, · 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 . 19, · Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky (C), and US Senator Chuck Schumer(R), D-New York, look on as US President Barack Obama (L) speaks during a bipartisan, bicameral congressional. 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. 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. 14, · President Obama was given a double-honor, first meeting e Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, to discuss policy issues affecting bo . 25, · Pope Francis Smiled wi President Obama, Frowned wi President Trump? An image comparing Pope Francis's mood during President Obama . 24, · e meeting of e two minds is wor noting because of eir noticeably different styles. e Pope has been one of Trump's high-profile critics since e presidential campaign. 15, · On e night of Barack Obama's inuration, a group of top GOP luminaries quietly ga ered in a Washington steakhouse to develop plans for taking on e new president. , 2009 · A beaming President Obama met wi Pope Benedict XVI at e Vatican Friday, saying it was a great honor to meet e pontiff. Pope Benedict XVI reigned as Pope of e Ca olic Church from 2005 to before unexpectedly resigning in unusual circumstances. Becoming e first Pope to step down since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, Benedict is widely considered e first to do so on his own initiative since Pope Celestine V . 19, · Is it true at on e night of Obama’s inuration leading republicans promised to obstruct him and make him a one term president? I’m not sure of e exact timing, but ere’s no doubt at obstruction, wi e hope of destruction, became a Re. 26, · Pope Francis will be e first Pope to ever address a joint meeting of Congress. e Pope is on a six-day trip to e U.S., wi stops in Washington, New York City and Philadelphia. (Photo By Bill. It includes first-hand accounts from GOP lawmakers who attended e dinner. e event organizer, Frank Luntz. Obama administration officials and veteran Washington journalists. Note: e following interviews have been edited for clarity and leng. All titles reflect ose at interviewees held at e start of e Obama administration in 2009. President Obama spoke wi CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley, one day after meeting Pope Francis for e first time. 23, · Pope Francis presented a bronze bas-relief commemorating e Meeting of e Families to President Obama, t. 23, . When e two men met at e Vatican in , Obama gave e pope a custom-made box of seeds, including fruit . 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. 27, · P resident Barack Obama met wi Pope Francis on ursday at e Vatican, in his second Papal visit and first wi e new Pontiff. Wonderful meeting you, Obama told e Pope . , · 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. 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 . Senator Mitch McConnell claimed at bo he and President Obama bo are descendants of slaveholders when questioned about his family history and position o. 06, · McConnell is an entirely political animal, while Mr. Obama is as comfortable in Congress as Garbo in e Grand Hotel. (Several members of Congress have said at e . , 2009 · According to McDonough, Mr. Obama was very impressed and touched by e office of e Holy Fa er but also by e bread of issues at ey discussed. is was e first meeting . , 2009 · 08/ /2009 05:12am EDT. Updated 25, e Obamas dropped by e Vatican on Friday, wi dhters Sasha and Malia in tow, for a meeting wi Pope Benedict XVI. Michelle Obama observed Ca olic tradition by donning a long black veil. She also wore e black version of e infamous Moschino white bow blouse she wore in Prague last April. 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 . In fact, Politico reported in ch at e Obama White House did leave a detailed, 69-page document on fighting pandemics at included a bevy of measures e administration should have taken amid early reports a new viral pa ogen was spreading overseas. At e time, a National Security Council official told Politico e document was quite dated and said e administration’s own. McConnell is known as an obstructionist, having worked to wi hold Republican support for major presidential initiatives during e Obama administration, and having made frequent use of e filibuster, and blocked many of President Obama's judicial nominees, . 04, · Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell watered down a ning about Russia’s attempts to interfere in . In , Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said: One of my proudest moments was when I told Obama, 'You will not fill is Supreme Court vacancy,' and in , he said, Apparently ere's. Washington Week. From e Vault: President Obama Meets Pope Francis. Clip: Season . 3m 25s In light of President Trump's meeting wi Pope Francis Wednesday, we take a look back at President. 24, · And when meeting e Pope at e White House or e airport—or pretty much any o er place in e world—black (or white) has never been necessary. Barack and Michelle Obama . 23, · 23rd is e day Obama makes a pact wi e devil. It was not by chance at e Pope and Obama are meeting on e Day of Atonement. ey will make a pact at will seal e fate of e United States of America. My vengeance will be . 03, · FILE - In is t. 9, file photo, President Barack Obama meets wi Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and House Speaker John Boehner of . Apr 26, · ey would take back e House in ember 20, which ey did, and use it as a spear to mortally wound Obama in and take back e Senate and White House in , Draper writes. 26, · President Obama has his first meeting wi Pope Francis in Vatican City. Amy McGra, hoping to unseat Mitch McConnell, confident Kentucky wants change. 29, :25 PM. Apr , · Obama promised during his first presidential campaign at he would willingly meet wi world dictators like Nor Korea’s Kim Jong Un wi out preconditions. He never dd. Trump, however, had two meetings wi Kim, in which bo China and Sou Korea played a pivotal role. Two 21st century icons have come face to face in e Vatican in Rome. US President Barack Obama has held a historic meeting wi Pope Francis. It was e fir. Apr 04, · e White House says Obama briefed e leaders on his recent trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia. Obama told e lawmakers e U.S. will continue leading a global effort to support Ukraine and isolate Russia for violating Ukraine’s sovereignty. e leaders also discussed nuclear security, Obama’s meeting wi e pope and e U.S.-Saudi relations. 28, · Yet e meeting wi Francis was e centerpiece of e trip to Rome. Mr. Obama met Pope Benedict XVI during a y 2009 visit to e Vatican, but ursday’s meeting . e White House said Obama will deliver a statement to reporters after e meeting. Obama had originally said his first post-election meeting wi e congressional leadership would take place at. 27, · President Barack Obama, Pope Francis Meet for First Time. President Obama Gives Pope Fruit and Vegetable Seeds ch 27, 02:05. ch 27, 8:28 AM UTC /. Feb 24, · McConnell made e comments on e same day at Republican members of e Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter to e Senate leader saying no hearings will be held until Obama leaves office. First lady Michelle Obama stands wi American bishops and members of President Barack Obama's cabinet during an arrival ceremony for Pope Francis at e White House in . Pope Francis is being accused of blasphemy and sacrilege by some Ca olics for an interfai prayer he gave ursday wi Muslims, Jews, and Christians calling on God to end e coronavirus Missing: Mcconnell obama. 29, · Mitch McConnell blocked Obama's Supreme Court pick ahead of e election. In 1988, McConnell voted for Reagan's pick under similar circumstances. McConnell was born February 20, 1942, to Addison Mitchell McConnell, Sr. (1917-1990) and ia Odene Dean (née Shockley) McConnell (1919-1993).McConnell was born in Sheffield, Alabama, and grew up in nearby A ens, Alabama. He is of Scots-Irish and English descent. One of his early ancestors fought on e American side in e American Revolutionary. 14, · Secretary of State John Kerry suggested Tuesday at Pope Francis is anticipating e visit of President Obama at e Vatican someday. e . Obama Will Meet Wi Pope (Jackie Calmes, New York Times) President Barack Obama is one of e many figures to cite e eminently quotable and heterodox Pope Francis, but unlike e rest of. Top News McConnell avoids WH citing COVID-19 concerns. Posted [NFA] U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of President Donald Trump's most powerful allies in Washington, has avoided.