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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 Republican U.S. Senate leader in history.

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Susan Collins surpasses Mitch McConnell as the most unpopular senator in a new poll

The Maine Senator's net approval rating has dropped 10 points since the end of September, leaving her with a 52 percent disapproval rating
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McConnell drafts rules for the trial.

There are tensions over how to proceed among Republicans, too.
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Democrats deliver impeachment articles to Senate [Video]Democrats deliver impeachment articles to Senate

After weeks of rhetorical fire and fury, a handful of U.S. House members walked quietly across a hushed Capitol on Wednesday to deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate, paving the way for the..

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Pelosi-signed impeachment articles formally sent to Senate [Video]Pelosi-signed impeachment articles formally sent to Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the Trump impeachment articles at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday that were then formally delivered to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell..

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Pelosi: Schiff to lead prosecution at Trump impeachment trial [Video]Pelosi: Schiff to lead prosecution at Trump impeachment trial

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named the seven lawmakers who will prosecute U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. Zachary Goelman reports.

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McConnell sees Senate impeachment trial starting in days [Video]McConnell sees Senate impeachment trial starting in days

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is likely to begin in earnest next week after preliminary steps in the Senate in coming days, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday...

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Trump impeachment trial could start in days [Video]Trump impeachment trial could start in days

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, likely setting the start of Trump's trial for..

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Schiff: Without witnesses, Senate trial would be 'a cover-up' [Video]Schiff: Without witnesses, Senate trial would be 'a cover-up'

U.S. Democratic Representative Adam Schiff on Sunday said that if the Republican leader in the Senate succeeded in holding an impeachment trial without witnesses, "that's not a fair trial. That's a..

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Pelosi Defends Delay In Impeachment Trial [Video]Pelosi Defends Delay In Impeachment Trial

Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to temporarily delay the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Pelosi defends her decision, saying they want the public to see the “need for..

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Pelosi signals impeachment charges may go to Senate next week [Video]Pelosi signals impeachment charges may go to Senate next week

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate as early as next week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday,..

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Pelosi will send impeachment articles 'when I'm ready' [Video]Pelosi will send impeachment articles 'when I'm ready'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she would transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump when she is ready, adding that House Democrats still need to see the..

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Pelosi to send impeachment articles probably soon [Video]Pelosi to send impeachment articles probably soon

With the impeachment trial on hold, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said it will 'probably be soon' that she sends the articles of impeachment to the Senate as she reviews the arena in..

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'Protect presidential privilege' -Trump on Senate trial [Video]'Protect presidential privilege' -Trump on Senate trial

U.S. President Donald Trump said it is up to the Senate to decide whether former national security adviser John Bolton testifies in the impeachment trial, but added 'we have to protect presidential..

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Senate won't haggle with House on impeachment - McConnell [Video]Senate won't haggle with House on impeachment - McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday the Senate would not haggle with the House of Representatives over procedures for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, adding that..

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McConnell is doing 'exactly what we need him to do': Rep. Meadows [Video]McConnell is doing 'exactly what we need him to do': Rep. Meadows

Republican Representative Mark Meadows praises Mitch McConnell over his handling of President Trump's Senate impeachment trial, after the Senate majority leader said he had enough support from his..

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Senate Republicans close ranks on rules for Trump impeachment trial [Video]Senate Republicans close ranks on rules for Trump impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he had enough votes to set the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, dealing a blow to Democrats' efforts to call new witnesses..

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Pompeo isn't planning a U.S. Senate run: sources [Video]Pompeo isn't planning a U.S. Senate run: sources

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday he does not plan to run for a U.S. Senate seat in Kansas in 2020, two people close to McConnell said. Ryan..

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McConnell calls Soleimani killing 'decisive'; Schumer calls it 'impulsive' [Video]McConnell calls Soleimani killing 'decisive'; Schumer calls it 'impulsive'

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that lawmakers should wait for the facts before criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to kill top Iranian military leader Qassem..

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'Ordinary business' in Senate with impeachment on hold [Video]'Ordinary business' in Senate with impeachment on hold

U.S. senators, who had expected just weeks ago to be turning their attention to an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, will kick off the week focussing on "ordinary business," with lawmakers..

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Democratic 2020 contenders condemn Trump's strike in Iraq [Video]Democratic 2020 contenders condemn Trump's strike in Iraq

Democratic presidential candidates on Friday warned of war after President Donald Trump’s order to kill Iran's top general. Chris Dignam has more.

