Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) calls $40 billion military aid package to Ukraine a "gift” and blocks it from passing.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked the passage of the $39.8 billion House-passed Ukraine aid after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) presented a unanimous consent on behalf of himself and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today. Schumer urged Paul to pass the bill and claimed that the Senator from Kentucky wanted to add certain changes directly to the bill, which have been opposed by members of both parties. Paul asserted that the aid amount will almost equal the entire military budget of Russia and that the U.S. will have to borrow the money from China to send it to Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
GOP’s midterm bet: Voters will care more about inflation than abortion
Republican candidates and strategists are increasingly confident that such a decision would not seriously harm the GOP’s chances of regaining House and Senate majorities come November, as Democrats have suggested it might.washingtonpost.com
Trump calls Mitch McConnell an 'old broken down crow,' saying he only stopped short of using foul language because Melania would tell him off
Speaking in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump said he'd like to call Mitch McConnell a "piece of..." but Melania Trump would be cross with him.news.yahoo.com
Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says “you could hardly dream up something more unfair” than forgiving student debt.
While on the campaign trail in 2020, President Biden touted the idea of cancellation up to $10,000 per person of federal student loans. The president is expected to decide on student loan forgiveness in the coming weeks. McConnel criticized Democrats for “cooking up massive bailouts for Ivy League graduates.”news.yahoo.com
Republicans, on cusp of abortion win, seek to change the subject
Republicans for months have been on the rhetorical offensive against President Biden and fellow Democrats — hammering them on the Afghanistan withdrawal, on increasing homicide rates, on a chaotic southern border and on seemingly ever-rising inflation. Now they’re the ones searching for the right message.washingtonpost.com
What's next in the investigation of the Supreme Court leak?
Chief Justice John Roberts, in ordering an investigation into an “egregious breach of trust” in the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on abortion, has tasked a relatively unknown court official to carry out what could be one of the most high-profile investigations in decades.
Mitch McConnell said Trump 'put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger' on January 6 and was 'pretty thoroughly discredited' by the attack, book says
McConnell told his staff after the attack that Trump is a "despicable person" and said "this fellow finally, totally discredited himself."news.yahoo.com
Mitch McConnell backed down from voting to convict Trump of inciting an insurrection because he 'didn't get to be leader by voting with five people in the conference'
Despite his initial belief that his party would break with Trump after January 6, McConnell later realized the rest of his caucus wasn't on board.news.yahoo.com
McConnell told Republican senators they've 'got to stay focused on Georgia' immediately after Trump told them that he could overturn the 2020 presidential election: book
"I've been calling folks in those states and they're with us," Trump told Republican senators in a December 2020 call, according to a new book.news.yahoo.com
Jackson confirmed as first Black female high court justice
The Senate has confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, shattering a historic barrier by securing her place as the first Black female justice and giving President Joe Biden a bipartisan endorsement for his effort to diversify the court.
Jan. 6 committee hears from Ivanka Trump; Proud Boys leader pleads not guilty
Ivanka Trump is giving testimony to the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol, after her husband, Jared Kushner, testified last week. Meanwhile, the leader of the Proud Boys has pleaded not guilty to multiple federal felony counts including conspiracy. CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane has the latest developments.news.yahoo.com
Murkowski, Romney back Jackson, all but assure confirmation
Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Mitt Romney say they will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s historic nomination to the Supreme Court, giving President Joe Biden’s nominee a new burst of bipartisan support to become the first Black woman on the high court.