Asked in the aftermath of the October 2013 government shutdown if another shutdown could happen in 2014, then Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) observed that “there’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Because the public had blamed Republicans for shutdowns in both 1995-6 and 2013, McConnell suggested that Republicans had learned their lesson: Shutdowns […]
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
AG nominee Loretta Lynch will receive a Senate confirmation vote next week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
J. Scott Applewhite/APFrom left to right, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. By ANDREW...Show More Summary
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell won’t become majority leader until next month, and already he is cracking the whip. He’s making senators work on Fridays — or at least they’re
On Thursday, New York Times best-selling author, Andy Borowitz, wrote: In a sharp Republican rebuke to President Obama’s proposed actions on immigration, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell accused the President…of “flagrantly treating...Show More Summary
House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Thursday picked up the same line used one day prior by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), warning President Obama to not "poison the well" by spurning Congress and acting unilaterally. Show More Summary
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had a plan. It didn't work so well at first, but he stuck with it and eventually it got him what he wanted. The plan was to ensure that Obama's vision for improving Washington and our Federal government would fail. Show More Summary
As the Republican party is poised to take control of both the House and the Senate after Tuesday’s election sweep, House Speaker John Boehner (R – Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R – KY), who is presumed to become the Senate Majority Leader, wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal. Show More Summary
Hope and change has returned to Washington. All of a sudden, Republicans are optimistic about bipartisan compromise. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) — soon to be the majority leader — is eager to legislate, to get stuff done with the Democratic president. Show More Summary
CNN's Legal View with Ashley Banfield glossed over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) history of obstructionism after he promised to work with Democrats in the Senate following his reelection, choosing instead to paint him as a "conciliatory" lawmaker. Show More Summary
By LEAH SCHWARTING Talk Radio News Service WASHINGTON – The day after the midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted that he would be elected majority leader when the 114th gavels into session early next year. “The first thing I need to do is get the Senate back to normal,” McConnell said. Last night, McConnell won […]
Wednesday during Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-KY) press conference after last night's Republican victory said the U.S. Senate is going back to work for the American people but if President Barack Obama pushed forward with...Show More Summary
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a victory lap Wednesday morning, saying in a lengthy press conference that he was hopeful President Obama would work with the incoming GOP majority. "There's only one Democrat who counts. Show More Summary
In March, as the Republican Party salivated over a favorable midterm map that showed control of the Senate was within their reach, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) issued a warning to the Tea Party. "I think we are going to crush them everywhere," he said. Show More Summary
Early Monday morning, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) dismissed any possibility that he might wage a bid for Senate Majority Leader against the anticipated favorite in any contest, current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). When asked on CBS's election wrap-up coverage about that possibility, Cruz answered "under no circumstances." Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor
While offering his commentary on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's defeat of Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky, Tom Brokaw was interrupted by his iPhone alarm.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) celebrates his victory over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Louisville, Kentucky. McConnell is slated to become the majority leader after a strong GOP showing Tuesday. Photo...Show More Summary
Tuesday, Democratic Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes conceded to Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose win against Grimes marks his sixth term. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
A voter gestures as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) votes in the midterm elections at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky on November 4, 2014. McConnell is running in a tight race against opponent Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. By Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images.