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Another Woman Accuses Roy Moore of Sexual Assault

Beverly Young Nelson says she was just 16 when Moore attacked her

(Newser) - Just hours after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to "step aside" in Alabama's special election, another woman accused Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager. At a press conference Monday with attorney Gloria Allred, Beverly Young Nelson said... More »

McConnell Calls for Moore to Step Down, Moore Fires Back

Senate majority leader steps up his stance on Moore

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is stepping up his official thoughts on Roy Moore. "I think he should step aside," he said of the GOP Senate candidate during a presser Monday, the Hill reports. Asked more specifically about allegations that Moore, running in a special Dec. 12 election... More »

Steve Bannon Sees One Big Lesson From Tuesday

'You can't fake the Trump agenda,' he says of Ed Gillespie's loss in Virginia

(Newser) - Lots of pundits are calling Tuesday's election results a defeat for President Trump and his agenda. One-time senior aide Steve Bannon has a different take: Losing candidates weren't Trumpian enough. "One of the things about the Gillespie campaign is that you can't fake the Trump agenda,... More »

Super PAC Declares War on Bannon

Group allied with Mitch McConnell hopes to thwart his plans

(Newser) - Steve Bannon's campaign to replace mainstream Republicans in Congress with individuals adhering to his anti-establishment message won't go unimpeded. Per the Washington Post , a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has "declared open warfare" against the former White House chief strategist, who's reportedly... More »

McConnell Says Vote on Bipartisan ACA Fix Is Possible

McConnell says he'll bring the bill to the Senate floor if the president promises to sign it

(Newser) - The battle over the future of the Affordable Care Act continued on the Sunday morning news shows, with Senate leaders from both parties offering some hope for bipartisan legislation. On CNN's State of the Union, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would be willing to bring the bipartisan... More »

Trump: My Relationship With McConnell Is 'Very Good'

He insists that despite reports, they are 'closer than ever before'

(Newser) - Relations are reportedly chilly between President Trump and Mitch McConnell, but after their private meeting Monday, Trump told reporters he and the Senate majority leader have "been friends for a long time" and are now, "despite what we read ... closer than ever before. And the relationship is very... More »

Cold Lunch? Trump, McConnell to Meet Monday

They'll talk fall agenda after nasty public sniping

(Newser) - President Trump blames the Senate's GOP leader for the health overhaul's failure, hints at tantalizing deals with Democrats, and watches his former strategist work to bulldoze the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill. There's no need for air conditioning at the White House with that chill in the... More »

McConnell's Task: Recover From Worst Day of Political Life

The big question: Can he rebound?

(Newser) - As has been widely noted , Mitch McConnell had a truly awful Tuesday. The Senate majority leader had to surrender on ObamaCare repeal, ally Bob Corker announced he was retiring , and, perhaps worst of all, the Senate candidate that McConnell strongly backed in Alabama got trounced by one backed by the... More »

Trump Likes Image of Him 'Eclipsing' Obama

He also tweets about Mitch McConnell and James Clapper

(Newser) - It's been another busy morning for President Trump on Twitter . He's hit a wide range of topics, but one tweet in particular drawing attention is actually a retweet of a supporter's eclipse joke. It shows an image of Trump gradually coming closer to one of President Obama,... More »

McConnell: Trump and I Are Speaking

Anyone suggesting otherwise is just 'not part of the conversation'

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and President Trump are in regular contact about "shared goals" and working together to advance them. He says people suggesting otherwise are "clearly not part of the conversation." McConnell says priorities include tax overhaul, spending, and other bills. The Kentucky... More »

Trump, McConnell Aren't Speaking After Angry Call

Elaine Chao: 'I stand by my man—both of them'

(Newser) - President Trump and Mitch McConnell have taken potshots at each other in public of late, but that's nothing compared to what's going on in private, reports the New York Times . A lengthy story describes their relations as of the "Cold War" variety, and it says the two... More »

McConnell Condemns Statements but Not Trump

'There are no good neo-Nazis'

(Newser) - "There are no good neo-Nazis," Sen. Mitch McConnell said Wednesday. “We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred," the Hill quotes the Senate majority leader as saying. "Those who espouse their views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms." McConnell... More »

Alabama Senate Race a Tough One for Trump's Favorite

Luther Strange trails candidate Roy Moore

(Newser) - The fight for the Alabama Senate seat previously vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions looks poised to go to a Sept. 26 runoff election. But the path there officially kicks off Tuesday with a special election primary in which three candidates will be weeded down to two. President Trump and... More »

Trump Steps Up Fight With McConnell in New Tweets

'Get back to work' on health care, president urges

(Newser) - President Trump isn't ready to wrap up a new public feud with Mitch McConnell. The president's first tweet of the day on Thursday called out the Senate majority leader, marking the second straight day he has done so. "Can you believe that Mitch McConnell, who has screamed... More »

Scaramucci Has a New, Unwanted Title

The 'Mooch' tops list of least powerful people in the world

(Newser) - Power: One day you have it, the next you don't. No one likely knows that better than the world's 50 "least powerful" people, described by 24/7 Wall St. as "well-known individuals around the world who have recently experienced a precipitous loss in stature." The top... More »

GOP Plan to Repeal ObamaCare Looks Doomed

3 Republican senators balk, one more than Mitch McConnell could afford

(Newser) - And just like that, Mitch McConnell's plan to repeal ObamaCare with a two-year delay appears to be doomed. McConnell announced the revised strategy Monday night, and he could afford only two GOP defections. Already, he's got three: Sens. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Susan Collins of Maine,... More »

Republican ObamaCare Replacement Collapses

McConnell admits defeat after losing 2 more votes

(Newser) - The "replace" part of the Republican effort to repeal and replace ObamaCare collapsed Monday night, leaving the GOP in disarray. After Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran announced that they would not support the ObamaCare repeal bill currently before the Senate, leaving the GOP without enough votes to even... More »

McCain's Health Issue Sidelines Senate's Health Care Vote

Senator's blood clot surgery leaves GOP short of votes to advance ObamaCare repeal

(Newser) - More bad news for the Senate GOP's health care bill: Mitch McConnell will delay it again after John McCain's announced absence following surgery left Republicans short of votes on their marquee legislation. McConnell issued his statement not long after McCain's office disclosed that he had undergone surgery... More »

Trump on Senators Passing Health Bill: 'They Have to Do It'

Says he'll be 'very angry' with Senate Republicans if they don't

(Newser) - President Trump has warned senators that he will be "very angry" if they fail to repeal ObamaCare as promised. In an interview with televangelist Pat Robertson, the president said "a lot of people will be very upset" if Senate Republicans don't pass the legislation this summer, Politico... More »

Senate Recess Will Be Cut by 2 Weeks

Will begin Aug. 14 instead of July 31

(Newser) - The Senate won't be headed home at the end of July as originally scheduled. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday announced that the August recess would be shortened by two weeks and begin Aug. 14, giving senators an extra two weeks to get through high-priority agenda items like its... More »

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