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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 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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McConnell says 'not much support' for Mexico tariffs among U.S. Republicans

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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Videos for Mitch McConnell

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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Coal Miners Discouraged After Black Lung Meeting With Mitch McConnell [Video]Coal Miners Discouraged After Black Lung Meeting With Mitch McConnell

A group of coal miners afflicted with black lung disease met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, says Reuters. The meeting was meant to convince lawmakers to restore a higher excise tax on..

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Senate confirms Esper as Defense Secretary [Video]Senate confirms Esper as Defense Secretary

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Army Secretary Mark Esper to be secretary of defense, ending the longest period by far that the Pentagon has been without a permanent top official. Rough Cut (no..

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Trump defends supporters who chanted Trump defends supporters who chanted "send her back"

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday defended his supporters who chanted "send her back" at a rally in reference to a Somali-born Democratic lawmaker. Trump previously claimed he was unhappy about the..

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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..

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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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U.S. Senate leader McConnell still weighing response to Saudi journalist's death

U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Thursday he was still trying to determine the best way to respond to the October murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at a Saudi consulate, but..
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Republicans block U.S. Senate Democrats' move on making Mueller report public

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday blocked a second attempt by Democrats to pass a measure aimed at prodding the Justice Department to release to the public Special Counsel Robert..
Reuters - Published

Republican leader McConnell welcomes more information on Russia probe

The U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday he was disturbed by Russia's ongoing efforts to interfere with U.S. democracy and looked forward to reviewing additional information..
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