KY Gov: McConnell's Obamacare criticism will hurt him
December 5th, 2013
01:32 PM ET
5 months ago

KY Gov: McConnell's Obamacare criticism will hurt him

(CNN) – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's criticism of the Affordable Care Act may come back to haunt him in the next year's midterm race, according to Steve Beshear, the Democratic governor of McConnell's home state of Kentucky.

"I have a U.S. Senator who keeps saying Kentuckians don't want this. Well, the facts don't prove that out," the Governor said at Thursday's Democratic House Leaders caucus meeting on Obamacare.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Mitch McConnell
RNC chair: ‘Of course’ I’m supporting McConnell
December 3rd, 2013
07:58 PM ET
5 months ago

RNC chair: ‘Of course’ I’m supporting McConnell

Washington (CNN) - The head of the Republican National Committee waved off any suggestion he might not rally behind Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in his bid for reelection.

"Of course I'm going to support the leader of the Republican Party," Reince Priebus told the panel on CNN's "Crossfire" on Tuesday.

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October 20th, 2013
01:30 PM ET
6 months ago

Obama to address health care website glitches

Updated 5:24 p.m. ET, 10/20/2013

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama on Monday will talk about the website glitches that have plagued the application process for health care insurance since the new exchanges opened up this month.

In Rose Garden remarks about the Affordable Care Act, the president will reiterate his stance that he finds the technical problems unacceptable and will discuss steps his administration has taken to get them fixed, a White House official said Sunday.
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Filed under: Health care • Jack Lew • John McCain • Mitch McConnell • Ted Cruz
Rubio weighs in on McConnell’s election fight
October 20th, 2013
11:31 AM ET
6 months ago

Rubio weighs in on McConnell’s election fight

Washington (CNN) – One-time tea party favorite Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, said Sunday he supports Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid for re-election in 2014.

McConnell is facing a primary challenge in his home state of Kentucky from businessman Matt Bevin, who was endorsed by the influential Senate Conservatives Fund on Friday.
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Filed under: Kentucky • Marco Rubio • Mitch McConnell • Senate
McConnell's GOP primary challenger gets a conservative endorsement
October 18th, 2013
01:06 PM ET
6 months ago

McConnell's GOP primary challenger gets a conservative endorsement

(CNN) - The man looking to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a GOP primary has earned the endorsement of a major conservative super PAC, an endorsement that comes on the heels of a deal McConnell brokered ending the partial government shutdown.

McConnell did himself few favors with some in the conservative base by ushering in a last-minute bargain Wednesday reopening the government and raising the nation's borrowing authority while earning only cosmetic changes to Obamacare.
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Filed under: Matt Bevin • Mitch McConnell
McConnell: Further shutdowns 'off the table'
October 17th, 2013
05:12 PM ET
6 months ago

McConnell: Further shutdowns 'off the table'

(CNN) - The 16-day partial government shutdown that just ended will be the last, if Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky has anything to say about it.

In a pair of newspaper interviews Thursday, McConnell used the same Kentucky metaphor that "there's no education in the second kick of a mule." The Republican Senate leader said the first kick was the 1995/1996 shutdowns and this one was the second. McConnell remained firm that there will not be a third.
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McConnell pushes back on 'Kentucky kickback'
October 17th, 2013
11:13 AM ET
6 months ago

McConnell pushes back on 'Kentucky kickback'

(CNN) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denied slipping a special provision into a deal he co-engineered to end the 16-day government shutdown and end a showdown over raising the nation's debt ceiling.

And the longtime Republican Senator from Kentucky had an admonishment for Republicans whose sole focus is the "impossible dream" of ending Obamacare.

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Filed under: 2014 • Government Shutdown • Mitch McConnell
October 14th, 2013
04:53 PM ET
6 months ago

For Senate leaders, bitter history morphs into working relationship on deal

Washington (CNN) - Two opposing Senate leaders with a tense history are emerging as the key players in the latest deal to end the shutdown and extend the debt ceiling.

With talks between House Republicans and the White House at a standstill, the negotiating spotlight's firmly on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • Harry Reid • Mitch McConnell
October 8th, 2013
04:55 PM ET
6 months ago

What is Biden’s Role?

Washington (CNN) - It’s an open secret that many congressional Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, were not happy with some of the past budget deals brokered by Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. They groused that they had given too much to Republicans in both the 2011 debt ceiling deal and as well as one last December focusing on the so-called fiscal cliff that pushed off only for a short time across-the-board spending cuts. And some blamed Biden - most notably Reid.

This time around, it’s Reid leading the charge for the Democrats. He’s made that point very clear, both inside and outside of the White House. As one administration official put it, "Reid is convinced he needs to stand his ground."

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Harry Reid • Joe Biden • Mitch McConnell
Republican senators caught on hot mic
October 3rd, 2013
01:36 PM ET
6 months ago

Republican senators caught on hot mic

Washington (CNN) – A conversation between two Republican senators caught on an open microphone Wednesday provided a candid look into their thoughts about the politics surrounding the government shutdown.

Talking about the Democrats' stance of refusing to negotiate a compromise to the shutdown stalemate, Senator Rand Paul told fellow Senator Mitch McConnell:
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Mitch McConnell • Rand Paul
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