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Tea Party Coalition Rises To 'Retire' McConnell

Lexington Herald-Leader | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT -- Many of Kentucky's Tea Party leaders are plotting a strategy to defeat U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Republican primary, a spokes...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Event Canceled After Suspicious Packages Force Evacuation | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday canceled a meeting with constituents after suspicious packages forced an evacu...

Howard Fineman

Mitch McConnell: The Great Dismantler Bests Obama | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics

If you haven't noticed, this is Mitch McConnell's moment. Only instead of being this century's Henry Clay -- Kentucky's "Great Compromiser" -- McConnell is and wants to be the Bluegrass's "Great Dismantler."

Saving the Senate From Itself

Rep. Jim McDermott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Jim McDermott

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's role confirms our government is not operating as a democracy ruled by the will of the majority, but as a strangled entity tightly in the grasp of the minority and its take-no-prisoners leader.

Amanda Terkel

Rep. Mike Pence: Health Care Repeal Is Possible Before 2012 | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Highlighting what may be a sign of coming disagreements over strategy between House and Senate Republican leaders, Rep. Mike Pence (R-In...

Amanda Terkel

McConnell Skips Obama Dinner, Eats With Federalist Society | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sam Stein contributed reporting. WASHINGTON -- On the day that Republican leaders were supposed to have a bipartisan meeting and an intimate dinner ...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell: Counting On The Courts To Help GOP Overturn Health Care Reform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) outlined a second part of his strategy in repealing health care reform in a speech to the...

Sam Stein

Mitch McConnell: After November, Legislation Is 'Going To Have To Be Center Right' | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Thursday that he hopes that President Obama becomes a born-again moderate after the midterm ele...

The Rise and Fall of the Cigarette

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It was a tough week for the cigarette, and also for Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and three of his colleagues, who received huge campaign contributions from cigarette makers.

Ted Stevens, Mitch McConnell

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Ryan Grim

McConnell Won't Call For Earmark Ban In Omnibus Budget | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) twice declined to call for all earmarks to be stripped from the omnibus spending bill now before Congre...

GOP Leader Using Obama's Words Against Dems

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) invoked the words of President Obama on Monday to pressure Democratic leaders into accepting an alterat...

GOP Pressures Kentucky Senator To Retire

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some Republicans are privately urging Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) to step down at the end of his term amid growing concerns that he can't win reelection ...

GOP Senate Leader On Losing His Seat: "What Do You Mean?"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Polls show Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has reason to worry about his seat. But it seems no one has told him: "I'm going to be re-elected...

Poll: Mitch McConnell Trailing In Senate Race

Rasmussen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the Kentucky Senate race shows Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford with a five percentage point lead...