Mitch McConnell http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Mitch McConnell en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Tue, 27 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:58:06 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected by country's instability http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765667102/Obama-Counterterrorism-operations-in-Yemen-not-affected-by-countrys-instability.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765667102/Obama-Counterterrorism-operations-in-Yemen-not-affected-by-countrys-instability.html President Barack Obama defended his counterterrorism strategy in tumultuous Yemen Sunday, as influential lawmakers from both... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:44:29 MST Obama to pass on meeting Israel's Netanyahu during Washington visit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666932/Obama-to-pass-on-meeting-Israels-Netanyahu-during-Washington-visit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666932/Obama-to-pass-on-meeting-Israels-Netanyahu-during-Washington-visit.html Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned trip to Washington in March is kicking up a diplomatic dust storm in the... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:53:10 MST GOP divided over using budget process on health care law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666642/GOP-divided-over-using-budget-process-on-health-care-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666642/GOP-divided-over-using-budget-process-on-health-care-law.html Republicans running Congress have promised to use every weapon in their arsenal to take down President Barack Obama's health... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 10:50:21 MST Obama seeking tax increases on wealthy to help middle class http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666597/Obama-seeking-tax-increases-on-wealthy-to-help-middle-class.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666597/Obama-seeking-tax-increases-on-wealthy-to-help-middle-class.html President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:40:54 MST Letter: Sanctions against Iran http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619877/Sanctions-against-Iran.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619877/Sanctions-against-Iran.html Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST For State of Union, Obama faces GOP Congress for first time http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666564/For-State-of-Union-Obama-faces-GOP-Congress-for-first-time.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666564/For-State-of-Union-Obama-faces-GOP-Congress-for-first-time.html For the first time in his presidency, Barack Obama will stand before a Republican-led Congress to deliver his State of the... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 09:50:00 MST Republicans try to chart path on immigration moves http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666505/Republicans-try-to-chart-path-on-immigration-moves.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666505/Republicans-try-to-chart-path-on-immigration-moves.html Not exactly brimming with confidence, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's going to try to push a House-passed bill to... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:44:15 MST Republicans press attacks on Obama agenda http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666247/Republicans-press-attacks-on-Obama-agenda.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666247/Republicans-press-attacks-on-Obama-agenda.html Defiant congressional Republicans attacked President Barack Obama's agenda from all sides Tuesday, ignoring his veto threats... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:39:28 MST Obama sits down with leaders of new GOP-run Congress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666214/Obama-sits-down-with-leaders-of-new-GOP-run-Congress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666214/Obama-sits-down-with-leaders-of-new-GOP-run-Congress.html President Barack Obama, huddling with House and Senate leaders for the first time this year, urged lawmakers Tuesday to stake... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:38:37 MST Keystone bill clears Senate hurdle despite Obama veto threat http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666143/Keystone-bill-clears-Senate-hurdle-despite-Obama-veto-threat.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666143/Keystone-bill-clears-Senate-hurdle-despite-Obama-veto-threat.html Legislation to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline has cleared an initial hurdle in the Senate, a victory... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:48:24 MST Foreign policy cooperation with Congress has limit: Iran http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666090/Foreign-policy-cooperation-with-Congress-has-limit-Iran.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666090/Foreign-policy-cooperation-with-Congress-has-limit-Iran.html President Barack Obama's U.N. ambassador says the administration wants to work with the Republican-led Congress to achieve... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:38:20 MST US: Cuba completes release of 53 political prisoners http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666058/US-Cuba-completes-release-of-53-political-prisoners.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765666058/US-Cuba-completes-release-of-53-political-prisoners.html Cuba has completed the release of 53 political prisoners that was part of last month's historic deal between the United... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:31:54 MST Robert Bennett: Republicans are on party probation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619393/Republicans-are-on-party-probation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619393/Republicans-are-on-party-probation.html If Republican Congress members are seen as grownups in the next two years and pass meaningful bills, their brand will help... