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Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

McConnell Campaign Manager Blasts 'Gestapo' Scare Tactic After Audio Leaked

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the leaked audio recording of a campaign strategy session reeked of "Nixonian" tactics...

Why Obama Is to Blame for Sequester Cuts

Matt Jones | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Matt Jones

I fear that Obama has decided to fight every battle with the goal of crushing the opposition, rather than seeking conclusions that benefit the American people. His decision to continually campaign, rather than govern, could have negative and lasting consequences on our country.

John Boehner, Mitch McConnell Offer Opposing Sequester Messages

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered different views of the sequester cuts that took effect late Friday night...

Progressives Expand Anti-Mitch McConnell Ads Following Ashley Judd Attack

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee said Friday it would expand advertising attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for his res...

Now to Work

Terence Smith | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics
Terence Smith

Looking back over the last six months or so, the most striking development in American politics is not the reelection of the president or the relative status quo in Congress, it is the virtual disintegration of the Republican Party.

Time for an American Spring?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Okay, it's clear they don't get it. After several elections, the Great Recession and lots of moaning and groaning about the stalemate in Washington, o...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Calls Mitch McConnell's Debt Ceiling Bluff | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A move to embarrass Democrats backfired on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday as the Kentucky Republican proposed a vote on...

Friday Talking Points -- Obama 2.0?

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama, as the chattering classes will tell you, is "done negotiating with himself." That's a pretty good phrase, because it accurately describes how these negotiations have taken place over Obama's first term. This time, the White House seems to be saying, that isn't going to happen.

Zach Carter

Lobbyists Push For Tax Breaks For Wealthy In Fiscal Cliff Debate | Zach Carter | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff intensify, corporate lobbying groups are pushing key tax perks that benefit the weal...

Zach Carter

Fiscal Cliff Primer: Can America Default On Its Debt? | Zach Carter | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

No.* *We explain in the video above....

Sarah Bufkin

What Could Fall Off The Fiscal Cliff? | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

As the media frenzy over the so-called fiscal cliff picks up, lawmakers are drawing their respective lines in the sand (at least publicly) with respec...

McConnell Reelected

Reuters | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday re-elected Mitch McConnell to the lead their party, a Senate aide said. ...

McConnell Loses Big

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics

* Republicans failed to defeat Obama or win back Senate * Frustrated colleagues seem set to keep McConnell as leader By ...

Are You Better Off? You Betcha!

Sandy Goodman | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

Of all the lying nonsense that came out of last week's Republican convention, the biggest was that this country is worse off now than it was when President Obama took office. Even more discouraging is the fact that for three days, Democrats went along with that big lie!

PHOTOS: Same Mitch, Different Day

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Every Tuesday when the Senate is in session, both parties hold a luncheon with their members. Following the luncheon, they head to a podium set up in ...

Presto! The DISCLOSE Act Disappears

Bill Moyers | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Bill Moyers

The public has a right to know who's behind the hundreds of political ads with which we're being bombarded this year, who's giving what to whom -- not to mention our right to try to connect the dots and figure out what their motives are.

RNC Lawsuit Challenging Contribution Limit Would Open Door to Corrupting Million Dollar Party Contributions

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

There is little doubt that million dollar contributions would be solicited and given if the aggregate contribution limit is removed. History makes clear that when it comes to raising and spending political money, what can be done will be done.

McConnell Makes GOP Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday became the latest high-ranking Republican to endorse Mitt Romney as his party'...

McConnell: 'War On Women' Is A 'Manufactured Issue'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) dismissed on Monday the idea that the GOP is waging a so-called war on women, calling it a "manufacture...

Obama, Bibi and Iran: The Compounded Risk Equation

Dovid Efune | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Dovid Efune

Congress could remove doubt over Obama's Iran policies by creating a well-defined framework and a timeline that would be mandated by law, leaving no room for Iranian or Israeli uncertainty over the position of the United States.

Zach Carter

Richard Cordray Recess Appointment May Paradoxically Help Banks | Zach Carter | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's recess appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has underscored t...

McConnell Boehner Keystone

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Michael McAuliff

McConnell Calls On House To Act On Expiring Provisions | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Moments after House Republican leaders dug in their heels on blocking a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut, Senate Minority Lead...


The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

The Wall Street Journal editorial page attacked congressional Republicans Wednesday for possibly losing the payroll tax cut standoff to President Bara...