GOP senators slam McConnell, Republican colleagues for supporting omnibus

GOP senators slam McConnell, Republican colleagues for supporting omnibus

Republican Sens. Ron Johnson (Wis.) and Mike Lee (Utah) slammed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and their GOP colleagues on Sunday for supporting the $1.7 trillion omnibus package that Congress sent to President Biden’s desk on Friday. The GOP senators had argued it would have been better to wait for the GOP to take … Read more

Senate passes $1.7 trillion government funding bill

Senate passes $1.7 trillion government funding bill

The Senate passed the nearly $1.7 trillion long-term, government funding bill 68-29 on Thursday, sending the measure to the House for quick passage before a looming deadline. Why it matters: The legislation will fund the government through next September — preventing the new Congress from being thrust into yet another spending fight when Republicans take … Read more

Five takeaways from Zelensky’s trip to Washington

Five takeaways from Zelensky’s trip to Washington

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky delivered high political drama with his trip to Washington on Wednesday. The visit, shrouded in secrecy until the last moment, was the first time Zelensky is known to have left his country since Russian President Vladimir Putin launched an invasion in February. Zelensky arrived as the contours of the conflict are … Read more

Brian Sicknick’s family explains snubbing McConnell and McCarthy: ‘This is an integrity issue’

Brian Sicknick’s family explains snubbing McConnell and McCarthy: ‘This is an integrity issue’

CNN  —  The family of fallen US Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick said Wednesday that snubbing GOP leaders during a congressional gold medal ceremony was not for partisan reasons, but an “integrity issue.” “We were talking about saying something and then we said, ‘No, I think the best way is to just ignore them.’ And … Read more

McConnell, McCarthy snubbed for handshakes at Jan. 6 police ceremony

McConnell, McCarthy snubbed for handshakes at Jan. 6 police ceremony

Family members of former Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who died a day after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, declined to shake hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as they helped present Congressional Gold Medals on Tuesday. Why it matters: Ken Sicknick, brother of Brian Sicknick, … Read more

Jan. 6 ‘heroes’ honored for defending Capitol from Trump mob

Jan. 6 ‘heroes’ honored for defending Capitol from Trump mob

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 were honored Tuesday with Congressional Gold Medals, praised as “heroes” for securing democracy when they fought off a brutal and bloody attack by supporters of then-President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opened an emotional ceremony, tensions still raw in … Read more

McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader: ‘Not going anywhere’

McConnell reelected Senate GOP leader: ‘Not going anywhere’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitch McConnell was reelected as Republican leader Wednesday, quashing a challenge from Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, the Senate GOP campaign chief criticized after a disappointing performance in the midterm elections that kept Senate control with Democrats. McConnell, of Kentucky, easily swatted back the challenge from Scott in the first-ever attempt … Read more

Republicans close in on claiming House majority – CBS News

Republicans close in on claiming House majority – CBS News

Republicans close in on claiming House majority  CBS News 2022 midterm results disappointed GOP — but were good for stocks  New York Post Six reasons for close election add up to one big warning for Republicans  Fox News Political insiders explain what happened on election night, how Democrats avoided a ‘red wave’  Fox News View Full Coverage on Google … Read more

Mitch McConnell wins secret-ballot election to continue leading Senate Republicans

Mitch McConnell wins secret-ballot election to continue leading Senate Republicans

CNN  —  Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell has won a secret-ballot leadership election after days of finger-pointing over the Republican election losses, putting him on pace to become the longest-serving Senate party leader in US history. McConnell defeated Florida Sen. Rick Scott, his first challenger in his 15 years atop his conference. McConnell won the … Read more

Trump mounts anti-McConnell campaign as conservatives seek delay in leadership elections

Trump mounts anti-McConnell campaign as conservatives seek delay in leadership elections

CNN  —  Former President Donald Trump is calling up his allies in the Senate, GOP sources tell CNN, and making a suggestion as he seeks to divert blame for – Republicans’ lackluster midterm performance: Take aim at Mitch McConnell. Trump, who is facing a round of sharp criticism from inside his own party for hurting … Read more