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U.S. senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader

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Mitch McConnell: U.S. 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 lead his party 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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Mitch McConnell Urging Coronavirus Bill Be Passed [Video]

Mitch McConnell Urging Coronavirus Bill Be Passed

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday that he and his fellow Republicans were finalizing details on a sweeping economic stimulus bill to deal with fallout from a growing..
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U.S Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday "we're not leaving town" until senators have passed another coronavirus aid bill.
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Senate Republican Leader McConnell promises bold action on coronavirus

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday promised bold relief for Americans during the coronavirus crisis and said the Senate would not adjourn until a larger coronavirus response..
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The bill would only be the "beginning," McConnell said on the Senate floor, as lawmakers begin deliberations on another, even larger package.
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McConnell Has a Request for Veteran Federal Judges: Please Quit

The Senate majority leader has encouraged judges thinking about stepping down to do so soon to ensure that Republicans confirm their replacements this year.
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Senate will delay recess, work on coronavirus bill next week: McConnell

The U.S. Senate will delay its recess and will work next week on a coronavirus relief bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday.
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McConnell says he hopes coronavirus relief deal can be reached soon

U.S. Senate Republicans on Tuesday said they hoped the Trump administration could reach a deal with House Democrats for an economic package amid the coronavirus outbreak, including a possible $300..
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U.S. Senate leader wants to pass coronavirus bill within two weeks

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he wanted the Senate to pass a spending bill for the coronavirus "within the next two weeks."
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Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, broke a streak of legislative inaction to schedule votes on bills to bar most abortions after 20 weeks and mandate care for babies born after abortions.
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Biden stresses need to work with Republicans despite impeachment trial.

But the former vice president said he hopes Senator Mitch McConnell is no longer the majority leader after the next election.
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Nancy Pelosi: It was 'sad' for Mitch McConnell to 'humiliate' Chief Justice John Roberts with witness vote

Nancy Pelosi is accusing the Senate majority leader of humiliating Chief Justice John Roberts over a vote that "rejected our nation's judicial norms."
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Alexander asks about the differences in bipartisanship under Nixon and Trump.

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the majority leader, asked the president’s defense lawyers to respond to the question, too.
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Murkowski met privately with McConnell ahead of the vote on witnesses.

Senator Lisa Murkowski kept her cards tucked against her chest on Wednesday.
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Senator Mitch McConnell told a group of Republicans that, by his count, he did not yet have enough votes to block witnesses.
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McConnell says he doesn’t yet have the votes to block Democrats from calling witnesses.

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‘Take a deep breath,’ McConnell privately urges senators.

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McConnell requests that Democrats bundle their amendments

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McConnell offers decorum advice to his colleagues on an open microphone.

The top lawmaker in the Senate urged his colleagues to stand for the chief justice of the United States.
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McConnell’s changes to the trial rules come after concerns from Republican senators.

Mr. McConnell’s initial plans had deviated in several ways from those carried out in President Bill Clinton’s Senate trial.
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McConnell discourages Democratic attempts to change his rules using an old trick.

He warned senators that they should be prepared to stay as long as possible to set the parameters for the trial.
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McConnell challenges senators with remarks about fairness over partisanship.

“Can we still put fairness, evenhandedness and historical precedent ahead of the partisan passions of the day?” Senator Mitch McConnell asked. “Today’s vote will contain some answers.”
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McConnell counts enough votes to defeat any Democratic changes to the trial rules.

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Democrats accuse McConnell of rigging Trump's impeachment trial

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House managers accuse McConnell of trying to hide Trump’s misconduct.

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Democrats are livid about the proposed trial rules.

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