Pro-Democracy protests escalate in Hong Kong after rally ban

World 09/01/19, 05:55

Pro-democracy protests escalated in Hong Kong as hundreds of thousands people filled the streets on Saturday afternoon, Aug. 31, and into the night, after a series of arrests and the government ban of the mass rally. Saturday's march was planned to coincide with the fifth anniversary of China's 8.31 Decision to ...

Pelosi uses a derisive moniker to refer to McConnell

Politics 08/14/19, 20:11

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi referred to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as “Moscow Mitch” during a speech, echoing MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough. The California Democrat was the keynote speakers at Wednesday’s Illinois Democratic County Chairs’ Association brunch. The annual affair kicked off Governor’s Day at the Illinois State Fair . Pelosi referred ...

President Trump: ‘We have to have meaningful background checks’

Politics 08/10/19, 04:59

President Donald Trump said on Friday, Aug. 10, he's confident to make meaningful background checks legislation that would keep weapons away from dangerous individuals. "I think we can get something really good done. I think we can have some really meaningful background checks. We don't want people that are mentally ill, ...

McConnell hits back protesters: ‘I will not be intimidated’

Politics 08/09/19, 05:02

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday, Aug. 8, fired back at protesters who have rallied outside his home and office in Kentucky the past few days. "I have a word for everybody who's been in the front yard, and everybody who's trying to get in my space, I will ...

GOP stops Twitter spending after McConnell account suspended

Politics 08/08/19, 17:17

The Republican Party, the Trump campaign, and other GOP organizations announced Thursday, Aug. 8, that they are freezing their spending on Twitter to protest the platform’s suspension of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Twitter temporarily locked McConnell’s campaign account Wednesday after it shared a video in which some protesters spoke of ...

Twitter suspended McConnell’s campaign account for posting video of protesters threatening senator

Politics 08/08/19, 06:56

Twitter suspended Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s official campaign account on Wednesday, Aug. 7, for defending themselves against protesters calling for violence outside the senator’s home. Angry far left protesters gathered outside of Mitch McConnell’s home on Monday night to threaten the Republican senator. McConnell’s official account posted the video, which ...

Senate confirms 13 more judges named by President Trump

U.S. 08/02/19, 03:54

As the Senate left for recess on Thursday, Aug. 1 for five weeks, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), praised the achievements of the chamber, including a hard-won budget agreement that staves off a probable government shutdown. But at the top of McConnell's list was this week's Senate confirmations of 13 ...

Mitch McConnell objects to two election security bills from Democrats

U.S. 07/26/19, 04:59

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), on Thursday, July 25, blocked votes on two bills arguing Democrats are trying to give themselves a "political benefit." McConnell rejected Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s request for consent to pass a House bill that requires the use of paper ballots and includes funding for the ...

Trump: Amy McGrath compared my election to September 11th

Politics 07/09/19, 21:13

President Donald Trump on Tuesday evening criticized Amy McGrath, the newly announced Democratic challenger to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) rebuked her for comparing his election to 9/11. “Democrats are coming after our great Kentucky senator, Mitch McConnell, with someone who compared my election to September 11th,” Trump tweeted Tuesday.  “Why ...

Update: McConnell rejects changes to Senate border bill

Politics 06/27/19, 09:06

The Latest on Congress and the border relief package (all times local): 9:55 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rejecting changes that House Democrats want in a multi-billion dollar border bill. Instead, the Kentucky Republican says it's time for the House to accept a bipartisan package overwhelmingly approved by the Senate and ...

Senators reach deal to vote on blocking Saudi arms sale

Politics 06/19/19, 18:38

Lawmakers have reached a deal with the Senate's Republican leadership to vote on more than a dozen resolutions aimed at blocking the Trump administration's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the Senate will hear debate and vote on the resolutions Thursday. The move to block the sale ...

Update: Schumer calls for Senate to vote on gun bill

U.S. 06/02/19, 11:49

The Latest on the deadly Virginia Beach shooting Friday (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The Senate's top Democrat says a universal background check bill must be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Sen. Charles Schumer's remarks on Sunday came two days after a gunman killed 12 people in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Schumer ...

Democrats slam McConnell for delay on domestic violence bill

Politics 05/22/19, 19:54

Frustrated Democrats are ramping up their rhetoric as they pressure the Senate's Republican leader to allow a vote on a bill that helps victims of domestic and sexual violence. At a news conference on Wednesday, Rep. Jackie Speier of California took aim at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's self-proclaimed nickname as ...

Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

Politics 05/20/19, 16:36

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation's leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber's top Republican, who said he was making enactment of the bill "one ...

McConnell capitalizes on attack with ‘Cocaine Mitch’ shirts

Politics 05/09/19, 09:35

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is capitalizing on a fellow Republican's attack by selling "Cocaine Mitch" shirts on his campaign's website. The Kentucky lawmaker's 2020 reelection campaign tweeted Wednesday that McConnell was closing in on one of his biggest fund-raising days of the year thanks to sales of the bright red ...

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