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Sabrina Siddiqui

McConnell Slams Obama On Foreign Policy Amid Ukraine Crisis | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) laid into President Barack Obama's grasp of foreign policy Wednesday, although he stopped...

McConnell Challenger: Marriage Equality Slippery Slope, Could Lead To Parent-Child Marriage

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Republican Senate candidate and businessman Matt Bevin suggested in an interview that legalizing same-sex marriage is a slippery slope, and c...

GOP Senate Candidate Calls Mitch McConnell 'Beltway Turtle' In Anti-Cornyn Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.15.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall stole some attention Thursday from Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) in the Republican primary against Sen. John Corn...

New Campaign Website Slams Mitch McConnell On Jobs

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is running to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), unveiled a new websi...

Jason Cherkis

Consultant's Conspiracy Theories Went Too Far For Tea Party | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United Kentucky Tea Party has parted ways with controversial activist Greg Fettig. The Louisville-based Courier-Journal first report...

Alison Lundergan Grimes Hits Mitch McConnell On Kentucky Jobs In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) released a new web ad Thursday featuring the story of an Eastern Ken...

Kate Sheppard

McConnell Aims To Torpedo EPA Carbon Rules | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is seeking to block new rules from the Environmental Protection Agency regarding carbon e...

Lundergan Grimes Accuses McConnell Of Laughing 'In The Faces' Of The Unemployed

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) chuckled at the end of a radio interview recently when a host told him he hoped the lawmaker would vote...

McConnell Campaign Trades Barbs With Primary Challenger

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

U.S. Senate candidate Matt Bevin on Thursday criticized his rival, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), in a policy-oriented speech titled ...

Mitch McConnell Is Washington's 'Guardian of Gridlock,' James Carville Says

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is a "guardian of gridlock" and "the main cause of dysfunction in Washington," Democratic...

The Vote That Will Change America

Doug Kendall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Our federal government was designed as a republic. Within this system, and over time, elections were to have consequences and enlightened public opinion was to govern. Extra-constitutional appendages like the filibuster, abused by minority parties, have moved us away from that vision. Instead, our government is in perpetual gridlock, and the American people have lost faith in their government to even function properly. Even after this rules change, one of our parties must still win the House, the Senate, and the presidency before radically changing our country. That's no small feat. It will often require victories over the course of several elections. That's probably as it should be. Change ought to be possible, but only when one of our parties really earns it. The filibuster gave a small minority in the Senate outsized power to stifle the will of the people.

GOP Senators Who Opposed Sandy Relief Aid Fundraise Around One-Year Anniversary Of Storm

The Huffington Post | Farah Mohamed | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) may have opposed Hurricane Sandy recovery funding, but that reportedly di...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Faces Tea Party Ire For Failing To Back Ted Cruz Filibuster | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tea party leaders lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this week after he said he would not back Sen. Ted Cruz's...

Jason Cherkis

Want A Corn Dog With Your Obamacare? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A middle-aged man in a red golf shirt shuffles up to a small folding table with gold trim, in a booth adorned with a flotilla of he...

Howard Fineman

At Fancy Farm, A Plausible Challenge To Mitch McConnell | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics

FANCY FARM, Ky. -- Let’s cut to the chase. The news from Fancy Farm, the big Kentucky political picnic, is that Matt Bevin -- the tea party-ish pri...

The Budget Is Still the GOP's Signature Hit on President Obama

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

This is where the GOP's insidious motive comes again into play, namely naked, crass, go for the jugular politics. By embarrassing Obama at every turn on the budget, the GOP hopes to make him and the Democrats the perennial fall guy for the budget gridlock.

GOP To Sports Leagues: Don't Play With Obamacare

AP | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate's Republican leader is telling major league sports: Don't play with "Obamacare." Following news that the administration...

A 'Pack' of Nonsense

Doug Kendall | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics
Doug Kendall

The claim from the right is that President Obama is attempting to use these appointments to advance his policy agenda. This gets it exactly backwards. It is conservatives who have, successfully, used appointments to the D.C. Circuit to advance their policy agenda in recent years.

Howard Fineman

What Mitch McConnell Is Really Worried About | 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...

DSCC Plays Up March Madness In Ad Campaign Against Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee started its 2014 campaign season with an attack on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) this we...

Ashley Judd Hints At Senate Bid

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

After weeks of denying speculation that she may run for the U.S. Senate, actress Ashley Judd publicly hinted on Friday her intention to run against Se...

Elizabeth Warren Accuses Senate GOP Of 'Keeping The Game Rigged'

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) blasted Senate Republicans on Thursday for continuing to stall Richard Cordray’s nomination to lead the Consumer Fin...

'Winter in Scotland': How Ashley Judd Will Force the Media to Develop a Sense of Humor

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics

As Judd has maintained a low profile while she considers challenging Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his U.S. Senate seat in Kentucky in 2014, the media has applied Talmudic scrutiny onto every rumored utterance by the actress.

McConnell Raises Possibility Of Hagel Filibuster

AP | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

BY DONNA CASSATA, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is raising the possibility of a filibuster of President B...

Senator Mitch McConnell Meet Senator Elizabeth Warren

Adam Levin | Posted 01.08.2013 | Business
Adam Levin

Warren's victory is both historic -- she will be the first woman to represent the state of Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate -- and gratifying -- she delivered a shocking 8-point slapdown to her "handsome" opponent and his Wall Street backers.