Mitch McConnell

Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Douglas Shulman testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Jan. 26, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

IRS Commissioner Told Congress In March 2012 Agency Was Not Targeting Groups Based On Political Views

The Internal Revenue Service inappropriately flagged conservative political groups for additional reviews during the 2012 election to see if they were violating their tax-exempt status, a top IRS official said Friday.


File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Republicans Block Obama Nominee To Appeals Court

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked the confirmation of federal appeals court nominee Caitlin Halligan for the second time, denying President Barack Obama a key judicial appointment.


Republican leaders differed on their views of this past weekend's sequester budget cuts. (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

GOP Leadership Views Sequester Differently, Boehner Calls Them ‘Silly’

Top Republican congressional leaders differ on their views of the sequester cuts.


Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell Criticizes Group For Tweet On Wife

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has lambasted a liberal group for criticizing the ethnicity of his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.


Ashley Judd (Photo by Dario Cantatore/Getty Images)

Ky. House Speaker: Judd Could Be Formidable

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo says Ashley Judd would be a formidable candidate if she runs for the U.S. Senate next year.


"A visit to the website is kind of like a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles in your state. ... We're going to do everything we can in the future to try to repeal it. But that requires a Republican Senate and a different president." — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, on CBS' "Face the Nation." (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Liberal Group To Air Second Ad Attacking McConnell On Gun Control

A Washington-based group has started airing its second TV ad in Kentucky criticizing U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell on his pro-gun record.


File photo of President Barack Obama. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Obama To Revive Populist Message In SOTU Speech

Reviving his populist re-election message, President Barack Obama will press a politically-divided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts during a State of the Union address focused on stabilizing the middle class and repairing the still-wobbly economy.


File photo of actress Ashley Judd. (credit: Getty Images)

Rand Paul: Judd Doesn’t Represent Kentucky

Sen. Rand Paul says actress and activist Ashley Judd, who is considering a Senate run against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, doesn’t really represent Kentucky or even live in the state.


Sen. Marco Rubio will deliver the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address on Thursday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Sen. Rubio Will Deliver Republican Response To State Of The Union Address

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will deliver the Republican response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.


Sen. John McCain said he will not use filibuster power to block nomination of former Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel for defense secretary. (Photo by Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

McCain Says He Won’t Support Filibuster Of Chuck Hagel Nomination

Republican Sen. John McCain, a sharp critic of Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary, said Monday he will not support a filibuster of President Barack Obama’s pick, even though he declined to say whether he intends to vote for confirmation.





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