Mitch McConnell http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Mitch McConnell en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 29 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Mon, 29 Dec 2014 05:22:11 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Kathleen Parker: Unanswered questions are also an answer in politics http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613133/Unanswered-questions-are-also-an-answer-in-politics.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865613133/Unanswered-questions-are-also-an-answer-in-politics.html This bitter episode — or teachable moment, if you prefer — may yet prove less than fatal, but we are reminded... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:02:20 MDT Democrat Alison Grimes won't say if she voted for Obama http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660951/Democrat-Alison-Grimes-wont-say-if-she-voted-for-Obama.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660951/Democrat-Alison-Grimes-wont-say-if-she-voted-for-Obama.html Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell said Friday that Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is deceiving voters by staying mum on... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:35:53 MDT GOP seizes on Obama comment about his policies http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660620/GOP-seizes-on-Obama-comment-about-his-policies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660620/GOP-seizes-on-Obama-comment-about-his-policies.html President Barack Obama gave Republicans a gift of sorts by confirming their midterm election narrative that next month's... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:50:33 MDT Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660106/Syria-vote-isnt-last-word-from-Congress-on-war.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765660106/Syria-vote-isnt-last-word-from-Congress-on-war.html As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet. Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:48:43 MDT Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659901/Congress-backs-Obama-on-aid-to-Syrian-rebels.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659901/Congress-backs-Obama-on-aid-to-Syrian-rebels.html President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:12:35 MDT Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659801/Wary-lawmakers-ready-to-OK-arms-for-Syrian-rebels.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659801/Wary-lawmakers-ready-to-OK-arms-for-Syrian-rebels.html Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:42:56 MDT Analysis: Both parties in Congress play it safe http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659611/Analysis-Both-parties-in-Congress-play-it-safe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659611/Analysis-Both-parties-in-Congress-play-it-safe.html Seven weeks before the elections, Republicans and Democrats are both playing it safe, willing to make short-term sacrifices... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:04:04 MDT House Speaker John Boehner promises support to new Iraqi leader http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659526/House-Speaker-John-Boehner-promises-support-to-new-Iraqi-leader.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659526/House-Speaker-John-Boehner-promises-support-to-new-Iraqi-leader.html Speaker John Boehner on Friday promised Iraq's prime minister that the House will provide the new government in Baghdad the... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:45:21 MDT Obama outlining mission to fight Islamic militants http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659410/Obama-outlining-mission-to-fight-Islamic-militants.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659410/Obama-outlining-mission-to-fight-Islamic-militants.html President Barack Obama will outline in an address to the nation Wednesday night an expanded military and political effort to... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 00:00:00 MDT Boehner: Awaiting Obama strategy against militants http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659390/Boehner-Awaiting-Obama-strategy-against-militants.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659390/Boehner-Awaiting-Obama-strategy-against-militants.html House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that Islamic State militants pose a serious threat that must be dealt with in Iraq,... Tue, 09 Sep 2014 10:18:24 MDT In Senate races, candidates tackle the blame game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659282/In-Senate-races-candidates-tackle-the-blame-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659282/In-Senate-races-candidates-tackle-the-blame-game.html Candidates in the battle for control of the Senate agree: It's the other guy, the other guy's party and — especially... Sun, 07 Sep 2014 09:21:19 MDT Obama defends decision to delay immigration action until after the election http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659253/Obama-defends-decision-to-delay-immigration-action-until-after-the-election.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659253/Obama-defends-decision-to-delay-immigration-action-until-after-the-election.html President Barack Obama is defending his decision to delay taking executive action on immigration until after November's... Sun, 07 Sep 2014 00:07:14 MDT Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659195/Congress-task-Act-fast-on-spending-return-home.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659195/Congress-task-Act-fast-on-spending-return-home.html Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. Sat, 06 Sep 2014 13:59:01 MDT Obama to delay executive action on immigration until after November elections http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659190/Obama-to-delay-executive-action-on-immigration-until-after-November-elections.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765659190/Obama-to-delay-executive-action-on-immigration-until-after-November-elections.html Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on... Sat, 06 Sep 2014 09:55:00 MDT Orrin Hatch: It's time to fix the United States Senate http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610177/Its-time-to-fix-the-United-States-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610177/Its-time-to-fix-the-United-States-Senate.html Most observers agree: the United States Senate has become dysfunctional — and the public’s perception matches the... Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:40:00 MDT Senate heads toward vote on border bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657581/Senate-heads-toward-vote-on-border-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657581/Senate-heads-toward-vote-on-border-bill.html A bill to deal with the immigration surge at the border was headed for a procedural vote in the Senate Wednesday despite... