Mitch McConnell

Sept. 11 first responders John Feal, left, Ret. Lt. Michael O'Connell, right, and other first responders speak to reporters as they leave the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, following their meeting at McConnell's office on Capitol Hill.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo
June 25, 2019 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders. "We want to try to...
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Actor Danny Glover, right, and author Ta-Nehisi Coates, left, testify about reparation for the descendants of slaves during a hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, at the Capitol in Washingt
Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP Photo
June 19, 2019 - 8:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate over reparations catapulted from the campaign trail to Congress on Wednesday as lawmakers heard impassioned testimony for and against the idea of providing compensation for America's history of slavery and racial discrimination. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, the...
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Jon Stewart
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June 18, 2019 - 12:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Jon Stewart used his buddy Stephen Colbert's late-night show to keep the heat on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for passage of legislation to replenish a victims' fund for first responders to the 9/11 attacks. Stewart mocked McConnell on Colbert's "Late Show" Monday...
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Donald Trump Jr. speaks ahead of his father President Donald Trump at a Make America Great Again rally Saturday, April 27, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis.
Mike Roemer/AP Photo
May 09, 2019 - 1:40 pm
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Jonathan Lemire and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out Thursday at fellow GOP Sen. Richard Burr for his committee's subpoena of President Donald Trump's son, a move that suggested the Russia investigation is not "case closed" as some in...
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In this April 9, 2019 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington.
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo, File
May 09, 2019 - 10:49 am
By Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is capitalizing on a fellow Republican's attack by selling "Cocaine Mitch" shirts on his campaign's website. The Kentucky lawmaker's 2020 reelection campaign tweeted Wednesday that McConnell was...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, a woman takes a snapshot by the border fence between San Diego, Calif., and Tijuana, as seen from Mexico.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza/Ap Photo, File
February 14, 2019 - 3:22 pm
UPDATED: Feb. 15, 5:50 a.m. WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress lopsidedly approved a border security compromise that would avert a second painful government shutdown. But a new confrontation has been ignited — this time over President Donald Trump's plan to bypass lawmakers and declare a national emergency...
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President Donald J. Trump participates in a Cabinet Meeting, February 12, 2019 at the White House in Washington, DC.
Chris Kleponis / Sipa USA
February 13, 2019 - 6:56 am
(CBS News) — President Trump tweeted Tuesday evening that he has reviewed a border funding agreement reached by congressional negotiators to avert another shutdown. Earlier in the day, an official familiar with the matter told CBS News the president is "very likely" to sign the deal if it reaches...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeting at the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, in Washington.
Evan Vucci/AP
February 12, 2019 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appeared to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement Tuesday that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he's been demanding for his Mexican...
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In this Jan. 25, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo
January 31, 2019 - 9:50 am
By Catherine Lucey, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — No televised roundtables with Cabinet secretaries. No freewheeling speeches from the Oval Office. No shouted comments on his way to Marine One. Where's the president? While the federal government is open once again, President Donald Trump has...
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Negotiators are moving toward an agreement to temporarily reopen the federal government while talks continue on a border wall, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday, though they cautioned the plan has yet to receive final sign-off from all s
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January 25, 2019 - 12:50 pm
By Kaitlan Collins, Phil Mattingly and Kevin Liptak (CNN) — President Donald Trump conceded Friday to mounting pressure that he reopen the federal government, agreeing to a temporary funding measure that would allow federal employees to return to work but that does not include the billions of...
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