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US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks

McConnell says Republicans have the votes to set impeachment trial rules

While Republicans are still divided over whether the Senate should eventually hear more testimony, the vast majority of them have agreed to leave the decision until after the trial has started, McConnell told a news conference.

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Impeachment comes to the Senate — 5 questions answered

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McConnell Faces Off With Tea Party, Democratic Candidates at Fancy Farm

Republicans try to use tax label to turn public opinion against Affordable Care Act

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Debt ceiling plan infuriates conservatives

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Gridlock for climate bill

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A historic bill to cut the country’s greenhouse gases falls victim to a filibuster — ‘Living on Earth’ reports.

Sen. Barbara Boxer will call for resignation of EPA head

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Capitol News Connection confirmed today that Barbara Boxer will call for the resignation of Stephen Johnson, head of the EPA.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Seat Challenged

Senator Mitch McConnell has held one of Kentucky’s U.S. Senate seats since 1985. He is one of the most senior members of the Senate, and has been minority leader since January 2007. This election, Louisville-based businessman and conservative Matthew Bevin is challenging the long-time incumbent. Both camps have been using advertisements to influence the state’s […]

Tentative Fiscal Deal Reached

Late Monday evening, Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell reached a tentative fiscal agreement.   The deal would raise taxes rates for the wealthiest Americans, but not in time for Congress to completely avoid the automatic tax increases and spending cuts that go into effect after December 31.

Floyd Abrams on Super PACs and the Legacy of Citizens United

Nearly two years ago, a bitterly divided Supreme Court ruled that the American government could not ban political spending by corporations and labor unions during electoral campaigns. The case, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, overruled important precedents about the First Amendment rights of corporations and dramatically altered the way campaigns are conducted.   One major […]