Thu Jul 9, 2020 AT 5:42 PM EDT
The Supreme Court in a split decision on Thursday sided with New York state prosecutors seeking President Donald Trump’s tax returns, even as it shielded a trove of his financial records from Congress.
The justices upheld a Manhattan district attorney subpoena for eight years of Trump’s financial documents, including his personal and corporate tax returns. But they declined to grant Congress access to records subpoenaed by a trio of Democratic-led House committees.
Both cases were decided by a 7-2 vote. Read Full Story
Tue Jul 7, 2020 AT 3:01 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to open the door on Monday to including some direct payments to Americans in a future coronavirus relief bill.
Asked if funding for individuals like the stimulus checks included in a March package would be in the next piece of legislation, which would be the fifth in response to COVID-19, McConnell said they “could well” be.
“I think the people that have been hit the hardest are people who make about $40,000 or less. Many of them work in the hospitality industry . . . That could well be a part of it,” McConnell said. Read Full Story
Thu Jul 2, 2020 AT 2:11 PM EDT
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of threatening to strip the nation of important institutions and replacing them with the policies of the far-left and compared them to “far-left mobs attacking statues of our Founding Fathers.”
“So, while we have far-left mobs attacking statues of our Founding Fathers from coast to coast, we have far-left politicians attacking the institutions they left us,” McConnell said.
McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, criticized Democrats for proposing an end to the longstanding legislative filibuster in the Senate, advocating for additional seats on the Supreme Court that could be filled with Democrats, making the District of Columbia the 51st state, and ending the Electoral College, among other proposal Read Full Story