| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:57 AM
The determination of conservative Republicans to thwart Barack Obama at every turn was clear from the first days after his election in 2008, as their Senate leader Mitch McConnell publicly vowed to make him "a one-term president."
That goal got a...
| Feb 15, 2015
| 6:00 AM
After six weeks in session and 139 roll call votes in a House and Senate that feature some of the largest Republican majorities in generations, one of the most telling statistics from the new Congress is this: President Obama's veto threats outnumber...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 4:46 PM
After not one, not two but three unsuccessful attempts to get a Homeland Security bill through the Senate that also guts President Obama's immigration plan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday it's time for a new strategy.
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:24 PM
UPDATED: Former Vice President Dick Cheney will be a guest this weekend on NBC's "Meet the Press."
Cheney will be in the studio with Chuck Todd for an exclusive interview, NBC News said. "Meet the Press" airs at 9 a.m. Sunday on WESH-Channel 2....
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:50 AM
The thrashing that voters administered to the Democrats in the midterm congressional elections confirmed the old admonition Harry Truman kept on his White House desk: "The buck stops here."
The Republicans widened their hold on the House and wrested...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 1:17 PM
UPDATED: Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will be a guest on "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon Sunday on CNN. A panel on the new 114th Congress features Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss.; Rep.-elect Debbie Dingell, D-Mich.; and Rep.-...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 10:17 AM
The GOP manifesto published by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday over the names of Republican leaders John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., included a tweak to the Affordable Care Act they say would provide Americans with "more hours and...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., recently stated that he "couldn't be angrier" about EPA regulations designed to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants. So why not enact a better policy? When the Republican Party takes control...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:00 AM
New Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised senators late last year that he'd return to the "regular order" of debate and amendments that his predecessor, Democrat Harry Reid of Nevada, had abandoned. But as the Senate struggled to...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
A coalition of 17 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday saying it acted illegally by issuing an executive order to ease the threat of deportation for millions of immigrants who are in the country without the proper documents.
| Nov 7, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Republican victors of Tuesday's U.S. congressional elections broke bread with Democratic President Barack Obama on Friday. On the menu besides sea bass: whether the two sides can put aside differences and agree on some legislation in the two years to...