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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...
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Polarized politics dictated Keystone call

...senators from states including Illinois and Wisconsin will face similar considerations when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brings up legislation aimed at blocking the power plant plan, as he's promised to do. Democrats insist most such...
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Warning signs for both parties in state and local elections

...who was self-funded and shunned by Kentucky's political establishment after he challenged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the 2014 GOP Senate primary. It's an approach that fits with the outsider appeal of Trump and Carson, who are...
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Ryan weighs job of House speaker

...default. He's been lobbied to take the job by 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, a fellow Wisconsinite.Accept the GOP nomination...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Boehner slams 'false prophets' among GOP

...Without Boehner, the job of leading divided congressional Republicans falls more heavily on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell - who declared nearly a year ago that the GOP's prospects of reclaiming the White House depends substantially on...
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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...
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