McConnell Tells Obama to ‘Back Off’ on Supreme Court Comments

Speaking at the Rotary Club in Lexington Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., urged President Obama to refrain from criticizing the Supreme Court as the justices deliberate the constitutionality of health care reform. On Monday, the president talked about the pending case and said he was confident the nine justices would uphold his legislative […]

McConnell Bypasses Endorsing Romney But Implores GOP to Unite

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., isn’t endorsing Mitt Romney for president, but says the former Massachusetts governor is on his way to winning the nomination and that it’s time for the GOP to focus on the fall campaign. Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” the Republican leader said Romney would be “an excellent […]

Yarmuth: Overturning Health Care Law Would Be Disaster for GOP

Appearing on MSNBC’s Martin Bashir, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., says if the Supreme Court overturns President Obama’s health care overhaul it would be a disaster for the American people, but would benefit Democrats in the fall election. For the past week, the high court has heard arguments for and against the Affordable Health Care […]

Federal Delegation Catches Basketball Fever

The upcoming battle in the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four between the Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky Wildcats has made its way to Washington, with members of the federal delegation marking the contest. Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Saturday’s game proves the commonwealth is the best college basketball state in […]

Yarmuth Challenges McConnell to Public Debate Over Healthcare Law

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is challenging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to publicly debate President Obama’s healthcare law. The two Kentucky lawmakers have been on opposite sides of the Affordable Care Act for some time, but the two-year anniversary of the legislation being signed into law has put it back in the forefront of […]

Yarmuth Marks Health Care Reform Anniversary, Celebrates Benefits

While Republican lawmakers and presidential candidates used the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s landmark health care overhaul to mock and ridicule the law, Democratic Congress John Yarmuth celebrated the reform and touted its benefits. Supporters are highlighting an analysis prepared by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which shows that the Affordable Care Act has […]

McConnell Calls Trayvon Martin Shooting ‘Incredible Tragedy,’ Dodges Gun Law Questions

On the day President Obama addressed the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., also called the incident an “incredible tragedy” but dodged questions about Florida’s controversial Stand your Ground gun law. Last month, Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch captain who said the teen […]

Reid ♥ McConnell

Speaking at a Bipartisan Policy Center event, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nv., wants people to know that despite public perception he and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., get along fabulously. Evoking McConnell’s idol, Henry Clay, the Democratic leader told the crowd there is even an attempt to foster more cooperation and compromise between the […]

Scott Brown: I Don’t Owe McConnell Anything

In an interview with Esquire, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, R-Ma., gave a terse answer when asked about his working relationship with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., who spearheads the Republican agenda. In a GOP where northeastern moderates are abandoning the party in protest, Brown is running as a “good guy” while seeking re-election in […]

McConnell Tells Constituent Marijuana Kills

In a February 14 letter to a constituent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told a fellow Kentuckian he opposes legalizing marijuana because it can lead to death. From Huffington Post: McConnell then cites a medical marijuana bill introduced by Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and raises concerns about what could happen if it became law—death. […]