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Kentucky Derby 2012: Mitch McConnell Becomes The Soul Of Graciousness

Howard Fineman | Posted 07.06.2012 | Home
Howard Fineman

Sen. Mitch McConnell, who is known in Washington as a relentless and somewhat humorless partisan, became the soul of graciousness as the horses came out on the track.

Kentucky Derby 2012: Betting on Candidates the Way You'd Bet on a Horse

Howard Fineman | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

The crowds here don't "look like America." This is a whiter, older, more Anglo and more Southern scene. This makes it a magnet for politicians, not so much for the old reason, publicity, as for the proximity of money.