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McConnell's Reconciliation

Just to be clear, that title shouldn't be read in a normal fashion. This is not the story of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell having a "Kumbaya" moment with President Obama. It's not even the story of McConnell reconciling with the Tea Party wing of his own party. Show More Summary

McConnell Plans for 2015 to Be Even More Confrontational

If you thought the recent Congressional term just didn't have enough showdowns, big political confrontations and government shutdowns then you should be really excited for 2015. In an interview with Politico Senate Minority Leader Mitch...Show More Summary

McConnell: Expect More Gov’t Shutdowns Challenges in GOP Senate

15 hours agoNews : Mediaite

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) told Politico's Manu Raju that if he got a title change in the 2014 midterms, President Barack Obama should expect the Senate to pass confrontational legislation that could spell a repeat of last fall's government shutdown.

Mitch McConnell’s Plan To Shut Down The Government Again

Politico profiles the Senate Minority Leader’s plan, should he become the Senate Majority Leader. …the typically reserved McConnell laid out his clearest thinking yet of how he would lead the Senate if Republicans gain control of the chamber. The emerging strategy: Attach riders to spending bills that would limit Obama policies on everything from the [...]

Mitch McConnell: Expect more shutdown brinkmanship if Republicans take the Senate

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says that if the GOP emerges from the midterms with control of both chambers of Congress, he'll give Obama a choice: Pass bills you don't like, or risk another government shutdown. In an...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

last weekNews : 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.

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

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

Daily Kos Elections: Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin primary preview

Connecticut Republican Tom Foley must get through state Senate Minority Leader John McKinney to take on Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy Voters in Connecticut, Minnesota, and Wisconsin go to the polls Tuesday to select candidates in their state's primary. 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...

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

Daily Beast: McConnell Fails to Heal Tea Party Wounds

Editors note : The spring primary between Mitch McConnell and Matt Bevins caused a breech with grassroots groups because of the vitriol. The Daily Beast reports on the ongoing divide. The Senate minority leader, long reviled among many...Show More Summary

Mitch McConnell, five-term Senate incumbent, says he's the 'change' candidate in Kentucky

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is facing what is expected to be a tough re-election battle against Democratic challenger Allison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's secretary of state. She has made the incumbent's long tenure...Show More Summary

Will Tea Partiers Sink McConnell?

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

The Senate minority leader, long reviled among many on the right for what they see as kowtowing to Democrats, is in a tough race for his seat—and in trouble with the Tea Party.

#DirtyDenier$ Day 1: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

The Senate is (sadly) full of climate deniers, but none of them is more dangerous than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). That's because Sen. McConnell possesses that dangerous combination of denialism and power. As the leader...Show More Summary

Kentucky event features BBQ, heckling and Grimes and McConnell

(CNN) – Kentucky's two U.S. Senate candidates traded pithy barbs Saturday at a dual campaign stop in the midst of a race with national implications. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his opponent, Democrat Alison Grimes, appeared in western Kentucky's Fancy Farm Picnic, where they each criticized the experience level of the other candidate. "Thirty-five […]

Leaked Memo: Top Tea Party Group Says Mitch McConnell Only Opposed the Stimulus Because It Leaned on Him

As he seeks another six years in office, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has touted his reputation as a true conservative and an unwavering opponent of President Barack Obama. But a newly leaked document written by one...Show More Summary

Reid pledges support for open-internet rules

Last month, Daily Kos and other net neutrality activist organizations wrote to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, asking him to sign on to the efforts of more than a dozen members of his Senate caucus and House Minority Leader Pelosi...Show More Summary

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