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Mitch McConnell Is Hospitalized After Falling at a Hotel

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Mitch McConnell Is Hospitalized After Falling at a Hotel

Mitch McConnell Is Hospitalized After Falling at a Hotel

Mitch McConnell Is Hospitalized , After Falling at a Hotel.

CNN reports that the Senate minority leader fell at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Washington, D.C.

A spokesperson issued a statement on his behalf.

This evening, Leader McConnell tripped at a local hotel during a private dinner.

He has been admitted to the hospital where he is receiving treatment, Spokesperson for Mitch McConnell, via statement.

The extent of McConnell's injuries has not been disclosed.

CNN reports that the 81-year-old had another fall in 2019 at his home in Kentucky.

He tripped on his patio and ended up fracturing his shoulder.

McConnell is the longest-serving Republican Senate leader.

According to Senate.gov, he's been "elected to lead the Republican conference nine times since 2006.".

Senate.gov also states that McConnell's been referred to as "the most important Republican since Ronald Reagan" and "the most conservative leader of either party in the history of the Senate.".

CNN reports that his hospitalization comes as Democrats narrowly control the chamber, 51-49.

Sens.

John Fetterman and Dianne Feinstein have also been hospitalized recently for depression and shingles, respectively.

Sens.

John Fetterman and Dianne Feinstein have also been hospitalized recently for depression and shingles, respectively


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Tim Scott Announces , 2024 Presidential Bid. Scott made the announcement at Charleston Southern University on May 22. He will seek the Republican nomination, entering into competition with former President Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to announce his candidacy this week. He will seek the Republican nomination, entering into competition with former President Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to announce his candidacy this week. He will seek the Republican nomination, entering into competition with former President Trump and Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is expected to announce his candidacy this week. While delivering a speech at his alma mater, Scott talked about growing up poor and working his way to the Senate. We live in the land where it is possible for a kid raised in poverty by a single mother in a small apartment to one day serve in the People’s House and maybe even the White House, Sen. Tim Scott, via campaign announcement. This is the greatest country on God’s green Earth, Sen. Tim Scott, via campaign announcement. Other Republicans running for president include Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, Asa Hutchinson and Larry Elder. Other Republicans running for president include Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, Asa Hutchinson and Larry Elder. Other Republicans running for president include Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, Asa Hutchinson and Larry Elder. Other Republicans running for president include Nikki Haley, Vivek Ramaswamy, Asa Hutchinson and Larry Elder. 'The Hill' reports that although Scott is well liked, he's got his work cut out for him when it comes to facing off with Trump and DeSantis. A recent poll showed Trump in a clear lead compared to any other Republican. DeSantis is shown in second place. Trump welcomed Scott's campaign bid after the senator made his announcement. Good luck to Senator Tim Scott in entering the Republican Presidential Primary Race. It is rapidly loading up with lots of people, and Tim is a big step up from Ron DeSanctimonious, who is totally unelectable, Donald Trump, via Truth Social

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US Debt Ceiling Crisis Highlights Government Spending [Video]

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US to Buy 3 Million Barrels of Oil , to Replenish Emergency Reserve. The Department of Energy made the announcement on May 15, Reuters reports. It has requested that offers be presented by May 31 for an August delivery. . Last year, the Biden administration sold 180 million barrels, the largest amount ever from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Inventory sank to the lowest amount since 1983, about 372 million barrels. The sale was made in an attempt to stabilize oil markets and fight high gas prices. The sale was made in an attempt to stabilize oil markets and fight high gas prices. Republicans criticized the decision, claiming it left America with too little to navigate a future crisis. . The Biden administration said it would repurchase oil when prices remained near or below $67 to $72 a barrel. This way, taxpayers would reportedly benefit since the barrels were sold for a much higher price. On May 15, crude prices were about $71 per barrel, Reuters reports

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Senate Republicans Block Effort , to Replace Feinstein on Judiciary Panel. CNN reports that the request was formally blocked on April 18. CNN reports that the request was formally blocked on April 18. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Democrats hoped to temporarily replace Feinstein on the panel as she recovers from shingles. The 89-year-old senator made the request last week, as she is committed to returning to her role. Her absence has delayed the panel's ability to process judicial nominees. Pressure has mounted for Feinstein to return soon or resign. She has already made it clear that she won't seek reelection. Opposing GOP senators contend that the attempt to temporarily replace Feinstein is merely to get controversial nominees confirmed. She’s a dear friend and we hope for her speedy recovery and return back to the Senate. With all due respect, my colleague, Senator Schumer, this is about a handful of judges that you can’t get the votes for, Sen. Lindsey Graham, via CNN. I don’t think Republicans can or should help President Biden’s most controversial nominees. , Sen. John Cornyn, via CNN. I support having Sen. Feinstein come back as soon as she can. But this effort to confirm controversial and in many instances largely unqualified nominees, I don’t think you can expect any Republican cooperation, Sen. John Cornyn, via CNN

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Asks to Be ‘Temporarily’ Replaced on Judiciary Committee [Video]

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein Asks to Be , ‘Temporarily’ Replaced on Judiciary Committee. CNN reports that the 89-year-old senator made the request on April 12 as she recovers from shingles. I understand that my absence could delay the important work of the Judiciary Committee, so I’ve asked Leader Schumer to ask the Senate to allow another Democratic senator to temporarily serve until I’m able to resume my committee work, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, via statement. Feinstein said she is committed to returning "as soon as possible once my medical team advises that it's safe for me to travel.". Feinstein said she is committed to returning "as soon as possible once my medical team advises that it's safe for me to travel.". A spokesperson for Chuck Schumer said that "per Sen. Feinstein's wishes," the Senate will be asked "next week to allow another Democratic senator to temporarily serve on the Judiciary Committee.". But some of the lawmakers are calling for Feinstein to resign since her absence has slowed the Democrats' push to confirm nominees. But some of the lawmakers are calling for Feinstein to resign since her absence has slowed the Democrats' push to confirm nominees. She has been an icon on issues of gun violence and women’s rights, but it has become painfully obvious to many of us in California that she is no longer able to fulfill her duties as she doesn’t have a clear return date, Rep. Ro Khanna, via Twitter. And so, as someone from California, I felt an obligation to say what so many colleagues are saying in private. The time has come for her to gracefully step down and have a dignified end to a very distinguished political career, Rep. Ro Khanna, via Twitter. In February, Feinstein announced that she wouldn't seek reelection. Several Democrats are vying for her seat in 2024. Several Democrats are vying for her seat in 2024

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