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The War on Coal Is Heating Up

There’s a war on coal in this country. Sen. Mitch McConnell, who represents a coal state (Kentucky), predictably blames it on the Obama administration. True, much of the debate over coal, which accounts for about 40 percent of electricity production in the U.S., breaks down along cultural fault lines: red state vs. Show More Summary

Senate postpones Medicare 'doc fix' until after spring recess

After the House of Representatives did the unthinkable Thursday—passed substantive legislation with a resounding bipartisan vote, Mitch McConnell opted to leave town without acting on it. "I want to reassure everyone... we'll move to...Show More Summary

Black Women March to Senate Leader's Office in Protest Over Loretta Lynch

"We will not be moved, we will not go back, we will not stop," said Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner as she led a prayer outside the door of the U.S. Capitol office of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as staff and U.S. Capitol Police Officers stirred nearby. Show More Summary

Sen. Harry Reid Says He Won't Seek Re-Election

yesterdayNews : The Two-Way

The Democratic leader in the Senate announced his decision in a video. "My friend Sen. [Mitch] McConnell, don't be too elated," he said. "I'm going to be here for 22 months."

Climate, Scott and Mitch McConnell

Blind and naked ignorance Delivers brawling judgments, unashamed, On all things all day long. Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Merlin and Vivien There are two ways to attack climate change. One comes from Rick Scott of Florida and the other from Mirthful Mitch McConnell of Tennessee. Show More Summary

Activists seek Senate vote for AG nominee Loretta Lynch

About 20 African-American women marched into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Capitol Hill office Thursday morning to demand that the Kentucky Republican set a vote to confirm Loretta Lynch as… Click to Continue »

Republicans tell states to break the law and ignore Obama’s climate rules

Mitch McConnell proposes a solution for any state that doesn't like Obama's plan to cut carbon emissions: Just ignore it.

Should Your State Be Able to Ignore the Nation's Most Important Pollution Law?

Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) proposed a bold solution for any state that doesn't like President Barack Obama's flagship plan to slash carbon emissions: Just ignore it. The new rule, issued under the Clean Air Act, aims to reduce the nation's carbon footprint 30 percent by 2030. Show More Summary

Why Is a Liberal Professor Helping Mitch McConnell Fight for Coal Companies?

Mitch McConnell, who is leading the fight to stop the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, pointed out last week that he has a surprising ally: “Iconic liberal constitutional scholar Laurence Tribe — who was President Obama’s constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School — said he agrees.” The lawsuit to... More »

Purple Georgia

Alison Lundergan Grimes still insists she can beat Sen. Mitch McConnell and capture Kentucky for the Democratic Party. But she trails in almost every poll of the race, and has harmed her campaign with needless obfuscation and attacks on Democratic priorities. Show More Summary

Senate prepares for two-week vacation, delaying historic vote on Loretta Lynch

Proving that his Senate cannot chew gum and legislate at the same time, or at least he'll refuse to do so when it's politically inconvenient, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is delaying a vote on Loretta Lynch, the first black...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan: No to Obamacare exchanges, yes to Medicare exchanges

Monday, March 23, isn't just the fifth anniversary of the signing of the Affordable Care Act. The day also marks five years since then Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised the GOP response would "'repeal and replace,' 'repeal and replace.'" But with the possibility that a Supreme Court ruling in the King v. Show More Summary

Will the GOP coalesce around their budget—or rip each other to shreds?

The real test for the week will be to see whether House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can each keep their respective caucuses in line long enough to pass budget resolutions through both chambers. IfShow More Summary

McConnell Working To Undermine International Climate Change Negotiations

Jerry Brown says that Mitch McConnell's actions "border on the immoral." He's too kind. Last week, McConnell sent a letter to all state governors urging them to choose not to comply with the EPA rules made to meet the requirement that...Show More Summary

Singing Along with Mitch

My guest on Q&A today is Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, the majority leader. I ask him a slew of questions, beginning with, “What difference does it make?” The phrasing is borrowed from Hillary Clinton. The question...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell has a plan to derail Obama’s climate agenda. It might actually work.

Late last week, it was reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has launched a broad campaign to block President Obama’s proposed new plan to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants to 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, a likely centerpiece of his legacy. McConnell has sent a letter to governors across the […]

How Right-Wing Media Helped Conservatives Turn Sex Trafficking Bill Into Abortion Fight

At the beginning of last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set in motion his plan to pressure Democrats to vote on the existing version of The Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act without changes: he'd hold hostage the vote...Show More Summary

California Governor Says Mitch McConnell's Pro-Coal Effort 'Borders On The Immoral'

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

California Gov. Jerry Brown said Sunday that it is a "disgrace" that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to thwart the Obama administration's plan to curb greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. McConnell, a Kentucky...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell Asks States to Ignore EPA Rules Regarding Coal--How Will Gov. Brown Respond?

In a front-page story from Friday's New York Times, reporter Coral Davenport describes Senator Mitch McConnell's efforts to side-step the EPA's regulations to reduce the amount of carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, the largest...Show More Summary

McConnell Crusades For States To Ignore EPA Rules, But Kentucky's Not Listening

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is personally appealing to governors across the country to help thwart the Obama administration's plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. McConnell sent a letter to all 50 governors on Thursday urging them to ignore the Environmental Protection Agency's power plant plan. Show More Summary

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