Mitch McConnell Mitch McConnell en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:01 MDT Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:01:52 MDT Newspapers 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 Senate investigation of CIA dogged by controversy House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he is concerned over allegations of CIA snooping into computer files used by Senate... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 12:59:03 MDT Libertarian wave wins big at CPAC The tea party and especially Sen. Rand Paul won big over the weekend during the annual Conservative Political Action... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:09:26 MDT Tea party challengers struggle to continue success Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the movement... Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:29:33 MST For Obama, a last stab at improving ties with Hill after dismal start to second term President Barack Obama's new legislative affairs team sent him more than a dozen recommendations in December for ways to... Sat, 08 Mar 2014 11:27:34 MST Michael Gerson: The GOP needs to capture the populist impulse Post-Obamacare liberalism is in a state of disrepair, having alienated growing numbers of political independents. But on the... Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MST Democrats seek to curb filibusters on appointees Accusing Republicans of unprecedented obstruction, Senate Democrats launched a bid Thursday to confirm President Barack... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 10:40:26 MST Kathleen Parker: The White House mess Let's recap: If you like your insurance policy, you can keep it. No, wait. If you liked your policy, it was probably... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MST GOP group money down, hints at donor uncertainty The biggest Republican-leaning money machines are spending dramatically less this year to help the party ahead of the 2014... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:25:47 MST White mayor, black wife: New York City shatters an image Another milestone is passing in America's racial journey: The next mayor of New York City is a white man with a black wife. Sat, 16 Nov 2013 09:56:59 MST George F. Will: Politicians need a history lesson on immigration One reason Washington makes so much bad history is that so many people here know so little history. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MST Obama administration posts low health care signups Planting a paltry number on a national disappointment, the Obama administration revealed Wednesday that just 26,794 people... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 16:55:09 MST Ongoing troubles with Obama's health law give GOP a much-needed boost The health care law's seemingly endless problems are giving congressional Republicans a much-needed boost of energy, helping... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 12:31:53 MST Michael Gerson: The GOP's new reality Following the recent tea-party Tet Offensive -- tactically disastrous but symbolically important -- the Republican... Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:00:00 MST Conservative groups driving GOP agenda Virtually unknown outside Washington, a coalition of hardline conservative groups is fighting to seize control of the... Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:30:03 MDT Senators clash over Obama judge and housing picks Republicans accused Democrats of trying to turn an influential federal court into a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama's... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:08:58 MDT An early, but necessary, checkup on Obamacare President Barack Obama has now acknowledged the need for major changes to the Obamacare computer problems that spoiled its... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT White House now toying with mandate delay After a government shutdown fought largely over GOP efforts to delay the individual health insurance mandate, the failures of... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:35:00 MDT What has changed after 16 days of shutdown? Sixteen days in October could change everything, or not much at all. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:19:03 MDT Shutdown over, solution to next crisis unclear The partial government shutdown has ended but that doesn't mean anyone has a solid idea for dodging a potential sequel. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 07:18:21 MDT Shutdown not to be repeated, alternative elusive Leaders from both parties insist a sequel to the government shutdown must be avoided although a plan to dodge it is still... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:18:56 MDT Republican Mitch McConnell challenges criticism over budget deal Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday brushed off criticism that he has turned into a liberal following his role... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 15:16:48 MDT Gov't open again, Obama bemoans senseless damage The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress'... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:27:02 MDT Shutdown bill has items for states, fed agencies Here's a little secret about the bill Congress has approved ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a possible... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:26:18 MDT Gov't reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown Even as the government reopened its doors, congressional budget negotiators met Thursday and acknowledged that their search... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 09:08:11 MDT Vote to end shutdown could linger in 2014 Republicans eyeing possible White House bids in 2016 largely opposed a bill in Congress to avert a default and end a 16-day... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 08:37:57 MDT George F. Will: The hammer in the Republicans' hands As Speaker John Boehner struggles to manage his turbulent House caucus, he should remember Casey Stengel's advice about... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:00:00 MDT