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  • Campaigns use Islamic State in ads

    Political candidates are using the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in campaign ads, but an analysis suggests Americans are tuning out international crises.

  • Proposed amendment on campaign finance dies in Senate

    The key vote was Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who backed the proposal.

  • Parties play politics over Constitutional amendment on campaign cash

    While it's still a long shot the measure eventually will pass, both parties are getting millage from the process for messaging purposes.

  • Grimes touts narrow lead in own poll

    On the heels of a few public polls that have shown her trailing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, Alison Lundergan Grimes's Senate campaign is touting a new internal poll showing her with a one-point lead.

  • McConnell: President should ask Congress before bombing Islamic State

    "The view of myself and most of my members is, the president should be seeking congressional approval, period, for whatever he decides to do," the Senate majority leader said.

  • McConnell hits campaign finance bill ahead of vote

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell argued Democrats are proposing campaign finance law changes solely for political reasons, as the Senate prepares to debate the contentious issue ahead of the midterm elections.

  • Repubs lead in battleground states: Poll

    Republican candidates for U.S. Senate have made gains in key states, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll, adding to the chorus of voices asking whether the GOP will take over Congress' upper chamber in November.

  • Report: Former McConnell campaign manager's emails were subpoenaed in July

    The grand jury is one of two, according to OpenSecrets.org, looking into improper payments made by Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign in Iowa.

  • Mitch McConnell says he's 'candidate of change'

    "If you want change, if you're unhappy with the direction of this country, the candidate of change is the guy you're looking at," the top Senate Republican told an audience at a Chamber of Commerce lunch in Nicholasville, Ky., on Wednesday.

  • Mitch McConnell concedes Medicaid expansion may last

    In an interview with the New York Times Magazine, the Republican Minority Leader argued that Kentucky's acceptance of federal funding to expand Medicaid was a "mistake" but he also suggested it may not be undone.

  • Mitch McConnell staffer wasn't running campaign

    After guiding the Kentucky Republican through a contentious primary, Jesse Benton was essentially replaced by McConnell's former chief of staff on Capitol Hill, Josh Holmes.

  • Mitch McConnell's campaign manager resigns amidst probe

    Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., resigned Friday amid deepening questions over his involvement in a payola scandal by the 2012 presidential campaign he helped run.

  • Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen

    The rumors are that if Obama takes some sort of far-reaching action on immigration, as is widely expected, infuriated Republicans will retaliate by threatening to close the government unless Obama backs down.

  • McConnell: Get a strategy, 'exercise some leadership'

    Reacting to President Obama's White House Briefing Room statement about still lacking a strategy to take on rebels in Syria, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell urged action and said Congress is ready to back the president up--if he has a plan.

  • The least popular members of Congress? John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi

    House Speaker John Boehner is the most unpopular leader in Congress, followed close behind by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, according to a new poll of likely voters.



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