1. McConnell announces votes Tuesday and Wednesday on GOP stimulus measures  CNN
  2. One of Kentucky's largest newspapers endorses McConnell's challenger | TheHill  The Hill
  3. Senate pivots to Covid stimulus vote after McConnell misjudges Supreme Court push  NBC News
  4. In race against Mitch McConnell, the Trump card is all Amy McGrath has left to play  Courier Journal
  5. Senate to vote on $500 billion GOP coronavirus stimulus bill Wednesday  CNBC
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The Lexington Herald-Leader, one of Kentucky's largest newspapers, has endorsed Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath, for the state’s senate seat.The Lexington Herald-Leader, one of Kentucky's largest newspapers, has endorsed Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath, for the state’s senate seat.

One of Kentucky's largest newspapers endorses McConnell's challenger | TheHill

The Lexington Herald-Leader, one of Kentucky's largest newspapers, has endorsed Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath, for the state’s senate seat.The Lexington Herald-Leader, one of Kentucky's largest newspapers, has endorsed Sen. Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) Democratic challenger, Amy McGrath, for the state’s senate seat.

One of Kentucky's largest newspapers endorses McConnell's challenger | TheHill

Trump and McConnell's Covid-19 stimulus bill pivot suggests Republicans' Supreme Court hearing didn't distract America from 2020's disasters.It turns out not even a shiny Supreme Court supermajority can hide the problems Trump’s party has caused Americans.

Susan Del Percio : Senate pivots to Covid stimulus vote after McConnell misjudges Supreme Court push

Donald Trump will carry Kentucky by double digits, so Amy McGrath must get a substantial number of his voters to choose her over Mitch McConnell.Donald Trump will carry Kentucky by double digits, so Amy McGrath must get a substantial number of his voters to choose her over Mitch McConnell.

Kentucky senate race: Trump card is all McGrath has against McConnell

Democrats have already dismissed the GOP approach as inadequate, and are not expected to support the proposals.

McConnell sets up votes on narrow coronavirus relief proposal - POLITICO

The Senate will vote on a $500 billion GOP coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Saturday. The Senate will vote on a $500 billion GOP coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Saturday. 

McConnell details $500 billion COVID-19 bill set for Wednesday vote | TheHill

The Senate will vote on a $500 billion GOP coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Saturday. The Senate will vote on a $500 billion GOP coronavirus relief bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced on Saturday. 

McConnell details $500 billion COVID-19 bill set for Wednesday vote | TheHill

McConnell won't push his party to back a big relief bill, because "splitting the party is death to the leader," Ian Shepherdson said.

A chief economist says Mitch McConnell expects Trump to lose the election — and breaks down why that means there will be no stimulus money until February

Coronavirus, COVID-19, stimulus, trump, McConnell, Senate, House, money, AIDRecent developments have failed to lead to a bipartisan agreement needed to get money to those who need it. So what’s next?

Second stimulus checks: Where we stand halfway through October | CIProud.com

A fifth coronavirus stimulus relief bill likely remains far off after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shot down the prospect of a bill totaling at least $1.8 trillion. His remarks, made to reporters in his home state of Kentucky, showcase the divisions between Trump and Senate Republicans [...]A fifth coronavirus stimulus relief bill likely remains far off after Senate Majority Leader Mitch [...]

Second Stimulus Checks: McConnell Shoots Down $1.8 Trillion Deal, Breaking With Trump and Mnuchin

More and more Republicans are running for the lifeboats.More and more Republicans are running for the lifeboats.

Republicans increasingly seek distance from Trump | TheHill

More and more Republicans are running for the lifeboats.More and more Republicans are running for the lifeboats.

Republicans increasingly seek distance from Trump | TheHill

The White House and Senate Republicans are divided over the size of last-minute coronavirus aid, with President Trump signaling he would support a package approaching $2 trillion, narrowing the distance with House Democrats. The White House and Senate Republicans are divided over the size of last-minute coronavirus aid, with President Trump signaling he would support a package approaching $2 trillion, narrowing the distance with House Democrats.

