By Paul Bedard | 04/17/14 01:12 PM
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that President Obama has yet to provide a “serious response” to Russian President Vladimir Putin's effort to “restore the empire,” and he suggested a good move would be to arm Ukraine.
By Rebecca Berg | 04/15/14 01:21 PM
As the Senate's top-ranking Republican, Mitch McConnell has plenty of fundraising might behind his re-election bid in Kentucky this year. But, as the Democrat who might take McConnell down, so does Alison Lundergan Grimes.
By Betsy Woodruff | 04/11/14 04:54 PM
Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell have spent much of the last few days in a metastasizing conflict over a contentious sexual harassment case.
By Joel Gehrke | 04/11/14 02:39 PM
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., scheduled a Friday session that won't have any votes, rejecting Republican and Democratic requests that he allow a vote on a bill that would allow rape kits to be processed more quickly. “Debbie Smith is an extraordinary woman and an effective...
By Betsy Woodruff | 04/09/14 04:00 PM
Kentucky Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is going after Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes on women's issues. At issue is Tuesday's controversial Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission vote. Louisville's WFPL News reported that the commission came one vote short of reprimanding...
By Susan Ferrechio | 04/09/14 12:39 PM
Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Democratic bill that would have required companies to prove that wage discrepancies are not based on gender. The "Paycheck Fairness Act," is a key measure in the Democratic agenda, which lawmakers admit has little chance of passing but believe will...
By David M. Drucker | 04/04/14 11:34 AM
Will the real Republican Establishment please stand up? In the four years since the Supreme Court struck down fundraising regulations that effectively gave the Democratic and Republican parties a monopoly on large-scale political activity, a collection of Tea Party-affiliated organizations has...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/31/14 01:57 PM
A new Democratic National Committee fundraising email tries to scare supporters into a last minute donation for Democrats to keep the Senate, by floating the idea of Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., becoming the Senate majority leader.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/27/14 05:39 PM
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is courting establishment Republicans in his bid to take the Tea Party into the White House. In the midst of a so-called "civil war" within the party, Paul is hoping his conciliatory moves won't alienate his own base, while potential rivals such as Sen. Ted Cruz,...
By David M. Drucker | 03/24/14 05:05 PM
Mississippi Senate candidate Chris McDaniel is heading to Kentucky to lend his support to fellow insurgent GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin -- or so it would appear. McDaniel, a state senator, is hoping to oust Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippi's June 3 Republican primary. But on April 5,...
By Timothy P. Carney | 03/21/14 05:42 PM
President Obama's favorite export agency devoted two-thirds of its taxpayer-backed loan guarantees to subsidize Boeing sales last fiscal year. The Export-Import Bank of the United States is a federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports through loans and loan guarantees to foreign buyers of...
By Sean Lengell | 03/19/14 03:12 PM
State officials say a Senate proposal to restore unemployment insurance benefits to more than 2 million long-term jobless would do more harm than good, warning that some states may ignore the legislation if it's passed into law. The National Association of State Workforce Agencies, in a letter...
By Charlie Spiering | 03/14/14 11:41 AM
"The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart had a lot of fun with Sen. Mitch McConnell's b-roll video footage released by his campaign this week. Stewart admitted Thursday that he was in a terrible mood until the clip came into his life, and shared some of his favorite mashups of the footage with...
By Sean Lengell | 03/13/14 04:31 PM
House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday extended an open invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress, saying the head of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church "has inspired millions of Americans." The Ohio Republican said the pope's "pastoral manner and servant leadership"...
By Steve Doty | 03/13/14 04:15 PM
In an email obtained by the Washington Examiner, friends of Conlon & Dunn Public Strategies, a public affairs firm based in Chicago, are invited to an event March 20 to donate to Grimes' campaign.
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