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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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After Resisting, McConnell and Senate G.O.P. Back Election Security Funding

Stung by the “Moscow Mitch” moniker, Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, threw his weight behind an infusion of $250 million for states to bolster election security.
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McConnell backs amendment approving $250 million for election security

McConnell came under criticism from Democrats for not supporting separate election security legislation
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Videos for Mitch McConnell

The president is 'lying to Americans': Hillary Clinton [Video]The president is 'lying to Americans': Hillary Clinton

One time presidential candidate and former First Lady Hillary Clinton told an audience at George Washington University Tuesday, that President Trump is " lying to Americans to delegitimize the..

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US House panel To Investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao [Video]US House panel To Investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao

A U.S. House of Representative panel wants to investigate Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao. They claim she might have used her office to benefit a shipping company owned by her family. According to..

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Top Democrats press Trump on gun control [Video]Top Democrats press Trump on gun control

U.S. Democratic leaders told President Donald Trump on Sunday (September 15) that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will not get the job..

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CEOs call on U.S. Senate to tackle gun violence -reports [Video]CEOs call on U.S. Senate to tackle gun violence -reports

More than 100 chief executives of some of the nation's most well-known companies on Thursday called on the U.S. Senate to take action to tackle gun violence, including expanding background checks and..

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Democrats press GOP for stricter gun laws [Video]Democrats press GOP for stricter gun laws

U.S. Democrats, looking to heighten their profile on gun control, moved forward on Tuesday with new measures aimed at curbing gun violence, while President Donald Trump also planned to meet with..

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Time for action on guns: AOC [Video]Time for action on guns: AOC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a progressive New York Democrat, says "kids are dying" and that Republican members of Congress must do something on guns, including taking up House-passed legislation on..

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McConnell Says Senate Will Consider A Gun Bill [Video]McConnell Says Senate Will Consider A Gun Bill

After a series of mass shootings there is renewed pressure for Congress to enact strict gun control laws. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is the key to any legislation. McConnell finds himself..

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Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill [Video]Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill

President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he told reporters that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United..

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'Moscow Mitch' is burying legislation: Pelosi [Video]'Moscow Mitch' is burying legislation: Pelosi

Speaker Nancy Pelosi attacked Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell on Wednesday, saying that "Moscow Mitch" is the self-described grim reaper of legislation, including that which addresses election..

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2020 Democrats demand action on guns [Video]2020 Democrats demand action on guns

Democratic presidential contenders urged Congress on Saturday to take action to curb gun violence in the wake of mass shootings last weekend in Texas and Ohio that left 31 dead. Colette Luke has more.

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Mitch McConnell Rejects Mayors' Plea For Gun Legislation [Video]Mitch McConnell Rejects Mayors' Plea For Gun Legislation

More than 200 mayors sent a plea to congress to call the Senate back early to consider new gun legislation. According to Reuters, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell rejected the plea. This comes..

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U.S. Mass Shootings Ignite New Calls For Gun Legislation [Video]U.S. Mass Shootings Ignite New Calls For Gun Legislation

A string of recent mass shootings killed 36 people in California, Texas and Ohio. The shootings have sparked renewed calls for Congress to pass legislation to prevent gun violence. Democrats want the..

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Background checks are common sense: Sen. Schumer [Video]Background checks are common sense: Sen. Schumer

Democrat Minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer and Republican Representative Peter King say closing the loopholes on background checks for the purchase of firearms is just common sense. Rough Cut (No..

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Trump seems to backtrack on background checks [Video]Trump seems to backtrack on background checks

After calling for stronger background checks on Twitter, President Donald Trump quickly changes gears, instead proposing tighter monitoring of the internet, mental health reform, and citing violent..

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Mitch McConnell Trips, Fractures Shoulder [Video]Mitch McConnell Trips, Fractures Shoulder

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fractured his shoulder Sunday. CNN reports McConnell sustained the injury after falling in his Kentucky home. David Popp, McConnell's communications director,..

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Trump, McConnell Turn Heat Up On GOP Reps Over Budget Deal [Video]Trump, McConnell Turn Heat Up On GOP Reps Over Budget Deal

Senate Republican leaders and President Donald Trump are working to whip up support for their bipartisan, $2.7 trillion budget deal. According to Politico, they're hoping to stave off embarrassing..

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Trump wants to rein in intelligence agencies ‘run amok’ [Video]Trump wants to rein in intelligence agencies ‘run amok’

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he needed his director of national intelligence replacement pick John Ratcliffe to "rein it in." Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he’d rather not..

