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  • 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.

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell's office hits back against shutdown claims

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's staff said that Democrats are slamming the Kentucky Republican by taking comments he made earlier this week out of context.

  • Environmental groups hope to use Mitch McConnell's words against him

    Environmental groups plan to use Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's comments that a Republican-led Senate would be fine with more government shutdowns to attack the GOP ahead of the November elections.

  • Mitch McConnell flubs: 'Losers make policy, and winners go home'

    The Senate's top Republican, put a new, inadvertent twist on that motto during a recent campaign stop in Kentucky.

  • Pro-Mitch McConnell group to spend another $1.5 million

    The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition, a 501(c)4 advocacy group that is backing McConnell's re-election, will spend $660,000 on a new 30-second ad attacking Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate. It will also spend $870,000 to air a positive ad that it has run...

  • Morning Examiner with Steve Doty for Aug. 13

    A new poll out of Kentucky finds Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. leading Alison Lundergan Grimes by four points. Public Policy Polling released the poll Tuesday that showed McConnell with a 44 percent to 40 percent lead over Grimes.

  • McConnell holds slim lead in Kentucky Senate race (for now)

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., currently holds a four-point lead over his Democratic opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to the left-leaning polling firm Public Policy Polling. The longtime Republican senator leads Kentucky's secretary of state in the polls 44 percent...

  • Now Rand Paul's support for coal, Kentucky's black gold, is questioned

    Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's support for regulations on coal and a past comment that it is "very dirty" are fueling a new assault on the 2016 GOP front-runner.

  • WEX BackStory: The GOP establishment 'fights back'

    It's not 2010 anymore. In the latest WEX BackStory, Political Correspondent Rebecca Berg explains how incumbent Republicans are successfully fighting back against their tea party challengers during the 2014 primaries.

  • Mitch McConnell tops Alison Lundergan Grimes in new poll

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. finds himself ahead of his Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes by four points in a new poll released Tuesday.

  • Republican leaders get the Senate candidates they wanted

    Every Senate Republican running for re-election this year won his primary, denying the GOP nomination to less experienced Tea Party challengers who could have put safe seats in play for the Democrats.

  • Guess who just became Chris McDaniel's next target

    Chris “declare me the winner”* McDaniel is now trying to drag Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell into his challenge over the results of Mississippi’s June 24 primary runoff. In an email sent Wednesday, the McDaniel campaign called on McConnell to “condemn the race-baiting ads funded by a...

  • Bill Clinton, Alison Lundergan Grimes team up in Kentucky once again

    Former President Bill Clinton will campaign with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky Wednesday.

  • Two red states had the sharpest drops in uninsured rate

    Arkansas and Kentucky have had the biggest reductions of uninsured adults since the Affordable Care Act's requirement that Americans have health insurance took effect in January, a new poll shows.



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