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US Senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader

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Mitch McConnell: US 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 from Kentucky in history, and the longest-serving Republican U.S. Senate leader in history.

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McConnell says Trump 'is not a racist'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump is "not a racist" after Trump tweeted over the weekend that four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries. All..
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U.S. Senate Republican McConnell says debate should not be about personal attacks

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald..
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Videos for Mitch McConnell

Senate Republican McConnell Speaks Out About Donald Trump's Comments [Video]Senate Republican McConnell Speaks Out About Donald Trump's Comments

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke to the media after the Republican Party caucus lunch. According to Reuters, the meeting took place at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. McConnell spoke..

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‘About time we lowered the temperature’: McConnell [Video]‘About time we lowered the temperature’: McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday public debate should be on ideas, not personal attacks, in his first public remarks on a controversy touched off by President Donald..

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Trump Presents Immigration Bill To Cabinet [Video]Trump Presents Immigration Bill To Cabinet

President Donald Trump presented a bill to his Cabinet aimed to boost border security. Additionally, the bill would overhaul the current immigration system to make it more merit-based. An official said..

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GOP mostly silent as Trump intensifies 'squad' assault [Video]GOP mostly silent as Trump intensifies 'squad' assault

The Republican leadership largely remains silent about President Donald Trump's amplified attacks on four minority Democratic congresswomen. Roger Fortuna reports.

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House approves funding for 9/11 responders [Video]House approves funding for 9/11 responders

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to permanently compensate first responders to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center who have been suffering from cancers..

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Mitch McConnell's Ancestors Owned Slaves [Video]Mitch McConnell's Ancestors Owned Slaves

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently spoke out against reparations for descendants of slaves. He said people currently living aren’t responsible for “something that happened 150 years..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Accusations against Epstein 'horrendous': McConnell [Video]Accusations against Epstein 'horrendous': McConnell

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday called sex trafficking allegations against uber-wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein "horrendous," but did not weigh in on whether Labor..

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Rapinoe accepts Schumer invitation, will not go to White House [Video]Rapinoe accepts Schumer invitation, will not go to White House

Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan reiterate they are not interested in visiting the White House after their World Cup win, Rapinoe accepts an invitation by Chuck Schumer.

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McConnell waves the flag for controversial Nike shoe [Video]McConnell waves the flag for controversial Nike shoe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he hoped Nike would reverse its decision to recall its Betsy Ross flag shoe after former NFL quarterback and Nike pitchman Colin Kaepernick..

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McConnell waves the fllag for controversial Nike shoe [Video]McConnell waves the fllag for controversial Nike shoe

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said he hoped Nike would reverse its decision to recall its Betsy Ross flag shoe after former NFL quarterback and Nike pitchman Colin Kaepernick..

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9/11 responders say McConnell will extend victim fund [Video]9/11 responders say McConnell will extend victim fund

John Feal, who heads a group lobbying Congress to authorize a compensation fund for 9/11 responders, says Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has committed to holding a vote before the August recess..

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Fights Against Mitch McConnell's Argument Against Reparations [Video]Ta-Nehisi Coates Fights Against Mitch McConnell's Argument Against Reparations

Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates called out Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during a congressional hearing. According to Business Insider, the hearing was about reparations for the descendants of slaves. New..

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House holds hearing on slavery reparations [Video]House holds hearing on slavery reparations

The House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties held a hearing on reparations for slavery.

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McConnell Wants A Confirmed Defense Chief [Video]McConnell Wants A Confirmed Defense Chief

Reuters reports U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in an acting capacity. He cited..

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Jon Stewart Responds To Mitch McConnell Over 9/11 First Responders [Video]Jon Stewart Responds To Mitch McConnell Over 9/11 First Responders

Jon Stewart recently called out Mitch McConnell for waiting to offer relief to those who showed up at Ground Zero. McConnell then responded by wondering why Stewarts is “all bent out of shape.” He..

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Reportedly Steers $78 million In Federal Grants To Her Husband Sen. Mitch McConnell [Video]Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Reportedly Steers $78 million In Federal Grants To Her Husband Sen. Mitch McConnell

Business Insider is reporting that US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao designated one of her staffers to direct $78 million in federal grants specifically to transportation projects in her husband..

