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 2021-08-18 22:23 

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McCarthy and McConnell demand briefing on Afghanistan...

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) are demanding a classified briefing from the Biden administration on the government's plan to ensure safe passage for U.S. citizens out of Afghanistan. Wh...

 2021-08-11 13:26 

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"The president deserves a lot of credit": McConnell praises Biden on infrastructure bill...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) credited President Biden on Tuesday for his role in getting the Senate to pass the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. Why it matters: It's a rare flash of praise from the Republican leader, who...

 2021-07-30 00:48 

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McConnell urges public support for Sinema in private conversations...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is urging his fellow Republicans to buck up Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona — a Democrat, sources familiar with the conversations tell Axios. Why it matters: Republicans view Sinema and her moderate Demo...

 2021-07-20 00:47 

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GOP struggles to get on same page on infrastructure...

Republicans are all over the map about how their party should proceed on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure proposal. What we're hearing: GOP strategists tell Axios they've struggled over not only whether they support the current Senate n...

 2021-06-29 00:44 

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McConnell trying to choke infrastructure progress with process...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is trying to blunt momentum for the bipartisan infrastructure bill by focusing on process before policy. Why it matters: The author of "The Long Game" is once again trying to dictate the terms of cong...

 2021-06-28 13:59 

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McConnell demands Schumer, Pelosi delink infrastructure deal from spending plans...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) called on President Biden Monday to ensure Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) follow his lead on delinking the bipartisan infrastructure deal from plans to...

 2021-06-17 16:23 

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"Same rotten core": McConnell rejects Manchin's voting rights compromise...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that he opposes the compromise on Democrats' sweeping voting rights bill proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Why it matters: Voting legislation requires 60 votes to pass in the Sena...

 2021-06-08 00:55 

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Pro-McConnell PAC to challenge Trump's primary endorsements...

A super PAC closely aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is prepared to intervene in GOP primaries — and challenge former President Trump — as it looks for the most viable candidates to reclaim the Senate. Driving the ne...

 2021-05-19 00:45 

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McConnell opposes current version of Jan. 6 commission...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told his fellow Republicans during a closed-door caucus lunch Tuesday he can't support a Jan. 6 commission in its current form, two sources familiar with his remarks tell Axios. Why it matters: Senate Rep...

 2021-04-22 19:50 

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Sen. Tim Scott to deliver Republicans' rebuttal to Biden's joint address...

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will deliver his party's response to President Biden's joint address to Congress next week, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced on Thursday. Why it matters: The pick is ...

 2021-04-12 09:45 

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White House targets GOP leaders Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy in infrastructure push...

The White House is selling President Biden's $2.2 trillion infrastructure plan by projecting how much it will help each state — starting with Kentucky and California. Why it matters: Tagging the homes of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R...

 2021-03-24 15:36 

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McConnell claims "states are not engaging in trying to suppress voters"...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) claimed during a hearing Wednesday that Democrats' signature voting rights bill, the "For the People Act," is unnecessary because "states are not engaging in trying to suppress voters whatsoev...

 2021-03-24 00:43 

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What McConnell's living hell, filibuster-less Senate would look like...

A Senate operating in the " nuclear winter " Minority Leader Mitch McConnell promises if the filibuster is eliminated is one in which lawmakers face incessant roll calls and other inconveniences turning their comfortable lives into a living hell. ...

 2021-02-26 00:10 

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McConnell says he'll "absolutely" support Trump if he's the 2024 Republican presidential nominee...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Fox News on Thursday that he would "absolutely" support Donald Trump if the former president is the 2024 Republican presidential nominee. The big picture: Trump has not officially said whether he...

 2021-02-24 00:39 

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Mitch McConnell backs Merrick Garland for attorney general...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told Politico Tuesday that he plans to support Judge Merrick Garland's nomination for attorney general . Why it matters: McConnell blocked Garland's nomination to the Supreme Court following the death...

 2021-02-16 22:22 

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Trump: GOP senators "will not win again" if they support McConnell...

Donald Trump went scorched earth on Sen. Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, releasing a long statement that hammered the GOP Senate leader in highly personal terms. Why it matters: The blistering statement is vintage Trump, who frequently lashes out at critics. ...

 2021-02-14 10:00 

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Mitch McConnell's impeachment two-step portends challenge for Biden and Schumer...

With his words and deeds, Mitch McConnell has shown how to retain power when you no longer hold it. Why it matters: Perhaps the most powerful Senate leader since LBJ, McConnell sets the chamber's agenda whether in the majority or, as he is now, the mi...

 2021-02-13 22:09 

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McConnell rips into Trump after voting to acquit...

After voting to acquit Donald Trump, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) condemned the former president as "practically and morally responsible for provoking the events" during the deadly Capitol siege on Jan. 6. Why it matters: The Sen...

 2021-02-13 14:51 

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Mitch McConnell says he will vote to acquit Trump in second impeachment trial...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told his fellow Senate Republicans in an email that he will vote to acquit former President Trump in his impeachment trial over the deadly U.S Capitol riot on Jan. 6 , two sources familiar with the email told...

 2021-02-08 16:10 

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Schumer, McConnell near deal on rules for Trump impeachment trial...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are closing in on an agreement for a resolution setting the schedule and rules for former President Trump's impeachment trial, according to a person familiar wit...

 2021-02-03 15:01 

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Senate reaches power-sharing agreement to hand Democrats control of committees...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Wednesday that he and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) had finalized a power-sharing agreement, breaking a stalemate after weeks of negotiations. Why it matters: The agreement will allow Senat...

