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U.S. Republican Senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader

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Mitch McConnell: U.S. Republican Senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader
Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is an American politician serving as Kentucky's senior United States senator and as Senate majority leader. McConnell is the second Kentuckian to serve as a party leader in the Senate, the longest-serving U.S. senator for Kentucky in history, and the longest-serving leader of U.S. Senate Republicans in history.

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Pelosi 'optimistic' on virus aid deal before election [Video]

Pelosi 'optimistic' on virus aid deal before election

The top elected Democratic official said time to seal a massive coronavirus stimulus package before the U.S. election was running out, but she held out hope of reaching an agreement with the White..

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Pelosi 'hopeful' on virus relief bill before election [Video]

Pelosi 'hopeful' on virus relief bill before election

The highest-ranking Democratic lawmaker on Sunday said that despite differences with the Republican White House, she thought it possible to reach agreement on a large rescue package before Election..

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'Long, contentious week' of Barrett hearing begins [Video]

'Long, contentious week' of Barrett hearing begins

[NFA] Republican Senator Lindsey Graham kicked off the Senate Judiciary Committee's Supreme Court confirmation hearing with his party looking to push through the approval of President Trump's nominee,..

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White House pushes for limited stimulus bill [Video]

White House pushes for limited stimulus bill

The Trump administration on Sunday asked U.S. lawmakers to approve legislation using leftover funds from the last pandemic stimulus package toward new economic recovery efforts as negotiations on a..

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Dems ready to grill Trump's Supreme Court pick [Video]

Dems ready to grill Trump's Supreme Court pick

[NFA] President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, will face a grilling from Democrats this week during a multi-day Senate confirmation hearing as Republicans push ahead..

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McConnell avoids WH citing COVID-19 concerns [Video]

McConnell avoids WH citing COVID-19 concerns

[NFA] U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of President Donald Trump's most powerful allies in Washington, has avoided visiting the White House for more than two months because of its..

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McConnell avoids WH, citing COVID-19 concerns [Video]

McConnell avoids WH, citing COVID-19 concerns

[NFA] U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of President Donald Trump's most powerful allies in Washington, has avoided visiting the White House for more than two months because of its..

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WH defends Trump's white supremacy response [Video]

WH defends Trump's white supremacy response

[NFA] Days after the first presidential debate, and the White House is still on the defensive about the president’s comments, or the lack thereof, over white supremacy. This report produced by Jonah..

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Republicans blast debate as 'a brawl', 'embarrassment' [Video]

Republicans blast debate as 'a brawl', 'embarrassment'

Republican U.S. Senators including Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, John Cornyn and Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted Tuesday night's presidential debate and denounced President Trump for not condemning..

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McConnell Blasts Dems' 'Outlandish' Stimulus Plan: 'Get Serious' [Video]

McConnell Blasts Dems' 'Outlandish' Stimulus Plan: 'Get Serious'

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has made it clear he isn't fond of the most recent $2.2 trillion Democratic stimulus plan. On Wednesday, Business Insider reports McConnell called it..

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Judge Barrett meets with Senate Leader McConnell [Video]

Judge Barrett meets with Senate Leader McConnell

The sprint to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to become President Donald Trump’s third conservative appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court began in earnest on Tuesday as she met with Republican Senate..

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GOP leaders split with Trump on peaceful transfer of power [Video]

GOP leaders split with Trump on peaceful transfer of power

[NFA] Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined other Republican lawmakers in rallying to the defense of constitutional government on Thursday, after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a..

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McConnell defends decision to fill Ginsburg's seat [Video]

McConnell defends decision to fill Ginsburg's seat

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked Tuesday about a possible contested election impacting the timeline of a Supreme Court pick, he responded, "all kinds of things could happen."

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Trump casts doubt on Ginsburg's dying wish [Video]

Trump casts doubt on Ginsburg's dying wish

[NFA] President Donald Trump on Monday sought to discredit Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's family's statement that her last wish was the next president appoint her successor, saying without evidence it..

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Senate leaders spar over Trump's intent to nominate [Video]

Senate leaders spar over Trump's intent to nominate

Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "craven" for his intent to put President Donald Trump's to-be-determined Supreme Court nominee to a vote on the..

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Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote [Video]

Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote

[NFA] Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine broke ranks with President Donald Trump on his plan to swiftly hold a Senate vote on a potential successor to late Supreme..

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Bill Clinton: 'Superficially Hypocritical' Supreme Court Push [Video]

Bill Clinton: 'Superficially Hypocritical' Supreme Court Push

Washington (CNN) Former President Bill Clinton said Sunday it is "superficially hypocritical" for President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans to push to put a new justice on the Supreme Court before..