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Trump: 'not enough' progress in U.S.-Mexico talks [Video]Trump: 'not enough' progress in U.S.-Mexico talks

Mexican and U.S. officials will head into a second day of talks that aim to avoid tariffs on Mexican goods. President Donald Trump says 'not enough' progress was made on ways to curb migration when the..

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Trump Could Be Facing Rebellion Over His Proposed Mexico Tariffs [Video]Trump Could Be Facing Rebellion Over His Proposed Mexico Tariffs

According to a report by Politico, Republicans have warned that President Donald Trump could face rebellion against him on the Senate floor if the president follows through with his threat to slap..

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Sen. Mitch McConnell Says There's Sen. Mitch McConnell Says There's "Not Much Support" From Republicans For Mexico Tariffs

Sen. Mitch McConnell Says There's "Not Much Support" From Republicans For Mexico Tariffs

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Democrats Call Out McConnell For His Supreme Court Democrats Call Out McConnell For His Supreme Court "Hypocrisy"

Reuters reports Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his remarks on a Supreme Court vacancy. McConnell said in a speech Tuesday that the Trump..

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Mitch McConnell declines to single out Trump over racist tweets; says 'all of us' should tone down rhetoric

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell joined most other Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday in refusing to single out Trump's behavior and rhetoric as racist.
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Mitch McConnell Says He and Obama Are Both the 'Descendants of Slave Owners'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his family’s history of slave ownership doesn’t change his opposition to reparations.
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In McConnell’s boyhood town where his family owned slaves, the reparations debate thrives

Newly obtained records show that Sen. Mitch McConnell's family benefited from slavery for generations, helping them build lasting wealth.
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House votes to permanently reauthorize 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund

The bill now heads to the Senate -- Mitch McConnell said he would put the bill on the floor for a vote in August
CBS News - Published

McGrath to try to capitalize on McConnell's unpopularity in Kentucky Senate race

McConnell is the least popular senator in the country, with a disapproval rating of 50% in his home state
CBS News - Published

3 ways for Elizabeth Warren or another Democratic president to 'deal with' Mitch McConnell

It's not too late for Democrats to ratchet up pressure on Mitch McConnell. They can make up for lost time and opportunities by helping Amy McGrath.
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Amy McGrath: 'If President Trump has good ideas, I'll be for them'

Democrat Amy McGrath explains how she plains to put a wedge between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.
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McConnell challenger Amy McGrath raises $2.5 million in 24 hours

The haul breaks multiple records including the most money ever raised in a single day by a Senate campaign
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Amy McGrath, Running to Unseat Mitch McConnell, Raises $2.5 Million in 24 Hours

The fund-raising haul was the most ever in the first 24 hours of a Senate campaign. Mr. McConnell is a formidable fund-raiser as well, who spent more than $30 million in his 2014 re-election campaign.
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Amy McGrath's Senate campaign says it set money record in first 24 hours after announcement

The chance to replace Sen. Mitch McConnell in Washington, D.C. has big money flowing into candidate Amy McGrath's campaign.
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Donald Trump tweets Democrats 'coming after' Mitch McConnell as Amy McGrath enters race

Trump's remarks come after a day full of them from all sides over Amy McGrath's entry into the race against Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat.
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Mitch McConnell responds to report his ancestors owned slaves by pointing out Obama's did too

Senate Majority Leader responded to a report that his ancestors had owned slaves, telling reporters he and Obama were "once again in the same position."
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Amy McGrath Opens Campaign to Oust Mitch McConnell in 2020

Ms. McGrath, a retired Marine lieutenant colonel and combat pilot, was a star Democratic candidate in 2018 but lost her House race in Kentucky.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ex-combat pilot Amy McGrath challenges Republican McConnell for Senate

Amy McGrath, a former U.S. Marine combat pilot whose compelling biography drew national attention during an unsuccessful Democratic congressional campaign last year, said on Tuesday that she will..
Reuters - Published

5 things to know about Amy McGrath vs. Mitch McConnell in the 2020 Kentucky Senate race

Amy McGrath made the announcement Tuesday that she plans to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2020 U.S. Senate race.
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Amy McGrath to run for Mitch McConnell's Senate seat

Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...
CBS News - Published

McConnell gets challenger in retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath

"Everything that's wrong in Washington had to start some place," McGrath says of McConnell
CBS News - Published

Amy McGrath says she will take on Mitch McConnell in 2020 US Senate race

Amy McGrath made the announcement Tuesday that she plans to take on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2020 U.S. Senate race.
USATODAY.com - Published

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