Mitch McConnell

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.

02/11/2013

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.

02/10/2013

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.

02/06/2013

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.

02/05/2013

Former Sen. Chuck Hagel was grilled during his confirmation hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee today. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McCain Raises Possibility Of Hagel Filibuster

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.

02/04/2013

File photo of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

McConnell Called ‘Obstructionist’ By Ky. Critics

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s prominent role in fiscal cliff negotiations drew a derisive review back home Thursday from a longtime critic who branded the top Senate Republican as an entrenched obstructionist.

01/03/2013

File photo of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, (credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

House Will Not Vote Tonight on Fiscal Cliff Deal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he and the White House have agreed on preventing tax hikes that the “fiscal cliff” will trigger after midnight. And he says they are very close to an overall deal that would also prevent budget-wide spending cuts.

12/31/2012

Mitch McConnell

Opinion: History On The Senate Floor

Last week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate, did the stupidest thing any Senate Leader has done in the history of the Senate: He filibustered a bill he supported within a minute of introducing the legislation.

12/10/2012

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Opinion: GOP A Party Without A Plan

With one month to go before we reach the fiscal cliff, Republicans are going to have to figure out how to do something serious for a change instead of grandstanding and avoiding specifics.

11/30/2012

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi with female House Democrats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Pelosi Stays On As Leader, Continuing To Defy The GOP War On Women

She will remain the one woman in a leadership position in the room when important issues effecting women are negotiated over the next year and a strong reminder that Democrats stand with women and promote them to positions of power.

11/14/2012

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