Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday decided to postpone action on a bill giving Congress a chance to review and vote on any deal the U.S. signs with Iran over its nuclear program. The move comes at a time delicate negotiations are at a critical juncture between the U.S. and its partners and Tehran. […]
President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell are warily looking for areas of agreement as they begin a new chapter in a relationship that is likely to remain frosty but businesslike. With both men trying to position their parties for 2016 elections to choose a successor to Obama, the president and the Senate […]
As a child, Mitch McConnell contracted and largely beat polio. He was student president in high school, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky law school. He’s never lost a general election and has spent 30 years in the Senate scaling Republican leadership ranks. Half a century after his first Washington stint as […]
Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates are both trying to carve away voters from the other’s base of support after a quarrelsome debate. Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell planned to court mining families in Democratic coal country Tuesday, while Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes was to campaign in the conservative northern part of the state. The debate Monday […]
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager resigned Friday amid fallout from a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012. Jesse Benton said he didn’t want to become a distraction as McConnell tries to win a tough re-election campaign in Kentucky. “This decision breaks my heart, but I know it […]
Their scripted, crowd-controlled campaigns could go anywhere during their appearances
The annual picnic at Fancy Farm always serves up a main dish of politics along with a side of delicious barbecue. And this year voters will get a rare glimpse of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate candidates standing side by side as they face armies of hecklers trying to move them off their talking points. Senate Minority […]
She confuses differing plans from the House and Senate
In a new ad from Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes, retired coal miner Don Disney looks straight into the camera and asks Mitch McConnell why he voted to raise his Medicare costs by $6,000. The only problem? McConnell, the Senate Republican leader, cast no such vote. The 2011 bill McConnell supported, on which the […]
Bevin claims gays use same-sex marriage to gain tax benefits.
A Republican Senate candidate in Kentucky said that same-sex marriage could lead to a parent claiming marriage to his or her child to gain tax benefits and other privileges. Louisville businessman Matt Bevin is challenging five-term Sen. Mitch McConnell in the May 20 GOP primary. Bevin said Wednesday that marriage should retain its traditional definition […]
The squeeze also may be his salvation.
Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of his fiercest opponents. Tea partyers have the same dream, but they say the Senate’s Republican leader actually is too accommodating to Democrats. This left-right squeeze is forcing McConnell to scrape as hard as ever to raise […]
Cruz, sadly, is a blatant example of just how incredibly stupid the tea party can be.
Maybe it’s time to do something to put the misery called Ted Cruz out of America’s life and memory. Depending on the voters of Texas to step in and do something about the national embarrassment called Cruz is useless. Texas, after all, is the state that gave cretins like George W. Bush elected office more […]