Mitch McConnell's file:
McConnell

Republican from Kentucky

Mitch McConnell is a U.S. Senator from Kentucky and the Republican leader in the U.S. Senate.

Recent statements involving Mitch McConnell

Says he "voted for even stronger protections (in the Violence Against Women Act) than Obama's agenda will allow."

Says a new report shows the "devastating tax hikes (in the health care law) will have on middle-class Kentuckians."

"More women are graduating from college now than men."

Says Alison Lundergan Grimes "supports Obamacare, which cuts $700 billion from seniors’ Medicare."

"Sen. McConnell says it's not his job to bring jobs to Kentucky."

Recent stories featuring Mitch McConnell

Fact-checking women's issues in the Kentucky Senate race:

The Violence Against Women Act is at the center of the Kentucky Senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. We took a look at two dueling ads in the race on the issue.

Fact-checking primary contests in Kentucky, Oregon and Idaho:

Voters go to the polls today to select between candidates who are seeking their party nominations. Our fact-checks looked at gun rights, the Wall Street bailout, unemployment and cockfighting.

Fact-checking the Kentucky Senate race:

Next year, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell will have a challenger in the Republican primary. The political ads have already started.

Texas Truthiness in 2010:

Not everyone's pants were on fire this year — some worthy statements sent the Truth-O-Meter needle pointing to True.

Statements by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, Gov. Rick Perry and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White were among our most-read fact-checks that found the speaker correct.

Phoenix as kidnapping capital tops reader favorites:

When Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst referred to Phoenix in June as the world's No. 2 kidnapping capital, it got our attention. Our resulting review proved to be one of our readers' favorite truth tests, though statements by Rick Perry, John Cornyn and even Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert also intrigued readers. Click on for our inaugural Top 10.

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