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 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."

"The minimum wage is mostly an entry-level wage for young people."

Recent stories featuring Mitch McConnell

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.

"Pardon me, but your bias is showing!":

Gov. Rick Perry, no fan of the federal government, has said Washington has three responsibilities: extending the military, securing the border and delivering the mail on time.

He also says the feds have blown two of those three. We've not asked which one he considers a success, but can't complain about the mail: our (in) box lacks not.

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