McConnell Skips Obama Dinner, Eats Wi Federalist Society. By Amanda Terkel. Sam Stein contributed reporting. WASHINGTON — On e day at Republican leaders were supposed to have a bipartisan meeting and an intimate dinner wi President Obama, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) spent several hours schmoozing wi e conservative Federalist Society — . 13, · Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on ursday night bragged about blocking President Barack Obama’s attempt to fill federal judicial vacancies for two years. en, he lhed about it as he discussed e Republican Party’s effort to stack e courts wi conservative judges under President Donald Trump. President Barack Obama met wi Cuban President Raul Castro on Monday morning during e first visit of a sitting president to e country in nearly 90 years. On e second day of his ree-day Au or: Lucy Westcott. President Obama met wi Cuban leader Raúl Castro on Saturday afternoon in what Obama called a historic meeting. We are now in a position to move on a pa tod e future, Obama told e. 09, · Obama’s views on meeting wi potentially dangerous governments were e subject of discussion during e second presidential debate between Obama . Apr 11, · President Barack Obama holds a joint press meeting wi Cuban President Raul Castro at e VII Summit of e Americas in Panama City, Panama, on Saturday, April 11. Regional leaders ga ered for. Claim: Mitch McConnell said he want to make Obama a one-term president when America was in a financial free-fall, ere was crisis all over is countryMostly false. , · At first, we ought organized Republican recalcitrance against e president started in ober 20 after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) famously said, e single most. 12, · e following April, Castro and Obama met, shook hands, and posed toge er for photographs in Panama City, Panama. Bo leaders stressed eir desire to work toge er, but ned at eir meeting. 22, · HAVANA — President Obama stood beside President Raúl Castro on Monday and lared a new day of openness between e United States and Cuba, but old grievances and disputes over human rights. Apr 11, · President Obama sat down wi wi Cuban leader Raul Castro in Panama on Saturday, king e first formal meeting between U.S. and Cuban heads . 19, · ch 16, wi Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland, McConnell stood his ground: It is important for e Senate to give e people a . 21, · Obama Meets Wi Cuban President Raul Castro In Havana After a historic meeting in Havana, President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro spoke about e differences at remain between e two. 12, · A clip went viral on social media of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., taking credit for federal judicial vacancies left open at e end of e Obama . Feb 26, · e Democratic debate was e last before e nominating contests in Sou Carolina on Saturday and 14 o er states on Super Tuesday. 21, · White House officials said Obama did not plan to meet wi Fidel Castro, e older bro er of e Cuban president and his pre essor in office, . Apr 12, · PANAMA — President Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba met here Saturday in e first face-to-face discussion between e leaders of e two countries in a half-century. Seated beside Mr. 29, · President Obama and Raul Castro Meet on US Soil U.S and Cuban presidents meet here for first time since e revolution. By. JIM AVILA and . Democrats and liberals have lately been campaigning to delegitimize McConnell by claiming at he is, in e words of Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, a Russian asset. ián Castro. 12, · In an extraordinary statement against a former president, e Republican Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has told Barack Obama to keep his mou shut over criticism of Donald Trump. 15, · President Barack Obama speaks alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) prior to a meeting of e bipartisan, bicameral leadership of Congress in . 12, · Tonight's Team Trump Livestream features Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who, talking COVID-19, tells Lara Trump, clearly e Obama administration did not leave to is administration, any. Castro did not meet wi Barack Obama when en U.S. president visited Cuba earlier in , and he accused Obama of sweet-talking e Cuban people during his visit (here, here). VERDICT False. In 2009, e Washington Times reported at Rep. Laura Richardson, California Democrat, who also met Fidel Castro wi Rep. Bobby L. Rush, Illinois Democrat, and former Black Pan er, said he looked directly into our eyes and asked how Cuba could help Mr. Obama in his efforts to change e course of U.S. foreign policy. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell cited e election of President Barack Obama as one justification for why Congress should not bo er considering reparations for slavery. e House Judiciary Committee plans to hold a hearing on reparations later in e week, and McConnell was asked about e topic by reporters in a press conference on. Apr 11, · President Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro symbolically ended more an five ades of hostility between eir nations, wi a meeting on Saturday on e sidelines of a summit of countries from across e Americas, e Wall Street Journal reports. It was e first substantive meeting between U.S. and Cuban presidents since 1956. . I never refused to go to a meeting at President Obama called, he claimed. It never occurred to me. Unfortunately for McConnell, reality would beg to differ. In ember 20, McConnell chose to spend an evening wi e conservative Federalist Society ra er an attend a bipartisan meeting and later a dinner at Obama's private residence. WINNIPEG, Canada — Former President Barack Obama took a jab at his old GOP rival, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ky., on Monday. 21, · Obama was speaking following an hours-long meeting wi Castro at e Palace of e Revolution in Old Havana. Castro, making a statement after . Obama said he would meet wi e leaders of five nations who are hostile to e U.S., Clinton said she would not. A meeting wi out conditions between any U.S. president and Castro would be. 12, · Last week (in a private meeting) Obama said Trump’s handling of e pandemic was a disaster . Tonight- Mitch McConnell said Obama’s re ks were classless and he shoulda kept his. 21, · Obama, Castro Share Awkd Handshake In Cuba After Historic Meeting: e Two-Way What began as a regular handshake after a historic meeting between e . e comments by McConnell came a day after Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced at e two nations will open embassies in Havana and Washington y 20 and resume diplomatic relations severed in 1961, e year Obama was born. McConnell’s re ks underscored at despite a push to ease e curbs by U.S. business and agriculture. 07, · Obama, seated between House Speaker John Boehner and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said he congratulated bo Republicans for running very strong campaigns.. 04, · However, Baker said McConnell's relationship wi Biden – who spent 30-plus years as a senator – could be less icy an e extremely chilly one he had wi President Barack Obama. 21, · President Obama Meeting Wi Cuban Leader Raul Castro e president honored Jose ti before sitting down wi Castro. By. JORDYN PHELPS. ch 21, 5:07 PM • 3 min read. 26, · Mitch McConnell, e Republican leader in e US Senate, said Mr Castro’s dea was an opportunity for e Cuban government to turn e page for e good of e Cuban people, adding at. Apr 11, · Media caption US President Barack Obama said it was ''a historic meeting'' wi President Raul Castro of Cuba. US President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have met on e fringes of. Feb 26, · During e town hall meeting, Obama relayed his conversation wi Raúl Castro, Cuba's president at e time: I said, look, you've made great progress in educating young people. 23, · Joe Biden said Tuesday at Mitch McConnell prevented e Obama administration from revealing Russian interference in e election by refusing . 03, · WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, political adversaries, had a private chat out of sight of reporters and cameras Wednesday. And ere was no bourbon. 'Historic meeting' between Obama, Castro. He also criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for trying to tell e world not to have confidence in America’s ability to fulfill. 01, · Rarely has a White House meeting between e president and congressional leaders seemed, on e surface, so pointless. President Obama on Tuesday convened Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Apr 16, · Cuba's President Raul Castro (L) speaks during a meeting wi US President McConnell Changes His Tune On Stimulus: ‘We Need To Do It Before e End Of e Year’ Presidents Obama. 06, · President Obama is planning to meet wi House Majority Leader John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell to try and find common ground. NBC News' Tracie Potts reports. 12, · Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, interviewed on e Fox News Sunday television program, said e Senate is unlikely to confirm any U.S. ambassador to Havana nominated by Obama. ere is already anticipation over whe er a meeting will take place wi Castro since Trump has sought to reverse e pro-engagement policies of former President Barack Obama at ended a half.