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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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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thinks impeachment trial will go into 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he thinks an impeachment trial in the Senate will go into the new year. He also said he "can't imagine a scenario which President Trump would be removed from..
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GOP complaint takes sports radio host and potential Mitch McConnell challenger Matt Jones off air

Matt Jones, a popular sports radio host and potential Mitch McConnell challenger, will take a break from his show following an FEC complaint.
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'We're gonna start bringing Kentucky together': Governor-elect [Video]'We're gonna start bringing Kentucky together': Governor-elect

Kentucky Democratic Governor-elect Andy Beshear, who scored a narrow victory over Governor Matt Bevin despite an election-eve rally headlined by President Trump, said on Wednesday that he was going to..

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Kentucky elects first African-American attorney general [Video]Kentucky elects first African-American attorney general

The Republican candidate became the first African-American elected to serve as Kentucky's attorney general.

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McConnell does not expect possible Senate impeachment trial to lead to Trump's ouster [Video]McConnell does not expect possible Senate impeachment trial to lead to Trump's ouster

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he did not expect a possible impeachment trial in the Senate to result in the removal of President Donald Trump.

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Pelosi, McConnell Push Spending Deal But Trump's Wall Looms [Video]Pelosi, McConnell Push Spending Deal But Trump's Wall Looms

The House speaker and Senate majority leader are eager to avoid a shutdown, but a partisan clash is certain over Trump's border wall. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell..

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U.S. lawmakers remember Elijah Cummings [Video]U.S. lawmakers remember Elijah Cummings

U.S. lawmakers came together on Thursday to remember Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings who died last week. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle praised the civil rights champion with Senator Chuck..

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Rep. Cummings Will Be The First Black Lawmaker To Lie In State [Video]Rep. Cummings Will Be The First Black Lawmaker To Lie In State

Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state on Thursday at the US Capitol building. Business Insider says he will be the first black lawmaker to receive the honor. Rosa Parks, a figure of the civil rights..

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I Said What? McConnell Contradicts Trump About Zelensky Call [Video]I Said What? McConnell Contradicts Trump About Zelensky Call

President Donald Trump may have put words into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's mouth. Trump claimed McConnell told him his call to the Ukraine president was “the most innocent phone call..

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Trump and Democrats face off on Syria after U.S. House vote [Video]Trump and Democrats face off on Syria after U.S. House vote

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Democratic leaders' cut short a White House meeting after Republican President Donald Trump had a "meltdown" over a House of Representatives vote condemning his..

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U.S. Republicans chastise Trump over Syria pullout [Video]U.S. Republicans chastise Trump over Syria pullout

U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to pull American troops from northern Syria ahead of a Turkish military incursion has provoked a rare rebuke from leading members of his own Republican party. Zachary..

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McConnell Gets Behind Impeachment Trial [Video]McConnell Gets Behind Impeachment Trial

Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican senate leaders. Many in the Senate say they would have “no choice” but to allow a trial if the House decides..

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Schumer says Ukraine call transcript "damaging" [Video]Schumer says Ukraine call transcript "damaging"

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer said Wednesday the contents of the document on the call between President Trump and Ukraine's president was "far more damaging" than he'd expected. He added that he..

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Chuck Schumer Writes Letter To Mitch McConnell [Video]Chuck Schumer Writes Letter To Mitch McConnell

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer outlined a plan for how he wants Republicans to investigate a whistleblower complaint. According to CNN, Schumer sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch..

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Senate leader McConnell backs bill to protect coal miner pensions

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday in introducing a bill to secure the pensions for nearly 90,000 retired coal miners as a recent wave of coal..
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Full interview: Mitch McConnell, January 8

Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, discusses Republican plans to repeal Obamacare and what he thinks the U.S. should do in terms of retaliation for Russian interference in the presidential election. The..
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McConnell predicts Trump's hope of better U.S.-Russia relationship will be "dashed"

Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says he accepts what the intelligence community unanimously agreed to: that Russia was trying to affect the election.
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McConnell says Obamacare will be "rapidly" replaced after it's repealed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says the first step to repeal Obamacare will be taken in the Senate by the end of the week, and that "no action is not an option."
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McConnell optimistic that national security team will be in place "on Day 1"

"If you've got a brand new administration coming into office, you want to have, at the very least, a national security team in place on Day 1, and I'm hopeful and optimistic that that will be the case..
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Daniel Cameron Becomes First Black Attorney General Elected in Kentucky

Once a legal counsel for Senator Mitch McConnell, he became the first Republican to be elected to the office in more than 70 years.
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Mitch McConnell claims Senate trial 'would not lead to a removal' of Trump if held today

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that if the impeachment trial were held today, the Senate would acquit President Donald Trump.
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Open: This is Face the Nation, October 7th

This week on “Face the Nation” John Dickerson chats with Sen. Susan Collins of Maine and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about the battle waged over Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to..
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Mitch McConnell: Senate won't be "intimidated" by "mob-like tactics" of anti-Kavanaugh protesters

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, tells John Dickerson why he thinks tactical errors made by Democrats in the Kavanaugh confirmation battle will help Republican candidates in the..
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The Republican Leaders: Boehner and McConnell