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Stalemate in Senate over Trump impeachment [Video]Stalemate in Senate over Trump impeachment

The U.S. Senate remained at a stalemate on Friday over how to proceed with the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, as the chamber's leaders continued a dispute over whether top White House..

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Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski: McConnell 'Confused The Process' In Impeachment [Video]Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski: McConnell 'Confused The Process' In Impeachment

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she's uncomfortable with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell has said he will work closely with the White House on President Donald Trump’s..

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Trump lashes out at Dems over impeachment trial [Video]Trump lashes out at Dems over impeachment trial

As the Senate remains at an impasse over the rules for the impeachment trial next year, U.S. President Donald Trump on Christmas Eve lashed out at Democrats saying they treated him 'unfairly' during..

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McConnell has 'right to do whatever he wants': Trump [Video]McConnell has 'right to do whatever he wants': Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday claimed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the 'right to do whatever he wants' with the impeachment trial and he also blasted U.S. House Speaker Nancy..

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McConnell prepares procedures that will govern the trial.

There are tensions over how to proceed among Republicans, too.
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Inside the Senate, McConnell described the start of the trial.

A series of resolutions — agreed to by the consent of both parties — will govern the opening days of the trial.
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C-SPAN’s president urged McConnell to allow the network’s cameras in the Senate for the trial.

Currently, the permanent cameras in the chamber are controlled by the Senate Recording Studio, which is operated by Senate employees.
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Pelosi criticized Trump and McConnell over evidence the Senate might not hear.

“There can be no full & fair trial in the Senate if Leader McConnell blocks the Senate from hearing witnesses and obtaining documents President Trump is covering up,” Ms. Pelosi wrote.
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Impeachment trial: The six Republican senators Trump and McConnell should worry about

Historic Trump impeachment calls for a new chapter in 'Profiles in Courage.' From Alexander and Collins to Murkowski and Romney, 6 possible authors.
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Pelosi warns McConnell, Senate Republicans they will 'pay a price' if they engage in 'cover-up'

The biggest concessions Nancy Pelosi wanted from Mitch McConnell was to allow witnesses and for documents to be allowed to be submitted for evidence.
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Impeachment Briefing: Mitch McConnell’s Trial

The move to the Senate means that the majority leader is once again the power broker of Washington’s central drama.
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No sign of end to standoff over Trump impeachment trial

Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday there would be no haggling with the Democratic-led House of Representatives over the rules for U.S. President Donald Trump's..
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AP Top Stories January 8 A

Here's the latest for Wednesday January 8th: Iranian missiles fired at bases housing US troops; Ukrainian plane crash in Iran; McConnell says he can start impeachment trial without decision on..
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Impeachment Briefing: A Preview of the Senate Trial

A plan put forward by Mitch McConnell would feature opening statements from both sides, then questions from senators. Democrats pledged to press for new witnesses.
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GOP will start impeachment trial, delay witnesses

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he has secured the Republican votes needed to start President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and postpone a decision on witnesses or documents that..
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Senate Republicans close ranks on rules for Trump impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he had enough support from his fellow Republicans to set the rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, dealing a blow to Democrats'..
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McConnell: Not appropriate for U.S. to target Iran's cultural sites

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said at a news conference that it would not be appropriate for the U.S. to strike Iranian cultural sites, a move threatened by President Donald..
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McConnell Says He Will Proceed on Impeachment Trial Without Witness Deal

The Senate majority leader said he had the votes to begin President Trump’s trial without committing to calling witnesses or admitting new evidence, over Democrats’ objections.
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McConnell: Republicans can launch Trump impeachment trial without decision on witnesses

Republicans in the U.S. Senate have enough votes to proceed on rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump that would delay a decision on whether to allow witness testimony, Senate..
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Top Senate Republican says has votes for impeachment trial rules: CNN

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell told colleagues on Tuesday he has the votes to push ahead with rules for an impeachment of trial of President Donald Trump that would postpone any decision..
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Pompeo rebuffs Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell's pleas to run for Kansas Senate seat

The secretary of State had been toying with a Senate bid for months. His decision to forgo a political run comes amid increased tensions with Iran.
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Senate leaders respond to attack on Iran general

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell hailed the killing of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani, saying "Iran's master terrorist is dead." Minority leader Chuck Schumer questioned the operation and..
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Senate should set aside witness dispute and start impeachment trial: McConnell

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Friday the Senate should begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump even though it has not resolved a dispute over whether top White House..
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U.S. Senate's McConnell: Structure of Trump's impeachment trial should track with Clinton's

