McConnell Criticized in Upcoming Palin Film

In a new documentary film about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, filmmaker Steven K Bannon takes swipes at Republican congressional leaders for not supporting the former vice presidential candidate against liberal attacks. Entitled ‘The Undefeated’, a segment criticizes the GOP establishment including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., while defending Palin as a Joan of […]

McConnell: Democrats Playing Blame Game on Energy Crisis

Claiming Democrats are staging a “dog and pony show”, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., blasted plans to revoke billions in tax subsidies given to oil companies in a speech on the Senate floor Tuesday. Eliminating those tax breaks has been a goal of President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats for some time, but there’s […]

Committee Selection Highlights Ongoing Rift Between Paul, McConnell

While media outlets are focused on U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s latest gaffe, few noticed he was passed over for a coveted committee slot by fellow Kentucky Republican and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who selected a junior colleague instead. The decision by McConnell marks a widening rift between the commonwealth’s two Senators and another diss to […]

McConnell Bargaining on Debt Ceiling

Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” on Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the debt limit debate presents “an opportunity” to take on federal spending. Before voting to increase the government’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling, McConnell has called on Congress and President Barack Obama to institute a two-year spending cap. The plan […]

McConnell Targeting Future Opponents

In an eye-opening profile, Politico says U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is working hard to take down Democratic candidates and build up his party in the upcoming Kentucky elections to maintain power in Washington. The online news source reports McConnell, who is running for re-election in three years, is strategically targeting potential challengers including […]

McConnell, Paul Support State Request For Federal Assistant

In a joint letter to the secretary of agriculture, Kentucky’s two U.S. Senators have expressed their support for Governor Steve Beshear’s request for additional federal disaster relief for the commonwealth’s agrarian communities. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen. Rand Paul sent the message to  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on Wednesday, asking for immediate assistance […]

UPDATE: Area Lawmakers React to bin Laden Death

Reacting to the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, U.S. Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., issued a statement praising the U.S. military for its efforts, saying the country fulfilled its pledge to hunt down the mastermind of the September 11 attacks. From McConnell’s office: “The death of Osama bin Laden marks a long-awaited […]

President Obama Unveils Deficit Reducion Plan

Vowing to cut $4 trillion in federal spending over 12 years, President Barack Obama outlined his plan to reduce the country’s debt that pairs cost-cutting measures with tax increases for the wealthy. A summary of the proposal reins in entitlement program spending, cuts the defense budget, raises $1 trillion by closing loopholes in the tax […]