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Mitch McConnell is going to win (again)

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We won't even know who President Donald Trump's pick to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court will be until late this week, but we know now for (almost) certain that Senate Majority Leader Mitch ...

McConnell calls Barrett ‘exceedingly well-qualified’ and vows Senate floor vote ‘in the weeks ahead’

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Washington Top Senate Republicans on Saturday applauded President Donald Trump's nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to become the next Supreme Court justice and called for a quick confirmation vote. Senate Majority Lead...

McConnell announces votes Tuesday and Wednesday on GOP stimulus measures

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Senate Republicans on Tuesday will try to advance a stand-alone Payroll Protection Program bill to help small businesses reeling from the coronavirus pandemic before moving on Wednesday to vote on the same $ 500 bi...

McConnell says ‘no concerns’ despite visible bandages and bruises

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did not answer questions about his health Thursday, only saying there were "no concerns" after reporters asked him about what appeared to be bruises and bandages on his hands i...

Mitch McConnell wins reelection in Kentucky, defeating Democrat Amy McGrath

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won his reelection fight in Kentucky, CNN projected Tuesday night, defeating Democratic opponent Amy McGrath and her massive fundraising efforts to unseat him. McGrath, a forme...

Democrats fear McConnell veto over Biden agenda

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President-elect Joe Biden's agenda in Washington may only go as far as Mitch McConnell lets him. McConnell, the Senate Republican leader who was reelected in Kentucky to a seventh term last week, is poised to hold ...

McConnell suspends in-person lunches for GOP senators

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is suspending in-person lunches for GOP senators, according to his press secretary Doug Andres, ahead of the Senate's return next week. Democrats suspended their in-person lun...

McConnell chokes up in emotional tribute to retiring Tennessee senator

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell choked up on the Senate floor Wednesday as he remembered his decades long friendship with the retiring Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, a rare moment of raw emotion f...

Pelosi and McConnell need to make a stimulus deal to protect renters

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David Dworkin is a former US Treasury official in the Obama and Trump administrations, and the CEO of the National Housing Conference. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. .leftside-floating...

Can Mitch McConnell keep his colleagues in line on ‘election fraud’?

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On the same day that he -- finally -- acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden's victory, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell began to grapple with the first leadership test of the coming Congress: Convincing his R...

Mitch McConnell just went off on Donald Trump and the election deniers

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Faced with the likelihood that his party will lose its Senate majority and fed up with a group of Republican senators pushing an effort to invalidate the Electoral College vote, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel...

McConnell, Schumer close in on power-sharing agreement in evenly divided Senate

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Washington The top two Senate leaders are nearing a power-sharing agreement to hash out how the evenly divided chamber will operate, with Democrats in charge of setting the schedule but both parties likely to hold an...

Why Mitch McConnell chose *this* moment to condemn Marjorie Taylor Greene

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Nothing Mitch McConnell does is without a significant amount of thinking and strategy behind it. It's why he's in his seventh term representing Kentucky in the Senate -- and why he has been the chamber's leading Rep...

The single most ridiculous claim in Donald Trump’s statement slamming Mitch McConnell

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Former President Donald Trump made a number of wild claims in a statement Tuesday savaging Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. But one really stood out to me: His insistence that he had "single-handedly saved" m...

McConnell says he’ll ‘absolutely’ support Trump in 2024 if he’s the GOP nominee

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he would "absolutely" support former President Donald Trump if he became the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, a notable commitment following his recent blisterin...

Psaki says Biden ‘not eager to be labeled’ after McConnell calls him ‘left wing’

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She didn’t say whether the president identifies as a moderate in the Democratic party.  "Does the president still identify as a moderate within the Democratic party or do you feel that he has moved more to the progre...

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