GOP Senators Brace for Fight With Trump Over Coronavirus Aid - WSJ

They really could sweep. And if they do, prepare for a miserable and acrimonious couple of years.They really could sweep. And if they do, prepare for a miserable and acrimonious couple of years.

If Democrats Win In November | National Review

"McConnell purports to care about Kentucky and the country, but time and again, he has chosen the GOP instead," Lexington Herald-Leader's editorial board said."McConnell purports to care about Kentucky and the country, but time and again, he has chosen the GOP instead," Lexington Herald-Leader's editorial board said.

One of Kentucky's largest newspapers endorses McGrath over McConnell - Business Insider

Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday morning that it would be "almost impossible" to execute a coronavirus relief package before the November election, even if Congress overcame a months-long impasse and struck a deal. Senior White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday morning that it would be "almost impossible" to execute a coronavirus relief package before the November election, even if Congress overcame a months-long impasse and struck a deal. 

The statements offer an answer to the question of when Republicans might begin to repudiate the president after years of embracing him: the moment they believed he threatened their own political survival.The statements offer an answer to the question of when Republicans might begin to repudiate the president after years of embracing him: the moment they believed he threatened their own political survival.

Relief plans have remain bogged down over the appropriate amount of funding and related issues like coronavirus testing plans and a Republican push to protect companies from liability if their workers get infected on the job.Relief plans have remain bogged down over the appropriate amount of funding and related issues like coronavirus testing plans and a Republican push to protect companies from liability if their workers get infected on the job.

U.S. Senate to vote this week on 'skinny' pandemic relief bill, PPP funds | INFORUM

Since 1975, I have remained a proud, loyal member of the Republican Party through decades of winning and losing. But with Election Day fast approaching, my requested mail-in ballot from the...Since 1975, I have remained a proud, loyal member of the Republican Party through decades of winning and losing. But with Election Day fast approaching, my requested mail-in ballot from the...

Feb. 5, 2020: A Date of GOP Infamy if Trump Loses, Senate Shifts | RealClearPolitics

The procedural games behind a show vote on coronavirus aid. This is The COVID-19 Daily Report for October 16, 2020.The procedural games behind a show vote on coronavirus aid. This is The COVID-19 Daily Report for October 16, 2020.

Unsanitized: McConnell’s “Skinny” Relief Bill Might Not Even Be a Bill - The American Prospect

Unsanitized: McConnell’s “Skinny” Relief Bill Might Not Even Be a Bill

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. Maine's Democratic Senate candidate just set a fundraising record in her race to unseat a Republican — and she's not the only one. Sara Gideon brought in $39.4 million in the third fundraising quarter of 2020, more than quadrupling Sen. Susan Collins' (R-Maine) haul from July to September. It's a record amount raised by a Senate candidate over a single quarter in Maine, and would've been a national single-quarter record if another Democratic challenger didn't already break it. Before this year, Beto O'Rourke held a single-quarter record $38 million raised in his 2018 Senate race against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Jaime Harrison dwarfed that, announcing last week he had raised $57 million in Q3 as he tries to beat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.). Mark Kelly, the Democrat running against Sen. Martha McSally (D-Ariz.), also surpassed the old record with $39 million raised. Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, meanwhile shattered her state record in Q3, bringing in $36.9 million to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). Iowa Democrat Theresa Greenfield also set a state record with $28.7 million to fight off Sen. Joni Ernst. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) raised a record $26.8 million to double Sen. Steve Daines' Q3 haul. Cal Cunningham nearly quadrupled his fundraising from the quarter before to bring in $28.3 million in Q3 as he runs against Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.). Georgia's Jon Ossof raised a state record $21.3 million to replace Sen. David Perdue. And former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper brought in $22.6 million as he fights Sen. Cory Gardner — nearly five times what he raised the previous quarter. The Cook Political Report has deemed Iowa, Maine, Montana, North Carolina, and South Carolina's Senate races toss-ups, as well as both Senate races in Georgia. Hickenlooper and Kelly are favored to win in Colorado and Arizona. McConnell's seat is meanwhile still likely to stay in his hands. Kathryn Krawczyk

9 Democratic Senate challengers break state — and national — fundraising records

One ad has the headline "VOTE LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP!" and includes the text, "TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Request your ballot today."One ad has the headline "VOTE LIKE PRESIDENT TRUMP!" and includes the text, "TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Request your ballot today."