 2021-02-02 01:33 

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McConnell says Marjorie Taylor Greene's "loony lies" are "cancer" for GOP...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday said freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's (R-Ga.) controversial comments promoting conspiracy theories and condoning violence against Democrats are "cancer" for the Republican Party. W...

 2021-01-26 20:21 

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Most Senate Republicans join Rand Paul effort to dismiss Trump's 2nd impeachment trial...

Forty-five Senate Republicans, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, supported an effort to dismiss former President Trump's second impeachment trial. Why it matters: The vote serves as a precursor to how senators will approach next month's i...

 2021-01-26 03:25 

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McConnell drops filibuster demand, paving way for power-sharing deal...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has abandoned his demand that Democrats state, in writing, that they would not abandon the legislative filibuster. Between the lines: McConnell was never going to agree to a 50-50 power sharing deal without putting u...

 2021-01-26 01:26 

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Mitch McConnell, now the minority leader, is still setting the Senate agenda...

Chuck Schumer may be majority leader, yet in many ways, Mitch McConnell is still running the Senate show — and his counterpart is about done with it. Why it matters: McConnell rolled over Democrats unapologetically, and kept tight control over his f...

 2021-01-21 22:35 

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McConnell to propose February impeachment trial...

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plans to propose later today that the impeachment trial of former President Trump begin in February to allow for due process, two sources familiar with the proposal tell Axios. Why it matters: The impeachment...

 2021-01-21 18:15 

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Stalemate over filibuster freezes Congress...

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell's inability to quickly strike a deal on a power-sharing agreement in the new 50-50 Congress is slowing down everything from the confirmation of President Biden's nominees to Donald Trump'...

 2021-01-19 17:33 

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"The mob was fed lies": McConnell says Trump "provoked" Capitol siege...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 was "provoked by the president and other powerful people." Why it matters: Trump was impeached by the House last week for...

 2021-01-19 17:03 

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GOP leaders skip Trump sendoff in favor of church with Biden...

Congressional leaders, including House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, will skip President Trump's departure ceremony in Maryland tomorrow morning in favor of attending mass with incoming President Joe Biden ahead...

 2021-01-15 11:40 

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The post-Trump Republican Party has been gutted in almost every way imaginable...

Republicans will emerge from the Trump era gutted financially, institutionally and structurally. The big picture: The losses are stark and substantial. They lost their congressional power. Their two leaders, Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy, are hamstru...

 2021-01-14 03:05 

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Axios-Ipsos poll: Republican voters side with Trump over McConnell...

Data: Ipsos/Axios survey; Chart: Axios Visuals Republicans across the U.S. are siding with President Trump over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — big time — according to a new Axios-Ipsos poll . The state of play: A majority of Republic...

 2021-01-13 18:07 

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McConnell won't reconvene Senate early, likely pushing impeachment trial to Biden term...

Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell will not consent to reconvening the Senate on Friday under emergency authorities, delaying the start of President Trump's likely impeachment trial until Jan. 19 at the earliest, McConnell's team confirmed to Axios...

 2021-01-13 03:30 

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McConnell leans toward convicting Trump in an impeachment trial...

There's a better than 50-50 chance that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would vote to convict President Trump in an impeachment trial, sources tell Axios. What they're saying: "The Senate institutional loyalists are fomenting a counterr...

 2021-01-08 02:07 

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Senate sergeant-at-arms forced out after deadly Capitol siege...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday he has "requested and received" the resignation of Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger. Driving the news: Capitol Hill law enforcement and security have come under heavy criticism ov...

 2021-01-07 18:39 

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Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigns after Capitol siege...

Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao is resigning in the wake of the invasion of the Capitol building by "March for Trump" protesters, which was egged on by President Trump. Why it matters: Chao is the first Cabinet secretary to resign and is m...

 2021-01-06 18:53 

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McConnell: "Our democracy would enter a death spiral" if Congress overturned election...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday rebuked his Republican colleagues' efforts to block the certification of the Electoral College, saying in an emotional speech on the Senate floor that overturning the results of the election ...

 2021-01-06 03:02 

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McConnell to deliver Biden certification defense ahead of electoral challenge...

Before senators begin debating an expected challenge to Arizona's Electoral College vote Wednesday, Sen. Mitch McConnell will deliver a weighty speech trying to save the Senate from itself, people familiar with his plans tell Axios. Why it matters: Th...

 2021-01-04 10:36 

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The GOP battle lines drawn by Trump and McConnell will shape the next four years of politics...

The Republican battle lines being formed in President Trump's final days — his loyalists vs. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's establishment — will shape American politics for the next four years. Why it matters: This power stru...

 2021-01-02 20:13 

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Pelosi, McConnell homes vandalized after Congress fails increase stimulus checks...

Vandals defaced the homes of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) with graffiti after Congress failed to pass a standalone measure to increase coronavirus relief, AP reports . Why it matters: Senate Repu...

 2021-01-02 17:05 

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Multiple senators are planning to object to certifying the 2020 presidential election...

A growing number of Republican senators — led by Ted Cruz — announced today they also will object to certifying state Electoral College votes on Wednesday and called for resurrecting an Electoral Commission to conduct an emergency audit of the...

 2021-01-01 15:14 

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McConnell swats back at Trump amid Republican power struggle...

It took four years and an election defeat. But someone with real power inside the Republican Party is standing up to — and swatting back — President Trump: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Why it matters: This is a preview of the power ...

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