannity went after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for undercutting weak GOP Senate candidates with his sly dig this week about “quality.” In light of flagging GOP poll numbers, McConnell appeared to downgrade his earlier hopes that Republicans would retake the Senate in the midterms because the candidates were less … Read more

Harris breaks 50-50 deadlock to advance landmark climate, tax, health bill

Harris breaks 50-50 deadlock to advance landmark climate, tax, health bill

The Senate voted along party lines Saturday afternoon to advance a sweeping bill to reform the tax code, tackle climate change and lower the cost of prescription drugs, taking a big step closer to giving President Biden a major victory before the November midterm elections. The Senate voted 51 to 50 to proceed to the … Read more

Democrats Outsmart Mitch McConnell With Surprise Reconciliation Deal

Democrats Outsmart Mitch McConnell With Surprise Reconciliation Deal

WASHINGTON — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said last month that he would not allow the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill on computer chips if Democrats tried to revive their “Build Back Better” agenda. On Wednesday, the Senate approved the bipartisan tech manufacturing bill, and hours later Democrats announced a breakthrough on their … Read more

‘It’s a sad day for the court and the country’

‘It’s a sad day for the court and the country’

By Chris Megerian and Zeke Miller | Associated Press WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden said Friday that “it’s a sad day for the court and the country” after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. “Now with Roe gone, let’s be very clear, the health and lives … Read more

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, June 24

5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday, June 24

Here are the most important news, trends and analysis that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Wall Street heads for its first weekly advance in the past four A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, US, June 22, 2022. Brendan Mcdermid | Reuters … Read more