Sen. Mitch McConnell

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With Wednesday's retirement announcement by Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Donald Trump is set to nominate a second justice to the U.S. Supreme Court. Reaction in the commonwealth split predictably along partisan lines, despite reports that a Kentuckian could be in the running to replace the key swing vote.

McConnell Signals Vote On New SCOTUS Judge Before Midterms

Jun 27, 2018
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says his chamber will vote this fall on President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement Wednesday.

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Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell is defending his decision to cancel his chamber's August recess. The majority leader is pointing to what he calls “historic obstruction” by the Democrats.

McConnell: Premature To Talk Of Trump Winning Nobel Prize

May 30, 2018
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The Senate's top leader says it's "premature" to tout President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize in pursuing a peace deal with North Korea.

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Kentucky leaders are touting a landmark attachment to the 2018 Farm Bill opening up the state and the nation to full-scale industrial hemp production, but other provisions in the massive omnibus legislative package have anti-poverty and animal welfare advocates crying foul.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is lining up solidly behind President Donald Trump’s pick to head the CIA, but the nominee still needs to convince Kentucky’s junior senator her confirmation won’t send the wrong signal to international allies and adversaries.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell is backing President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement entered into by the Obama administration.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell and his chief political rival in the U.S. Senate are co-sponsoring legislation to legalize a crop currently barred under U.S. law.

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Kentucky’s senior senator is hailing the GOP's massive tax bill as a ticket to economic growth that delivers desperately-needed tax relief to middle class families, but detractors count the lawmaker’s home state among the biggest losers if the bill becomes law.

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The top Republican in the Senate said Monday GOP candidate Roy Moore should quit his Alabama race amid allegations he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl and pursued romantic relationships with other teenage girls decades ago. "I believe the women," said Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.