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5 Ways the Midterms Will Shape the Clean Energy and Climate Future

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The choices we make in the voting booth always carry weight, but they have even greater heft in a year when control of the Senate is up for grabs, when GOP leaders have promised to roll back decades-worth of public health and environmental safeguards, and when the threat of climate change grows more severe.

Top Aide To Mitch McConnell Linked To Shady Deal

The Daily Beast | Ben Jacobs | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

Politics makes strange bedfellows and there was no pairing stranger in the 2014 election cycle than when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hired ...

McConnell's Reconciliation

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm using the word "reconciliation" in a very specific rules-of-the-Senate fashion. Because McConnell just revealed to Politico how he intends to govern, should his party take control of the Senate in November -- and it appears that the previously-arcane "budget reconciliation" maneuver will figure heavily in his playbook.

Sam Stein

McConnell Warms Up To The Idea Of Another Government Shutdown | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the aftermath of the October 2013 government shutdown -- as each side took stock of its gains and losses -- Senate Minority Leader Mi...

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...

A Solution to Citizens United

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

In the wake of Citizens United decision, and the more recent McCutcheon case, there has been lots of discussion about campaign finance reform and the ...

Senate Democrats Quietly Fold to Allow Senator McConnell to Repeal Portion of Presidential Financing System

Fred Wertheimer | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics
Fred Wertheimer

The failure of Senate Democrats to challenge Senator McConnell on the legislation passed Tuesday while McConnell blocks all campaign finance reform bills raises serious questions about just how committed Senate Democrats are to addressing the nation's campaign finance problems.

McConnell: Congress Won't Make 'A Lot Of Big Important Things' Happen This Year

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Friday that those hoping for comprehensive immigration reform and other policy changes from Congre...

New McConnell Campaign: Further Left On Healthcare Than Obama?

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics

The success of Obamacare in Kentucky may be pushing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to the left in his 2014 re-election campaign, at le...

Stop Worrying - Love the Bomb

Jeff Danziger | Posted 01.22.2014 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Read How This Democrat Is Going To Beat Mitch McConnell

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) thinks she can beat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in next year's Senate race. The Kentucky secretary o...

Sam Stein

How Hard Will The Republican Senate Campaign Committee Punish Tea Party Agitators? | Sam Stein | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics

Tired of watching outside groups meddling in Republican primaries, the group tasked with electing Republicans to the Senate threw a sharp jab Friday. ...

Grimes Goes Harsh Against McConnell

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) released a new web ad Monday in her race for U.S. Senate that compares the job of her opponent...

Obama Needs to Be in the Ring

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

While we know a goal for Republicans is to take over the Senate in the 2014 elections, and a goal for Democrats is to take back the House of Representatives, the president can rise above that for the next four months as we approach the next deadlines.

How The GOP Slowly Went Insane | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics


The GOP and the Whigs: Political Parties Are Not Forever

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

A trouble-causing minority eventually either ceases to exist or becomes politically irrelevant -- no matter how much noise they make while in the spotlight.

When Radicalism Becomes Treasonous

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

If the situation were reversed, and Democrats were threatening default, the GOP would be screaming bloody murder, yelling at the top of their collective lungs that Democrats hate the United States, and that liberals are traitors to the country.

McConnell Accused Of 'Breaking A Promise'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.15.2013 | Politics

The Progressive Change Campaign Committee began running a new television ad Thursday attacking Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Socia...

Three Campaigns Of Mitch McConnell

RealClearPolitics | Caitlin Huey-Burns | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

Wedged between two challengers Saturday at a barbecue brawl in Fancy Farm -- site of a large political picnic in the Bluegrass State -- Republican Sen...

How To Turn A Red State Blue

Daily Beast | Michael Tomasky | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

I don’t know why everyone is so shocked at yesterday’s PPP poll showing Alison Lundergan Grimes leading Mitch McConnell by 1 point, 45–44 (obvio...

Friday Talking Points -- Harry Reid Has a Good Week, Mitch McConnell Does Not

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.18.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As America's children grow up and enter into the health insurance marketplace on their own, they will be the first generation who simply will not understand what the terms 'pre-existing condition' and 'lifetime cap' mean.

McConnell Campaign Manager Blasts 'Gestapo' Scare Tactic After Audio Leaked

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the leaked audio recording of a campaign strategy session reeked of "Nixonian" tactics...

McConnell Already Going Up On The Air

AP | ROGER ALFORD | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- It isn't Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell who comes out swinging in his first TV ad of his 2014 re-election campaign. It's h...

Why Obama Is to Blame for Sequester Cuts

Matt Jones | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Matt Jones

I fear that Obama has decided to fight every battle with the goal of crushing the opposition, rather than seeking conclusions that benefit the American people. His decision to continually campaign, rather than govern, could have negative and lasting consequences on our country.

John Boehner, Mitch McConnell Offer Opposing Sequester Messages

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.03.2013 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell offered different views of the sequester cuts that took effect late Friday night...