Reid Blocks Bid By Supporters To Include Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Measure In Energy BillA 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.
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.
GOP Senators Using 'Opposition Research' To Fend Off Tea Party ChallengersRepublican 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.
Left And Right Both Battle To Boot McConnell From SenateDemocrats 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ongoing Health Care Troubles Give GOP A Much-Needed BoostThe health care law's seemingly endless problems are giving congressional Republicans a much-needed boost of energy, helping them to move past the government-shutdown debacle and focus on a theme for next year's elections.
GOP Fights To Make Sure Obamacare Fees Stick As Democrats Look To Delay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., proposed delaying the fee in recent budget talks with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. McConnell and other Republican senators objected; the fee was left intact.
McConnell: 'Only 2 Percent Of Kentuckians Thought I Was Liberal'U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off criticism that he has turned into a liberal following his role in a budget compromise with Democrats to end a partial shutdown of the federal government.
McConnell: Obamacare Website 'Like A Trip To The Department Of Motor Vehicles'"A visit to the website is kind of like a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles in your state. ... We're going to do everything we can in the future to try to repeal it. But that requires a Republican Senate and a different president." — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, on CBS' "Face the Nation."
Schumer: 'Mainstream Republicans' Fed Up With Tea Party, Ted CruzSpeaking with Bob Schieffer on Sunday, Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is “cautiously hopeful” that the Senate can pick up where House negotiations have become deadlocked, and hopefully avoid the continued government shutdown through bipartisan Senate discussion.
McConnell First Congressional Leader To Oppose Obama's Syria PlanSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will oppose President Barack Obama's resolution authorizing a military strike against Syria.
Conservative Group Spending Hundreds Of Thousands To Press McConnell To Defund 'Obamacare'A conservative group will spend $340,000 on a TV ad in Kentucky to try to pressure Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to defund federal health care reforms before they kick in Oct. 1.