Mitch McConnell

Republican senators are attacking GOP challengers earlier and more aggressively than in past elections, including using opposition research to try to knock out upstart rivals before they become serious threats.  Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Conservative Group Presses McConnell On Health Law

A conservative group is launching a radio ad challenging Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell to oppose any money for President Barack Obama’s health care law even if it means triggering a government shutdown.

08/27/2013

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Obama Economic Tour Buffeted By Low Expectations

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s hard to find anyone who thinks President Barack Obama’s series of heavily promoted economic speeches will be the flash point that unclogs the system in Washington — including the president. A […]

07/25/2013

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year's congressional elections, the working title might be "2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republicans Await ‘Obamacare’ Disaster In 2014

If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year’s congressional elections, the working title might be “2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare.”

05/26/2013

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.

05/10/2013

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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.

03/06/2013

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.

03/03/2013

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.

03/02/2013

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.

02/28/2013

"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.

02/25/2013

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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.

02/11/2013

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