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Republicans rush to shut borders to Syrian refugees

...deadly Paris terror 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...
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Polarized politics dictated Keystone call

...Other vulnerable GOP 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...
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Warning signs for both parties in state and local elections

...political outsider, one 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...
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Ryan weighs job of House speaker

...shutdown or federal 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...
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Scramble to fill top jobs in House after Boehner exit

...11, when another 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...
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After Boehner: Can House GOP be led?

...Yet Boehner's move seemed only to embolden the hardliners. Several on Capitol Hill and off suggested that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., would be their next target, and the group Tea Party Patriots began circulating a...
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No shutdown: Bill OK'd to keep gov't open

...similar fight over implementing Obama's health care law sparked a 16-day shutdown two years ago that Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and other top Republicans did not want to repeat in election season. McConnell is...
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Boehner slams 'false prophets' among GOP

...cut-it-or-shut it platform. 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...
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Iran deal survives: Democrats block disapproval vote

...years. They promised that Thursday's vote would not be the Senate's last word, and moments after it was over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set the stage for another next week."No amount of saying this issue is over makes it over...
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Democrats clinch critical votes for Iran nuclear deal

...Senate should not hide behind procedural obfuscation to shield the president or our individual views," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.McConnell jousted on the Senate floor with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev...
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