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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...attacks."Pause" was the word used by both new House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, urging at least a temporary halt in the resettlement of Syrians and disputing Obama administration claims...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-11-18/republicans-rush-shut-border
Nation and World
Miller says Murkowski will lose seniority if she wins write-in

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Sen. Lisa...It's not something that Mitch McConnell can do on his own, its up to...was actually told by Senator Mitch McConnell today that if the senator runs...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091710/loc_708915027.shtml
News
McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

...keep agencies operating without a contentious fight over money for Planned Parenthood.The action of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., followed a decisive Senate vote blocking a bill that would have stripped Planned Parenthood of its taxpayer...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-25/mcconnell-moves-ahead-bipart
Nation and World
Obama's Iran deal may well survive on Capitol Hill

...foreign policy win for President Barack Obama.Obama has "a great likelihood of success," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in his home state of Kentucky this week - giving public voice to what other Republicans have acknowledged in...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-08-19/obamas-iran-deal-may-well-survive-cap
Not For Web
McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker

...Boehner's No. 2."The establishment has lost two speakers in two weeks. K Street must be shaking in their boots. Mitch McConnell must be shaking in his boots, too," said Rep. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, naming the Republican majority leader...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-09/mccarthy-abruptly-withdraws-
Nation and World
Speaker Boehner's last deal: 2-year budget

...they might not be able to pass as a stand-alone measure."Fiscal negotiations are ongoing," Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said as he opened the Senate on Monday afternoon. "As the details come in and especially if an agreement...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-10-27/speaker-boehners-last-deal-2
Nation and World
Scramble to fill top jobs in House after Boehner exit

...shutdown showdown will loom as conservatives make new demands on Boehner's successor and on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.A special House Republican meeting was scheduled for Tuesday evening to discuss the way forward. Conservatives...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-29/scramble-fill-top-jobs-house
Nation and World
After Boehner: Can House GOP be led?

...Hill and off suggested that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would be their next target, and the...leaders may test McConnell's promise once more."Mitch McConnell is infinitely worse as a leader than Boehner. He...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-27/after-boehner-can-house-gop-
Nation and World
Presidential candidates duel on Iran; House GOP in turmoil

...Capitol booed lustily as speakers mentioned Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. Conservatives long dissatisfied with their leadership demanded that McConnell and Boehner come up with...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-10/presidential-candidates-duel
Nation and World
Senate Dems block vote to disapprove of Iran deal

...about the deal.The second vote was not the final word in the Senate. Frustrated with the outcome, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., set up a third vote Thursday on a measure that would bar Obama from lifting sanctions on Iran unless...

http://juneauempire.com/nation-and-world/2015-09-16/senate-dems-block-vote-disap
Nation and World

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