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Mitch McConnell is living in fear he will cross Trump and it will cost him re-election to the Senate

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has spent the better part of two years walking on eggshells around President Donald Trump.

According to the New York Times, McConnell is terrified that the president will turn against him and destroy his upcoming reelection. To make matters worse, in McConnell’s state, the value of Obamacare has been a substantial help, which pits McConnell’s constituents against their fearful senator. The same can be said for Social Security and Medicare, both of which Trump’s budget would cut.

“Mr. McConnell’s approach is rooted in his personal political realities: He cannot afford to have the president, whose support with the party’s base remains solid, turn on him,” The Times reported.

As of late, McConnell is begging his Republican caucus to try and talk Trump out of appointing Stephen Moore and Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve. When the request was made last week, it was unclear why McConnell couldn’t talk to Trump himself, but the Times made it clear that the top Senator is terrified.

“Mr. Trump has mostly spared Mr. McConnell the scorching disdain he had for former Speaker Paul D. Ryan, who had criticized Mr. Trump’s personal behavior,” wrote The Times. “The president has told people that he considered Mr. McConnell ‘stiff’ and ‘boring,’ but that is about it.”

McConnell’s other problem is that his wife is deeply entrenched in the president’s cabinet. Elaine Chao, Trump’s transportation secretary, is one of very few left from the original appointees and even fewer women in the cabinet.

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The Times noted that McConnell has been “unapologetic” in leveraging his wife’s connection so he can score big bucks for Kentucky.

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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