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:12:23 MST In court and Congress, Obama's resistance to pipeline tested http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665912/In-court-and-Congress-Obamas-resistance-to-pipeline-tested.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665912/In-court-and-Congress-Obamas-resistance-to-pipeline-tested.html In a double blow, the newly empowered Republican-led Congress and the Nebraska Supreme Court on Friday undercut President... Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:26:40 MST House overwhelmingly approves Keystone XL pipeline http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665892/House-overwhelmingly-approves-Keystone-XL-pipeline.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665892/House-overwhelmingly-approves-Keystone-XL-pipeline.html The House overwhelmingly passed a bill Friday authorizing the Keystone XL oil pipeline, despite a renewed pledge by the White... Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:27:18 MST Senate panel approves Keystone bill despite veto threat http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665842/Senate-panel-approves-Keystone-bill-despite-veto-threat.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665842/Senate-panel-approves-Keystone-bill-despite-veto-threat.html A bill to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline cleared a key Senate committee Thursday, setting up a fight next week pitting... Thu, 08 Jan 2015 14:49:39 MST Ready, set, showdown: New GOP leader, Obama lining up fights http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665805/Ready-set-showdown-New-GOP-leader-Obama-lining-up-fights.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665805/Ready-set-showdown-New-GOP-leader-Obama-lining-up-fights.html The new Senate majority leader and President Barack Obama aren't wasting any time setting up showdowns. Thu, 08 Jan 2015 09:48:31 MST Obama issues 3 veto threats in 2 days http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665783/Obama-issues-3-veto-threats-in-2-days.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665783/Obama-issues-3-veto-threats-in-2-days.html The White House threatened more vetoes Wednesday against top-priority legislation of the new, Republican-controlled Congress,... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:45:09 MST Obama: 'America's resurgence is real' http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665773/Obama-Americas-resurgence-is-real.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665773/Obama-Americas-resurgence-is-real.html Declaring an American economic resurgence, President Barack Obama opened a three-state swing Wednesday aimed at claiming... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:29:21 MST EPA delays rule to cut carbon from new coal power plants http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665742/EPA-delays-rule-to-cut-carbon-from-new-coal-power-plants.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665742/EPA-delays-rule-to-cut-carbon-from-new-coal-power-plants.html The Obama administration is delaying for months a final rule to control carbon dioxide emissions at new coal-fired power plants. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:24:42 MST Obama starts 2015 on the upswing, but can it last? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665729/Obama-starts-2015-on-the-upswing-but-can-it-last.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665729/Obama-starts-2015-on-the-upswing-but-can-it-last.html President Barack Obama's approval rating is creeping upward. The economy is growing. And a flurry of aggressive executive... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:52:48 MST Obama kicks off pre-State of Union tour with housing move http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665757/Obama-kicks-off-pre-State-of-Union-tour-with-housing-move.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665757/Obama-kicks-off-pre-State-of-Union-tour-with-housing-move.html Seizing on a recent burst of momentum, President Barack Obama kicked off a three-state tour to unveil what the White House is... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:25:00 MST McConnell blasts veto threat, asks Obama to work with GOP http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665719/McConnell-blasts-veto-threat-asks-Obama-to-work-with-GOP.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665719/McConnell-blasts-veto-threat-asks-Obama-to-work-with-GOP.html Sen. Mitch McConnell kicked off his new role as majority leader Wednesday by holding out hope for compromise with Democrats... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 09:31:46 MST House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665712/House-rule-sets-up-election-year-battle-over-Social-Security.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665712/House-rule-sets-up-election-year-battle-over-Social-Security.html Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle... Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:38:16 MST White House says it will veto bill to approve Keystone oil pipeline http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665633/White-House-says-it-will-veto-bill-to-approve-Keystone-oil-pipeline.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665633/White-House-says-it-will-veto-bill-to-approve-Keystone-oil-pipeline.html The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto the first piece of legislation introduced in the Republican-controlled Senate,... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:35:17 MST GOP takes charge as new Congress convenes http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665628/GOP-takes-charge-as-new-Congress-convenes.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665628/GOP-takes-charge-as-new-Congress-convenes.html Republicans assumed full control of Congress on Tuesday for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 16:26:52 MST Injuries force Harry Reid to skip opening session of Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665678/Injuries-force-Harry-Reid-to-skip-opening-session-of-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665678/Injuries-force-Harry-Reid-to-skip-opening-session-of-Senate.html With a bandage across one eye and a black bruise near his jaw, the Senate's top Democrat offered a personal account of his... