Mitch McConnell 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 Obama: Counterterrorism operations in Yemen not affected by country's instability 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 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 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 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 Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:00:00 MST For State of Union, Obama faces GOP Congress for first time 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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' 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 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? 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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