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Mitch McConnell: 'The Senate basically didn't do squat for years'

In an interview with The New York Times, incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has outlined his goals for the Senate heading into the new year. The "real problem" for McConnell, the Times notes, is not "corralling mavericks"...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell, compromiser?

Is Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) a changed man? Now that he has finally achieved his longtime ambition of becoming Senate majority leader, could the politician who got there through a strategy of unremitting opposition to anything and everything President Obama wanted to do now become an apostle of compromise? That’s the impression you’d get if you […]

I Am No Longer a Republican

I am no longer a Republican. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and their Democrat-lite, RINO Republican establishment have seen to that.

Matt Barber: I've Left The GOP

6 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

"I am no longer a Republican. John Boehner, Mitch McConnell and their Democrat-lite, RINO Republican establishment have seen to that. They have betrayed their own constituents. They have actively turned against the American people – the very voters who granted them power to do good. Show More Summary

Republicans welcome a flood of lobbyists to Capitol Hill

Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is among the senators bringing lobbyists into government at high levels. The revolving door between lobbying and government work has been set to spinning by the Republican takeover of the Senate. Lobbyists areShow More Summary

The Journey to #StopBoggs

Yesterday was the last day of the 113th Congress, and we'll admit, it's bittersweet. When the new Senate is sworn in next year, we'll have lost our pro-choice firewall and anti-choice extremist Mitch McConnell will be leading the charge. Show More Summary

An Academic’s Shocking View: “I Hate Republicans”

You didn’t see that one coming, did you? Here’s Professor Susan J. Douglas: I hate Republicans. I can’t stand the thought of having to spend the next two years watching Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Ted Cruz, Darrell Issa or any of the legions of other blowhards denying climate change, thwarting immigration reform or championing fetal […]

Could GOP leaders be undercutting the legal argument against Obamacare?

There's few things incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants more next year than for the Supreme Court to do the GOP's bidding on Obamacare in King v. Burwell. That's the case that will decide whether the statute actually...Show More Summary

The very first thing the new Republican Senate will do is try to push through Keystone

Mitch McConnell, incoming Senate majority leader, just can’t wait to get his colleagues to vote “yes” on the controversial tar-sands pipeline.

Keystone pipeline top priority for Senate in 2015

WASHINGTON — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell declared Tuesday that approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January, potentially setting up an early veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Show More Summary

McConnell Declines to Explain 'No' Vote Against Cruz's Point Of Order On Executive Amnesty

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) won't explain why he voted against Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) constitutional point of order on President Obama’s executive amnesty, telling reporters the vote is old news. “I’m not going to go back and rehash the events of the last few days. Show More Summary

Keystone Pipeline to Top Senate Agenda Next Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. Congressional Republicans have been pushing for approval of the pipeline for years. Show More Summary

Mike's Blog Round Up

PolitiFact has named "Exaggerations about Ebola" the 2014 Lie of the Year. Hard to disagree with that one, though serious consideration should have gone to: Kentucky needs Mitch McConnell; Gun violence is not a public-health issue; The...Show More Summary

Incoming House Budget chairman already angling for debt ceiling showdown

Sen. Mitch McConnell may have promised to govern responsibly but the GOP's incoming House Budget chair, Tom Price, is eager to once again use the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip to exact deep budget cuts. From the Wall Street Journal: Republican...Show More Summary

The Spending Battle’s Winners and Losers

John Feehery: Thanks to the antics of Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, Mitch McConnell's caucus is more unified than ever. And members are unified in one specific way: their dislike of Sens. Cruz and Lee.

Heroic Sen. Ted Cruz forces Senate into OT weekend session, calls out Yellowbelly Republicans Mitch McConnell and John Boehner for funding ObamaCare and Amnesty for Illegals

From The Last Tradition Republicans won a landslide midterm victory running against ObamaCare and Amnesty for illegals. But, give the opportunity to do something about it, cowardly Republicans feared being

Cruz Stabs McConnell In Back, Forces Weekend Senate Vote-o-Rama

Senator Ted Cruz blew up a handshake deal between Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid to vote on Senate nominees and the so-called Cromnibus bill Monday evening. The Hill: Cruz took to the floor late Friday to castigate congressional leaders...Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: Dec. 11, 2014

2 weeks agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Facebook designing technology to stop drunk selfies, Mitch McConnell liked SNL's drunk parody, and man blames beer-battered fish for 10th DUI.

The Refreshing Candor of Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell is refreshingly candid about politics sometimes. While some politicians billow to make their political moves seem high-minded, Sen. McConnell is blunt. Senators who have worked with him (and those who have failed to do so) describe a transactional clarity. You have not done this for me and so I will not do that for you and vice versa.

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