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Ky. man admits to secretly recording McConnell

  FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has admitted to secretly recording a private campaign meeting between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides earlier this year. Curtis Morrison of Louisville made the […]

05/31/2013

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Republicans see ‘Obamacare’ debacle as key to 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Republicans were writing a movie script for next year’s congressional elections, the working title might be “2014: Apocalypse of Obamacare.” The plot: The rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care law […]

05/26/2013

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Republicans dismiss Obama trip as all image

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Barack Obama begins a series of quick trips to cities around the country with a focus on job creation, Republicans are dismissing the effort as simply image-building. Senate Republican leader […]

05/09/2013

Mitch McConnell, US Senator of Kentucky and Senate Minority Leader

Liberal Ky. group tied to secret McConnell tape

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A liberal political fundraising group in Kentucky is being tied to a secret recording of a campaign meeting held by U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in which his aides disparaged actress Ashley Judd.

04/12/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama budget hit from left and right alike

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before it is unveiled, President Barack Obama’s new budget is opening to poor reviews from liberal allies entrenched in their opposition to shaving benefit programs and GOP opponents equally opposed to new tax increases.

04/09/2013

John Brennan (AP Photo)

Brennan at CIA fills 3rd key national security job

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Brennan took over Friday as director of the CIA, the finishing touch on President Barack Obama’s national security team for his second term. The White House said VP Biden swore Brennan in during a private ceremony.

03/08/2013

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Efforts to avoid gov’t shutdown move to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some effects of $85 billion in budget cuts.

03/07/2013

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Mitch McConnell criticizes group for tweet on wife

WINCHESTER, Ky. (AP) – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has lambasted a liberal group for criticizing the ethnicity of his wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao.

03/02/2013

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Beam me up, Yoda: Obama won’t do ‘Jedi mind meld’

WASHINGTON (AP) — He’s not a dictator and won’t entertain the idea of a “Jedi mind meld” with opponents. There’s no “secret formula or special sauce” he can slip foes to make them see things his way.

03/01/2013

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Obama, congressional leaders meet at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and congressional leaders are meeting at the White House, with billions of dollars in automatic budget cuts ready to start kicking in.

03/01/2013

State of the Union

Obama to revive populist message in Tuesday speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reviving his populist re-election message, President Obama will press a politically-divided Congress to approve more tax increases and fewer spending cuts during a State of the Union address. Get a preview here.

02/11/2013

Florida Senator Marco Rubio

Rubio to deliver State of Union GOP response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a leading proponent of overhauling the immigration system who has gained attention in GOP circles, will deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.

02/06/2013

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