Sen. Mitch McConnell

Obama McConnell Talking

McConnell: ‘We Can’t Afford To Give Up’ On Obama

President Barack Obama’s approval rating is creeping upward. The economy is growing. And a flurry of aggressive executive actions on domestic and foreign policy have energized the West Wing.

01/07/2015

Obama McConnell Talking

Spokesman: Obama, McConnell Had ‘A Good Meeting’

In a rare one-on-one meeting, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday sized up the prospects for bipartisan cooperation between a White House and Republican Party that have struggled for years to find common ground.

12/04/2014

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell answers questions following the weekly Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 18, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

McConnell Promising New Senate GOP Majority Will Quickly Resurrect Keystone Pipeline Legislation

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.

11/19/2014

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New GOP Senators Show Moderated, Cooperative Tone

New Republican senators who sometimes breathed tea-party fire as candidates are adopting a more moderate tone as they enter Congress.

11/12/2014

Joe Manchin Speaking

Manchin: ‘That’s Bulls***’ If Dems Try to Block GOP’s Agenda Over Next 2 Years

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., won’t put up with his party if they try to block the Republicans’ Senate agenda over the next two years.

11/12/2014

President Barack Obama pauses while speaking to the media during a news conference in the East Room a day after Democrats lost the US Senate Majority, November 5, 2014 in Washington, DC. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama Senior Adviser: President Will Use Executive Action On Immigration By End Of Year

A top White House aide says that President Barack Obama will use executive action on immigration by the end of the year.

11/07/2014

John Boehner Speaking

Boehner: Obama Is ‘Going To Burn Himself If He Continues To Go Down This Path’ On Immigration

With President Barack Obama vowing to press ahead on immigration, prominent Hispanic Republicans are worried about the reaction of staunch conservatives.

11/07/2014

A man watches election returns at Thom Tillis' watch party in Charlotte. (Photo by Davis Turner/Getty Images)

GOP In Charge: Eager To Move On Keystone XL, Taxes

Republicans say they are ready to move legislation approving the Keystone pipeline, trim Obamacare and cut taxes.

11/06/2014

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)

McConnell: ‘The Senate Needs To Be Fixed’

Sen. Mitch McConnell, the probable next Senate Majority Leader, believes “the Senate needs to be fixed.”

11/05/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Reid Plans To Remain Dem Senate Leader In Next Congress

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will seek to lead the Democrats in the next Congress as they hand over the majority to Republicans.

11/05/2014

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