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Report: Dem says activists recorded McConnell meeting

A Kentucky Democratic official said Thursday two men tied to an anti-Mitch McConnell super PAC took credit for secretly recording a meeting in which the GOP senator's aides discussed political attacks on Ashley Judd.


Actress Ashley Judd won't run for US Senate

Ashley Judd

Actress Ashley Judd says she won't run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Republican Leader Mitch McConnell....


Ashley Judd looks like she is running for Senate. Is that bad thing for Democrats?

Ashley Judd

Actress Ashley Judd is giving off lots of signals that she is going to make the race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014. She's chatting with Democratic legislative leaders in the state about the idea and huddling with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee too.


Filibuster Reform Opposed By Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned senators Monday to oppose the growing momentum for dramatic reform of the filibuster, saying, "It may be the most important thing you ever do." Use of the filibuster to stall legislation -- when the minority party refuses to end debate on a bill unless 60 senators vote to do so -- has escalated in recent years, rising from a rarity to the norm. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been signaling his readiness to curb the tactic, often noting that he has faced 385 filibusters during his leadership while Lyndon Johnson had to deal with only one when he ran the Senate.


McConnell, Obama backer duel over economy

Gibbs said that proposals by Republican Mitt Romney and other Republicans amount to nothing more than tax breaks for the wealthy and fewer regulations for business, the recipe tried during the George W. Bush years and found wanting. "We tried it in eight years and it ended in this huge economic calamity," Gibbs said.


Mitch McConnell On 2012 Senate Elections: '50-50' Chance For GOP Takeover

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says the odds of Republicans taking over the Senate after November's elections and him becoming the new majority leader are "50-50."


McConnell offers Obama temporary deal on Bush tax cuts

Republican renewed an offer today to President Obama over the George W. Bush-era tax cuts, due to expire at the end of the year. "What we ought to be doing is extend the current tax rates for another year with a hard requirement to get through comprehensive tax reform one more time," said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaking on CNN's State of the Union.


Congressional Republicans Boehner, McConnell finally embrace Romney

Mitch McConnell

The two top Republicans in Congress explicitly endorsed Mitt Romney on Tuesday to be their party's presidential nominee, as party leaders continued consolidating around their all-but-inevitable candidate in hopes of quickly focusing attention on ousting President Barack Obama in this fall's election.


Parties agree to debt-ceiling deal, pending votes in Congress

Parties agree to debt-ceiling deal, pending votes in Congress

Senate Majority Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Sunday night that they had come to an agreement on a deal that would raise the debt limit and reduce the deficit.


McConnell Sees Debt Deal ‘Very Close’ as Senate Nears Vote

McConnell Sees Debt Deal ‘Very Close’ as Senate Nears Vote

Senator Mitch McConnell, the key Republican negotiator, expressed optimism that a $3-trillion deal could be reached to avert a federal default. A Senate procedural vote is scheduled for 1 p.m.


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