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McConnell aims to use Green New Deal to divide Democrats, but party is unifying against his show vote

Senate Republicans are trying to elevate the ideas and personalities of House Democrats in a bid to divide the opposition into the rising liberal stars, the party’s presidential contenders and its more mainstream lawmakers.

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McConnell schedules vote on Trump's national emergency declaration

The Senate will vote on a resolution disapproving of the president's national emergency declaration Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced in a brief news conference Tuesday, teeing up the first veto of Donald Trump's presidency.

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McConnell tells GOP senators he has the votes for 'nuclear option' to speed nominations process

(CNN) — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the Senate Republican Conference on Tuesday that he now has the votes to invoke the so-called nuclear option to significantly cut back the debate time on nominations, according to a person with direct knowledge of the remarks.

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GOP senator: Trump's criticism of McCain 'deplorable'

Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) on Wednesday said President Trump 's criticism of the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is "deplorable" and showed a "lack of respect" for the Arizona Republican's military service.

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U.S. Senator Majority Leader McConnell, White House Drug Czar, tour Kenton County Detention Center

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) welcomed Jim Carroll, Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), commonly known as the “Drug Czar,” to Kentucky today.

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Scott LemieuxDemocratic wins in 2020 won't change much if Mitch McConnell saves the filibuster

If the next Democratic president with a Democratic Congress wants any chance to pass a substantial legislative agenda after 2020, they need to be advocating for for the legislative filibuster to be eliminated. And their best shot is to start with legislation like the For the People Act, the voting r

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McConnell addresses Kentucky’s opioid crisis

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, addressed the state’s opioid epidemic at a news conference in Louisville on Monday. Joined by drug czar Jim Carroll, and Volunteers of America Mid-States President and CEO Jennifer Hancock, McConnell said legislators are incre

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Top Republicans are calling to make the Mueller Russia investigation report public

Top Republicans, including Senate leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee head Lindsey Graham said in statements that they welcomed the development and looked forward to next steps.

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Mitch McConnell Thinks Expanding Voting Rights Is “Half-Baked Socialism”

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had quite the outburst on the Senate Floor during a debate on voting rights. Refusing to allow a vote on a House bill that seeks to expand voting rights, McConnell mistakenly called the Democratic House bill “half-baked socialism.”

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Samuel L. Jackson calls Mitch McConnell an 'a--hole'

Samuel L Jackson called out the president and Kentucky's senior United States senator in an interview with Esquire published Tuesday. When asked if he was angry while growing up in segregation, the Tennessee native said he is angrier now because leaders like Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are the

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MCCONNELL: President Trump plans to fully fund Louisville's new VA Medical Center in budget

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Funding for Louisville's new VA medical center will get a big boost, courtesy of President Trump's proposed budget, according to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell.

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McConnell opens door to changing president's emergency powers

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled on Tuesday that he is open to changing the president's national emergency powers as support grows within the GOP caucus for amending the National Emergencies Act.

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Gov. Bevin, Sen. McConnell, Sen. Paul, Rep. Rogers to keynote 2019 5th District Lincoln Club Banquet

CORBIN – The 2019 Fifth District Lincoln Club Banquet will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Corbin Center, drawing hundreds of Republicans from across Southern and Eastern Kentucky. More than 300 people are expected to attend the sold-out event.

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In Louisville, US drug czar says border wall can help stop flow of illegal drugs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man in charge of fighting the America's drug epidemic said President Trump's controversial border will reduce the influx of illegal drugs into the country.

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Dem leader says party won't be lectured on anti-Semitism by McConnell

The chairman of the House Democratic Caucus fired back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday for suggesting that some freshman Democrats were engaging in anti-Semitism.

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Sen. McConnell releases statement regarding Special Counsel Mueller's final report

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released a statement after Special cousel Robert Mueller turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russian investigation.

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McConnell, Pelosi invite NATO secretary general to address Congress

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have extended an invitation to NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg to speak next month before a joint session of Congress, Politico first reported and Pelosi's office later confirmed.

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Campaign to draft Democratic challenger to McConnell starts raising funds

A campaign to draft former fighter pilot Amy McGrath (D) to run against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) in Kentucky’s Senate race has kicked off a fundraising campaign, the group said on Tuesday.

THE HILL

President Trump rules out trying to expand Supreme Court as Democrats rally behind the idea

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ruled out trying to expand the Supreme Court with new justices - or "court packing" as critics call it -- even as the idea has gained traction with several Democratic candidates for president.

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McConnell tests 2020 Democrats on progressive promises

Senate Democrats running for president on increasingly progressive agendas have been telling voters they back the Green New Deal, pushing for a transition to renewable energy in the United States by 2030.

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