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Howard Fineman

Mitch McConnell Claims To Admire Collegial Leaders, But Can He Be One?

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Mitch McConnell has done his share of bipartisan deals in the Senate, but almost always on his own terms and almost always after he helped create the crisis that he then takes credit for ending. Now he must keep the peace among potential Republican presidential candidates in the Senate, pacify the tea party wing while showing that the GOP is “ready to govern,” deal with the hapless Republican leadership in the House, and even reach out to President Barack Obama, who has reason to be wary. McConnell has the skill to bridge divides within the GOP in the Senate, and maybe in Congress as a whole. That will be his first challenge. Whether he can speak to the whole country and try to bring Americans together -- and whether he wants to -- will become clear in the months ahead.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Loses Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes lost her midterm election race to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in one of the nation's highest-profi...

Grimes Defeated

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes lost to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in one of the nation's highest-profile Senate contests on Tues...

Mitch McConnell Wins Re-Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) won his re-election race against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in one of the nation's highest-profil...

Kentucky Senate Race Won By McConnell

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was victorious over Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in one of the nation's high...

Mitch McConnell Wins Midterm Race

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was projected to defeat Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in one of the nation's highest-profile Senate ...

Kentucky Senate Midterm Election Results Are In

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was projected to defeat Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in one of the nation's highest-profile Senate ...

McConnell Wins Kentucky Senate Election

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) defeated Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) in one of the nation's highest-profile...

Election 2014: The Seinfeld Election About Absolutely Nothing Ends Its Run

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Say a fond farewell to the 2014 Seinfeld campaign. Unfortunately, it probably won't be the last corrupt big money-dominated campaign about absolutely nothing.

Zach Carter

Eight Things You Probably Didn't Know About Mitch McConnell And Kentucky

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

A year ago, before Sen. Mitch McConnell knew the name of his Democratic opponent in this year's race, The Huffington Post traveled across Kentucky att...

Mitch McConnell: Vote For GOP Because We'll End Gridlock

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

In the GOP's closing pitch ahead of Tuesday's midterm election, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) argued that historic levels of gridlock...

Paul Blumenthal

Mitch McConnell Paid For Koch Group Meeting Shortly Before Blitz Of Pro-GOP Senate Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In June, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) took a break from the campaign trail to address a conference held in Dana Point,...

Sam Stein

Some Clarity On What Mitch McConnell Wants For Kentucky's Obamacare Exchange

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Since the first and only debate in the Kentucky Senate race, there’s been some speculation on what exactly Senate Minority Leader Mi...

Kentucky Newspapers Endorse Alison Lundergan Grimes

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.27.2014 | Politics

Two major Kentucky newspapers have endorsed Alison Lundergan Grimes for Senate over incumbent Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R). The Cour...

Bill Clinton Returns To Kentucky To Stump For Grimes

AP | ADAM BEAM | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Bill Clinton said he knows many Kentucky voters are angry at President Barack Obama, but he urged them Tuesday not to take it ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Mitch McConnell Wants Kentucky To Believe Its Obamacare Exchange Is Just A Website

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has struggled throughout his re-election campaign to explain what repealing Obamacare wou...

Sabrina Siddiqui

McConnell Gets 'Needlessly Angry' After Surprising Radio Host With Interview

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) made a surprise appearance Wednesday on "Kentucky Sports Radio," one of the state's most ...

The Complex Story Of A Woman Featured In A McConnell Ad Explained

AP | By ADAM BEAM | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a recent campaign ad for Republican Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky woman tells of how the U.S. Senate's minority leader fought...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch McConnell Pulls Out The 'I'm Not A Scientist' Dodge On Climate Change

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) declined to elaborate on his skepticism about man-made climate change Thursday, pulling o...

Donald Trump Just Might Fire Someone For This Tweet

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

Donald Trump is proving just how ready he is to take the White House, with a thoroughly confusing tweet about how Congress is structured. The Twitt...

Latest Polls Agree On Tough Kentucky Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics

In an election year hinging on a handful of remarkably close Senate races, recent surveys are reaching something of a consensus on Kentucky. Three pol...

Mitch McConnell Will Debate Alison Lundergan Grimes In October

The Huffington Post | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

Kentucky voters have seen Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and his Democratic challenger, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan G...

Howard Fineman

Kentucky's GOP Bromance Deepens, Even Without True Love

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.02.2014 | Politics

MAYFIELD, Ky. -- Sen. Rand Paul arrived at the Graves County GOP breakfast here Saturday all but incognito, without an entourage, wearing jeans, cowbo...

Kentucky Senate Race Is Still Up For Grabs, Poll Finds

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is nearly deadlocked with Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, according to a new Bluegrass P...

Paul Blumenthal

Alison Lundergan Grimes Sets Kentucky Fundraising Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), raised more than $4 mill...