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Protestors express 'dissent' outside McConnell home [Video]

Protestors express 'dissent' outside McConnell home

Protesters gathered outside the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Saturday, calling on him to delay efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death on Friday of Justice Ruth..

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87 [Video]

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

[NFA] Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a stalwart liberal on the Supreme Court since 1993, died on Friday at age 87 of complications from pancreatic cancer. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Senate vote on Supreme Court nominee would toss a can of gasoline into heated election

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McConnell to push vote on relief bill set to fail

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is prepared coronavirus relief bill to the floor Wednesday that is expected to fail. (Oct. 21)
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Trump, Pelosi and McConnell at odds over coronavirus stimulus deal

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is citing progress in stimulus relief talks with the White House as tens of millions of Americans struggle in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. But Senate Majority..
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Pelosi "optimistic" about relief deal with White House, but Senate GOP remains resistant

House speaker Nancy Pelosi says she's "optimstic" about the prospect of a coronavirus relief deal with the White House, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is advising the Trump administration..
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Stimulus Deal: Pelosi Reports Progress as McConnell is Against Proposal

The top Senate Republican told colleagues that he had advised the White House against striking a pre-election deal with Democrats to deliver pandemic aid, fearing political repercussions.
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Fact check: Claims are false about Mitch McConnell's wealth, Kentucky's lack of it

A meme highlighting extremes of Kentucky is false. Its senior senator isn't the richest, and the state isn't quite the poorest.
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McConnell: Senate to vote next week on GOP COVID-19 relief bill

The bill would cost around around $500 billion, significantly less than House Democrats and the White House are seeking.
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McConnell: Senate will take up Barrett nomination on October 23

The Judiciary Committee is set to vote on Barrett's nomination on October 22.
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McConnell rules out vote on COVID bill as Trump hits campaign trail

As COVID-19 cases continue to surge in the U.S., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is ruling out a vote on a comprehensive stimulus bill. "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano spoke to CBSN political..
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Why the Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity opposes more coronavirus aid

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning a vote on a limited coronavirus stimulus bill as the Trump administration and House Democrats struggle to reach a comprehensive deal. Tim Phillips,..
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Mitch McConnell's Hungry Games: Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., can sure move fast when he wants to.
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Mitch McConnell and Amy McGrath spar over Supreme Court, COVID-19 aid, police reform in Monday debate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democrat Amy McGrath sparred over the Supreme Court and COVID-19 in a Monday debate.
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McConnell and McGrath face off in Kentucky Senate debate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath faced off Monday evening in the first and possibly only debate in the Kentucky Senate race. Topics included the federal..
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"Look I know how to make deals": McConnell and McGrath face off

Early voting in the highly-watched race begins Tuesday.
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White House to offer $1.8 trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan as Pelosi and Mnuchin negotiate

At an event in Kentucky on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said it was "unlikely" a stimulus deal would occur before the election.
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Mitch McConnell: A COVID-19 relief deal is 'unlikely' before Election Day

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's comments about the 25th Amendment "absolutely absurd."
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McConnell says he hasn't been to the White House recently due to COVID

The Senate majority leader indirectly criticized the White House's coronavirus safety measures, observing they're "different" from those in place in the Senate.
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Mitch McConnell says he hasn't visited White House since August because of lax COVID rules

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he hasn't been to the White House since Aug. 6.
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Trump shuts down COVID relief talks until after the election

The president urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to focus on confirming his nominee to the Supreme Court.
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McConnell says Senate won’t meet as planned after a third senator tests positive.

Mitch McConnell says Senate won’t meet as planned after a third senator tests positive.
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Three GOP senators test positive for coronavirus

Three Republican senators have tested positive for the coronavirus following President Trump’s positive test and hospitalization. The full Senate will not meet for two weeks, but Majority Leader..
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McConnell reschedules floor activity as multiple GOP Senators test positive for COVID-19

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is rescheduling floor activity as multiple GOP Senators have tested positive for COVID-19. Political contributor Molly Hooper joins CBSN to discuss.
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McConnell Delays Senate’s Return as a Third Senator Falls Ill

Senator Mitch McConnell postponed the Senate’s return for two weeks but said lawmakers would continue confirmation hearings as planned.
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McConnell avoids questions on recent COVID-19 test