2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump campaign launches ad blitz encouraging vote by mail - CBS News

With the 2020 U.S. Presidential election less than three weeks away, an economist says that he believes Mitch McConnell expects Donald Trump to lose. Ian Shepherdson, Pantheon Macroeconomics' chief economist, laid out his reasoning for coming to this conclusion, per Business Insider. He states [...]With the 2020 U.S. Presidential election less than three weeks away, an economist says that he [...]

Mitch McConnell Expects Donald Trump to Lose Election, Economist Says

Happy Friday and welcome back to On The Money. I’m Sylvan Lane, and here’s your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.Happy Friday and welcome back to On The Money. I’m Sylvan Lane, and here’s your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.

On The Money: Kudlow confident that Trump can 'round up' Senate GOP behind coronavirus relief deal | US deficit spikes to record $3.1T | TheHill

Happy Friday and welcome back to On The Money. I’m Sylvan Lane, and here’s your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.Happy Friday and welcome back to On The Money. I’m Sylvan Lane, and here’s your nightly guide to everything affecting your bills, bank account and bottom line.

On The Money: Kudlow confident that Trump can 'round up' Senate GOP behind coronavirus relief deal | US deficit spikes to record $3.1T | TheHill

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Healthcare part of US election dominated by Trump

Trump, Pelosi and McConnell remain divided on a deal.Trump, Pelosi and McConnell remain divided on a deal.

Stimulus Would Be ‘Almost Impossible’ To Execute Before Election, Even If Bipartisan Deal Is Reached, Kudlow Says

With two weeks to go until the election negotiations to reach a deal on stimulus for the struggling US economy continue but hope for action is limited.

Second Stimulus Check updates today, October 17: possible approval dates, payment, and eligibility - AS.com

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is being labeled 'the obstacle' in coronavirus relief package negotiations as talks continue between Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the White House after months of stalled efforts. Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) called out McConnell as a [...]Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is being labeled 'the obstacle' in coronavirus [...]

Second Stimulus Update: 'Mitch McConnell Is the Obstacle Right Now,' Rep. Ro Khanna Says

The latest stimulus update is rather intriguing, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's deputy chief of staff said this week that President Trump himself will speak to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell if the House Democrats and the White House can strike a deal on a new package.The latest stimulus update is rather intriguing, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff said this week that President Trump himself will speak to Senate Majority Leader Mitch M…

Trump and the Republican party might go to war over a new stimulus bill – BGR

The latest stimulus update is rather intriguing, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff said this week that President Trump himself will speak to Senate Majority Leader Mitch M…

Trump and the Republican party might go to war over a new stimulus bill – BGR

Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales has changed ratings for two Senate and 23 House races, and only three moved toward Republicans.Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales has changed ratings for two Senate and 23 House races, and only three moved toward Republicans.

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President Trump’s top economic adviser expressed confidence Friday that the White House could convince enough Senate Republicans to back a potential coronavirus relief deal with House Democrats despite their open obPresident Trump’s top economic adviser expressed confidence Friday that the White House could convince enough Senate Republicans to back a potential coronavirus relief deal with House Democrats

Kudlow confident that Trump can 'round up' Senate GOP behind coronavirus relief deal | TheHill

President Trump’s top economic adviser expressed confidence Friday that the White House could convince enough Senate Republicans to back a potential coronavirus relief deal with House Democrats despite their open obPresident Trump’s top economic adviser expressed confidence Friday that the White House could convince enough Senate Republicans to back a potential coronavirus relief deal with House Democrats

Kudlow confident that Trump can 'round up' Senate GOP behind coronavirus relief deal | TheHill

A second round of stimulus checks is not yet on the way, and it's unlikely that Congress will reach a relief deal before Election Day. Ultimately, it mostly boils down to disagreements over how much it should cost. The GOP-led Senate wants to keep the bill at around $1 trillion or less, while the [...]A second round of stimulus checks is not yet on the way, and it's unlikely that Congress will [...]

Second Stimulus Checks: Why It's Unlikely Congress Will Reach a Relief Deal Before Election Day