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Republicans Ready To Push Back On Obama Agenda

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

(Adds McConnell remarks from CNN interview) By Patricia Zengerle and Julia Edwards WASHINGTON/HONOLULU, Jan 4 (Reuters) ...

Howard Fineman

Mitch McConnell Claims To Admire Collegial Leaders, But Can He Be One?

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Mitch McConnell has done his share of bipartisan deals in the Senate, but almost always on his own terms and almost always after he helped create the crisis that he then takes credit for ending. Now he must keep the peace among potential Republican presidential candidates in the Senate, pacify the tea party wing while showing that the GOP is “ready to govern,” deal with the hapless Republican leadership in the House, and even reach out to President Barack Obama, who has reason to be wary. McConnell has the skill to bridge divides within the GOP in the Senate, and maybe in Congress as a whole. That will be his first challenge. Whether he can speak to the whole country and try to bring Americans together -- and whether he wants to -- will become clear in the months ahead.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Loses Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes lost her midterm election race to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in one of the nation's highest-profi...

Grimes Defeated

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes lost to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in one of the nation's highest-profile Senate contests on Tues...

Mitch McConnell Wins Re-Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) won his re-election race against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in one of the nation's highest-profil...

Kentucky Senate Race Won By McConnell

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was victorious over Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in one of the nation's high...

Mitch McConnell Wins Midterm Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was projected to defeat Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in one of the nation's highest-profile Senate ...

Kentucky Senate Midterm Election Results Are In

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was projected to defeat Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in one of the nation's highest-profile Senate ...

McConnell Wins Kentucky Senate Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) defeated Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in one of the nation's highest-profile...

Mitch McConnell Aims To Soften His Image

Reuters | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

By Richard Cowan PADUCAH, Ky, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate ha...

McConnell Revs The Ad Machine, But...

Center for Public Integrity | Michael Beckel | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

This story was published by The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative news organization in Washington, D.C. Don’t b...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell's Solution To Soaring Student Debt: Less Yale, More For-Profit Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seemed to have little sympathy for students who have accumulated massive amounts of stude...

Mitch McConnell's Role In Senate Sexual-Harassment Probe Comes Under Scrutiny

Mother Jones | Molly Redden | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics

Facing his toughest reelection battle in years against a well-known and well-financed female opponent, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently boasted that h...

McConnell On Tea Party Challengers: 'We Are Going To Crush Them Everywhere'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) says he isn't worried about tea party-backed candidates challenging GOP incumbents in this year's midte...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Holds Edge In Kentucky Senate Poll

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes has a slim advantage in the race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to one of the first nonpar...

Jason Cherkis

Mitch McConnell Once Again Plays Politics With Plant Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the first major television ad buy of his 2014 campaign, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) does not tout his ability to cut deals as the Se...

Mitch McConnell: How To Save The Senate

Politico | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Lyndon B. Johnson is usually remembered as a man who knew how to get his way. But looking at LBJ’s reign as party leader in the Senate, it’s impor...

Mitch McConnell Is Washington's 'Guardian of Gridlock,' James Carville Says

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is a "guardian of gridlock" and "the main cause of dysfunction in Washington," Democratic...

Sam Stein

How Hard Will The Republican Senate Campaign Committee Punish Tea Party Agitators?

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Tired of watching outside groups meddling in Republican primaries, the group tasked with electing Republicans to the Senate threw a sharp jab Friday. ...

Leonardo DiCaprio Wants To Make Sure Mitch McConnell Is A Loser

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) has racked up donations from at least 66 Hollywood celebrities in her race for U.S. Senate, in...

Perils Lurk For GOP In Attempt To Flip Senate Red

RealClearPolitics | Caitlin Huey-Burns | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

When it comes to the 2014 Senate landscape, Republicans and Democrats might agree on one thing: The map favors the GOP....

Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Challenger Makes It Official

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

After days of inching toward a 2014 challenge against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), tea partier Matt Bevin made it official in a med...

Why Republicans Believe They Can Flip The Senate Red

National Journal | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

For the first time this year, Republican strategists believe they're within striking distance of taking back control of the Senate, thanks to untimely...

McConnell Gets First Challenger

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes announced Monday that she would challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014. ...

Dem Slams GOP Leader: 'Mitch McConnell Sucks'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics

Rep. John Yarmuth (D-Ky.) had some harsh words for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) while speaking at an event for the Jefferson County ...