Party leaders of the United States Senate

  • Keystone XL pipeline part of larger Senate fight

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Alison Lundergan Grimes is the latest Democratic Senate candidate to call for building the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the Kentucky secretary of state's move doesn't seem to have cost her support among environmental groups who want to unseat Senate Republican Leader Mitch…

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    • Mitch McConnell Reveals 'The Real Secret' To Rand Paul's Success

      Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) revealed "the real secret" to the success of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.): "his authenticity." McConnell wrote about Paul for Time's 100 Most Influential People list. "[N]o one in either party today brings the level of missionary zeal to the task that Rand…

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        • Grimes criticizes McConnell over jobs comment

          FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A local newspaper story that quoted Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell as saying it is "not my job" to bring employment to a struggling Kentucky county has unleashed yet another round of feuding in one of the country's most competitive Senate races.

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          • Time's '100 Most Influential' features Washington heavyweights

            Time's annual list of influential people is awash in presidential ambition -- past, present and future. Joining nine-time honoree President Barack Obama and eight-time honoree Hillary Clinton are several rising stars who may end up on presidential ballots in the coming years. Sen. Rand Paul and…

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            • Politics clouds proposed overhaul of U.S. housing finance system

              By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate Banking Committee appears likely to back a bill to wind down government-backed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, according to sources familiar with talks on the legislation. The committee's leaders have secured a bare majority of the…

              • RNC Chief Priebus: Reid Violating Ethics Rules in Attacks

                Republicans are challenging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's use of taxpayer resources in partisan attacks against Republicans, said Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman. Priebus said the Louisiana GOP has filed a letter with the Senate Ethics Committee alleging Reid used…

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                • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

                  WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian — if party operatives' spin is to be believed.

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                  • GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

                    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative changes to the…

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                      • Harry Reid and the right wing team up

                        Karl Rove writes today about Democrats’ efforts to pick their opponents in GOP primaries, in essence getting the candidate the Democratic candidate can most easily beat. “Democrats are hoping to repeat 2010 and 2012, when opportunities for GOP pickups were squandered by weak Republican candidates,…

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                        • Morning Plum: Conventional wisdom about 2014 takes another hit

                          The Upshot has just released a batch of new polls of key Senate races that really scrambles the conventional wisdom about 2014 once again. The polls, however, do suggest that Democrats do continue to have a serious Obamacare problem, though it is not what it appears. The polls find Mark Pryor…

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                          • White House refuses Boehner, GOP unemployment benefits extension bill compromise

                            Since the Senate passed the unemployment benefits extension bill on April 7, 2014 the Republicans in the House of Representatives have considering adding provisions to the bill to make it acceptable to the Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-OH so that he would put the bill to a vote. Now White…

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                            • Harry Reid Calls On Republicans To Condemn 'Hateful Racist' Cliven Bundy

                              Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called on Republicans to condemn rancher Cliven Bundy, who made a series of racist remarks in an interview with the New York Times this week. In a piece published Wednesday, the Times reports Bundy wonder...

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                              • RNC Chairman Slams Harry Reid As 'Dirty' And 'Unethical'

                                Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus had harsh words for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday, accusing the senator of using taxpayer money for partisan purposes and therefore violating the Senate's ethics policy. ...

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                                • What do Cory Booker and Mitch McConnell have in common?

                                  Booker, a Senate newbie, and McConnell, the Senate minority leader, show up dipping into the same donor pool more than any other opposing-party members of Congress. This comes from a fascinating data dive from the Center for Responsive Politics that broke down which politicians have donor overlap.

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                                    • McConnell: Paul forcing people to rethink GOP

                                      Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) said Thursday his junior colleague from Kentucky, Sen. Rand Paul (R), is forcing people to rethink the Republican Party with an unmatched level of "missionary zeal." McConnell, who is up for reelection this year, complimented the libertarian favorite and…

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                                      • The Fight for the Senate Is in the South - US News

                                        If Republicans are going to win the six seats they need to take back the Senate, the South is one of the party’s most fertile battlegrounds. But in a slew of races stretching from Kentucky to Louisiana, a new New York Times/Kaiser Family Foundation poll suggests that Democrats are holding on…

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                                        • Reince Priebus: Harry Reid ‘dirty … so unethical’

                                          Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Wednesday accused Harry Reid of violating Senate ethics policy, saying that he has used taxpayer money for political purposes. Calling Reid “so dirty and so unethical,” Priebus charged that the Senate majority leader breached Senate rules by…

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                                          • RNC Calls Harry Reid Hypocritical, Habitual Liar

                                            Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been accused by the Republican National Committee in a no-holds-barred memo of being a repetitive bold-faced liar. The memo, written by RNC press secretary Kirsten Kukowski and titled "Nothing’s Too Unethical for Harry Reid," starts by saying that that the…

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                                            • 22 Senate GOPers: ‘Grave concern’ on deportations

                                              More than 20 Senate Republicans penned a letter on Thursday to President Barack Obama, raising “grave concerns” about the administration’s review of immigration law. Under fire from immigration activists for deportations of undocumented immigrants, Obama announced last month that his Department of…

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                                              • RNC's Kukowski: Memo Hits 'Unethical' Harry Reid to Galvanize GOP

                                                The Republican National Committee's scathing memo directed at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday is an attempt to galvanize the party and seize on the perceived vulnerability of Democrats in the coming midterm elections, a top Republican says. The memo, titled "Nothing's Too Unethical for…

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