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‘Obama should have kept his mouth shut’: McConnell calls former president’s criticism of Trump’s coronavirus response ‘classless’

Stimulus package: Here's what Americans can expect from the $2tn coronavirus deal

‘Obama should have kept his mouth shut’: McConnell calls former president’s criticism of Trump’s coronavirus response ‘classless’ ‘Obama should have kept his mouth shut’: McConnell calls former president’s criticism of Trump’s coronavirus response ‘classless’ Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate majority leader and a close ally to Donald Trump on Capitol Hill, slammed former President Barack Obama for his reported criticism …

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Trump offer of coronavirus tests for Capitol Hill declined by McConnell and Pelosi

Trump offer of coronavirus tests for Capitol Hill declined by McConnell and Pelosi

Trump offer of coronavirus tests for Capitol Hill declined by McConnell and Pelosi Trump offer of coronavirus tests for Capitol Hill declined by McConnell and Pelosi Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and House speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a rare letter jointly rejecting the Trump administration’s offer to supply Capitol Hill with 1,000 rapid-result coronavirus tests, asking that they are prioritised …

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‘I dare you!’: Cuomo challenges ‘taker’ McConnell to pass bill allowing states to go bankrupt

'I dare you!': Cuomo challenges 'taker' McConnell to pass bill allowing states to go bankrupt

‘I dare you!’: Cuomo challenges ‘taker’ McConnell to pass bill allowing states to go bankrupt ‘I dare you!’: Cuomo challenges ‘taker’ McConnell to pass bill allowing states to go bankrupt In his Friday morning coronavirus briefing, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo doubled-down on his criticism of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell‘s suggestion that states should be allowed to go bankrupt, daring him …

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Coronavirus: Mitch McConnell ripped as ‘Marie Antoinette of the Senate’ over state bankruptcy proposal

Coronavirus: Mitch McConnell ripped as 'Marie Antoinette of the Senate' over state bankruptcy proposal

Coronavirus: Mitch McConnell ripped as ‘Marie Antoinette of the Senate’ over state bankruptcy proposal Coronavirus: Mitch McConnell ripped as ‘Marie Antoinette of the Senate’ over state bankruptcy proposal Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell received forceful backlash from Democrats and even some Republicans for his comments on Wednesday suggesting states could file for bankruptcy instead of getting more federal aid to help deal …

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Coronavirus: Cash-strapped states should consider bankruptcy, McConnell advises

Coronavirus: Cash-strapped states should consider bankruptcy, McConnell advises

Coronavirus: Cash-strapped states should consider bankruptcy, McConnell advises Coronavirus: Cash-strapped states should consider bankruptcy, McConnell advises A top legislator involved in helping the US avoid economic calamity due to the coronavirus outbreak is urging state governments to declare bankruptcy, saying Republicans won’t take on more debt to bail them out. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told radio host Hugh Hewitt: “I said yesterday …

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‘I want this as a baroque painting’: Photo of Mitch McConnell social distancing goes viral

'I want this as a baroque painting': Photo of Mitch McConnell social distancing goes viral

A photograph of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell conducting an interview in the Capitol while complying with coronavirus social distancing rules has gone viral. Senator McConnell is pictured standing outside of the Senate Chamber on Thursday surrounded by reporters and photographers. Everyone is managing to keep six feet away from each other, while also attempting to carry out their jobs. …

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Coronavirus: McConnell breaks silence and suggests next stimulus package will include more money for small businesses

Coronavirus: McConnell breaks silence and suggests next stimulus package will include more money for small businesses

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the $367bn federal program green lighted in March to help small businesses through the coronavirus crisis will need more money in a follow-up bill. Mr McConnell’s statement Tuesday on providing more small business relief marks the first time he has commented on the substance of the next coronavirus stimulus package since passing the $2.2trn …

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