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell refused to answer reporters' questions Friday on whether he has been tested for COVID-19 since he attended a White House event last Saturday. (Oct. 2)  
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Pelosi 'optimistic' of a stimulus deal, saying Trump's COVID-19 diagnosis 'changes the dynamic'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking at a news conference in Kentucky, said "we're closer to getting an outcome."
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McConnell weighs in on debate, white supremacy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell weighed in on Tuesday night's fiery and often uncontrolled presidential debate echoing Sen. Mitt Romney's comments earlier in the day, saying "it was not..
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Amy Coney Barrett meets with Senator Mitch McConnell, who hopes to speed her confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Judge Amy Coney Barrett met with Mitch McConnell, the Senator majority leader, who hopes to speed her confirmation to the Supreme Court.
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Court pick Barrett visits Senate ahead of hearings

President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, is on Capitol Hill on Tuesday for a day of meetings with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other pivotal Republican..
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Trump Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett meets with McConnell, top Republican senators

Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett meets with a number of prominent Republicans on Capitol Hill, but no Democrats yet.
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The Judiciary Committee will hold hearings starting Oct. 12. Here is what’s next.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican majority leader, has already vowed that the Senate will vote on President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee by the end of the year, though he has not..
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Fact check: Kentucky attorney general is not married to a relative of Mitch McConnell

Viral posts on Facebook falsely suggest that Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's wife is a niece or granddaughter of the powerful senator.
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Trump Again Sows Doubt About Election as G.O.P. Scrambles to Assure Voters

President Trump declined for a second day to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he lost the election, while Republicans, including Mitch McConnell, implicitly rebuffed him, promising an..
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Breonna Taylor Case Is Formidable Test for an Ascendant Attorney General

Daniel Cameron, a rising G.O.P. star in Kentucky, is seen as a possible successor to Senator Mitch McConnell. But first, he has to navigate a case roiling the nation.
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Dems accuse GOP of hypocrisy on court debate

Democrats are accusing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of blatant hypocrisy after he pledged a Senate vote on President Donald Trump's nominee to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court..
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Romney backs vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Romney's support for moving forward with the confirmation process provides crucial backing to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
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Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party play victims. Don't let them.

With the Supreme Court vacancy or anything else, only the Republicans think rules, honesty and comity are for suckers. Stop engaging in both-sidesism.
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Republicans push to fill Supreme Court vacancy before November elections

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Trump's eventual Supreme Court nominee will receive a vote on the Senate floor. CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and Los Angeles..
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GOP senators push to fill Ginsburg's seat before Election Day

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vows to hold a confirmation vote soon on President Trump's Supreme Court nominee. Nancy Cordes reports.
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Two Republican senators say they oppose Supreme Court vote before election

Washington is gearing up for a political battle over filling the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says whoever..
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Murkowski becomes second GOP senator to oppose filling Ginsburg's seat before election

Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski on Sunday became the second GOP senator to oppose filling Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Supreme Court seat before the election. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed to..
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Bill and Hillary Clinton bash McConnell for pushing forward with Ruth Bader Ginsburg replacement

Clinton said McConnell was "superficially hypocritical" to change his argument "when the shoe's on the other foot, and he wants the judge."
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Bill Clinton: "Can't possibly be surprised" by Trump, McConnell moving to fill Ginsburg seat

Former President Bill Clinton reflects on the passing of the Supreme Court justice he appointed 27 years ago, and on Republicans' efforts to quickly name her replacement.
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John Dickerson on the Senate's impending Supreme Court fight

"60 Minutes" correspondent on the history of SCOTUS confirmation hearings, and Mitch McConnell's reversal over the principle of voting on high court picks during an election year
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John Dickerson on SCOTUS fights

“60 Minutes” correspondent John Dickerson looks at the history of Supreme Court confirmation battles, and at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reversal on his principle regarding no vote for..
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Republicans pushing ahead to fill Ginsburg’s vacated seat

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is vowing to hold a vote on President Trump’s eventual Supreme Court nominee, despite blocking former President Obama’s pick during an election year...
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Demonstrators protest outside Mitch McConnell's Louisville, Kentucky home

Demonstrators gather outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's home on Saturday, September 19. McConnell plans to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court seat.  
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Protesters outside McConnell's home use his own words to demand delay in filling Ginsberg's seat

Protesters gathered outside Mitch McConnell's home after he said he'd push to quickly fill Ruth Bader Ginsberg's seat on the U.S. Supreme Court
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What McConnell has said on SCOTUS vacancies in an election year

"I believe that it is today the American people who are best-positioned to help make this important decision," he said in 2016
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How Mitch McConnell Can Quickly Push Through Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

The rules and partisan breakdown of the Senate make it possible for Republicans to swiftly confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Here’s how.
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Then and now: What McConnell and others said about Merrick Garland in 2016 vs. after Ginsburg's death

What Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have said about Supreme Court vacancies since 2016.
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