Crossroads, the political operation founded by Karl Rove, isn't very active in Kentucky's Senate race, even though its president said that reelecting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is one of the group's top priorities for 2014—or at least it's not very active on paper. Show More Summary
According to a Pew Research Center survey, unfavorability rating of the Tea Party stood at 45 percent in October 2013, up from 25 percent in February 2010. Favorability was at 30 percent, modestly down from 33 percent where it stood in February 2010.
Mitch McConnell came strapped to the Conservative Political Action Conference this week. The Senate minority leader, 72, held his rifle mightily overhead before presenting it to his pal, Sen. Tom Coburn, an Oklahoma Republican, as part of the NRA Courage Under Fire lifetime achievement award. The fighting Irish Rep. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, isn’t […]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told the editorial board of the Cincinnati Enquirer he doesn't believe in global warming. McConnell: 'I don't buy' that climate is changing. In 1970s 'we were all concerned about the ice age coming.'...Show More Summary
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) strode into the Conservative Political Action Conference this week packing heat. It was nothing fancy like a Glock 9 or Sig Sauer 45, but something more akin to Old Betsy, carried by Davy Crockett when...
I'm not sure it's possible to look any more inauthentic and pandering than Mitch McConnell did today: http://t.co/cmZqgh6Wm9— Alex Koppelman (@AlexKoppelman) March 06, 2014 John Cassidy watched McConnell’s performance yesterday: [W]hen...Show More Summary
What our old friend Oliver Willis thinks when he sees Mitch McConnell walking on stage with a rifle. @NoahCRothman we're not in the damn stone ages. most americans live within quick response sphere of police. they dont need armed...
Grassroots conservatives at CPAC 2014 may have been a bit surprised to find themselves being addressed by establishment Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and their reaction suggests they were a bit less than overwhelmed by his so called "red meat" speech. Show More Summary
On March 6th Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) brought a gun to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). McConnell carried a rifle onto the stage and handed it to Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). According to the National Journal,...Show More Summary
NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell tried to bring some firepower to his tough re-election battle on Thursday, brandishing a rifle as he strode onstage at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
The annual CPAC gathering, in which right-wing politicians gather to compete over who can best pander to the conservative id, started today. So Mitch McConnell, who desperately needed to demonstrate his bona fides to a skeptical audience, walked on stage waving a rifle. Show More Summary
The pandering to the CPAC attendees continues. McConnell waved it around and handed it over to Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla. This moment was the only time the audience cheered for McConnell during his five minutes on stage, according to the National Journal. The gun was reportedly a parting gift from the GOP to Coburn, who […]
The right-wing obsession with Benghazi took center stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) as two prominent speakers, John Bolton and Sen. Mitch McConnell, focused on the attacks in an attempt to drive more media...Show More Summary
Mitch McConnell is the GOP's shrewdest politician, but he's not exactly beloved by the party's base; he's got a Tea Party challenger in his re-election race this year, and he's regularly pilloried by hard-right conservatives as an establishment sellout. Show More Summary
What on earth was Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority leader—think about that title for a moment—doing this morning when he walked onstage at a conservative gathering in Washington brandishing a musket rifle above his head, John Wayne-style? Was...Show More Summary
Loaded for bear.
[Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stands with Sen. Tom Coburn after giving him a rifle, on stage at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday. Image via Susan Walsh/AP.] Read more...
Check out Mitch McConnell at the Conservative Political Action Conference, furiously poking and prodding at as many conservative pressure points as possible in the few minutes of time he spent on the stage today. He claimed Obama has been “treating our Constitution worse than a placemat at Denny’s.” He reminded everyone of his lead role in warning that the […]
Senator Mitch McConnell gave Senator Tom Coburn a rifle at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was packing heat when he spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. Thursday. McConnell walked on stage for his speech carrying a rifle accompaniedShow More Summary