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Bob Franken: The compromise subterfuge

Mitch McConnell and John Boehner's Republicans may control Congress now, but it's...decades wheeling and dealing in the Senate, with, among others, Mitch McConnell.So far, so good. But there are players on both sides who view any...
GOP sets defeating Harry Reid in 2016 top priority

...incoming class of GOP senators. Heller escorted Sen.-elect Thom Tillis of North Carolina into Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office and chatted with several of the newly elected.McConnell held a meeting for the incoming class.Told...
GOP takeover: Republicans surge to Senate control

...Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama's final two years in office.Republican Mitch McConnell led the way to a new Senate majority, dispatching Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky after...
Bob Franken: Prep post Obama

...night." Then he promised that he and the GOP forces who control all of Capitol Hill would seek out compromises. Mitch McConnell had uttered the same platitudes a short time before.Don't hold your breath. The final quarter of the Obama presidency...
Wins give GOP wider Washington influence

...elections, persistent divisions within the Republican Party, and the frosty relationship between Obama and Sen. Mitch McConnell, who won re-election in Kentucky and is likely to ascend to majority leader."I don't expect the president...
Bob Franken: Should we even bother to vote?'s money people are pulling out their ad dollars. Obviously, they've concluded that Kentuckians will choose Mitch McConnell for his sixth term. Not only that, but if the Republicans take over the Senate, which looks likely, McConnell...
McConnell armed, not dangerous

...people, but I just can't ignore the sight of Mitch McConnell walking onto the stage at the Conservative Political...gun" probably will do the trick. Let's face it: Mitch McConnell is not the Mr. Macho type. He comes across as more...

...flocked to this small western Kentucky town on Saturday to cheer and jeer their way through speeches from Republican Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes at a church fundraiser that doubles as the official start of Kentucky's...

...before.Reid's principal aim in setting the supermajority rule for spending amendments was to deny archrival Sen. Mitch McConnell a win on protecting his home state coal industry from new regulations limiting carbon emissions from existing power...
House chairman: $3.7B border request 'too much'

...problem, treat the children humanely and send them back. I guarantee you it will work," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Friday in a speech in Louisville. Democrats and advocacy groups say such a change would put the...


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