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Jessica Schulberg

Tom Cotton's Latest Attempt To Kill The Iran Bill | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An unexpected procedural maneuver by hawkish freshman Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Thursday threatened to torpedo the delicate effort to ...

After Big Loss, McConnell Rival Not Ready To Have 'Tea And Crumpets' With Him Yet

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) former primary opponent isn't prepared to make nice with the senator, even as the tea party groups th...

McConnell Challenges Dem Opponent To Three Debates

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wasted no time after his primary win, immediately inviting Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan...

Mitch McConnell May Find More To Be Desired In Tuesday Night's Primary Returns

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

Though Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell easily defeated his Republican primary challenger, his campaign may be concerned by the election returns...

Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Challenger Holds Off On Saying He'd Endorse The Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

The rancor displayed in Kentucky's Republican primary may have a post-primary consequence: Businessman Matt Bevin, who is challenging Senate Minority ...

Samantha Lachman

Grimes Hits McConnell For Saying It's 'Not My Job' To Create Local Jobs | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.25.2014 | Politics

A small item in a local newspaper is at the center of the most recent dust-up between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his likely ge...

Ted Cruz: 'Don't Blink'

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Senator Cruz is on a crusade to become president. Cruz knows that if he can win over the conservative wing of his party with stirring rhetoric filled with red meat, he will be in a formidable position for the 2016 Republican presidential primaries.

Stand Up for Consumers

Bill Bartmann | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Bill Bartmann

It is vital that the Senate confirm Richard Cordray so the CFPB can get on with its important work. The confirmation of Mr. Cordray will begin to level the playing field and guarantee every consumer fair treatment.

Why Mitch McConnell May Be More Worried

Roll Call | David Hawkings | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Ashley Judd’s decision to stay out of next year’s Kentucky Senate race absolutely won’t deprive Democrats of the sort of young woman who’s wel...

'It's Going To Be Entertaining As Hell'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Fox News host Sean Hannity made "a personal plea" to U.S. Senate hopeful Ashley Judd on Thursday: "Run, Ashley, run!" Hannity urged to the actress ...

Mitch McConnell 'Injecting Himself' Into Kentucky Senate, Tea Party Says

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

The United Kentucky Tea Party is accusing Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) of holding up a bill that would ease the voting process for military members se...

Judd Could Face Dem Challenge Before Potential Battle With McConnell

Salon | ALEX SEITZ-WALD | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

Actress Ashley Judd is getting serious about a possible run against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, but she may have to win over the state’s...

Debt Ceiling Standoff

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

No wonder Congress is so unpopular. Last year's House and Senate teamed up to be the most ineffective Congress in decades. Sadly, the new Congress looks like it is going to underperform its predecessor.

Exclusive McConnell Move Marks Rare Occasion

ClickZ | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

The Interactive Advertising Bureau had the ear of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell early this year, and donated $2,400 to the Kentucky Republica...

What's Next for Obamacare?

Linda Bergthold | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

The public, as ignorant of the specifics of the Affordable Care Act as ever, can be forgiven for believing Republicans that this decision is "the biggest tax hike in history." But that is actually an outright lie.

Obama's Jobs Pivot

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.02.2011 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Mr. President, why would you think that Republicans, who control the House and can prevent cloture in the Senate, would ever do anything that may help get you re-elected? Job number one for you is job creation -- please take the lead.

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...

Senate Rules Must Be Reformed in January

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Next year the Republicans will have ironclad control of the House. It would be outrageous if Democrats allowed a minority of Republican Senators to use the current rules to limit what the Democratic majority can do in the Senate.

What's Next, Impeachment?

Michelle Kraus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Kraus

So much for making nice Mr. President, the gloves are off as the Republican leadership comes out swinging. These folks don't want to work with you, or...

New York Times Does Not Understand Main Street

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Don McNay

Reporting that Main Street was complicit in the financial meltdown is like blaming a murder victim for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Sen. McConnell: I Am Darth Vader And Luke Skywalker

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When he was fighting campaign finance reform a decade ago, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was dubbed Darth Vader by his critics. He embraced the nickna...

Senate GOP Leader Earmarks $25 Million For Firm Accused Of "Widespread Bribery"

Lexington Herald-Leader | John Cheves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is pushing $25 million in earmarked federal funds for a British defense contractor that is under criminal investigation ...