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Sep 30 2014
Mitch McConnell ad: Alison Lundergan Grimes broke promise
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will go on TV Tuesday with a tough new attack ad that highlights Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes’ commitment to serve her full, four-year term as Kentucky secretary of State. The commercial, shared first with POLITICO, shows footage of Grimes saying “yes” when asked in 2011 during a Courier-Journal editorial board interview if she’ll serve all four yearsPolitico
Apr 03 2020
Mitch McConnell halts push for ‘phase 4’ coronavirus aid bill
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he won’t quickly pass a “phase four” coronavirus bill, citing his concern about the cost of another massive spending package.
McConnell tamped down anticipation after President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) agreed this week they’d like massive infrastructure spending in a new bill. Trump is pushing for a $2 trillion packageNew York Post (News)
Nov 12 2013
Latest Poll Finds Tight Senate Race For Mitch McConnell
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) are running neck and neck in the 2014 Senate race according to a new poll from the liberal group MoveOn.org.HuffPost
Oct 24 2013
Mitch McConnell Wins Praise In Unlikely Corners Back Home
In the midst of a double-barreled re-election fight, Mitch McConnell is earning praise back home from some unlikely corners for brokering the deal that ended the partial government shutdown and averted a potential default on U.S. debt.
"He did yeoman's work making sure this thing got fixed," said Owensboro tobacco farmer Rod Kuegal, a Democrat.
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Apr 18 2013
Mitch McConnell's Facebook Page Mocks Failed Gun Legislation
WASHINGTON -- A meme was posted Wednesday on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnells (R-Ky.) Facebook page mocking the failure of gun control legislation in the Senate. The mash-up features photos of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) with captions asking how much gun control he can have and McConnell holding up a zero sign with the message You can have this much gun control.HuffPost
Feb 13 2014
Mitch McConnell helps Senate pass hike in debt limit
Congress approved a massive increase in the federal debt Wednesday, with Republican leaders linking arms and jumping together to help Democrats OK a play that will let President Obama borrow as much money as is needed to cover federal obligations for the next 13 months.Washington Times
Mar 15 2013
Democrats? budget a ?left-wing manifesto,? says Mitch McConnell
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he asked Democrats to bring forth a thoughtful budget that tabled tax hikes and worked toward balancing spending with cutting. What he got however was a far cry from that.Washington Times
Jan 21 2022
Mitch McConnell says US should arm Ukraine after Biden’s Russia comments
Senate Republican Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday the US should arm Ukraine, a day after President Joe Biden’s remarks raised questions about an international response to a Russian invasion.
Biden seemed to imply during a news conference on Wednesday that the US and its allies might not be unified in response to Russia if it attacks Ukraine in “a minor incursion.”New York Post (News)
Jan 07 2013
Sen. Mitch McConnell: Ã¢â‚¬ËœThe Tax Issue Is FinishedÃ¢â‚¬â„¢
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. R-Ky., Sunday said he will not accept any new revenue in future deals with congressional Democrats and President Obama. “The tax issue is finished. Over. Completed, McConnell told me on “This Week. “Thats behind us. Now the question is what are we going to do about the biggest problem confronting our country and thats our spending addiction. “WeABC News (Online)
Jan 25 2013
Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell Reach Filibuster Reform Deal
Progressive senators working to dramatically alter Senate rules were defeated on Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), set to announce a series of compromise reforms on the Senate floor that fall far short of the demands.HuffPost