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Howard Fineman

Kentucky's GOP Bromance Deepens, Even Without True Love

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Sen. Rand Paul arrived at the Graves County GOP breakfast here Saturday all but incognito, without an entourage, wearing jeans, cowbo...

McConnell Reveals 'The Real Secret' To Rand Paul's Success

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) revealed "the real secret" to the success of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.): "his authenticity." McConnell w...

Howard Fineman

'Not A Bromance,' But Two Top GOP Senators Have A Shotgun Marriage Built To Last

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jesse Benton was delighted with his handiwork. “Thought it went well,” he told me after the Thursday show he had choreographed for M...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Teams Up With Nose-Holding Aide On Epic 'Somebody Farted' Joke

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

Actually, this is just a Facebook post from Mitch McConnell, signalling that the "holding my nose" beef is, as I figured, quashed. But leave your ...

Jason Linkins

Mitch McConnell Is Going To Suck It Up And Press Ahead With His 'Nose Holding' Campaign Manager

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

As Luke Johnson reported earlier Thursday, the latest headache for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) comes in the form of a phone convers...

Top Mitch McConnell Aide: 'I'm Sorta Holdin' My Nose For Two Years'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

Jesse Benton, campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said that he was holding his nose while working for McConnell and thinking of the lon...

McConnell, Paul Forge Mutually Beneficial Alliance

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- To cover his political flank, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has forged an alliance with tea party darling Rand Paul, pick...

McConnell, Paul Forge Marriage Of Convenience

New York Times | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics

Their relationship got off on an awful footing. In a Republican primary in his home state of Kentucky, Senator Mitch McConnell backed the establishmen...

Howard Fineman

McConnell, Paul Gang Up On GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- They began as sworn enemies and later made peace as allies of convenience. Now Kentucky's two Republican senators, Mitch McConnell and R...

Ryan Grim

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Lead Hemp Legalization Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky's two senators, Republicans Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, have been working to include a provision that would legalize industr...

Howard Fineman

What Mitch McConnell Is Really Worried About

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As is often the case, we've been burying the lead as we dissect the leaked recording of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's private...

Paul Endorses McConnell, Deals Blow To Tea Party

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) endorsed the reelection campaign of fellow Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday, the Senate minority leader's campaign man...

McConnell Faces Fresh Tea Party Problem

Kentucky Herald-Leader | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Hundreds of tea party supporters welcomed Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell into the movement on Tuesday, appearing alongside junior Senator Rand...

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul Forge Tentative Relationship

McClatchy | Halimah Abdullah | Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

It was the last few grueling weeks of Kentucky's tough U.S. Senate race and Republican candidate Rand Paul, a doctor from Bowling Green who'd been cat...

Rift Between Rand Paul & Mitch McConnell Over Earmarks Reflects Larger Debate Splitting GOP

McClatchy | James Rosen and Halimah Abdullah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Jim DeMint are headed for a showdown vote next week on earmarks. The vote will be the first post-elect...

Rand Paul Vows To 'Challenge' Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A lot has changed since Rand Paul declared victory over his opponent, Trey Grayson, in Kentucky's GOP Senate primary. He made the quick transition fro...

Mitch McConnell: It Doesn't Matter If Rand Paul Hazed Female Student With Pot Prank

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) doesn't seem too concerned about recent allegations suggesting Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul forc...

Mitch McConnell: Rand Paul Fundraiser To Be Hosted By Senate Minority Leader

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) - Kentucky Republican senatorial candidate Rand Paul, whose antiestablishment fervor has endeared him to tea party activists, will collect campai...

Mitch McConnell On Rand Paul: 'He's Said Quite Enough' To The National Media

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted this week that his fellow Kentuckian, Republican Senate Candidate Rand Paul, needs to take a h...