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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not far enough to the right for some conservatives. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate GOP Leader McConnell Criticized As Not Conservative Enough

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is not far enough to the right for some conservatives.

08/29/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wait for an event in the East Room of the White House on July 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

McConnell Aide: ‘Holding My Nose For 2 Years Because What We’re Doing Here Is Going To Be A Big Benefit To Rand In ’16’

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign manager said in a taped telephone conversation earlier this year he was “sorta holding my nose” while doing the job, a less-than-flattering remark about a powerful GOP establishment figure struggling to shore up support among Tea Party voters back home in Kentucky.

08/09/2013

A new analysis of Federal Election Commission filings finds that 32 “deceased” people donated more than $586,000 to congressional and presidential candidates since Jan. 1, 2009. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Report: Democratic National Committee Tops List Of ‘Deceased’ Donors

A new analysis of Federal Election Commission filings finds that 32 “deceased” people donated more than $586,000 to congressional and presidential candidates since Jan. 1, 2009.

08/05/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell largely ignored his challengers at Kentucky's premier political showdown Saturday, aiming his criticism instead at President Barack Obama while touting his GOP leadership role. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Challengers Go After McConnell As He Focuses Criticism Against Obama

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell largely ignored his challengers at Kentucky’s premier political showdown Saturday, aiming his criticism instead at President Barack Obama while touting his GOP leadership role.

08/03/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., answers reporters' questions during a brief news conference outside the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol on July 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

McConnell: Obama’s Economic Speeches ‘A Colossal Waste Of Time And Energy’

Seeking to focus public attention on the problem he was sent to the White House to solve, President Barack Obama is making a renewed push for policies to expand the middle class, helping people he says are still treading water years after the financial meltdown.

07/24/2013

A tea party challenger signaled on Monday that he intends to take on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's GOP primary in Kentucky. (Photo by Mark Lyons/Getty Images)

Tea Party Challenger To Take On Top GOP Sen. McConnell

A tea party challenger signaled on Monday that he intends to take on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year’s GOP primary in Kentucky.

07/22/2013

Senate Minority Leader Sen Mitch McConnell shakes hands with Sen. Rand Paul during a news conference on May 16, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McConnell, Paul Forge Alliance

To cover his political flank, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has forged an alliance with Tea Party darling Rand Paul, picked up support from other national Tea Party leaders and brought in a campaign manager from the upper echelons of the tea party movement.

07/07/2013

The Senate's Republican leader is telling major league sports: Don't play with "Obamacare." (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP To Sports Leagues: Don’t Play With ‘Obamacare’

The Senate’s Republican leader is telling major league sports: Don’t play with “Obamacare.”

06/28/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks after a weekly Senate Republican caucus meeting on May 21, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

GOP Leader Warns Of Attacks On Free Speech

The Senate Republican leader, who last year accused the Obama administration of Nixon-style dirty tricks, said Friday the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups is part of a broader government assault on free speech.

06/21/2013

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks after a weekly Senate Republican caucus meeting on May 21, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McConnell: White House ‘Institutionalized Practice Of Pitting Bureaucrats’ Against People They’re Serving

The Senate Republican leader, who last year accused the Obama administration of Nixon-style dirty tricks, says the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative groups is part of a broader government assault on free speech.

06/21/2013

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