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Sen. Mitch McConnell proposes bill to block EPA’s new clean energy rules

By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced a bill that would try to block newly proposed government regulations that seek to curb carbon emissions from U.S. power plants. McConnell, a Republican who represents Kentucky – a major coal-producing state which is also reliant…

Mitch McConnell takes CPAC stage holding a rifle as ‘Living on a Prayer’ plays

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) came to the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday packing heat. As Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” played, McConnell walked onto the stage holding a rifle over his head. According to ABC News Senior Washington Correspondent Jeff Zeleny, the gun was presented to…

Mitch McConnell accuses Harry Reid of coddling Iran for Obama

The Senate’s Democratic leadership is shielding US President Barack Obama from potentially embarrassing fallout by refusing to vote on new sanctions against Iran, the chamber’s top Republican warned Wednesday. Lawmakers from both parties are keen to expand economic penalties on Iran, which is in the midst of negotiations with world…

Sen. Mitch McConnell seeks to delay major Obamacare reform

By Sharon Begley (Reuters) – Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday called on the Obama administration to delay the October 1 opening of exchanges where uninsured Americans will be able to buy health insurance until the U.S. government can guarantee the protection of people’s personal data. The exchanges, a…

Election officials catch dead man donating $100,000 to Sen. Mitch McConnell

Officials with a Kentucky super PAC supporting Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blame a computer error for a $100,000 contribution that appeared more than a month after the donor died. Meanwhile, the Libertarian Party filed a federal lawsuit to lift limits on posthumous donations. “This is pure free speech,”…

Hollywood star Ashley Judd turns down 2014 bid against Sen. Mitch McConnell

The Hollywood actor Ashley Judd disappointed legions of fans – and possibly Republican activists – by announcing on Wednesday that she will not be running for a Senate seat in Kentucky. The star of such hit films as Double Jeopardy and Kiss The Girls has recently been hotly rumoured to…

Mitch McConnell campaign aides do ‘The Harlem Shake’

If you want to see the lengths Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) campaign is willing to go to get him re-elected against potential challenger Ashley Judd, look no further than the campaign’s official YouTube page, where aides posted a video Wednesday of them dancing “The Harlem Shake” while one…

Protesters occupy Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office

Interview conducted by David Edwards About 20 unemployed and underemployed D.C. residents occupied the office of Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell (KY) on Thursday, pledging to remain until the senator met with them about the Rebuild America Act. An organizer for the group Our D.C., James Adams, told Raw Story that…

McConnell: ‘No particular reaction’ to GOP audiences cheering death

Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) isn’t condemning the Republican presidential debate audiences that have consistently cheered death. During the two most recent debates, audiences were delighted with Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s record number of executions and the notion that an uninsured 30-year-old man in a coma would be left…

Key Republican blasts Obama jobs plan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top critic in the US Senate on Tuesday blasted the White House’s new $447 billion blueprint for battling high unemployment as “more of a reelection plan than a jobs plan.” Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell also rejected Obama’s call for raising taxes on the…

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