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Governing, Not Trump Is Top Question For Congressional Republicans

Bennet Kelley | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics
Bennet Kelley

Throughout the fall campaign, journalists have repeatedly asked Republican Congressional candidates whether or not they will vote for Donald Trump. W...

Rare Breed Of Turtle Really Ruining Our Country

Brandt Hamilton | Posted 02.25.2017 | Comedy
Brandt Hamilton

Originating from Kentucky, the rare breed, named the McConnell Turtle by scientists, is on a rampage. Over the past several years, this ancient reptile has caused immense trouble to Washington, D.C. that has large-scale effects on the country as a whole.

Republicans Reveal Their Ultimate Supreme Court Plan After Scalia

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 02.16.2017 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

In a TMFS sketch, the spokesperson for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell discusses the Republican's ultimate plan to replace Justice Antonin Scalia.

The Legal Case Against Obama's Supreme Court Pick

John A. Tures | Posted 02.17.2017 | Politics
John A. Tures

It's a little known fact, but there are legal arguments against President Obama being able to make his Supreme Court pick.

John Boehner and Paul Ryan's Clean Debt Limit Imperative: Raise and then Raze the Debt Ceiling (Part II)

Victor Williams | Posted 10.26.2016 | Politics
Victor Williams

Paul Ryan is living large. John Boehner is ready to double-dip from the links. Too bad Uncle Sam is bust. Within days, our great nation will be unable to honor its Treasury bond obligations and without funds to issue payments for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Veterans, national defense, federal courts, or any other federal programs.

A Bad Moon Rises as Boehner Falls: The End of the GOP?

David Yankovich | Posted 09.28.2016 | Politics
David Yankovich

John Boehner resigned as Speaker of the House and over the weekend a blood moon rode the night sky. In ancient times this was considered an unlucky omen, even a prediction of the end of days. Now it is known as a total lunar eclipse.

Mitch McConnell Defends NSA Bulk Data Collection

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON, May 10 (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday defended his support for a measure in ...

Here's Which Politician Alec Baldwin Would Stick In A Dunk Tank

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

Watch out, Mitch McConnell. Given the chance to stick anyone in a dunk tank, Alec Baldwin named the Republican senator from Kentucky as his ideal vict...

Extreme Senate Competition: Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Joni Ernst Compete to Replace Jeff Sessions as "Most Extreme" U.S. Senator

Victor Williams | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Victor Williams

My quixotic attempt to challenge the re-election of "unopposed" Jeff Sessions in 2014 failed. I was not even allowed on the Alabama ballot. But now Sessions has some real competition -- from the Senate's far right caucus.

Obama Issues Executive Order Giving Him Authority to Issue Executive Orders

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.31.2015 | Comedy
Dorian de Wind

In a historic early-morning ceremony in the Yellow Oval Room, attended only by Michelle Obama and pajama-clad White House dog Bo, and recorded for pos...

McConnell to Obama: You Have the Government You Have, Not the One You Wish You Had

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Mr. McConnell: Had your party done its job during the past six years, instead of doing nothing at best and obstructing and obfuscating at worst, we would have a Congress the president could work with, we would have the functioning government the American people wish and deserve, we would have a much better America.

Mitch McConnell Elected Senate Majority Leader

AP/The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was unanimously elected to be the Senate majority leader by his Republican colleagues on Thursday, his spokesperson annou...

Zach Carter

Eight Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mitch McConnell And Kentucky | Zach Carter | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

A year ago, before Sen. Mitch McConnell knew the name of his Democratic opponent in this year's race, The Huffington Post traveled across Kentucky att...

5 Ways Mitch McConnell Explains Our Bleak World

Alec MacGillis | Posted 11.16.2014 | Politics
Alec MacGillis

As powerful as he is, Mitch McConnell has gotten oddly little attention over the years, in large part because he offers little superficial appeal. But McConnell holds the key to understanding how our politics and government have come to such a low point.

Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager To Resign Amid Bribery Scandal

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.30.2014 | Politics

Jesse Benton, campaign manager for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), is resigning his position, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Fri...

Samantha Lachman

Mitch McConnell Reveals Why He Thinks His Re-Election Fight Is So Competitive | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

In a local radio interview Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) gave a frank response when asked why he thinks his re-election ra...

Mitch McConnell Shrugs Off Climate Change: 'Each Side Has Their Scientists'

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) refused to weigh in on the issue of man-made climate change in a recent interview, giving it a wide ber...

Mitch McConnell Will Debate Alison Lundergan Grimes In October

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Kentucky voters have seen Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan G...

Paul Blumenthal

Alison Lundergan Grimes Sets Kentucky Fundraising Record | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), raised more than $4 mill...

McConnell Distances Himself From A Budget That He Effusively Praised

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) 2011 budget proposal has incited an advertising war in one of the country's premier Senate contests over how it would have a...

Republican Mayor Jim Brainard Believes in the Science of Climate Change

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

Brainard was tapped to be on President Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience. He won first place honors from the 2008 Mayor's Climate Protection Awards Program. The most exciting news in his bio... he is a Republican!

Majority Of Kentucky Voters Side With Grimes On Taxes In New Poll

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

A new poll on Kentuckians' attitudes towards taxation may bear some worrying trends for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the country'...

The Networks' Untold Story About Cantor's Loss

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Did his pleas influence Democrats to turn out and vote for Brat? Does that explain how the polls were so off? Were they only polling Republicans? Was immigration reform as big an issue as the conservative and liberal pundits would have you believe?

Kasey Varner

Veterans Group Targets Leading Republicans In New Ad Campaign | Kasey Varner | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics

A new ad campaign by national veterans group Action Fund takes aim at GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Richard Burr (N.C.). Their qual...

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...