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Published on August 5th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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Mitch McConnell isn’t going to like this new Ben Folds song

US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell–you know, one of Trump’s biggest lapdogs and the self-described Grim Reaper for so much legislation–has a problem with any new laws that might harden the US electoral system against hacking by foreign actors.

Even though everyone (except Trumpites) says that Russia, China, Iran, and others are trying to poke holes into voting hardware and software, McConnell is stonewalling everything.

He spouts some reasons for his position on blocking the new anti-hacking laws, but many people aren’t buying it, including MSNBC morning hose Joe Scarborough, who has accused McConnell of siding with the Russians. He’s taken to calling him “Moscow Mitch.”

McConnell hates that nickname. And he probably hates even more after protestors at an event in his home state of Kentucky interrupted the proceedings with chants of “Moscow Mitch.”

Last week, Ben Folds played a gig at Pier 17 in New York during which he improvised this new singalong.




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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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