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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...
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...
Bob Franken: John, Mitch, Barack and Charlie

...territory down the Pennsylvania Avenue no-man's-land that ends at the White House. The new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell even offered a rationale for cooperation, telling The Washington Post that his party has something to prove, which...
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: 'Tis the beltway around Christmas

...and trembling with fear, As the GOP Senate prepares for a new year.It's going to be unrelenting bad news,Mitch McConnell, of course, but also Ted Cruz. Not only that, but even insaner, Will be the House hard-liners running over...
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...
Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

...of things and I don't see an end goal other than irritating a lot of people."The GOP leader, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, made no public comment on the events, even though Cruz suggested Friday night McConnell and House Speaker John...
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...
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...


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