Mitch McConnell

Restaurants are no longer safe spaces for Trump allies

Being a political figure comes with an expectation of criticism in America, whether from newspaper columnists or Saturday Night Live impressions. But the anger building over the current Republican-controlled administration’s immigration and climate change policies (to name just two) is making...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:15am

Irritated McConnell slaps Trump for ‘excessive expectations’

After a rough and largely unproductive six months working together, Mitch McConnell let Donald Trump have it. Somewhat. The Senate majority leader criticized the president during a Rotary Club dinner in Kentucky on Monday, complaining that his lack of political experience has led "excessive...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 5:15pm

Trump’s America: Fixing healthcare as easy as A-B-C-D

Plan A is dead. The Republicans’ seven-year promise to repeal and replace Obamacare never got the oxygen it needed in Mitch McConnell’s Senate. On Monday night, a third and a fourth Republican senator flatlined the so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act. Someone slapped a toe tag on...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 5:02am

In 1990, Mitch McConnell advocated 'affordable healthcare for all'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the primary architect of the Senate's secretly composed bill to repeal Obamacare. The Congressional Budget Office estimated it will throw 22 million people off health insurance, will cut $770 billion from Medicaid and will greatly increase premiums and...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 1:36pm

Mitch McConnell wouldn't meet with charity that treated his polio as a child

When he was two years old, in 1942, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell developed polio, the now-eradicated virus that causes paralysis. He and his family traveled to Warm Springs, Georgia, where the first hospital to treat polio had been established. Four years earlier, President Franklin D....

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 5:16pm

Judge Merrick Garland not interested in FBI job: Sources

U.S. appeals court judge Merrick Garland, turned away by the Senate last year for a Supreme Court post, is not interested in serving as FBI director, two sources said on Tuesday, even as the top Senate Republican recommended him for the job. Garland, the chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 3:42pm