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Topic - Mitch Mcconnell
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell vowed any tea party candidates challenging establishment Republicans in the 2014 midterm elections would not just fail — but fail miserably.
Last week's Conservative Political Action Conference did little to dispel the notion of a deep rift between grass-roots activists and national GOP leaders, with CPAC's three-day straw poll showing frustration with Congress and a growing discontent with "establishment" presidential candidates.
Kentucky House members working on the next state budget have been unable to find money to restore cuts to higher education that the governor proposed, House Speaker Greg Stumbo said Friday.
Politicians poked fun at adversaries and themselves Saturday night at the annual Gridiron dinner, a gathering of journalists and public figures.
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell discussed Kentucky's growing heroin problem at a meeting with community leaders Friday in Florence.
Gov. Chris Christie fired up the crowd at CPAC Thursday with his call for Republicans to present a positive agenda, while Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio laid out the outlines of what that kind of agenda could look like — and Rep. Paul Ryan sounded like a man who's seriously thinking about running for the White House.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged Thursday that "I won't let you down" if Republicans take control after the fall elections and he becomes majority leader of the chamber.
Sen. Mitch McConnell assured conservative activists he won't disappoint them if they give him enough troops for the GOP to take control of the Senate in November's elections, as he sought to tamp down a growing rift between tea party activists and top Republican leaders on Capitol Hill.
With leading conservatives gathered just outside Washington this week, Democrats have a launched an all-out public-relations offensive aimed at convincing moderate voters that the GOP is now run by "fringe" elements on the far right.
Senators blocked President Obama's nominee to lead the Justice Department's civil rights division Wednesday in a bipartisan filibuster, with opponents saying his history defending a convicted cop-killer in the Supreme Court made him a poor choice.
In years past, the Conservative Action Political Conference — CPAC — has proved a model of management and organization. Doubtless, it will again when the three-day event gets rolling. Ah, but it's an art too.
The Senate Conservatives Fund released a radio ad Tuesday dinging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for supporting a "liberal" federal judge who recently ruled that Kentucky has to recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
Saying he's optimistic the economy and the government's fiscal picture have finally turned the corner five years into his tenure, President Obama announced a $3.9 trillion 2015 budget Tuesday that calls for tax hikes and a $60 billion boost in spending next year.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday singled out the Koch brothers in an incendiary speech on the chamber floor, calling their involvement in politics "un-American" and accusing them of trying to use their wealth to undermine democracy.
Opening a door to hedge his political bets, Sen. Rand Paul has asked the leader of the Kentucky Senate for legislation to ensure that Mr. Paul can run both for the White House and for re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.
"Americans want us to show we're serious about lowering the debt, so the president and his allies in Congress have a choice to make: they can either vote to reduce the deficit, or they can lock arms and dig an even deeper hole of debt," said Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said he finds some of her views "quite troubling" and mentioned political speech and the First Amendment in particular.