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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

Pelosi: GOP Endangers Civilization, Comparable to Ray Rice

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said “civilization as we know it today would be in jeopardy if Republicans win the Senate,” and compared Republicans to Ray Rice on Friday’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO. “It would be very...Show More Summary

NANCY PELOSI: 'Civilization As We Know It Would Be In Jeopardy' If The GOP Wins The Senate

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi warned Friday that "civilization as we know it would be in jeopardy" if the Republican Party recaptures control of the U.S. Senate later this year. Pelosi appeared on HBO's "Real Time" Friday, whenShow 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…

Pelosi pushes to train Syrian rebels despite reports they sold journalist to ISIS

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is pushing to pass a resolution to train Syrian rebels as quickly as possible, saying that it's a "must-pass bill in a [short window] of time." Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has also called for a vote on the matter. Show More Summary

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

6 days agoNews : 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

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

Are Republicans Going Soft on Obamacare?

last weekNews : Reason

In March of last year, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stood on stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference  and declared that "Obamacare should be repealed root and branch." But in May, when he was asked about...Show More Summary

Former McConnell campaign manager subpoenaed in bribery probe one month before resignation

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell with his former campaign manager, Jesse Benton, who resigned in late August over a Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign bribery scandal Two things seem notable from this: The e-mails and financial...Show More Summary

Poll: Mitch McConnell leads challenger by 4 points in re-election bid

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) continues to hold a slight edge over his Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, in the toughest re-election fight of his Senate career, according to a CNN poll out Wednesday. With two months to go before the midterm elections, McConnell leads Grimes 50 percent to 46 percent among likely voters. Show More Summary

Poll: Mitch McConnell leads challenger by four points in re-election bid

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) continues to hold a slight edge over his Democratic challenger in the toughest re-election fight of his Senate career, according to a CNN poll out Wednesday. With two months to go before the midterm elections, McConnell leads Alison Lundergan Grimes 50 percent to 46 percent among likely voters. Show More Summary

McConnell campaign says aide at center of bribery scandal was paid nearly $500k to hold his nose

For the most part, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and his team aren't saying anything about Friday's resignation of campaign manager Jesse Benton amid a Ron Paul presidential campaign bribery scandal. But Joe Sonka flags oneShow More Summary

Vietnam vet to Mitch McConnell: 'You failed to do' your duty

Literally speaking, when wounded Vietnam veteran and cancer survivor Charles Erwin appears in the latest Vote Vets ad and tells Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that McConnell hasn't done his duty, he's talking about McConnell's...Show More Summary

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