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'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.

Paul Blumenthal

Republicans Filibuster Post-Citizens United Transparency Bill | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans blocked a bill Monday evening to increase transparency in campaign spending by independent groups. In a 51-44 vote...

Mitch McConnell's Meanderings

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The mark of a great politician is the ability to change his/her mind. Mitch McConnell is a great politician.

Joshua Hersh

GOP Leader Argues For War Against Iran | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- A top Republican senator made a strong case for military action against Iran Monday night, calling the Obama administration's policy of ...

Woman Indicted After Sending Threats To Bush, McConnell

AP | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Federal prosecutors say a Kentucky woman has been indicted on charges of threatening former President George W. Bush and U.S. Sen. M...

McConnell Urges Compromise Over Contentious Issue

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP aides say House Republican leaders have agreed to a two-month extension of Social Security payroll tax cuts and federal unemployment...

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."

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats, GOP Have Now Rejected Each Other's Debt Plans | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With just three days left until the country is set to begin defaulting on its debt, the House rejected a debt proposal by Senate Majorit...

Sam Stein

43 GOP Senators Vow To Oppose Reid's Debt Bill | Sam Stein | Posted 09.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hours before the Senate is set to vote on Majority Leader Harry Reid's latest debt ceiling legislation, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell'...

Gibberish & Manure

Will Durst | Posted 09.28.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

The situation on Capitol Hill has become so confusing, we're going to need a nuclear physicist with a googleplex of serially connected molecular microscopes to precisely explain what is happening. Instead, you got me.

Republicans' Anti-Tax Juggernaut

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Without a bipartisan agreement this summer to reduce the federal deficit and raise the debt limit, the economy could suffer a horre...

Republicans: The Single Greatest Threat to America

Sandy Goodman | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics
Sandy Goodman

The single greatest threat to the United States is not joblessness, foreclosures, another recession nor skyrocketing debt. No, the single greatest threat to our country is today's Republican Party.

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Label Mitch McConnell Hypocrite For Medicare Complaints | Michael McAuliff | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are mocking Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a new video Monday that contrasts his dire warnings about Democrats' Med...

Amanda Terkel

Paul Ryan's Budget Plan Too Controversial For Senate GOP To Embrace? | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said he will vote for Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) controversial budget plan, h...

Michael McAuliff

Mitch McConnell: Chuck Schumer Is Extreme, Not Tea Party | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) may have been frosty to the Tea Party before, but he's offering the irate anti-tax crowd ...

Does Nuclear Energy Make Sense?

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Between basic economics, security, national competitiveness (the push to a clean economy creates jobs), the logic for a distributed, non-nuclear, non-fossil-fuel grid and transportation network seems very strong.

Fukushima USA: Hell or High Water

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Regulations are our way of ensuring that the drive for profits never again leads to needless tragedies: Not in Fukushima. Not in the Gulf of Mexico. Not in New Orleans. And not in your home town. Plain and simple.

Amanda Terkel

McConnell: 'Virtually All' Senate Republicans Stand Behind Obama On Afghanistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans stand behind President Barack Obama's strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch...

Amanda Terkel

Leading GOP Senator Calls Filibuster Reform A Democratic 'Power Grab' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED BELOW*** WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders launched a coordinated attack against Democratic proposals to reform Senate rules Tuesday, makin...

Ryan Grim

Mitch McConnell Accuses Obama Of Plan To Seize Internet | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor Tuesday to warn that the Obama administration is on the verge of nationalizing the Internet, cha...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Announces He Will Oppose New START Treaty | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will oppose the new START Treaty, a bilateral arms reduction treaty between the United States and...

Amanda Terkel

Senate GOP Leader: Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Won't Happen This Year | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sent a message to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) repeal advocates on Sunday: Don't hold y...

First Things First, Says McConnell

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Here in Priorityville, we know what matters, and Mayor McConnell has his priorities straight: Tax cuts.