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Mitch McConnell: 'I Am The Guy That Gets Us Out Of Shutdowns'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) dismissed any notions about allowing another federal government shutdown if Republicans r...

Igor Bobic

Democrats Warn GOP About Risking Another Government Shutdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With growing talk about another potential government shutdown, Democrats this week are launching a new website to remind Republicans abo...

McConnell Wins Unlikely Praise

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In the midst of a double-barreled re-election fight, Mitch McConnell is earning praise back home from some u...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Wins The Praises Of... Democratic Leaders

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- There was a lot of back-patting among Democratic leaders Wednesday after the Senate passed its bill to end the government shutdown and a...

Howard Fineman

McConnell Shows Tea Party Ted How It's Done

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More concerned with attacks from the left than the right and eager, as always, to dominate the inside game, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnel...

Reid, McConnell Optimistic On Debt Ceiling, Shutdown Deal

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics

BY DONNA CASSATA, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top two leaders both expressed optimism Monday that they were closing in on...

Sabrina Siddiqui

McConnell Once Slammed Using Shutdown As Leverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell worked last month to put the breaks on a government shutdown. The reason why: He's probably scarr...

Hot Mic Catches Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell Discussing Their Actual Shutdown Concerns

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) were caught on a hot mic Wednesday discussing talking-points for the shutdow...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Top Democrat: Boehner Should Learn From Mitch McConnell

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just four days left to avert a shutdown of the federal government, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has a message for House Speaker John...

Michael McAuliff

Ted Cruz Digs In To Take Government To The Brink

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) stuck by a plan Tuesday that would bring Congress to within one day of a government shutdown, taking to the Sena...

Michael McAuliff

Top GOP Senator: Ted Cruz's Plan Will Fail

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the top Republican in the Senate, argued Tuesday that Sen. Ted Cruz's plan to defund Obamacare b...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Rejects Ted Cruz Push To Filibuster Bill Defunding Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doesn't back the push by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to vote against bringing up a bill to de...

Democrats Launch Campaign Off GOP Shutdown Threat

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Democratic campaign arm is aiming to take advantage of widespread disapproval of Republican plans to shut down the government...

GOP Call For Government Shutdown Grows Louder

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) on Tuesday became the latest Republican to call for a federal government shutdown if Obamacare isn't defunded. McCli...

Boehner 'Absolutely' Committed To Avoiding Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

While Congress failed to reach an agreement before March 1's sequestration deadline, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is committed to keeping a gov...