Chaos Reigns in GOP Senate

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    May 24, 2015 1:48 AM GMT
    NYT: Mitch McConnell has found himself vexed by Democratic delaying tactics he himself honed in the minority, presidential aspirants with their own agendas and conservative firebrands demanding their say.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/24/us/politics/nsa-and-other-matters-vex-senate-leader-and-leave-disarray.html
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    May 24, 2015 1:46 PM GMT
    But they have still passed more legislation than Harry Reid who even blocked Democrat legislation.
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    May 24, 2015 3:55 PM GMT
    america needs to balance who is in congress to the white house. otherwise expect a junk government.
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 24, 2015 4:00 PM GMT
    The U.S. needs to get rid of the political duopoly that has run this great country into the ground. Both democrats and republicans are just out for their own self aggrandizement and don't give a shit about the American people.
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    May 25, 2015 12:36 AM GMT
    mx5guynj saidBut they have still passed more legislation than Harry Reid who even blocked Democrat legislation.


    Proportionally speaking, how many bills did the dems filibuster?
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    May 25, 2015 2:19 PM GMT
    pellaz saidamerica needs to balance who is in congress to the white house. otherwise expect a junk government.


    HUH? Do you mean "balance" who's in the Senate to suit the guy in the oval office? THAT'S worse that "junk" government. That's a mockery of the purpose of the frigging elections if the Senate would be "balanced" to suit the guy in the oval office.


    Piccadilly said
    mx5guynj saidBut they have still passed more legislation than Harry Reid who even blocked Democrat legislation.


    Proportionally speaking, how many bills did the dems filibuster?


    The more germane question is how many bills has Mitch McConnell stacked up on his desk to prevent them from being considered in the Senate? Harry Reid had over 500 bills when he lost the majority.
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    Jun 02, 2015 3:23 AM GMT
    McConnell Misplayed Hand in Surveillance Fight

    NYT: In the struggle over surveillance powers, Senator Mitch McConnell is finding that some of the new, ambitious conservatives do not adhere to the old rules of operating on Capitol Hill.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/us/bluff-calledmitch-mcconnell-misplays-his-hand-in-phone-data-fight.html?ref=politics
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    Jun 02, 2015 8:17 AM GMT
    ^
    Uh-oh

    So much for the GOP's new Senate majority. Pretty useless when you have such a disunited party.
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    Jun 03, 2015 4:16 AM GMT
    NYT: His recent fumble over the Patriot Act was the outcome of six years of ideological mindlessness.

    http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/mitch-mcconnells-n-s-a-debacle/