Stories tagged: "Mitch McConnell"


President-elect Joe Biden introduces his nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Wants to Quickly Get His Cabinet Through. But the GOP Isn’t Talking Right Now.

Biden called on the Senate for a “prompt hearing” on his Cabinet picks after inauguration, but the president-elect likely faces a fight.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, talks with a staff member as Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies during the second day of her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Tillis and other GOP senators have been criticized for taking up a speedy Barrett confirmation without a coronavirus relief package in hand. (Stefani Reynolds/Pool via AP)
NC Workers Rip Tillis for Dropping the Ball on COVID Relief: ‘We Have Been Forgotten’

With federal lawmakers and Thom Tillis stalled over coronavirus relief, NC workers impacted by the pandemic say they can’t wait.

President Donald Trump gestures to members of the press as he walks to the Oval Office of the White House after visiting the Supreme Court to pay respects to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
After Trump’s Attacks on Election, Both Parties Vow Orderly Transition

Republicans and Democrats alike pushed back against fears that President Trump would not cede power if he loses the election.

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8 Bills Senate Republicans Are Ignoring as They Fight to Fill RBG’s Seat

The list of bills passed by the Democratic-controlled House that are languishing in the Republican-led Senate totaled 395 in February, and has grown longer with the pandemic.

A NC counselor gives advice for high schoolers on enduring the coronavirus-era virtual classroom. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
NC Teacher: State’s Schools Are Ignored While Big Business Gets COVID-19 Hand-Outs

Public schools in NC don’t have what they need to reopen and teach kids this fall while corporations pull in billions in aid.

In this April 2, 2018 file photo,  Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, center, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, left, co-chairs of the Poor People's Campaign, speak at the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn. Barber led a town hall on the US Senate race Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
‘Morally Indefensible’: Rev. William Barber Slams GOP Reluctance on More Coronavirus Aid

William Barber led a telethon-like ‘virtual march’ Monday, demanding more federal coronavirus aid from Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell.

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The Democrats Have a New $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill. Here’s What’s In It.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said there’s no “urgency” to pass another bill and that Republicans are “assessing what we’ve done already.”