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McConnell Accuses Media Of McCarthyism [Video]McConnell Accuses Media Of McCarthyism

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell threw some serious accusations at the mainstream media. He said several media outlets of spewing "modern-day McCarthyism.” McConnell is responding to..

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Biden Managed to Work With McConnell. Many Democrats Weren’t Pleased.

As he runs for president, Joseph R. Biden Jr. has trumpeted his ability to work with Republicans, including Mitch McConnell. Others in his party view that as naïve.
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Some 2020 Democrats call for Brett Kavanaugh's impeachment

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell slammed Democrats for using "poorly sourced allegations" against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns joins Elaine..
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Pete Buttigieg and Beto O'Rourke spar over gun control comment at Democratic debate

Beto O'Rourke responded to criticism about his remarks on his gun control plan, saying of Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell pretending to be interested, "sh--, that is not enough."
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U.S. Senate leader McConnell wants consequences on Iran for Saudi oil attack

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blamed Iran on Monday for the weekend attack on a Saudi Arabian oil facility and called for an international response.
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Pelosi visibly angry over gun debate

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is usually unflappable when speaking to reporters, but she became visibly angry Tuesday when discussing gun violence legislation that she said is being held up by..
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Democrats push for gun control in return to Capitol Hill

Democratic lawmakers are demanding Republicans take up the already-passed House gun control bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, however, says he won't make a move on guns without Donald..
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U.S. Senate's McConnell expects stop-gap funding bill this month

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday he expects the Senate will pass a stop-gap government funding bill before the end of September, to prevent any lapse in funding when the fiscal..
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Jim Carrey says Mitch McConnell is worse than Osama bin Laden in new cartoon

Jim Carrey continued his no holds barred political cartoons with a new piece dubbing Mitch McConnell worse than Osama bin Laden.
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McConnell says "Moscow Mitch" nickname is "modern-day McCarthyism"

The nickname has followed McConnell for months after he blocked bills to protect America's elections
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'Over the top:' McConnell still mad about #MoscowMitch, calls attention to 2020 election

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was first called "Moscow Mitch" in July by MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on on his "Morning Joe" show
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After Texas shooting, McConnell says gun control legislation is up to Trump to decide

“Well, we’re in a discussion about what to do on the gun issue in the wake of these horrendous shootings,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told conservative radio talk show host..
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McConnell says he's waiting for Trump on gun reforms

The White House has yet to offer any official proposals on gun legislation
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Senate's McConnell expects to hear White House position on gun control soon

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he expected to hear next week from the White House whether the Trump administration wants to move ahead with legislation to address gun..
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Fact check: Trump on gun control

In the wake of the Odessa mass shooting, President Trump said that legislation on gun control was being considered in Congress. However, the president has also backtracked from supporting background..
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Senate GOP writes letter to the Supreme Court, pledging not to allow Dems to 'pack the Court'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and every Republican in the Senate have written a letter to the Supreme Court pledging that they wont let Democrats "pack the Court" as several 2020..
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Trump’s Waffling on Gun Control Confuses Legislative Picture

Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, is caught between some members of his party opposing gun legislation and others working with Democrats.
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McConnell recovering from "successful" shoulder surgery

The Senate majority leader tripped and fractured his shoulder outside his Kentucky home earlier this month
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Keeping Focus on Gun Bills, Democrats Urge McConnell and Senate to Act

Six prominent Democrats urge the Senate leader, Mitch McConnell, to take up bills the House already passed to extend background checks.
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Senate leader: Any violent crackdown in Hong Kong would be 'completely unacceptable'

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned China on Monday that any violent crackdown on protests in Hong Kong would be "completely unacceptable," while Trump administration officials urged..
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2020 candidate Tim Ryan leads gun control caravan to Mitch McConnell

Democratic presidential hopeful Tim Ryan said that Mitch McConnell needs to call the Senate back into session "immediately."
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Trump says there's support for background checks

President Trump says he believes Republicans in the Senate want to get something done on gun control, particularly on background checks. But Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he won't..
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Twitter reinstates Mitch McConnell's campaign account

McConnell's reelection campaign account was suspended Thursday after posting a video showing threats against him
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White House, Congress may be moving toward action on gun control

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is suggesting he's open to new laws expanding background checks for gun buyers. In the aftermath of three mass shootings in the past two weeks, the president is..
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Trump says wants lawmakers to take meaningful steps on gun background checks

