McConnell Highlights Tough Job Market for College Graduates

In a push to younger voters, President Barack Obama is touring college campuses this week to discuss the problems of student loan debt. But Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is blaming the president for the poor job market that college graduates enter. Interest rates for subsidized Stafford Loans are set to double this summer, going […]

Area Leaders Remember Colson

Local leaders are reacting to the death of former White House aide Charles Colson, who served as a legal counsel under President Richard Nixon and was considered the administration’s hatchet-man during the Watergate era. After serving time in prison, Colson returned to public life as an influential evangelical Christian leader and founded the Prison Fellowship. […]

McConnell Endorses Romney for President

Joining other top Republican officials, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., endorsed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for president on Tuesday, saying the GOP is united behind the presumptive nominee. Earlier this month, McConnell avoided giving Romney the nod because the Kentucky primary was approaching. But with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum dropping out of […]

McConnell: Buffett Rule Won’t Create Jobs or Lower Gas Prices

Speaking on the Senate floor Monday, Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., once again criticized President Obama’s so-called Buffett Rule and accused the administration of ignoring larger economic problems The White House has been pushing the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012 for the past week as the Senate considers the measure. Named after billionaire […]

Yarmuth on MSNBC: McConnell is Lying About Health Care Law

Appearing on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir Live, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., ratcheted up his offensive against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in an attempt to debunk the GOP leader’s recent claims about the Affordable Care Act. In March, McConnell wrote an editorial in The Courier-Journal calling for a repeal to President Obama’s health care […]

Wicker to Yarmuth: Debate Me

Republican congressional candidate Brooks Wicker wants Democratic incumbent John Yarmuth to debate him instead of challenging Senator Mitch McConnell. Recently, Yarmuth wrote McConnell a scathing letter accusing the GOP leader of misleading constituents about President Obama’s health care law. The congressman re-issued a call for McConnell to meet him in a public forum on the […]

McConnell Rebuffs Obama ‘Buffett Rule’

Standing with a group of millionaires and their secretaries, President Barack Obama continued to urge lawmakers to adopt the so-called Buffett Rule and suggested former President Ronald Reagan would have supported the plan. The measure is named after billionaire William Buffett and would require individuals earning $1 million a year or more pay at least […]

Yarmuth Letter Accuses McConnell of Misleading Public About Health Care Law

In a four-page letter, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., accuses Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of misleading the public about President Obama’s health care law and repeats a challenge for the two to hold a forum on the issue. Last month, the GOP leader penned an editorial calling for the law’s repeal to mark […]

McConnell Dismisses GOP ‘War on Women’ as Manufactured Issue

In an interview on 84 WHAS Monday, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told radio show host Mandy Connell the “war on women” is a manufactured controversy. Several political observers have noted polls showing the fight over birth control swung women voters to President Obama and highlight a number of other anti-abortion measures in state […]

New Super PAC Will Help McConnell Re-Election

A Covington-based Super PAC has formed to aid Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in his 2014 re-election bid. According to CN2, Bluegrass Votes intends to reinforce the GOP leader’s campaign with independent expenditures. Following the Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United ruling, Super PACs are allowed to raise and spend unlimited funds in support of […]