House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sit down for their first joint interview since the new Republican majority Congress convened. Scott Pelley reports.
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Bannon: McConnell told Trump to back off "drain the swamp" talk

Steve Bannon tells 60 Minutes that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Trump to give up his "drain the swamp" talk -- and says the GOP establishment is "trying to nullify" Trump's win
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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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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 CBSN's..
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Why a pallbearer at Elijah Cummings' memorial didn't shake Mitch McConnell's hand

Bpbby Rankin, a 64-year-old man from Charlotte, had personal reasons for being angry at Mitch McConnell, he told The Washington Post.
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Pallbearer snubs Mitch McConnell at Elijah Cummings' memorial service

A pallbearer appears to shake every hand except Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's at the memorial service for Rep. Elijah Cummings.
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Mitch McConnell snubbed by Elijah Cummings' pallbearer in handshake line at US Capitol ceremony

A pallbearer appeared to refuse to shake Mitch McConnell's hand Thursday as Rep. Elijah Cummings was lying in state at the U.S. Capitol.
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McConnell's Syria resolution puts him at odds with Trump and Graham

The Senate majority leader urged the president to halt the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria but cautioned against sanctioning Turkey
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Trump's "lynching" tweet attracts criticism

"Given the history in our country, I would not compare this to a lynching," McConnell says of impeachment inquiry
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McConnell says he didn't tell Trump his Ukraine call was "innocent"

CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes asked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about President Trump's remark that McConnell had told him his call with Ukrainian President..
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Congressional rebuke of Trump foreign policy should 'go beyond' Syria: McConnell

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that Congress should go beyond a resolution passed in the U.S. House of Representatives that condemns President Donald Trump over an abrupt..
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Senators denounce Trump's 'lynching' tweet

Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell is calling President Donald Trump's use of the word "lynching" to describe the House impeachment inquiry as "unfortunate." Senator Chuck Schumer said Trump "never..
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"'Ceasefire' is far from a victory": Top GOP senators slam Trump's strategy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said "America's wars will be 'endless' only if America refuses to win them"
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As Inquiry Widens, McConnell Sees Impeachment Trial as Inevitable

With an eye toward protecting the Republican majority, Senator Mitch McConnell is preparing a serious review of impeachment articles he sees as unavoidable.
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McConnell rebukes Trump administration: Syria withdrawal is a 'grave strategic mistake'

The Senate majority leader never mentions President Donald Trump by name in his op-ed for the Washington Post.
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Top U.S. Senate Republican seeks stronger resolution on Syria

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he would like the Senate to pass a resolution on Syria that is stronger than the measure approved a day earlier by the U.S. House of..
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House passes resolution condemning Trump on Syria

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said "we're looking at that on this side as well"
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U.S. Senator McConnell to meet with Trump administration to discuss Syria

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday expressed grave concern about the U.S. response to Turkey's incursion in Syria, and said he will meet with officials in President Donald Trump's..
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Trump, AOC and McConnell: the personalities that could determine who wins the Senate in 2020

Democrats need four seats to retake the Senate. It's possible, depending on who the presidential nominee is and how impeachment plays out.
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Democrat challenging Mitch McConnell raises $10.7 million in third quarter

Amy McGrath, who narrowly lost a congressional race in 2018, is challenging Mitch McConnell in the 2020 Senate race
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Pelosi and McConnell agree Trump's Syrian plan is dangerous

U.S. troops have begun to pull back from positions in northern Syria. America's Kurdish allies could soon be overrun by Turkish forces. There's also concern that 10,000 ISIS fighters could escape. The..
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Mitch McConnell rebukes Donald Trump's plan to pull US troops out of northern Syria

"A precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said.
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McConnell fundraises off impeachment, says effort will fail 'with me as majority leader'

Standing in front of a picture of an elephant, the Kentucky Republican said impeachment efforts will stop in the Senate with him as majority leader.
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The Constitution and McConnell say so: Senate will hold trial if House impeaches Trump

There's no wiggle room for McConnell on a Trump impeachment trial, and he seems to know it. Plus it's the least destructive path for him politically.
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AP Top Stories September 30 P

Here's the latest for Monday September 30th: McConnell says Senate must take up impeachment if House approves; Rep. Collins resigns amid insider trading case; US citizen charged with spying for China;..
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Trump rages, McConnell says 'no choice' on Senate trial if House moves to impeach

U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have "no choice" but to allow a trial if..
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While Trump rages, McConnell says he would have to hold Senate impeachment trial

U.S. President Donald Trump raged about the impeachment inquiry he faces in Congress and the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate said on Monday that he would have "no choice" but to allow a trial if..
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Senate would have 'no choice' but to hold impeachment trial: McConnell

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday he would have "no choice" but to hold a trial if the House of Representatives decides to impeach President Donald Trump.
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Mitch McConnell: Senate would have 'no choice' but to hold trial if House votes to impeach Donald Trump

Mitch McConnell said the Senate would have "no choice" but to hold a trial on Donald Trump if the House puts forth articles of impeachment.
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To Keep Votes Safe, $250 Million Only Goes So Far

After months of pressure, Mitch McConnell agreed to spend $250 million for voting security in the 2020 elections. But experts estimate that adequate protection will require billions.
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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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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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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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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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