Mitch McConnell http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ 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 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 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 U.S. Chamber of Commerce's ad buy aims to lift establishment GOP http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652755/US-Chamber-of-Commerces-ad-buy-aims-to-lift-establishment-GOP.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652755/US-Chamber-of-Commerces-ad-buy-aims-to-lift-establishment-GOP.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652594/Hillary-Clinton-says-grandmother-shaped-her-faith-its-about-caring-for-others.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765652594/Hillary-Clinton-says-grandmother-shaped-her-faith-its-about-caring-for-others.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651941/House-approves-ethics-reform-following-failed-punishment-of-former-lawmaker.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651941/House-approves-ethics-reform-following-failed-punishment-of-former-lawmaker.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651564/Gender-pay-gap-bill-faces-tough-road-in-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651564/Gender-pay-gap-bill-faces-tough-road-in-Senate.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651393/Election-year-GOP-split-over-home-state-projects.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651393/Election-year-GOP-split-over-home-state-projects.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600347/Our-dysfunctional-Senate-has-lost-its-deliberative-function.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600347/Our-dysfunctional-Senate-has-lost-its-deliberative-function.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651189/Republicans-like-campaign-money-ruling-Democrats-dont.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651189/Republicans-like-campaign-money-ruling-Democrats-dont.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600050/Supreme-Court-correctly-rules-that-campaigns-are-speech-too.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600050/Supreme-Court-correctly-rules-that-campaigns-are-speech-too.html 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? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600093/Underestimating-the-intelligence-of-the-American-public.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865600093/Underestimating-the-intelligence-of-the-American-public.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651065/Supreme-Court-strikes-down-overall-limits-on-federal-campaign-contributions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765651065/Supreme-Court-strikes-down-overall-limits-on-federal-campaign-contributions.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650599/Millions-could-get-extra-time-for-health-sign-ups.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650599/Millions-could-get-extra-time-for-health-sign-ups.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650559/Administration-extends-health-care-enrollment-window-for-some-grace-period-available-on-the-honor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650559/Administration-extends-health-care-enrollment-window-for-some-grace-period-available-on-the-honor.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650516/Sen-Mitch-McConnell-campaign-ad-mistakes-Duke-for-Kentucky.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765650516/Sen-Mitch-McConnell-campaign-ad-mistakes-Duke-for-Kentucky.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598816/Reduce-the-shrillness-level-of-political-rhetoric.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598816/Reduce-the-shrillness-level-of-political-rhetoric.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649800/South-at-heart-of-close-fight-to-control-US-Senate.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649800/South-at-heart-of-close-fight-to-control-US-Senate.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649622/Judge-Decorated-soldier-wont-get-Medal-of-Honor.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649622/Judge-Decorated-soldier-wont-get-Medal-of-Honor.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649560/Senate-investigation-of-CIA-dogged-by-controversy.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649560/Senate-investigation-of-CIA-dogged-by-controversy.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598325/Libertarian-wave-wins-big-at-CPAC.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598325/Libertarian-wave-wins-big-at-CPAC.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649312/Tea-party-challengers-struggle-to-continue-success.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649312/Tea-party-challengers-struggle-to-continue-success.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649271/For-Obama-a-last-stab-at-improving-ties-with-Hill-after-dismal-start-to-second-term.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765649271/For-Obama-a-last-stab-at-improving-ties-with-Hill-after-dismal-start-to-second-term.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597729/The-GOP-needs-to-capture-the-populist-impulse.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865597729/The-GOP-needs-to-capture-the-populist-impulse.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642034/Democrats-seek-to-curb-filibusters-on-appointees.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765642034/Democrats-seek-to-curb-filibusters-on-appointees.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590801/The-White-House-mess.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590801/The-White-House-mess.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641852/GOP-group-money-down-hints-at-donor-uncertainty.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641852/GOP-group-money-down-hints-at-donor-uncertainty.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641769/White-mayor-black-wife-New-York-City-shatters-an-image.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641769/White-mayor-black-wife-New-York-City-shatters-an-image.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590491/Politicians-need-a-history-lesson-on-immigration.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590491/Politicians-need-a-history-lesson-on-immigration.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641623/Obama-administration-posts-low-health-care-signups.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641623/Obama-administration-posts-low-health-care-signups.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641438/Ongoing-troubles-with-Obamas-health-law-give-GOP-a-much-needed-boost.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765641438/Ongoing-troubles-with-Obamas-health-law-give-GOP-a-much-needed-boost.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589902/The-GOPs-new-reality.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589902/The-GOPs-new-reality.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640985/Conservative-groups-driving-GOP-agenda.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640985/Conservative-groups-driving-GOP-agenda.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640887/Senators-clash-over-Obama-judge-and-housing-picks.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640887/Senators-clash-over-Obama-judge-and-housing-picks.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640681/An-early-but-necessary-checkup-on-Obamacare.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640681/An-early-but-necessary-checkup-on-Obamacare.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588876/White-House-now-toying-with-mandate-delay.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588876/White-House-now-toying-with-mandate-delay.html 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? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640364/What-has-changed-after-16-days-of-shutdown.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640364/What-has-changed-after-16-days-of-shutdown.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640365/Shutdown-over-solution-to-next-crisis-unclear.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640365/Shutdown-over-solution-to-next-crisis-unclear.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640323/Shutdown-not-to-be-repeated-alternative-elusive.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640323/Shutdown-not-to-be-repeated-alternative-elusive.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640327/Republican-Mitch-McConnell-challenges-criticism-over-budget-deal.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640327/Republican-Mitch-McConnell-challenges-criticism-over-budget-deal.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640148/Govt-open-again-Obama-bemoans-senseless-damage.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640148/Govt-open-again-Obama-bemoans-senseless-damage.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640126/Shutdown-bill-has-items-for-states-fed-agencies.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640126/Shutdown-bill-has-items-for-states-fed-agencies.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640124/Govt-reopens-after-Congress-ends-16-day-shutdown.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640124/Govt-reopens-after-Congress-ends-16-day-shutdown.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640125/Vote-to-end-shutdown-could-linger-in-2014.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765640125/Vote-to-end-shutdown-could-linger-in-2014.html 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 http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588506/The-hammer-in-the-Republicans-hands.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588506/The-hammer-in-the-Republicans-hands.html 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