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is on board with taking legislative action to address gun background checks, adding that there was tremendous support..
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Mitch McConnell: Background checks will be 'front and center' in Congress gun debate

Sen. Mitch McConnell might be pivoting away from his position on gun control, saying background checks will be 'front and center' in the debate
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Mitch McConnell says senate will consider gun control legislation next month

For the first time, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is suggesting he's open to new laws requiring background checks on all gun buyers. This comes in the aftermath of the deadly El..
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Eye Opener: Heavily armed man arrested at a Missouri Walmart

Terrified shoppers fled a Missouri Walmart after a heavily armed man walked in wearing body armor. Also, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says gun control legislation will be on the agenda after..
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Hundreds rally in Kentucky for gun control legislation

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan traveled to Kentucky to call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring House-backed gun regulation bills to the U.S. Senate floor for a vote.  
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Your Friday Briefing

Mitch McConnell, SoulCycle, Uber: Here’s what you need to know.
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On Politics: McConnell Might Consider Background Check Bill

The Senate majority leader did not back the legislation, but he said the chamber would consider it when lawmakers come back into session next month.
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El Paso, Dayton mayors want quick action on gun control but Mitch McConnell has no plans to speed things along

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he'd rather make laws than win points in explaining why he wants more time to build bipartisan consensus.
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McConnell rejects mayors' demand for Senate action on gun bills, after shootings

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he would not call the Senate back early to consider new gun legislation, rejecting a plea from more than 200 U.S. mayors, including two whose..
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McConnell says gun control measures to be discussed after recess

Congressional Democrats have called on McConnell to call the Senate back to Washington to address gun violence
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McConnell Expresses New Willingness to Consider Background Check Bill

The Senate majority leader did not back the legislation, but he said the chamber would consider it when lawmakers come back into session next month.
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Mitch McConnell's Twitter campaign account suspended

"Twitter will allow the words 'Massacre Mitch' to trend nationally on their platform. But locks our account for posting actual threats against us," his campaign spokesperson said
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Twitter Locks Out Mitch McConnell’s Campaign for Posting Video of Protest

The campaign posted a video of people making violent threats against the majority leader in front of his Louisville home. Twitter said the video violated its policy.
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Mayors push Senate leaders to return to Washington to act on guns

In a letter to McConnell and Schumer, the mayors wrote, "Quick passage of these bills is a critical step to reducing gun violence
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EMILY's List eyes Sen. McConnell's seat in 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell one of the top Republicans being targeted by EMILY's List, an organization that aims to get abortion-rights Democratic women in elected office. EMILY's List..
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Senate stalls background check bill passed by House

The House passed the bill in February, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has taken no action on it
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Trump to visit El Paso and Dayton amid pressure for action on guns

On Wednesday, President Trump will visit the sites of two deadly mass shootings this past weekend. This comes as Democratic lawmakers are putting pressure on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to..
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Hundreds hold vigil outside NRA headquarters

Gun control groups have another vigil planned – this time outside of Mitch McConnell's office
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Chuck Schumer and Peter King call on Congress to pass background check legislation

Senate Minority Leader Schumer, a Democrat, and Rep. Peter King, a Republican, urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring background check legislation to the floor. The bill passed in the..
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AOC calls out McConnell after photo shows 'Team Mitch' supporters 'groping and choking' cardboard cutout

The handle of the person who originally shared the photo was blacked out, but the caption reads, at least in part, "break me off a piece of that."
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Amy McGrath calls out Sen. Mitch McConnell for posting a photo of her name on a tombstone

There's a new zinger in the ongoing saga between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his rival, Amy McGrath.
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One Man Will Decide Washington’s Response to Gun Violence: Mitch McConnell

After President Trump stopped short of a broad legislative response to the weekend’s massacres, lawmakers in both parties said Mr. McConnell held the key.
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Mitch McConnell silent on calls for special Senate session on guns after El Paso, Dayton shootings

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed grief over mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton but there's no sign he'll call a special session on guns.
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Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul Are Recovering From Medical Procedures

Mr. McConnell fractured his shoulder while Mr. Paul had surgery to have part of his lung removed. Both senators are recovering in their home state of Kentucky, their teams said.
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Dems demand special Senate session to address gun violence

Democrats are calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reconvene the Senate for an emergency session addressing gun control. It's been nearly 15 years since a ban on assault-style weapons..
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