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 15:48:17 MST Orrin Hatch and Mia Love ready for new roles http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618998/Orrin-Hatch-and-Mia-Love-ready-for-new-roles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618998/Orrin-Hatch-and-Mia-Love-ready-for-new-roles.html Dressed in sleek running gear with her hair tucked under a cap, Rep.-elect Mia Love stopped briefly by her new congressional... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:58:53 MST New Congress getting sworn in with GOP in charge http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665595/New-Congress-getting-sworn-in-with-GOP-in-charge.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665595/New-Congress-getting-sworn-in-with-GOP-in-charge.html Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 08:41:10 MST Lois M. Collins: New Congress, new opportunity to behave like statesmen, serve America http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619003/New-Congress-new-opportunity-to-behave-like-statesmen-serve-America.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865619003/New-Congress-new-opportunity-to-behave-like-statesmen-serve-America.html The seating of any new Congress provides an opportunity to change the tone of the national discussion and promote the... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST John Boehner in line for 3rd term as speaker; GOP readies agenda http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665585/John-Boehner-in-line-for-3rd-term-as-speaker-GOP-readies-agenda.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665585/John-Boehner-in-line-for-3rd-term-as-speaker-GOP-readies-agenda.html House Speaker John Boehner's prospects for a new term appeared secure Monday despite grumblings from tea party-aligned... Mon, 05 Jan 2015 17:20:07 MST This is what religious diversity in Congress looks like http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618975/This-is-what-religious-diversity-in-Congress-looks-like.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618975/This-is-what-religious-diversity-in-Congress-looks-like.html A new study by the Pew Research Religion and Public Life project shows how the religious makeup of Congress has changed over... Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:55:00 MST Edward Brooke, 1st black elected US senator, dies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665480/Edward-Brooke-1st-black-elected-US-senator-dies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665480/Edward-Brooke-1st-black-elected-US-senator-dies.html Former U.S. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, a liberal Republican who became the first black in U.S. history to win popular election to... Sat, 03 Jan 2015 15:47:44 MST GOP focus for Congress: Cut deficit, don't stumble http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665455/GOP-focus-for-Congress-Cut-deficit-dont-stumble.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665455/GOP-focus-for-Congress-Cut-deficit-dont-stumble.html In the first Republican-dominated Congress to confront President Barack Obama, GOP leaders will focus on bolstering the... Sat, 03 Jan 2015 10:30:13 MST Harry Reid suffers broken ribs, bones in accident http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665385/Harry-Reid-suffers-broken-ribs-bones-in-accident.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765665385/Harry-Reid-suffers-broken-ribs-bones-in-accident.html Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid broke several ribs and facial bones when a piece of exercise equipment snapped at his... Fri, 02 Jan 2015 13:00:00 MST Robert Bennett: Lesson for Cruz — Politics are a team sport http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618236/Lesson-for-Cruz-2-Politics-are-a-team-sport.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618236/Lesson-for-Cruz-2-Politics-are-a-team-sport.html The lame duck experience of Sen. Ted Cruz derailed early efforts of incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST Republicans fighting to hang onto Senate — in 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664732/Republicans-fighting-to-hang-onto-Senate-2-in-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664732/Republicans-fighting-to-hang-onto-Senate-2-in-2016.html Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:24:52 MST Congress finishes up, its members still grumbling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664675/Congress-finishes-up-its-members-still-grumbling.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664675/Congress-finishes-up-its-members-still-grumbling.html The 113th Congress began its turbulent life two years ago battling over whether to help Superstorm Sandy victims. They did,... Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:58:37 MST Obama cautions that change may be slow to come to Cuba http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664620/Obama-cautions-that-change-may-be-slow-to-come-to-Cuba.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664620/Obama-cautions-that-change-may-be-slow-to-come-to-Cuba.html Tempering his historic Cuba policy shift with a dose of realism, President Barack Obama said Friday that change may not come... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:02:01 MST Paul, Rubio clash over Obama's Cuba policy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664660/Paul-Rubio-clash-over-Obamas-Cuba-policy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664660/Paul-Rubio-clash-over-Obamas-Cuba-policy.html Flipping the script on a Republican rival, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday criticized Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as "an... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:35:39 MST