Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 20 Oct 2014 02:22:44 MDT Newspapers Senate heads toward vote on border bill 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 It's the fog of diplomacy. Sat, 21 Jun 2014 09:30:53 MDT What to do in Iraq? Obama consults Congress 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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? 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 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 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 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 U.S. Chamber of Commerce's ad buy aims to lift establishment GOP The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads this week in North Carolina and Georgia in a crunch-time effort to help... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:49:55 MDT Hillary Clinton says grandmother shaped her faith, it's about caring for others Hillary Rodham Clinton's faith in God was shaped by her grandmother's hymns and the bedtime prayers from her gruff Navy... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 11:08:06 MDT House approves ethics reform following failed punishment of former lawmaker House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Legislative Ethics Commission on Monday in an attempt to... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:20:39 MDT Gender pay gap bill faces tough road in Senate Leaders of both parties dueled Wednesday over which side was truly interested in helping women as the Senate approached a... Wed, 09 Apr 2014 09:33:39 MDT Election-year GOP split over home-state projects Republicans can't seem to reach an official party line this election year on the old Washington custom of using the federal... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:21:25 MDT Michael Gerson: Our dysfunctional Senate has lost its deliberative function Many senators I talk to, Republican and Democrat, are frustrated by this multifronted attack on the possibility of... Sun, 06 Apr 2014 17:46:26 MDT Republicans like campaign money ruling, Democrats don't Republicans call the Supreme Court's latest ruling on campaign donations a victory for free speech. Democrats say it's more... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:25:10 MDT In our opinion: Supreme Court (correctly) rules that campaigns are speech, too On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court struck down another limitation on participation in the political process. The decision... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Kathleen Parker: Underestimating the intelligence of the American public? Mostly the Democratic campaign agenda reflects desperation: If all you can do is attack your opponent, chances are you have... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Supreme Court strikes down overall limits on federal campaign contributions The Supreme Court struck down limits Wednesday in federal law on the overall campaign contributions the biggest individual... Wed, 02 Apr 2014 12:16:40 MDT Millions could get extra time for health sign-ups Millions of Americans could get extra time to enroll for taxpayer-subsidized coverage this year under President Barack... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 14:42:38 MDT Administration extends health care enrollment window for some; grace period available on the honor system People who've started applying for health insurance but aren't able to finish before the March 31 enrollment deadline will... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 04:00:00 MDT Sen. Mitch McConnell campaign ad mistakes Duke for Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell's latest campaign video hit all the necessary Kentucky high points: horse racing, bluegrass — and... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:46:10 MDT Robert Bennett: Reduce the shrillness level of political rhetoric After the assassination of President Garfield, President Arthur installed a civil service system based on merit and, for a... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:05:36 MDT South at heart of close fight to control US Senate The South is where President Barack Obama and Democrats long have struggled, and it's where the party's toughest battleground... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 17:36:12 MDT Judge: Decorated soldier won't get Medal of Honor Lt. Garlin Murl Conner left the U.S. Army as the second-most decorated soldier during World War II, earning four Silver... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:22:37 MDT