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‘Today we see a much weaker Mitch McConnell’: CNN historian says GOP leader is struggling to keep his caucus in line

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at CPAC 2011 (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) made it clear days before the trial that he had the votes to pass the rules package he wanted. But after receiving sharp blowback over his proposal, which included requiring all opening arguments occur over a two-day span and allowing the Senate to reject evidence from the House, McConnell caved and loosened some of these rules.

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On CNN’s “OutFront” Tuesday, historian and former Nixon Presidential Library director Tim Naftali noted that this is a sign McConnell’s hand is weaker than it appeared.

“Robert Caro called Lyndon Johnson ‘master of the Senate,'” said Naftali. “Many people who looked at Mitch McConnell — the way he handled the Merrick Garland matter, preventing President Obama’s nominee from even being considered — thought he figured how to control the Senate. Today we see a much weaker Mitch McConnell.”

“Mitch McConnell assumed yesterday he had all the votes he needed for his resolution,” continued Naftali. “He presented a very different resolution … that means that he could not keep his caucus together, because he had to make two hand-written changes. That’s huge. For Mitch McConnell, that’s not how he does business. So, this is a very interesting and important day. We see that this is much more fluid than people thought.”

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‘We were vilified’: Black woman scolds MSNBC panel after Trump voter says ‘white America feels frustrated’

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A panel of white women in North Carolina suggested this week that the Black community is making them seem like "bad people."

Ahead of the second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention, MSNBC's Chris Jansing presented the panel of North Carolina women who "continue to see the world through the lens of Donald Trump."

"Speaking for white America, we're not bad people," one white woman explained to Jansing. "We are very angry that African-Americans and the Black American community has been marginalized, victimized."

She continued: "So what happens is, it's like if you align yourself with Donald Trump, you're a racist."

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Terrified Trump attacks Biden with massive rapid-fire Twitter tantrum

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WATCH: Trump holds mask-optional Mount Rushmore rally and fireworks celebration

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President Donald Trump left the White House during the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday to attend an Independence Day event in South Dakota.

Trump was told not to attend but did so anyway.

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