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:41:22 MDT Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657543/Lawmakers-try-to-seal-225M-aid-package-for-Israel.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657543/Lawmakers-try-to-seal-225M-aid-package-for-Israel.html Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:52:02 MDT Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657379/Lawmakers-complain-Obama-too-aloof-with-Congress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657379/Lawmakers-complain-Obama-too-aloof-with-Congress.html President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 13:24:56 MDT Ted Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657289/Ted-Cruz-demands-answers-on-FAA-flight-ban-to-Israel.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657289/Ted-Cruz-demands-answers-on-FAA-flight-ban-to-Israel.html Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:42:27 MDT George F. Will: Goldwater 2.0 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607455/Goldwater-20.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607455/Goldwater-20.html Fifty Julys ago, up the road near San Francisco, in the unfortunately named Cow Palace, the Republican National Convention... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Obama fundraises for Dems; demands GOP cooperation http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657184/Obama-fundraises-for-Dems-demands-GOP-cooperation.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765657184/Obama-fundraises-for-Dems-demands-GOP-cooperation.html As hopes dim for bipartisan action in Congress this summer, President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:43:33 MDT Senate GOP blocks bill on contraception coverage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656876/Senate-GOP-blocks-bill-on-contraception-coverage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656876/Senate-GOP-blocks-bill-on-contraception-coverage.html Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a bill aimed at restoring free contraception for women who get their health insurance... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:52:47 MDT Liberals assessing 2016 race as Hillary Clinton weighs bid http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656855/Liberals-assessing-2016-race-as-Hillary-Clinton-weighs-bid.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656855/Liberals-assessing-2016-race-as-Hillary-Clinton-weighs-bid.html As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:01:58 MDT Democrats seek political edge in contraception ruling http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656828/Democrats-seek-political-edge-in-contraception-ruling.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656828/Democrats-seek-political-edge-in-contraception-ruling.html Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:25:15 MDT House GOP slashes IRS tax enforcement budget by $1.2 billion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656774/House-GOP-slashes-IRS-tax-enforcement-budget-by-12-billion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656774/House-GOP-slashes-IRS-tax-enforcement-budget-by-12-billion.html The GOP-controlled House has slashed the budget for the Internal Revenue Service's tax enforcement division by $1.2 billion,... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:58:53 MDT Obama official says immigrant kids draining funds http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656483/Obama-official-says-immigrant-kids-draining-funds.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656483/Obama-official-says-immigrant-kids-draining-funds.html The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 MDT Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656462/Boehner-McConnell-blast-Obama-border-request.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765656462/Boehner-McConnell-blast-Obama-border-request.html Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:01:56 MDT Hobby Lobby aftermath spawns disagreement over future of religious freedom law http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606487/Hobby-Lobby-aftermath-spawns-disagreement-over-future-of-religious-freedom-law.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865606487/Hobby-Lobby-aftermath-spawns-disagreement-over-future-of-religious-freedom-law.html Opponents of the Supreme Court's June 30 ruling supporting the religious freedoms privately held corporation's owners have... Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:11:15 MDT Supreme Court ruling comes as Obama's use of power tested http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655863/Supreme-Court-ruling-comes-as-Obamas-use-of-power-tested.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655863/Supreme-Court-ruling-comes-as-Obamas-use-of-power-tested.html Before a unanimous Supreme Court weighed in, the White House had brushed off claims that President Barack Obama was exceeding... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:09:45 MDT High court rebukes President Obama on recess appointments http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655809/High-court-rebukes-President-Obama-on-recess-appointments.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655809/High-court-rebukes-President-Obama-on-recess-appointments.html The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level vacancies with temporary appointments, ruling... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:03:32 MDT US, Iran, longtime enemies, now potential partners http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655520/US-Iran-longtime-enemies-now-potential-partners.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655520/US-Iran-longtime-enemies-now-potential-partners.html It's the fog of diplomacy. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:30:53 MDT What to do in Iraq? Obama consults Congress http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655343/What-to-do-in-Iraq-Obama-consults-Congress.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655343/What-to-do-in-Iraq-Obama-consults-Congress.html President Barack Obama briefed leaders of Congress on options for quelling an al-Qaida-inspired insurgency in Iraq as... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:02:56 MDT US aims for trial of Benghazi suspect held on ship http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655288/US-aims-for-trial-of-Benghazi-suspect-held-on-ship.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655288/US-aims-for-trial-of-Benghazi-suspect-held-on-ship.html The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 06:55:20 MDT Benghazi suspect in US custody for 2012 attack http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655213/Benghazi-suspect-in-US-custody-for-2012-attack.