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Bachmann and McConnell make watchdog group’s ‘Most Corrupt’ lawmakers list

Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) were among the more prominent names on a list of the “most corrupt” members of Congress released by a congressional watchdog group on Wednesday. The report by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) names 13 lawmakers in…

Tea party candidate dares McConnell to ‘be a man’ and run on his record

The tea party candidate who plans to face off against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in the Kentucky Republican Senate primary next spring challenged the senior senator to “be a man” and run on his record over the weekend. Now This Is News caught up with businessman Matt Bevin…

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…

Senate Republicans block ‘Buffett Rule’ bill

Republicans in the Senate on Monday blocked legislation that would require those making more than $1 million per year to pay at least 30 percent in federal income taxes. Democrats fell nine votes short of the 60 votes needed to advance the Paying a Fair Share Act of 2012, which…

McConnell: Marijuana use causes death

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) recently replied back to one of his constituents to declare that marijuana usage leads to death, according to the Huffington Post. McConnell sent a response letter to the constituent, who posted it on the pot supporting website grasscity.com Tuesday morning. The Kentucky senator candidly…

McConnell: Any employer should be able to deny birth control

In the wake of a controversy over a requirement that religious institutions provide contraceptive coverage, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) now supports a bill that gives any employer the right to exclude any type health service that they find objectionable. Speaking to CBS host Bob Schieffer on Sunday, McConnell…

McConnell: Police, firefighter layoffs not my problem

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Sunday that saving the jobs of police and firefighters was not the role of the federal government. CNN’s Candy Crowley reminded the Kentucky Republican that a recent Gallup/USA Today poll found that 75 percent of Americans supported President Barack Obama’s plan to provide…

Dems carve notch in Senate’s filibuster rules

An arcane filibuster tactic has been eliminated from the U.S. Senate, after a vote to change the rules called by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) succeeded last night. It all started as a relatively minor, even common dispute between Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). McConnell had…

Top Republican aims to boost Obama trade powers

WASHINGTON — The top Republican in the US Senate said Tuesday he would seek to give President Barack Obama broad powers to negotiate new trade deals, warning the United States is falling behind in global commerce. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would seek to attach so-called Trade Promotion…

Republicans close ranks against Obama jobs plan

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top Republican foes in the US Congress closed ranks Tuesday to assail his $447 billion jobs plan, as startling new figures painted a bleak picture of US economic woes. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has said his party has no greater goal that…

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