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The Paper of Record helps frantic Democrats distance themselves from Obama

After relating a highly amusing incident in which a crestfallen Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was brusquely told by President Obama to deal with Republican leader Mitch McConnell on his own (just try to imagine the expression onShow More Summary

McConnell In Another Bloomberg Controversy

The National Rifle Association just sent out a non-candidate approved mailer in Kentucky stating, "'Senator Mitch McConnell will stop the “gun control agenda” of President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg'". So far, so good. Show More Summary

GOP Obstruction Is Making It Harder To Catch Rapists—Mitch McConnell Would Rather Not Talk About It

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will not say if he will stop blocking a major spending bill in the Senate that contains funding to help identify and prosecute rapists—or whether he would support a separate bill to break...Show More Summary

Grimes Counts on Clinton Magic for a Kentucky Win

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Alison Lundergan Grimes, the would-be Democratic successor to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), has a clever way of dismissing her rival’s efforts to link her to an unpopular President Obama. “The senator seems to thinkShow More Summary

Top Kentucky coal advocate bends over backward to defend McConnell family’s connection to anti-coal group

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

The trade group representing the Kentucky coal industry is defending Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s wife’s work on the board of Bloomberg Philanthropies, despite its role in funding one of the most aggressive anti-coal initiatives in the country.

Democrat Poll: McConnell Surges, Up 5 Over Grimes

Just last month, Democrat pollster Public Policy Polling (PPP) showed Kentucky Democrat Allison Grimes up 2 points over incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell. A new PPP poll released Tuesday shows a McConnell surge of 7 points. Show More Summary

Exclusive–Mitch McConnell: Harry Reid Must Allow Votes on House's Anti-Executive Amnesty Bills

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow the U.S. Senate to vote on the two House-passed border crisis bills that would block President Barack Obama from continuing or expanding his executive amnesty via the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Show More Summary

Failure isn’t Obama’s problem

Failure isn’t Obama’s problem Turns out it’s John Boehner who faces defeat. Mitch McConnell is hanging in there, but doesn’t seem to have a strong grip on reality or, perhaps, his own Kentucky constitutency. The tea party is back, relishing its primary successes, and ready for action. A legislative year in which Speaker John A. [...]

Tonight on The Independents: Cops vs. Ferguson Residents, Hillary vs. Obama, Russia vs. Ukraine, Bloomberg vs. the NRA, Kentucky LP Candidate vs. Mitch McConnell, and the President vs. his Lobbyist Promise

last weekNews : Reason

Tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, with re-airs three hours later), like all good drama, is fundamentally about conflict. First up Party Panelists Charles W. Cooke (National Review)...Show More Summary

How about a little Kynect on the Kentucky campaign trail?

Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes campaigned last week in coal country. Grimes even brought in former President Bill Clinton to boost her credibility with coal miners, and touted her endorsement by the United Mine Workers. Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell's re-election bid is gaining steam

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doesn't appear to be going anywhere. After trailing or running dead even for months with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, McConnell posted a modest four-point edge over her in the latest PPP survey, released Tuesday. Show More Summary

Inside Mitch McConnell's hard-fighting campaign

Whitesburg, Kentucky — On a tight, winding mountain road in Eastern Kentucky, Mitch McConnell’s campaign bus inched slowly uphill, bearing forward at a constant speed past signs warning of falling rock and explosions from adjacent coal mines as bolder, faster drivers zoomed by. Show More Summary

Libertarian on Kentucky Senate Ballot Could Hurt Mitch McConnell

Libertarian Party candidate David Patterson, a 42-year-old police officer, announced Monday that he has obtained more than the 5,000 signatures required to be placed on the ballot in this November's general election for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky. Show More Summary

Election Diary Rescue: Week 31

The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 42 diaries. (KY-Sen) Awkward: Mitch McConnell's wife is Major (player) in the 'war on coal' by Barbara Morrill - Some awkward...Show More Summary

Speaker Of The House John Boehner To Make Fundraising Stop In North Dakota

Earlier this month Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell visited Bismarck, invited there by Senator John Hoeven. Now I’m told Speaker of the House John Boehner will be in Bismarck, fundraising for Rep. Kevin Cramer. The event will be happening this Friday, August 15th, at former NDGOP Chairman Gary Emineth’s home in Lincoln (just south of...

Mitch McConnell’s coal-fired claptrap: Dirty fuels and stupid politics in Kentucky

Mitch McConnell and Allison Lundergan Grimes both love coal -- and it's making them say very silly things

Political Operative Tweets Racially Charged Messages About Mitch McConnell’s Wife

A Democrat political operative has engaged in race-baiting about the wife of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican minority leader. This is the second time that Kentucky Democrats have made Elaine Chao’s ethnicity an issue on social media. Elaine Chao, who has been married to McConnell for more than two decades, is the distinguished former

Mitch McConnell’s Wife Sits On Bloomberg Board, Major Funder Of ‘War On Coal’

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is locked in a tight Senate race with Alison Grimes, whom he has tried to link to the so-called 'war on coal'. But it's McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao, featured in a major McConnell TV spot, who is on the board of not one but two foundations fighting dirty coal. Show More Summary

Awkward: Mitch McConnell's wife is Major (player) in the 'war on coal'

"Hey, she's only on two anti-coal boards!" In the course of Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign, he has relied on two lines of attack: Trying to convince voters that Alison Lundergan Grimes is a black man from KenyaShow More Summary

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