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Alexander, McConnell Propose NLRA Changes That Would Reshape Board and Its Processes

By Lawrence E. Dubé, Bloomberg BNA A bill introduced Sept. 16 by Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and co-sponsored by Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would enlarge the National Labor Relations Board from five to six members and make important changes in the board's decision-making process as well as in litigation before the NLRB and the federal courts.

In Kentucky, Trumka says defeating McConnell is top AFL-CIO priority

23 hours agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Sen. Mitch McConnell measures his commitment to Kentucky workers AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka spent Wednesday in Kentucky, adding his personal presence to the organization's campaign to replace Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in November's election. Show More Summary

Rove group blasts 'Obama-Grimes Amnesty Plan' ... which Rove supported

Another xenophobic ad in a red-state Senate race, this one from the Karl Rove-backed Kentucky Opportunity Coalition attacking Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes on behalf of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: PRESIDENT...Show More Summary

Election 2014 update: Mitch McConnell says he’s the “candidate of change”

The longtime Senate veteran and potential future majority leader says he's the one you've been waiting for

Mitch McConnell ad: Hey, Obama fired a gun, too

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is out with a new ad attacking his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, in response to her spot from yesterday in which she fired a shotgun at clay pigeons to prove "I'm not Barack...Show More Summary

5 Ways Mitch McConnell Explains Our Bleak World

Mitch McConnell does not exactly fire the imagination. The Republican leader in the Senate is so much a cardboard cutout of a Beltway suit that his blandness inspired a popular Internet meme earlier this year. But what if McConnell's...Show More Summary

The Bill Factor

Ben Jacobs calls Bill Clinton’s speech “the most memorable moment” of the pro-Hillary event in Iowa: Bill Clinton lit into Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is facing a tough reelection bid in Kentucky. Clinton trotted out a new attack line, slamming McConnell for saying the worst day of his political career was when President […]

Grimes Ad: 'Mitch, That's Not How You Hold a Gun'

In a new TV ad, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes tells Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) he doesn't know how to hold a gun. The 30-second ad features the Democratic Senate nominee skeet shooting in an open field and pushing back on the Republican minority leader's efforts to associate her with President Barack Obama. Show More Summary

No Safe Haven for Obstructionists

by Walter Brasch Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the Senate minority leader, is not a happy man. He didn’t like it when Barack Obama was elected president. Just about the first thing McConnell said was that his main responsibility was to make sure that Mr. Obama was a one-term president. That vow drove McConnell’s and the [...]

Mitch McConnell refuses to say raising the minimum wage won't lead to fascism

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell isn't repudiating the idea that raising the minimum wage would lead to fascism. At the same Koch brothers gathering at which McConnell sneered at the notion of the Senate raising the minimum wage,...Show More Summary

Both Mr. McConnell and Ms. Grimes Go to Washington

Who’s the real Washington insider? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) or his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes?  Both candidates and their surrogates have lobbed the scurrilous insult this week as both have made time in their busy schedules to raise money from the monied set in D.C. The fact is, both candidates rely heavily…

McConnell Rips Obama Foreign Policy, Calls For Congressional Authorization of ISIS War

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a withering repudiation of President Obama's foreign policy record in a speech on the Senate floor speech Wednesday and urged the president to seek congressional authorization in his speech on the burgeoning terrorist threat this evening. Show More Summary

Republican response to Islamic State? Playing politics, what else?

As November approaches, Republicans are seizing on the Middle East as a valuable opportunity for some fear campaigning: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has a new TV commercial that opens with a brief clip of an Islamic...Show More Summary

Luke Russert Blames ‘Epitome of Dysfunction’ Senate on Mitch McConnell

last weekNews : Mediaite

Guest hosting on MSNBC’s NOW Tuesday, congressional correspondent Luke Russert said the perpetual gridlock on Capitol Hill is largely caused by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

AFL-CIO ad hits Mitch McConnell on minimum wage and Koch brothers ties

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) The AFL-CIO is launching an ad in Kentucky simultaneously hitting Sen. Mitch McConnell on his opposition to raising the minimum wage and his ties to the Koch brothers. The ad is part of the...Show More Summary

Alison Lundergan Grimes might as well run on Kynect and Obamacare

New York Times polling analyst Nate Cohn says the numbers don't look good for Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes in her campaign to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell: Every survey over the last month shows Mr. Show More Summary

Why Does Mitch McConnell Hate the Environment?

Mitch McConnell hates the environment. When I say McConnell hates the environment,  I mean that he’s an environmental disaster.  The environment would be in better hands if he were replaced as the Senate Republican leader by Ted Cruz or Rand Paul. Here’s a fun fact: Mitch McConnell’s environmental record is twice as bad as Ted […]

GOP Pulling Away in Key Senate Races

A new NBC News/Marist poll has Republican Tom Cotton leading incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor by five in Arkansas, while Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken an eight point lead over his Democrat challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. Show More Summary

Poll: Mitch McConnell opens wide lead in re-election bid

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) looks increasingly safe in his re-election bid, as a new NBC News/Marist poll gives him a healthy eight-point lead over Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes. In the poll, McConnell...Show More Summary

A New Set Of Polls Just Delivered Good News For Senate Republicans

Two new NBC/Marist polls indicate Republican Senate candidates have opened up leads in at least two races critical to GOP taking back control of the Senate this November. In the Senate's marquee race, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) now leads his Democratic challenger, Alison Grimes, 47% to 39% among likely voters, the poll found. Show More Summary

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