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Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager Resigns After Bribery Scandal Deepens

After former Iowa state senatorKent Sorenson pleaded guilty in federal court to crimes related to accepting payment from a presidential campaign during Iowa’s 2012 presidential caucus, Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager has resigned. Jesse Benton, the campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, denied complicity in the scandal and blamed “inaccurate press accounts and [...]

Politico profiles the Senate Minority Leader’s plan, should he become the Senate Majority Leader. …the typically reserved McConnell laid out his clearest thinking yet of how he would lead the Senate if Republicans gain control of the chamber. The emerging strategy: Attach riders to spending bills that would limit Obama policies on everything from the [...]

While Mitch McConnell preached to the choir against President Obama at the Fancy Farm picnic in Kentucky, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Grimes focused on her adversary’s poor record. She took him down point-by-point.   Running for reelection in a Red State because you hate Obama more is getting old. Our friends at PoliticusUSA report: Grimes [...]

Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth tweeted out the above chart showing the gains in insurance in his home state (and that of Senator Mitch McConnell who led the fight against Obamacare).  Harold Pollack explains the significance: That map reflects hundreds of thousands of lives changed, in a single small state that went against President Obama, big [...]

Not that there’s a war on women or anything. Mitch McConnell, fighting to keep his job against Alison Lundergan Grimes, says there are plenty of women CEO’s and we’re pretty much at total equality. So what are the little ladies whining about, eh? “I don’t grant the assumption that we need to sort of give [...]

The Supreme Court decision today on mandatory coverage of contraception was greeted predictably by GOP politicians: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case: “Today’s Supreme Court decision makes clear that the Obama administration cannot trample on the religious freedoms that Americans [...]

Why Cantor Lost

There is nothing pundits love more than analyzing why they completely missed something and how it has major implications for life as we know it.  Among all the over-analysis produced today, here are the best tidbits I’ve seen.  Harry Enten explains that Cantor did not lose because he was too conservative: Cantor, in contrast to [...]

Primaries in Idaho, Georgia and Kentucky, where far-right Tea Party candidates are challenging mainstream Republicans will likely not bode well for the former. In Arkansas, Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton will clinch their respective nominations in a state considered one of the GOP’s best chances for a pickup because of [...]

Former The Daily Show correspondent and fill-in host John Oliver has been spreading his wings for three weeks now on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and in his third outing, offered an example of the benefits of pay TV. In a bit demonstrating the logical extension of today’s negative political ads, Oliver took [...]

Mitch Who?

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says, “Every crazy liberal” has heard of him. The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that McConnell had some of his most pointed comments yet against Kentucky Secretary of State and Democratic rival Alison Lundergan Grimes, while setting himself apart from the rest of the 2014 GOP field. From the LA [...]

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