Sen. Mitch McConnell

U.S. Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki testifies before the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee about wait times veterans face to get medical care on May 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

McConnell Senate Race Opponent Calls On Shinseki To Resign

The Democratic candidate in Kentucky’s Senate race is calling on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign following reports of problems at health care facilities nationwide.

05/23/2014

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has challenged Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes to three debates.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McConnell Challenges Democrat Grimes To Three Debates

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has challenged Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes to three debates.

05/21/2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid speaks to members of the media after a policy luncheon on May 6, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid Blocks Bid By Supporters To Include Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Measure In Energy Bill

A bid by supporters of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline to force a vote on the controversial project fell apart Wednesday amid partisan bickering over how the vote should be conducted.

05/08/2014

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McConnell: Every Time Clinton Has Come To Kentucky ‘It’s Been Really Good For Me’

Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s opposition to raising the minimum wage is reason enough for Kentuckians to replace the five-term incumbent with Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, a longtime Clinton family friend.

02/26/2014

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)

GOP Senators Using ‘Opposition Research’ To Fend Off Tea Party Challengers

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.

02/25/2014

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has challenged Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes to three debates.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Left And Right Both Battle To Boot McConnell From Senate

Democrats dream of driving U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell into retirement this year, ridding President Barack Obama of one of his fiercest opponents. Tea partyers have the same dream, but they say the Senate’s Republican leader actually is too accommodating to Democrats.

02/15/2014

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, addresses the Heritage Action for America's Conservative Policy Summit on Feb. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cruz: Verdict On McConnell ‘Is Ultimately A Decision For The Voters In Kentucky’

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz sat with eyes glued to his mobile device as the chaos he provoked ensnared his Republican leaders on the Senate floor.

02/13/2014

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has challenged Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes to three debates.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McConnell Takes Shot At Reid: Senate Being Run Into The Ground By ‘One Person’

Senate Republicans accused Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of trying to “jam” through legislation and nominations as some members of Congress look to head home before the Christmas holiday.

12/18/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delivers a speech titled, "Renewing the Opportunity for Prosperity: Economic Freedom Zones" at the Detroit Economic Club on Dec. 6, 2013 in Detroit, Mich. (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Sen. Paul: EPA Has ‘Overzealous, Anti-Coal Agenda’

Kentucky’s U.S. senators and its five Republican congressmen joined Monday in a legal fight before the U.S. Supreme Court, filing a brief that challenges environmental regulations on coal-fired power plants.

12/17/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a press conference on the nomination of Nina Pillard, one of U.S. President Barack Obama's judicial nominees, on Nov. 12, 2013 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Schumer: House Budget Bill ‘A Breakthrough’

A leading Senate Democrat says its “safe to say” a compromise budget bill avoiding a government shutdown will pass the Senate this week.

12/16/2013

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