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655213/Benghazi-suspect-in-US-custody-for-2012-attack.html U.S. special forces seized a "key leader" in the deadly Benghazi, Libya, attack and he is on his way to face trial in the... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:44:13 MDT Prospect of new Iraq fight turns hawks into doves http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655240/Prospect-of-new-Iraq-fight-turns-hawks-into-doves.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765655240/Prospect-of-new-Iraq-fight-turns-hawks-into-doves.html The prospect of the U.S. military returning to the fight in Iraq has turned congressional hawks into doves. Tue, 17 Jun 2014 13:11:16 MDT Kathleen Parker: Cantor reality check — It's always about the ground game http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605300/Cantor-reality-check-2-Its-always-about-the-ground-game.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605300/Cantor-reality-check-2-Its-always-about-the-ground-game.html Conventional wisdom, that self-righteous propagandist, has it that Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's trouncing... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:39:43 MDT Robert Bennett: Many miles left to go before the race in 2016 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605232/Many-miles-left-to-go-before-the-race-in-2016.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605232/Many-miles-left-to-go-before-the-race-in-2016.html Last week was significant with respect to the race in 2016. Hillary Clinton sat down with Diane Sawyer for an extensive... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 13:10:48 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Examining the implications of the Eric Cantor upset http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605187/Examining-the-implications-of-the-Eric-Cantor-upset.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605187/Examining-the-implications-of-the-Eric-Cantor-upset.html A tea party upstart defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a one of the biggest upsets in U.S. political history. We... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:12:07 MDT Senate Republicans block student loan bill http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654848/Senate-Republicans-block-student-loan-bill.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654848/Senate-Republicans-block-student-loan-bill.html Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 19:53:12 MDT House, Senate move to improve health care for vets http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654840/House-Senate-move-to-improve-health-care-for-vets.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654840/House-Senate-move-to-improve-health-care-for-vets.html Congress is moving with what one senator called "lightning speed" to help thousands of military veterans enduring long wait... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 08:41:41 MDT House votes 421-0 to ensure speedier care for US vets http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654779/House-votes-421-0-to-ensure-speedier-care-for-US-vets.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654779/House-votes-421-0-to-ensure-speedier-care-for-US-vets.html United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to make it easier for... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:29:15 MDT President Obama moves to extend student loan payment relief http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654716/President-Obama-moves-to-extend-student-loan-payment-relief.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654716/President-Obama-moves-to-extend-student-loan-payment-relief.html Aiming to alleviate the burden of student loan debt, President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday that lets borrowers pay... Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:45:00 MDT Obama to take executive steps on student loans http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654641/Obama-to-take-executive-steps-on-student-loans.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654641/Obama-to-take-executive-steps-on-student-loans.html President Barack Obama is prepping new executive steps to help Americans struggling to pay off their student debt, and... Sun, 08 Jun 2014 18:08:47 MDT Michael Gerson: The most ambitiously progressive in American history: Going for his legacy http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604626/The-most-ambitiously-progressive-in-American-history-Going-for-his-legacy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604626/The-most-ambitiously-progressive-in-American-history-Going-for-his-legacy.html The president has always had a tendency to fly alone. From the start, his mission was singular and personal — a... Thu, 05 Jun 2014 18:38:09 MDT Join the discussion: Has the GOP accepted Obamacare? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604434/Join-the-discussion-Has-the-GOP-accepted-Obamacare.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865604434/Join-the-discussion-Has-the-GOP-accepted-Obamacare.html As time passes and more people sign up for Obamacare, the American public and the GOP both have complicated opinions on the... Wed, 04 Jun 2014 08:30:00 MDT Obama says power plant rule will shrink power prices; critics warn of energy crisis http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654359/Obama-says-power-plant-rule-will-shrink-power-prices-critics-warn-of-energy-crisis.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765654359/Obama-says-power-plant-rule-will-shrink-power-prices-critics-warn-of-energy-crisis.html In a sweeping initiative to curb pollutants blamed for global warming, the Obama administration unveiled a plan Monday aimed... Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:46:30 MDT Robert Bennett: Thoughts on the need for a bit more thought http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602435/Thoughts-on-the-need-for-a-bit-more-thought.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602435/Thoughts-on-the-need-for-a-bit-more-thought.html Robert Bennett reflects on three incidents from this week's news: Donald Sterling's comments, Cliven Bundy's situation, and... Mon, 05 May 2014 08:45:00 MDT Senate ready to sink effort to boost minimum wage http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652837/Senate-ready-to-sink-effort-to-boost-minimum-wage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652837/Senate-ready-to-sink-effort-to-boost-minimum-wage.html Hemmed in by solid Republican opposition, the Senate seems ready to hand a fresh defeat to President Barack Obama by blocking... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 06:57:57 MDT