People of Kentucky Apparently Just Realized They’ve Been Voting Republican for Decades

By: Friday October 17, 2014 9:06 am

This chart shows why the DSCC’s decision to pull out of the Kentucky Senate race was inevitable for months.


KY Sen: Obama Is a Big Burden for Alison Lundergan Grimes

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 4:30 pm

The latest Kentucky poll from CNN/ORCfound Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) with a modest four-point lead over his Democratic opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes. If the election were held today McConnell would get 50 percent of likely voters and Grimes would come in at 46 percent.

One of Grimes’ biggest problems remains how deeply unpopular the President is in the state.

McConnell Plans for 2015 to Be Even More Confrontational

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 10:05 am

If you thought the recent Congressional term just didn’t have enough showdowns, big political confrontations and government shutdowns then you should be really excited for 2015. In an interview with Politico Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised very aggressive confrontations with President Obama if Republicans win control of the Senate, and possibly even another government shutdown.

Obama Claims He Does Not Need Congressional Approval For Next Iraq War

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 6:05 am

Barack Obama, who won the Democratic primaries and general election in 2008 thanks in large part to his opposition to the 2003 Iraq War, has now told Congress he can launch another war on Iraq without Congress’ approval. Instead, Congress would simply be briefed on what was happening, not asked for authority. Those who were hoping for change from the imperial presidency are out of luck.

Come Saturday Morning: This and That

By: Saturday June 14, 2014 6:59 am

Too many things happening this week, but I’ll point you to a few choice bits…

Come Saturday Morning: Newt, Mitch, and the Veterans Administration

By: Saturday May 17, 2014 6:45 am

If there’s one thing the Republicans are good at, it’s creating a big mess and dodging the blame for it.

The People of Kentucky Really Don’t Like Mitch McConnell

By: Friday February 7, 2014 11:35 am

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) is actually trailing in his re-election bid according to a new Bluegrass Poll conducted by SurveyUSA.

Latest Debt Limit Threats Are Pure Political Theater

By: Monday January 27, 2014 12:27 pm

Republican leaders have gotten themselves stuck in a weird rhetorical position. Some in their base are still convinced the debt limit is a great leverage point, but it was only ever useful because President Obama was trying to come up with a clever way to get Democrats to betray their base in a grand bargain. Now that Obama has taken a firm “no negotiation” position the debt limit is not actually useful for Republicans and the smarter Republicans leaders know this.

McConnell’s Plan to Fix the Senate Doesn’t Include Bringing Back Filibusters for Appointees

By: Thursday January 9, 2014 10:17 am

Senate Minority Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor yesterday to talk about his plan to fix the Senate if Republicans won control. Noticeably absent was any plan to restore the ability to filibuster appointees.

Mitch McConnell Snaked $2.2 Billion in Pork for Ending Shutdown

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 10:13 am

The bill to reopen the federal government and raise the debt ceiling has some interesting provisions. For example, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell seems to have done quite well for himself by snaking $2.2 billion for a project in his state. Which should come in handy given that he is up for re-election in 2014.

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