PostPartisan: McConnell


Posted at 12:26 PM ET, 11/22/2013

The right fight for Obama and Democrats

Use of the “nuclear option” sends a clear message about President Obama’s second term.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:26 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, filibuster, government shutdown, Mitch McConnell, Republicans

Posted at 09:28 AM ET, 10/31/2013

Mitch McConnell is desperate for my reelection help?!

It’s hilarious to show up in an ad saying something positive about someone I criticize 99.999 percent of the time.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:28 AM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitch McConnell

Posted at 05:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013

Mad props to Mitch McConnell

When he had to choose, the senior Senator from Kentucky chose governing over playing politics.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:21 PM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, government shutdown, Mitch McConnell, Republicans

Posted at 09:05 PM ET, 10/14/2013

The Insiders: Mitch McConnell faces personal risk in saving the GOP

Senator McConnell is one of the key players currently at the negotiating table in Washington. But will his leadership put him at risk in his primary back home in Kentucky?

By Ed Rogers  |  09:05 PM ET, 10/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, debt ceiling, government shutdown, kentucky, primary, Republicans, Senate, senator mitch mcconnell, The Insiders

Posted at 10:08 AM ET, 07/12/2013

The Insiders: Prudence in the House, fireworks in the Senate

For the first time in a few months, the action taking place in both houses of Congress really matters.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:08 AM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, entitlement reform, farm bill, food stamps, Harry Reid, house, Mitch McConnell, Republicans, Senate, The Insiders

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/02/2013

The insiders: Republicans are jeopardizing their long-term brand viability for short-term gains

Republicans jeopardizing long-term brand viability for short-term gains

By Carter Eskew  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Affordable Care Act, Bush, medicaid, Mitch McConnell, National Football League, obama, Supreme Court

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 05/07/2013

The Insiders: Some whiskey-talk suggestions for Obama and McConnell

If they really did have a drink together, they might actually do some good.

By Ed Rogers  |  06:30 PM ET, 05/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  appropriations, Barack Obama, Confirmation hearings, Congress, senator mcconnell, The Insiders

Posted at 10:57 AM ET, 04/12/2013

The Insiders: Climate change and Mitch McConnell

I can't decide what to write about today: Ed Rogers and climate change, or why Mitch McConnell must be the model for Kevin Spacey's character in "House of Cards." Maybe both.

By Carter Eskew  |  10:57 AM ET, 04/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ashley Judd, Ed Rogers, House of Cards, Kevin Spacey, Mitch McConnell

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/09/2013

Ashley Judd was easy pickin' for McConnell

The McConnell campaign had enough oppo gold to sink an Ashely Judd candidacy.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 12:39 PM ET, 03/29/2013

Yes, Mitch McConnell is destroying the Senate

By abusing Senate rules and destroying norms, Mitch McConnell is ruining what's good about the Senate

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  12:39 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  filibusters, Mitch McConnell, nominee obstruction, Senate obstruction

Posted at 01:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013

Good news for McConnell, good news for us?

Without fear of a right-wing challenge, McConnell can do what he does best: cut deals that resemble the long-lost art of governing.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:27 PM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, Mitch McConnell, Senate

Posted at 11:25 AM ET, 03/12/2013

The things a president must do in search of compromise

A simple solution to Republicans' fear

By Carter Eskew  |  11:25 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Boehner, Clinton, Crist, Lincoln, McConnell, obama, Republicans, Thirteenth Amendment

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013

The Insiders: The sequester is here

The sequester is here, and it is bringing to light how difficult it would be for Washington to seriously try to slow spending and reduce our national debt. Where is the leadership from The White House?

By Ed Rogers  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 01:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012

The NRA's party stories

What seems like a story about the gun lobby is really about how our political parties work now.

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:51 PM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, Mitch McConnell, nra, Senate, sonia sotomayor, Supreme Court

Posted at 12:58 PM ET, 12/06/2012

Jim DeMint is done

He sure made his mark in just eight years in the U.S. Senate.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:58 PM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jim DeMint, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell, Pat Toomey, Rand Paul, Republicans, senate, Ted Cruz

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 12/05/2012

The McConnell Provision is a good idea

During the debt-ceiling scariness last year, Mitch McConnell devised a way for the debt ceiling to be raised by the president and signed off on by Congress. It was ingenious.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:24 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, economy, Mitch McConnell, Tim Geithner