McConnell Blames Obama, Democrats for Supercommittee Failure

Responding to the failure of the supercommittee, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blamed President Obama for avoiding the issue and Democrats for rejecting “good faith” proposals. After three months of negotiating, the bipartisan panel was unable to reach a deal and announced the lack of an agreement two days before the deadline. McConnell says […]

Obama Admonishes McConnell Over Bridges — Again

Pitching the American Jobs Act along the Potomac River near Key Bridge on Wednesday, President Obama once again called out Republican congressional leaders by name for not supporting the $447 billion jobs plans. While the tactic hasn’t proved to serve the Obama administration’s agenda in Washington, it has given the president a slight bump in his […]

NY Times: McConnell Lobbying Big 12 for U of L Athletics

The New York Times is reporting that U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is lobbying the Big 12 conference to select the University of Louisville over West Virginia University to fill the vacancy. It had been expected that NCAA leaders were going to announce the Mountaineers’ move to the conference as part of a realignment earlier […]

McConnell Reacts to Geithner Visit

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., issued a statement responding to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who visited Louisville on Monday to support President Obama’s jobs bill. Geithner toured the UPS air hub and said if Congress would pass the American Jobs Act it would help local companies by investing  $450 million in Kentucky railways, […]

Rallying Jobs Plan, Obama Challenges McConnell on Home Turf

Calling on Republican leaders in Congress to support the American Jobs Act, President Barack Obama rallied support for his jobs plan Thursday, which he says will rebuild the country’s infrastructure. The president traveled to the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati to spotlight a span that connects the home states of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, […]

McConnell Questions Motives Behind Obama Visit

Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., questioned the motives of President Obama’s planned visit to the Brent Spence Bridge in Cincinnati, alleging it’s more about his re-election than solving the country’s economic woes. The president is making a stop at the bridge on Thursday to rally support for his $447 […]

Davis Battling Heritage Foundation Over Scorecard

U.S. Rep. Geoff Davis, R-Ky., is having a war of words with leaders of the Heritage Foundation after the Kentucky lawmaker slammed their legislative scorecard system. The group Heritage Action for America is a more aggressive grassroots arm of the conservative policy organization that recently released its ratings of the 112th Congress. Among the Kentucky […]

Kentucky Lawmakers Praise Medal of Honor Recipient

Kentucky native Dakota Meyer received the Medal of Honor from President Obama Thursday, becoming the first living Marine to receive the award in four decades. Speaking from the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama thanked Meyer and other members of his unit for their service in Afghanistan. “You did your duty above and […]

McConnell Praises Medal of Honor Recipient From Kentucky

Speaking on the Senate floor Thursday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., honored Kentucky-native Dakota Meyer, who will become the first living Marine to receive the Medal of Honor in four decades. In 2009, Meyer ran into a firefight while serving in Afghanistan to search for ambushed U.S. soldiers and Afghan troops. Meyer asked his commanding […]

Yarmuth Discusses Sherman Minton Bridge on Maddow

Sounding the alarm about the country’s infrastructure needs, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday to discuss the closure of the Sherman Minton Bridge. The sudden closure of the bridge last week has rerouted thousands living in Louisville and southern Indiana, who’ve had to find an alternate route across […]