Mitch McConnell

McConnell's campaign chief, 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. (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

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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

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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

A divided Senate on Thursday derailed Democratic legislation providing $21 billion for medical, education and job-training benefits for the nation's veterans, as the bill fell victim to election-year disputes over spending and whether to slap sanctions on Iran. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Liberal Think Tank Study Blames Reid, Senate Dems For DC Gridlock

A liberal leaning think tank is blaming Senate Democrats for the gridlock the government has been having recently.

01/19/2014

McConnell is facing a primary challenge from a Tea Party affiliated group. (Getty Images)

McConnell: ‘I’m A Big Fan Of Tea Party’

McConnell tells Fox’s Neil Cavuto his earlier criticism was aimed at he group challenging him in next year’s primary.

12/12/2013

File photo of money. (Photo: PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Group Money Down, Hints At Donor Uncertainty

The biggest Republican-leaning money machines are spending dramatically less to help the party ahead of the 2014 congressional elections, a year after big-dollar conservative groups poured millions into unsuccessful campaigns against President Barack Obama and Democratic candidates, and the GOP failed to retake the White House or the Senate.

11/18/2013

Steven Spielberg and Leonardo DiCaprio at the premiere of "Catch Me If You Can" at the Village Theatre in Westwood, Calif. on Dec. 16, 2002. (credit: Kevin Winter/ImageDirect/Getty Images)

Spielberg, Seinfeld, DiCaprio Donating Money To McConnell’s Opponent

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is getting financial support from some of the biggest names in Hollywood in her bid to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.

10/29/2013

Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Look To Give President Automatic Debt Ceiling Authority

Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.

10/29/2013

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