2:03 PM, Apr 23, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has voted to confirm Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general.
Jennifer Bendery of the Huffington Post reports:
After much delay, the Republican controlled Senate confirmed Lynch to be the next attorney general.
11:45 AM, Apr 4, 2015 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
Commentators have exposed how bad the Iran deal is in various ways; the point, however, is to kill it.
10:49 AM, Jan 29, 2015 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
Wednesday evening’s Fox News Special Report featured the following exchange between Bret Baier and House Speaker John Boehner:
10:25 AM, Jan 27, 2015 • By JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
In a 60 Minutes interview with Scott Pelley, parts of which aired on Sunday, House speaker John Boehner and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell made it sound like they are no closer to producing the elusive Obamacare alternative than they were five long years ago.
9:09 PM, Jan 25, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaker of the House John Boehner told CBS's 60 Minutes that he's "interested in working with" President Barack Obama:
"Listen, the president and I talk, and I know Mitch [McConnell] talks to the president. Wnd we had a meeting at the White House last week. It was all very cordial, it was all very straightforward. I don't think that's the issue," said Boehner in response to a question about whether Republicans and Democrats can work together.
9:21 AM, Jan 5, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Fred Barnes, writing in the Wall Street Journal:
President Obama invited Mitch McConnell , soon to become Senate majority leader, to the White House on Dec. 3. At Mr. McConnell’s insistence, they met one-on-one. They discussed trade, tax reform and infrastructure, the three issues on which they believe compromises are possible in 2015.
7:25 AM, Nov 12, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Late last night, the White House announced a carbon deal with China. As the Washington Post explains:
Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Obama struck a deal Wednesday to limit greenhouse gases, with China committing for the first time to cap carbon emissions and Obama unveiling a plan for deeper U.S. emissions reductions through 2025.
With Mitch McConnell.3:46 PM, Nov 5, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
President Obama said he'd "enjoy having some Kentucky bourbon with Mitch McConnell:"
"Are you going to have the drink with Mitch McConnell now -- that you joked about at the White House Correspondents Dinner?" the president was asked.
7:40 AM, Nov 5, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a live interview late last night on CNN, Texas senator Ted Cruz refused to commit to supporting Mitch McConnell for majority leader in the Senate.
"You are now going to be in the majority in the United States Senate," said CNN host Wolf Blitzer. "Quickly, will you support Mitch McConnell as your leader in the United States Senate?"
7:22 PM, Nov 4, 2014 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
Despite the quick victory, it's obviously too early to tell whether this is a good omen for Mitch McConnell's chances of becoming Senate Majority Leader. Looking at the map, a few key things jump out. It looks like McConnell overperformed in coal country compared to his 2008 victory in the state, which is likely a consequence of the Obama administration's so-called "war on coal." And his Democratic challenger Allison Lundergan Grimes underperformed in key Democratic areas relative to 2008.
Will Unpopularity of Obama Hand Senate to GOP?5:50 PM, Oct 9, 2014 • By TWS PODCAST
The WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with staff writer Jay Cost on the 2014 elections.
2:43 PM, Oct 9, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
In a few minutes, Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky will meet with the editorial board of the Courier-Journal in Louisville.
10:17 AM, Sep 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
In a speech delivered this morning, Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell blasts President Obama's foreign policy for making America weaker.
"[W]e’ve all seen how eager the President was to declare an end to the War on Terror," McConnell said, according to a draft of his prepared remarks.
11:25 AM, Sep 2, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the campaign, Politico reports, "citing potential distractions over renewed attention to a scandal from the Iowa 2012 caucuses."
4:49 PM, Jul 30, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate and Kentucky's secretary of state, is turning heads with her confusing answer to a question about the military conflict between Israel and the Hamas-led government in Gaza. Asked by the Lexington Herald-Leader about American support for Israel's "Iron Dome" missile-defense system, Grimes had this to say: