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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared before Kentucky’s most influential agricultural group on Saturday to explain his vote against a proposed new farm bill, saying the legislation had been overtaken by a too-generous food stamp program that overshadows actual farm policy.
A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable, the party arguably is in worse shape than before. The GOP is struggling to control tensions between its tea party and establishment wings and watching approval ratings sink to record lows.
Senators put faith in party leaders Sunday to devise a plan that would reopen the government and steer clear of a potential default this week, saying it’s unthinkable that political obstinacy would prevent the United States from paying its bills.
Actress and outspoken Democrat Ashley Judd is considering a Senate campaign against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in her home state of Kentucky.
The two top Republicans in Congress explicitly endorsed Mitt Romney on Tuesday to be their party’s presidential nominee, as party leaders continued consolidating around their all-but-inevitable candidate in hopes of quickly focusing attention on ousting President Barack Obama in this fall’s election.