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  • Rand Paul to join McConnell on campaign trail on eve of U.S. election

    ASHLAND Va. (Reuters) - Likely 2016 presidential contender Rand Paul will return to his home state of Kentucky the day before Election Day to campaign with Republican colleague Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Locked in a tight race with Kentucky'...
  • An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare

    An expert's heroic fact-checking of Mitch McConnell on Obamacare
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who is facing a stiff reelection challenge this year, has stuck to his stated determination to repeal the Affordable Care Act if his party takes control of the Senate in the next election. This is a...
  • 3 Senate endgame scenarios

    So much for a predictable midterm cycle. The past monthhas left multiple possible outcomes for control of the Senate. Republican groups are barraging Kansas with resources and advertising to save a three-term incumbent being challenged by an...
  • Have Democrats already lost the Senate? Nope.

    Have Democrats already lost the Senate? Nope.
    In my column on Wednesday, I wrote about the Democrats’ chronic difficulty in getting “unreliable voters” to turn out for midterm elections – like the one next month that will determine who controls the U.S. Senate and the agenda...
  • Mitch McConnell, Alison Lundergan Grimes take their talking points face to face

    LEXINGTON, Ky. There were skirmishes but little new ground was broken as U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes delivered their well-worn attack lines to each other's faces Monday night on statewide...
  • Albert R. Hunt: Anonymous donors flood midterm voters with dark money

    Albert R. Hunt: Anonymous donors flood midterm voters with dark money
    Crossroads GPS has assailed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for shortchanging Colorado residents with his votes on health insurance; Patriot Majority USA has gone after the Republican Senate candidate in Arkansas, Tom Cotton, for being a supposed shill of...
  • Did she vote for Obama? Kentucky Senate candidate still won't say

    Alison Lundergan Grimes wants Kentuckians' vote this November. Just don't ask her about her own. The question of how the Democrat voted in the 2012 presidential race has vexed Lundergan Grimes since she awkwardly and repeatedly avoided answering it last...
  • Pols trade blame for Ebola, but both parties cut budgets for health

    WASHINGTON The political blame game over the deadly Ebola virus is in full swing just weeks before the November elections with each side ignoring the facts. Several Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, contend that President...
  • Harry Reid doesn't have that much power

    Harry Reid doesn't have that much power
    Regarding the Harry Reid hater who wrote the Sept. 21 letter, "Replace Harry Reid as majority leader": Congress refers to both the House and Senate. In case he hasn't noticed, the House of Representatives is run by the Republicans and not by Harry Reid....
  • McConnell wraps opponent in Obama, gains edge in Kentucky Senate race

    LEXINGTON, Ky. When Jim Cauley returned to Pikeville, Ky., this month for his 30th high school reunion, he heard familiar complaints from old classmates. "I can't believe you did that to us," Cauley said. "That's their favorite line." Though a native of...
  • Stop political games in Congress

    Stop political games in Congress
    It is time for Rep. Charlie Dent to demand that House Speaker John Boehner call the House back in session to work with the president to develop a unified approach to defeating the Islamic State. The political game is over for Senate Minority Leader...