Over at The Hill Alexander Bolton has an excellent piece about the tough fight Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is facing against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in his bid for reelection. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) faces an enormous challenge in the coming months: defining his general election opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, without offending female [...]
On Wednesday Republican Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul were caught by WPSD Local 6 (Paducah, KY) discussing talking points on a hot mic.
Watch for yourselves.
Here’s a transcript of the conversation between Sens. Paul and McConnell: “I just did CNN and I just go over and over again ‘We’re willing to compromise. [...]
This is an absolutely brilliant ad.
It certainly looks like Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell will have his hands full as he seeks reelection in 2014.
This has to be one of the most bizarre ads I’ve ever seen generated by a mainstream political campaign, courtesy of Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign.
What’s ironic about the McConnell campaign’s attack on Alison Lundergan Grimes is it comes a day after McConnell’s campaign issued a statement saying McConnell looked forward to [...]
From DonkeyHotey at Flikr
As reported by my colleague, Nathaniel Downes here at Addicting Info, the Senate passed a filibuster reform bill last Thursday receiving mixed reviews by both conservatives and progressives alike. According to The Heritage Foundation:
Reid envisions a Senate that procedurally mirrors the House of Representatives, not the Senatorial saucer where [...]
These stories just write themselves… Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced legislation to raise the debt ceiling on Thursday, apparently with the intent of showing that even Democrats would not support such a bill.
However, McConnell’s plan backfired after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called for a vote on the legislation, which would [...]
Economist Bruce Krasting has his dander up this morning… And he’s got me rethinking my position on term limits to boot.
By a vote of 50-48, President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs bill has failed to garner the 60 votes necessary to break a Republican filibuster of the bill. Despite President Obama’s tour around the country to promote his jobs bill, all forty-six Senate Republicans joined with two Democrats (Ben Nelson of Nebraska and Jon Tester [...]
Most Politicians do not do it very often and republicans even less so, but Senator McConnell recently had a rare moment of candor. H/T Think Progress:
The time has come for a balanced budget amendment that forces Washington to balance its books. If these debt negotiations have convinced us of anything, it’s that we [...]