Republicans / Donald Trump / Democrats

Say it ain't so: McConnell threatens to kill August recess

Posted On: May 16, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is seriously considering scrapping some or all of the August recess this year, according to senators and aides. The GOP leader told Republican chairmen on Wednesday that he would speak to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about whether Democrats are willing to cooperate at all on spending bills and President Donald Trump's nominations in order to avoid scuttling this year's four-week break. McConnell also said he needed to speak with Trump about the matter; the president said last week the Senate should “not go home” until it completes its work on spending bills and funding the border wall. A group of more junior senators are publicly urging McConnell to cancel recess to get the Senate's work done - and to keep 10 vulnerable Democratic senators off the campaign trail. A group of 16 senators sent McConnell a letter this month urging him to cancel the regular summer break, and several of them held a press conference pressing McConnell on the issue. “Sen....

Continue reading ...

 








Kentucky high school investigates students' alleged mockery of Native...

Kentucky high school investigates students' alleged mockery of Native American at rally

A Catholic high school in northern Kentucky is facing severe backlash after videos went viral showing students allegedly mocking Native Americans at a rally in Washington. Read more ...

Trump offers a 'Dreamers' deal for border-money proposal

Trump offers a 'Dreamers' deal for border-money proposal

Speaking from the White House, Trump said he was offering a "commonsense compromise both parties should embrace." Read more ...

The Latest: Hardy's UFC debut ends with DQ loss

The Latest: Hardy's UFC debut ends with DQ loss

NEW YORK - The Latest on the UFC card in New York with T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo fighting for the 125-pound title : Read more ...

Women's March returns amid shutdown and controversy

Women's March returns amid shutdown and controversy

It's the third year women from around the nation have participated. Read more ...

Cejudo defends 125-pound belt with record win over Dillashaw

Cejudo defends 125-pound belt with record win over Dillashaw

NEW YORK - Henry Cejudo needed only a record 32 seconds to defend his 125-pound title in New York. Cejudo's next defense was a passionate one for the flyweights - and the hope... Read more ...

UFC on ESPN+ 1 bonuses: Donald Cerrone doubles up for $100K

UFC on ESPN+ 1 bonuses: Donald Cerrone doubles up for $100K

Gallery Donald Cerrone def. Alexander Hernandez at UFC on ESPN+ 1: Best photos view 10 images Henry Cejudo , Donald Cerrone and Alexander Hernandez each earned $50,000 bonuses... Read more ...

NBA wrap: James Harden scores 48 points as Rockets come back to beat Lakers...

NBA wrap: James Harden scores 48 points as Rockets come back to beat Lakers in OT

Houston is 26-19 and has overcome the injury bug so far this season to stay in the playoff hunt. Read more ...

Kvitova outs Anisimova; Barty beats Sharapova in Australia

Kvitova outs Anisimova; Barty beats Sharapova in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia - It took two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova took under an hour to beat American teenager Amanda Anisimova and return to the Australian Open... Read more ...

Twitter reacts to Greg Hardy getting disqualified for illegal knee at UFC on...

Twitter reacts to Greg Hardy getting disqualified for illegal knee at UFC on ESPN+ 1

Allen Crowder delivered on his promise to upset controversial debuting heavyweight Greg Hardy - however it didn't go down the way he wanted - in the UFC on ESPN+ 1... Read more ...

The Latest: VanZant wins first UFC fight in 2½ years

The Latest: VanZant wins first UFC fight in 2½ years

NEW YORK - The Latest on the UFC card in New York with T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo fighting for the 125-pound title : Read more ...