Mitch McConnell

President Barack Obama looks at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., while meeting with members of Congress on foreign policy on July 31, 2014 in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘Temperatures Need To Cool A Bit In The Wake Of My Executive Action’

President Barack Obama is hosting incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for a private White House meeting.

12/03/2014

Senate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Re-Elect Reid As Leader

Senate Democrats have re-elected Harry Reid of Nevada as their leader for the new Congress that convenes in January.

11/13/2014

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) celebrates with his wife Elaine Chao at his election night event November 4, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. McConnell defeated Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

For New Senate Leader McConnell, A Goal Achieved

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.

11/05/2014

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Republicans Projected To Take Control Of Senate For First Time Since 2006

With wins in Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia Tuesday Republicans will take control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 2006.

11/05/2014

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GOP Candidates Treading Gingerly On Climate Change

Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.

10/24/2014

File photo of Sen. Mitch McConnell. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Resigns

Jesse Benton says he doesn’t want a scandal in Iowa involving a presidential campaign he worked for in 2012 to be a distraction in Kentucky.

08/29/2014

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) and his wife Elaine Chao (3rd R) meet with members of his staff at campaign headquarters May 20, 2014 in Louisville, Kentucky. Win McNamee/Getty Images)

TV Ad War Begins Quickly In Kentucky After Primary

Instantly on the attack, allies of Republican leader Mitch McConnell launched a televised barrage against newly minted Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky’s high-stakes Senate race on Wednesday, a day after primaries in several states that also set up a Republican runoff in Georgia and left tea party insurgents still scratching for a breakthrough triumph.

05/21/2014

Much of the conversation surrounding the midterm elections focuses on the estimated 40 percent of U.S. adults who plan to vote on Nov. 4, but the much larger share of those who won’t be at the polls are younger, poorer and more racially diverse. credit: Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images

Republicans Facing Off For Chance To Face Dems

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell looked to vanquish a tea party challenger, and nearly a dozen candidates vied for spots on the Georgia ballot for fall elections that will decide control of the U.S. Senate — highlights Tuesday night of party primaries that spread across six states.

05/20/2014

The Democratic-led Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday began a long-shot bid at a constitutional amendment that would limit deep-pocketed political campaign donors' influence.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republicans Like Campaign Donor Ruling, Dems Opposed

Republicans call the Supreme Court’s latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it’s more like a win for the super-rich.

04/03/2014

File photo of the U.S. Capitol Building. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Senate Races May Worsen Conservative Divide

A half-dozen Senate races are heightening the struggle between establishment Republicans and tea party campaign operations, threatening to exacerbate conservative divisions this fall and beyond.

02/25/2014

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