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  • McConnell shows he's the boss

    WASHINGTON The honeymoon may be over for Mitch McConnell. The Kentucky Republican's open process experiment took a turn Thursday night when the newly minted majority leader showed his patience has its limits, as he forced a series of votes to table...
  • Keystone XL amendments had senators doing the unusual: voting ... a lot

    Something unusual happened in Congress this week: Senators voted -- not just once or twice, but more than 20 times, right up until midnight Thursday. In contrast to the recent years of gridlock and paralysis, senators took vote after politically tough...
  • Wendell Ford, longtime Kentucky senator, dies at 90

    Kentucky political legend and purveyor of Southern wit Wendell H. Ford has died. Ford, 90, had been undergoing treatment for lung cancer. A Democrat, Ford served in the Senate for 24 years before retiring at the end of his fourth term in 1999. Prior...
  • Republicans accuse Obama of ignoring November's election results as he outlines 2015 agenda

    President Barack Obama's State of the Union address drew unsparing morning-after reviews Wednesday from majority Republicans in Congress, including a rebuke on nuclear talks with Iran and a lament from Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell that a high-...
  • Republicans' challenges start with economic news

    WASHINGTON In his inaugural speech as Senate majority leader, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell said he could see "a glimmer of hope" in new economic data showing a 5 percent annual growth rate in the third quarter of last year. This uptick, he said,...
  • In Republican Congress, two divergent strategies at work

    In Republican Congress, two divergent strategies at work
    After winning control of the Senate and boosting their numbers in the House last fall, Republicans devised a moniker for their dual majorities that could pass for a new C-SPAN reality show: "America's New Congress." Branding is one thing, but...
  • GOP heads to 'Sweetest Place on Earth' to get over bitterness

    WASHINGTON House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had hoped that the first Republican-controlled Congress in eight years would get off to a smooth start with party unity and no drama. But an embarrassing...
  • Getting down to (chocolate-covered) business

    One thing for sure: You can take Mitch McConnell and John Boehner at their word. They told the American people: You put us in charge of Congress and we'll get Congress back to work. And, by golly, they meant it! They've only been in session one week,...
  • Republican who ran hog castration ad to rebut Obama's State of the Union speech

    WASHINGTON Freshman Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, who bragged on the campaign trail that she would use her experience castrating hogs to make Washington "squeal," will deliver the Republican State of the Union response speech, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
  • Obama to hit the road, selling economic progress

    President Obama is heading back to Washington on Saturday after a two-week holiday visit to Hawaii, but he won't stick around for long. Eager to stay on the offensive as new Republican majorities are seated in Congress, the president plans to take a...
  • The GOP Congress faces a 100-day test

    The GOP Congress faces a 100-day test
    The 100-day evaluation is a marker in U.S. politics — superficial sometimes, though often a leading indicator. By April 15, the tone and motivation of the new Republican Congress may be apparent. Those first 100 days won't make clear which...