More Mitch McConnell Articles

  • Tea Party Express chairman resigns to target Mitch McConnell

    Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer resigned Friday to join the campaign of Matt Bevin, who's challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in the May 20 Kentucky Republican primary.

  • Mitch McConnell wants U.S. to arm Ukraine

    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.

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes outraises Mitch McConnell in first quarter

    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.

  • In Kentucky senate race, brewing clash over sexual harassment

    Alison Lundergan Grimes and Mitch McConnell have spent much of the last few days in a metastasizing conflict over a contentious sexual harassment case.

  • Harry Reid blocks Republican request to pass bill cracking down on rapists

    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...

  • Alison Lundergan Grimes under fire from Mitch McConnell for donations from alleged sexual harasser

    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...

  • Senate Republicans block paycheck fairness bill at center of Democratic political agenda

    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...

  • The Tea Party Establishment: Outsiders become insiders

    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...

  • New DNC email warns of Senate 'Majority Leader' Mitch McConnell

    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.

  • Tea Party icon Rand Paul turns to establishment Republicans for 2016 help

    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,...

  • Mississippi Senate challenger heads to Kentucky to push 'freedom' at rally with Matt Bevin

    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,...

  • Is 'Boeing's Bank' heading for a jumbo-jet bubble?

    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...

  • State officials rail against Senate plan to extend unemployment benefits

    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...

  • Jon Stewart kicks off #McConnelling video mashups

    "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...

  • John Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

    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"...



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