Mitch McConnell

Same sex marriage issues arise in McConnell Senate race

Same sex marriage issues arise in McConnell Senate race

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 tea party is steaming mad at Mitch McConnell

The tea party is steaming mad at Mitch McConnell

The tea party is teeing off on Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Matt Bevin, who is challenging McConnell in the GOP primary in Kentucky, seized on the senator’s vote Wednesday to move ahead on legislation to increase the nation’s debt limit, describing it as a blank check for President Barack Obama. The tea party-backed businessman […]

Senate approves debt limit increase

Senate approves debt limit increase

Legislation to raise the federal debt limit and prevent a crippling government default cleared Congress on Wednesday with an awkward assist from top Senate Republican leaders who were forced into a politically treacherous vote engineered by tea party favorite Ted Cruz. The Texas Republican’s maneuver forced several GOP colleagues, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of […]

Renewing unemployment benefits stalls in Senate

Renewing unemployment benefits stalls in Senate

Efforts to renew emergency federal jobless benefits for 1.5 million Americans stalled in the Senate on Tuesday when Democrats and Republicans rejected each other’s proposals. Both sides vowed to keep looking for a compromise, but it appeared unlikely they would find one before next week’s Senate recess. “It is extremely important that we act, and […]

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