Mitch McConnell

McConnell Gets Lukewarm CPAC Reception

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) received a lukewarm reception from conservatives gathered for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday, despite delivering a speech full of conservative talking points.

Boehner, McConnell Blast O's 'Most Irresponsible Budget Yet'

Associated Press Staff

GOP leaders led by John Boehner slammed Obama's $3.9 trillion budget proposal as "worthless," "irresponsible" and "dead on arrival." All believe the document has no chance of getting through Congress and they urged Obama to come back with a budget that the two parties could work together on.

Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, and the Tea Party at Five

Ronald Reagan built his coalition by taking all the discontents within the Republican Party and molding them into a coherent conservative ideology and a winning coalition that defeated the Republican establishment in the primaries. After just five short years the grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives of the Tea Party movement are well on their way to doing the same thing.

Cruz Backs Group Hoping to Oust McConnell, Roberts, Cochran

Drew MacKenzie, Newsmax

Ted Cruz has angered the GOP estab. by supporting conservative group the Madison Project, which is attempting to replace incumbent Repub. senators with tea party activists in the midterm elections.

GOP Leaders Won't Escape Conservative Voters' Wrath

J. Robert Smith, American Thinker

Boehner and McConnell are still looking for somebody to surrender to and conservatives will punish them for it.

'Retire Mitch' McConnell Signs Pop Up in Kentucky

Joseph Gerth, The Courier-Journal

Conservative opponents of Mitch McConnell have installed "Retire Mitch" yard signs throughout Kentucky. FreedomWorks for America, which announced that it's endorsing McConnell’s GOP primary challenger, Matt Bevin, and would spend up to $500,000 toward that cause, paid for the signs.

TeaParty Tees Off on McConnell After Cruz's Demand Forces Debt Vote

Donna Cassata, Associated Press

Instead of going along with a simple majority vote, Cruz showed no mercy in forcing GOP leaders to cast a tough vote to clear a filibuster hurdle, exposing them to widespread criticism from primary challengers and outside groups.

McConnell's Poll Slip=Trouble for GOP?

James Hohmann, Politico

Mitch McConnell trails his Dem. opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes, by 4 points in a new poll. The survey also found Obama to be slightly more popular than the longtime incumbent senator. Only 27% view McConnell favorably.

Republicans Unload on the IRS

Bernie Becker, The Hill

Leading GOP lawmakers are urging the IRS to withdraw new proposed rules governing tax-exempt groups, casting the regulations as an political power play meant to silence conservatives. Boehner and McConnell are among the 10 Repubs. asking the IRS chief to pull back on the regulations.

McConnell: Immigration Reform Won't Happen in 2014

Alexander Bolton, The Hill

Mitch McConnell said that he does not see any way the Dem.-controlled Senate and GOP-led House will agree on immigration reform legislation this year. McConnell said a deal’s unlikely given what he called the “irresolvable” differences between the Senate and House. But he's been wrong before.

McConnell Losing Ground; Bevin Up in Polls

Rasmussen Reports Staff

Mitch McConnell runs dead even with Dem. challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the '14 Kentucky Senate race. But McConnell’s GOP primary rival Matt Bevin leads Grimes by four points.

Dems v. Repubs. In Debt Ceiling Showdown

Fox News Staff

The Oct. debt ceiling negotiations endned with Repubs. dropping their demands for spending cuts and other concessions and accepting a deal to suspend it through 2/7. The White House stated that Obama will “not pay ransom” for getting Congress to fulfill its duty to increase the ceiling.

1.1 Trillion Reasons to Dump Boehner & McConnell

Robert Smith, American Thinker

What use are GOP majorities in the House and Senate if establishment Republicans are in control and roll over for Democrat belly scratches?

McConnell Plummets In Polls; Seen as Less Conservative Now

Dan Reihl, ReihlWorld.com

McConnell has dropped 15% since his boys Brad Dayspring and Josh Holmes at the NRSC have started attacking conservatives. Less than half of the respondents think McConnell is as conservative today as when he was first elected.

KY GOP Wants Fed. Probe of Dem. Senate Primary

Tom Howell Jr., Washington Times

The Kentucky GOP wants federal prosecutors to investigate claims by Dem. U.S. Senate candidate Ed Marksberry that he was offered favors from contender Alison Lundergan Grimes to drop out of the race.

Biggest Thing You Can Do to Improve GOP: Defeat McConnell

Erick Erickson, Red State

When you beat the sitting Senate Repub. Leader in a primary, suddenly Washington knows the grassroots are in charge. The attacks on conservatives will only get worse until conservatives beat Mitch McConnell.

Anxious McConnell Touts TeaParty Ties

Alexandra Jaffe, The Hill

In a recent video, McConnell is shown signing his filing papers with Rand Paul and state Agriculture Commissioner James Comer (R), who are both Tea Party favorites in Kentucky. 

Conservatives Pick Biggest Losers of 2013

CHQ readers have spoken and, next to President Obama, they overwhelmingly chose establishment Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner as CHQ’s Biggest Loser of 2013.

Who, Aside From Obama, Was the Biggest Loser of 2013?

We think the most interesting year-end political question is not who the biggest loser is, but who, aside from Obama, is the biggest loser of 2013? Here are our nominees. Please let us know what you think or add yours in the comments section, and don't forget to take our "biggest loser of 2013" poll, we will report the results in the New Year's Eve edition of CHQ.