Mitch McConnell

McConnell, Reid Aim to Make Deal

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Harry Reid & Mitch McConnell want to craft a lame-duck agreement that allows his party to claim some victory. Reid & McConnell may agree to move a bloc of noncontroversial nominees. But any Dem. bundlers or other political patrons Obama wants to reward will get blocked.

Young Guns vs. Gavels

Politico Magazine Staff

As the GOP takes control of the Senate, estab. R's like Thad Cochran, Orrin Hatch, Chuck Grassley & John McCain will pick up the chairman’s gavel, setting up a classic conflict between governing & campaigning with the party’s 2016-aspiring young guns like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio.

McConnell Urged to Repeal Obamacare with Budget Move

Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

Conservatives demand that Sen. Repubs. pass a full repeal of OCare next year, even it if means a veto. With Sen. Dems likely to filibuster any stand-alone repeal bill, conservatives say Mitch McConnell should use a procedural maneuver (reconciliation) to push through a bill with 51 votes.

Conservative Leaders Challenge GOP Congress

Jeffrey Lord, American Spectator

The Conservative Action Project, a group of 40 prominent conservative leaders including CHQ's Richard Viguerie, have documented GOP winners' campaign promises and plan to hold them to those promises. If that doesn’t happen? Conserv. gusto for preventing another Senate flip could prove fatal to GOP control.

A Party Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

Today, especially on "comprehensive immigration reform" and amnesty for illegal aliens, the Republican Party is a house, and a party, divided by the arrogance of some of its leaders and the only thing that can heal that divide is new leadership.

Petition to Congress: Stop Obama's Executive Amnesty!

Oppose an Omnibus Spending Bill and Executive Amnesty For Illegals!

To: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House Republican Conference

McConnell Should Defund WhiteHouse If O Tries Amnesty

Joel B. Pollack, Breitbart

McConnell has one real power: the power to bring bills to the floor. McConnell can block any & all of Obama's appointments, both exec. & judicial. That's what McConnell should threaten to do if O attempts to carry out exec. amnesty. He should be prepared to defund the WH.

Winning the Election Means Zilch If We Don’t Win the Agenda

Strident Conservative, Red State

GOP leaders won’t work to overturn OCare. They won’t address huge fed. spending until 2015. They won’t use the power of the purse to stop O’s agenda. They won’t stop amnesty. They will do whatever it takes to “work with Obama” to get things done. 

Levin: McConnell Handed Power of the Purse Back to O

Right Scoop Staff

McConnell already surrendered the power of the purse back to Obama by saying there would be no gov't shutdowns. Levin argues McC has given up the biggest leverage we have against Obama in trying to bring down the debt & stop this runaway spending.

Now We Can Get Congress Going

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, Wall Street Journal

"Republicans will return the focus to the issues at the top of your priority list. Your concerns will be our concerns. That’s our pledge." They promise to tackle such issues as ISIS, Obamacare, school choice, debt, the tax code and more.

Spinning Election as Repudiation of Tea Party

Rush Limbaugh, RushLimbaugh.com

“And if the Tea Party shows up in enough strength for the Republicans to win in a wave, it's gonna be because the Tea Party is doing whatever it can to stop Obama, which is what this election is about.  It's not about stopping the Tea Party, for crying out loud!”

McConnell Vows Major Changes as Majority Leader

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Some conservative Senate aides and activists believe McConnell only wants to play “small ball” instead of pushing bold proposals to repeal ObamaCare or overhaul the tax code. McConnell says he wants to change the tone of the Senate and show Republicans can govern. We’ll see.

Final Rankings: 10 Most Vulnerable Senators

Kyle Trygstad and Alexis Levinson, Roll Call

Repubs. need a net gain of 6 Senate seats. The most vulnerable Senators are Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Mark Udall, D-Colo., Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Kay Hagan, D-N.C., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Al Franken, D-Minn., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore.

Tuesday Could End the GOP

Dan Riehl, Breitbart

The GOP is poised to win today only because the Dems are having a bad year, not because they're having a good one. And an estab. GOP that by Mitch McConnell's own admission sought to "crush" it's own base in the primaries can't blame conservatives, or Tea Party-aligned candidates. 

McConnell: A Repub. Congress Will End Gridlock

Rebecca Kaplan, CBS News

"A new Republican majority wouldn't mean we'd be able to get everything you want from Washington. But it would mean we'd be able to bring the current legislative gridlock to a merciful end," Mitch McConnell said.

Cuccinelli: McConnell is Going to Go to the Wire

The Hill Staff

Former Virginia Repub. candidate for Governor Ken Cuccinelli makes projections ahead of the Nov. 4 midterm elections and predicts a grim future for GOP candidates turning away from conservative principles. 

Get Ready for McConnell vs. Conservatives in Lame Duck Session

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) wants to get all must-pass legislation completed in the lame-duck session, but likely would face opposition from conservative lawmakers who want to block any nonemergency measures until 2015.

Boehner and McConnell Must Lead on Ebola

Erick Erickson, Red State

This should be a no brainer. In an election year when the GOP will not even offer the hint of an agenda because they are playing it safe, this is a safe play. They should show leadership on this issue where Barack Obama is failing to lead.

Conservatives Be of Good Cheer - We're Winning

By Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman

The leadership that Americans need and are looking for doesn’t come from Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Reince Priebus, or any of the Republican establishment. The leadership comes from each of us in the conservative movement, our organizations, our members. We are the driving force to Save America and we are winning!

Grimes Still Won’t Admit She Voted for Obama

Michael Patrick Leahy, Breitbart

On Monday at a debate, Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes, who hopes to unseat incumbent Senator Mitch McConnell, once again refused to say whether or not she voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. That's her story, apparently, and she's sticking to it.