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday the structure of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial should track with that of former President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial two..
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U.S. senators likely to be briefed on Soleimani operation next week: McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the Trump administration would brief congressional staff on Friday about the U.S. military strike against Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani..
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Sen. Susan Collins: 'It is inappropriate' for Mitch McConnell, Democrats for prejudge impeachment trial

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said that senators on both sides of the aisle were wrong to predetermine the outcome of the Senate impeachment trial.
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Donald Trump has violated his oath. Mitch McConnell is about to violate 2

Every senator has a constitutional obligation of impartiality. But Mitch McConnell's role as Senate leader makes his obligation even more important.
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GOP Senator 'disturbed' with McConnell 'total coordination' with the White House for impeachment trial

Sen. Lisa Murkowski said she would like to see distance between the White House and the Senate during the impeachment trial.
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Leading Republican senator says impeachment witnesses not ruled out

U.S. senators on Monday sparred over the shape of an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, with Republican leader Mitch McConnell saying he has not ruled out hearing from witnesses as Democrats..
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell amid impeachment battle: 'I'm the 2nd most despised Republican'

"Let's quit the charade," Mitch McConnell slammed the idea that any senators won't be partisan on impeachment after facing backlash for comments.
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Nancy Pelosi delays Trump Senate impeachment trial to her credit — and her peril

Nancy Pelosi is not required to sit back and watch Mitch McConnell violate the Constitution's core commitment to fair trials under the rule of law.
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McConnell says Senate Republicans have not ruled out witnesses in Trump impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday that Republicans were not opposed to hearing witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
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Mitch McConnell, Master of the Blockade, Plots Impeachment Strategy

The Senate majority leader has earned the nickname the grim reaper for his iron-fisted grip on the chamber, but an impeachment trial is harder to control.
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AP Debrief: Dems, GOP square off over Senate trial

One day after the historic House vote on impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are pursuing competing strategies to shape the upcoming trial in the Senate. (Dec...
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Chuck Schumer: Mitch McConnell provides no defense for Donald Trump

Democratic leader Chuck Schumer rebutted the top Senate Republican on Thursday after he denounced the House impeachment of President Donald Trump as "most unfair." (Dec. 19)  
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McConnell blasts House over Trump impeachment

Senator Mitch McConnell, the top Senate Republican, denounces the "unfair" House impeachment of President Donald Trump and reassured Trump and his supporters that "moments like this are why the United..
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Impeachment of Trump sets 'toxic' precedent, U.S. Senate leader says

The House of Representatives' impeachment of President Donald Trump over his handling of Ukraine sets a "toxic" precedent for future U.S. presidents, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on..
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Trump must now depend on 'Grim Reaper' McConnell to save him in Senate trial

As President Donald Trump girds for a U.S. Senate impeachment trial, he is entrusting the future of his presidency to someone widely known as a shrewd negotiator who also plays hardball politics at a..
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Sen. Mitch McConnell on possible impeachment trial: 'I'm not impartial about this at all'

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell frankly dismissed the notion that he'll be impartial during an anticipated impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
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Schumer accuses McConnell of wanting to use Senate for 'cover-up'

The Senate's top Democrat Chuck Schumer on Tuesday accused Mitch McConnell, the Senate's top Republican, of wanting to use the institution to help participate in a "cover-up" as the Senate prepares for..
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Mitch McConnell, India, N.F.L.: Your Monday Briefing

Here's what you need to know.
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Dems outline potential framework for Senate impeachment trial, want Bolton, Mulvaney to testify

Mitch McConnell told Fox News that he was working in "total coordination with the White House counsel."
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McConnell, Coordinating With White House, Lays Plans for Impeachment Trial

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, said he was taking his cues from the White House. Democrats are outraged.
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McConnell says USMCA on hold until after impeachment trial

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the vote on the revamped USMCA will likely occur after an expected impeachment trial in the Senate.
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'Total nonsense': Democrats rip McConnell on delaying USMCA vote until after impeachment trial

After weeks of blaming Democrats for delaying Trump's renegotiated trade deal with Canada and Mexico, McConnell said he would delay it further.
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U.S. Senate leader McConnell raises possibility of quick impeachment trial

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised the prospect on Tuesday of a short Senate impeachment trial for President Donald Trump in which no witnesses would be called.
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: McConnell says "too early" to talk impeachment

When the trial starts, the six senators running for the Democratic presidential nomination will have to be present in D.C instead of on the campaign trail
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