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Republicans Who Backed McConnell’s Ukraine Boondoggle Don’t Deserve To Replace Him
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Republicans Who Backed McConnell’s Ukraine Boondoggle Don’t Deserve To Replace Him

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is stepping down as party leader at the end of this year‚ which means the bid to replace America’s least popular politician is off to the races. On Wednesday‚ Kentucky’s senior senator announced plans to abdicate his post as head of the Senate GOP in November but stopped short of resigning from office. “One of life’s most underappreciated talents is to know when it’s time to move on to life’s next chapter‚” McConnell said‚ after having spent nearly 40...

Mitch McConnell Stepping Down Prompts Theories of Possible Replacement
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Mitch McConnell Stepping Down Prompts Theories of Possible Replacement

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced on Wednesday his plans to step down from his position in the coming months‚ prompting speculation about a possible replacement. The three contenders most likely to vie to replace McConnell include Senator John Thune of South Dakota‚ Senator John Cornyn of Texas and Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming. Others across social media have pointed to Florida Senator Rick Scott and Montana Senator Steve Daines as other possible contenders. Ron...

The insider’s guide to the McConnell succession race
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The insider’s guide to the McConnell succession race

Mitch McConnell’s exit as Senate GOP leader this fall officially kicks off a succession battle that has so far played out only in the backrooms of the Capitol. The Kentucky Republican isn’t stepping aside until November‚ but three potential heirs have long loomed large in the Hill’s calculus. Somewhat confusingly‚ all three are white men named John: Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.)‚ former whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) and GOP Conference Chair John Barrasso (R-Wyo.). For the moment‚ very...

Supreme Court sets April arguments over whether Trump can be prosecuted for election interference
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Supreme Court sets April arguments over whether Trump can be prosecuted for election interference

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to decide whether former President Donald Trump can be prosecuted on charges he interfered with the 2020 election and set a course for a quick resolution. The justices’ order maintains a hold on preparations for a trial focused on Trump’s efforts to overturn his election loss. The court will hear arguments in late April‚ with a decision likely no later than the end of June. But even with a timetable that is much faster than usual‚ the court action...

GOP Senator Blocks Bill Protecting Access To IVF In Wake Of Alabama Ruling
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GOP Senator Blocks Bill Protecting Access To IVF In Wake Of Alabama Ruling

Democratic legislation seeking to protect access to in vitro fertilization across the country was blocked in the Senate on Wednesday by Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.). Hyde-Smith dismissed the bill as “a vast overreach” and objected to a unanimous consent request from Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.). The Republican senator claimed the bill would legalize human cloning and commercial surrogacy. “The bill before us today is a vast overreach that is full of poison pills that go way too far‚...