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Mitch McConnell speaks during the Congressional dedication of the bust of Winston Churchill on Oct. 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

McConnell: ‘The Farm Bill Has Become A Food Stamp Bill’

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group on Saturday to explain his vote against a proposed new farm bill, saying the legislation had been overtaken by a too-generous food stamp program that overshadows actual farm policy.

12/09/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell largely ignored his challengers at Kentucky's premier political showdown Saturday, aiming his criticism instead at President Barack Obama while touting his GOP leadership role. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Challengers Go After McConnell As He Focuses Criticism Against Obama

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell largely ignored his challengers at Kentucky’s premier political showdown Saturday, aiming his criticism instead at President Barack Obama while touting his GOP leadership role.

08/03/2013

A tea party challenger signaled on Monday that he intends to take on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's GOP primary in Kentucky. (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)

Tea Party Challenger To Take On Top GOP Sen. McConnell

A tea party challenger signaled on Monday that he intends to take on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year’s GOP primary in Kentucky.

07/22/2013

Senate Minority Leader Sen Mitch McConnell shakes hands with Sen. Rand Paul during a news conference on May 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McConnell, Paul Forge Alliance

To cover his political flank, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has forged an alliance with Tea Party darling Rand Paul, picked up support from other national Tea Party leaders and brought in a campaign manager from the upper echelons of the tea party movement.

07/07/2013

Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks during a news conference on June 13, 2013 at the Capitol Hill Club on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rand Paul: ‘Here A Scandal. There A Scandal. Everywhere A Scandal.’

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell took political potshots Saturday at President Barack Obama, saying his expertise at “the blame game” allowed him to win re-election to a second term even though he did a “very poor job” in the first.

06/17/2013

File photo of dogs (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Who Let The Dogs Out? Intoxicated Neighbor Accused

Who let the dogs out? An eastern Kentucky sheriff says it was an intoxicated neighbor.

05/19/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves his office for the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill on March 22, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McConnell Aides Discuss Ashley Judd On Recording Being Investigated By FBI

The FBI has been asked to look into whether Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign headquarters was bugged after a recording of a private campaign meeting surfaced in a liberal-leaning magazine.

04/09/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talks with reporters as Senate Republicans and Democrats head to their weekly policy luncheon on March 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Paul Repeats Thinly Veiled Threat To Filibuster New Gun Control Legislation

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday repeated a thinly veiled threat to filibuster new gun control legislation when the Senate reconvenes in Washington next month.

03/28/2013

File photo of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Paul Energizes Supporters With Senate Filibuster

Call it Rand’s Stand: A nearly 13-hour stall tactic on the Senate floor that thrust a tea party hero back into the national spotlight — a real-life version of the movie “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.”

03/08/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to his office following a press conference after a Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

McConnell Cozying Up To Tea Party To Head Off Primary Challenge

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is gearing up for a tough re-election fight next year in Kentucky.

03/04/2013

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