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U.S. Republican Senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader

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Mitch McConnell: U.S. Republican 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 serve as a party leader 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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Senate one step away from Barrett confirmation [Video]

Senate one step away from Barrett confirmation

[NFA] The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate on Sunday moved closer toward a final confirmation vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, on Monday, just over a week..

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Pelosi 'optimistic' on virus aid deal before election [Video]

Pelosi 'optimistic' on virus aid deal before election

The top elected Democratic official said time to seal a massive coronavirus stimulus package before the U.S. election was running out, but she held out hope of reaching an agreement with the White..

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Pelosi 'hopeful' on virus relief bill before election [Video]

Pelosi 'hopeful' on virus relief bill before election

The highest-ranking Democratic lawmaker on Sunday said that despite differences with the Republican White House, she thought it possible to reach agreement on a large rescue package before Election..

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'Long, contentious week' of Barrett hearing begins [Video]

'Long, contentious week' of Barrett hearing begins

[NFA] Republican Senator Lindsey Graham kicked off the Senate Judiciary Committee's Supreme Court confirmation hearing with his party looking to push through the approval of President Trump's nominee,..

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White House pushes for limited stimulus bill [Video]

White House pushes for limited stimulus bill

The Trump administration on Sunday asked U.S. lawmakers to approve legislation using leftover funds from the last pandemic stimulus package toward new economic recovery efforts as negotiations on a..

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Dems ready to grill Trump's Supreme Court pick [Video]

Dems ready to grill Trump's Supreme Court pick

[NFA] President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett, will face a grilling from Democrats this week during a multi-day Senate confirmation hearing as Republicans push ahead..

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McConnell avoids WH citing COVID-19 concerns [Video]

McConnell avoids WH citing COVID-19 concerns

[NFA] U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of President Donald Trump's most powerful allies in Washington, has avoided visiting the White House for more than two months because of its..

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McConnell avoids WH, citing COVID-19 concerns [Video]

McConnell avoids WH, citing COVID-19 concerns

[NFA] U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of President Donald Trump's most powerful allies in Washington, has avoided visiting the White House for more than two months because of its..

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WH defends Trump's white supremacy response [Video]

WH defends Trump's white supremacy response

[NFA] Days after the first presidential debate, and the White House is still on the defensive about the president’s comments, or the lack thereof, over white supremacy. This report produced by Jonah..

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Republicans blast debate as 'a brawl', 'embarrassment' [Video]

Republicans blast debate as 'a brawl', 'embarrassment'

Republican U.S. Senators including Mitch McConnell, Mitt Romney, John Cornyn and Susan Collins on Wednesday blasted Tuesday night's presidential debate and denounced President Trump for not condemning..

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McConnell Blasts Dems' 'Outlandish' Stimulus Plan: 'Get Serious' [Video]

McConnell Blasts Dems' 'Outlandish' Stimulus Plan: 'Get Serious'

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has made it clear he isn't fond of the most recent $2.2 trillion Democratic stimulus plan. On Wednesday, Business Insider reports McConnell called it..

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Judge Barrett meets with Senate Leader McConnell [Video]

Judge Barrett meets with Senate Leader McConnell

The sprint to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to become President Donald Trump’s third conservative appointee to the U.S. Supreme Court began in earnest on Tuesday as she met with Republican Senate..

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GOP leaders split with Trump on peaceful transfer of power [Video]

GOP leaders split with Trump on peaceful transfer of power

[NFA] Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell joined other Republican lawmakers in rallying to the defense of constitutional government on Thursday, after President Donald Trump refused to commit to a..

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McConnell defends decision to fill Ginsburg's seat [Video]

McConnell defends decision to fill Ginsburg's seat

When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked Tuesday about a possible contested election impacting the timeline of a Supreme Court pick, he responded, "all kinds of things could happen."

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Trump casts doubt on Ginsburg's dying wish [Video]

Trump casts doubt on Ginsburg's dying wish

[NFA] President Donald Trump on Monday sought to discredit Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's family's statement that her last wish was the next president appoint her successor, saying without evidence it..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:51Published
Senate leaders spar over Trump's intent to nominate [Video]

Senate leaders spar over Trump's intent to nominate

Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "craven" for his intent to put President Donald Trump's to-be-determined Supreme Court nominee to a vote on the..

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Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote [Video]

Murkowski, Collins break ranks on swift SC vote

[NFA] Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine broke ranks with President Donald Trump on his plan to swiftly hold a Senate vote on a potential successor to late Supreme..

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Bill Clinton: 'Superficially Hypocritical' Supreme Court Push [Video]

Bill Clinton: 'Superficially Hypocritical' Supreme Court Push

Washington (CNN) Former President Bill Clinton said Sunday it is "superficially hypocritical" for President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans to push to put a new justice on the Supreme Court before..

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Protestors express 'dissent' outside McConnell home [Video]

Protestors express 'dissent' outside McConnell home

Protesters gathered outside the home of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Saturday, calling on him to delay efforts to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death on Friday of Justice Ruth..

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U.S. Senate Republican leader threatens 'reexamining' U.S.-China relationship

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday there was "not much support" among his fellow Republicans for President Donald Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexico.
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