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U.S. senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader

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Mitch McConnell: U.S. senator from Kentucky, Senate Majority Leader
Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is an American politician serving as Kentucky's senior United States senator and as Senate Majority Leader. McConnell is the second Kentuckian to lead his party in the Senate, the longest-serving U.S. senator for Kentucky in history, and the longest-serving leader of U.S. Senate Republicans in history.

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‘Take a deep breath,’ McConnell privately urges senators.

The majority leader urged his Republican colleagues not to rush to any conclusions after Bolton’s revelations.
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Leading Senate Republicans said to be angry at White House.

Senators Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham were among those angrily pressing the White House about Bolton’s account.
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Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll [Video]Most Americans want witnesses in Trump impeachment trial - poll

A bipartisan majority of Americans want to see new witnesses testify in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling released Wednesday. Jonah Green reports.

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Senate approves rules for Trump impeachment trial [Video]Senate approves rules for Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled U.S. Senate voted early on Wednesday on party lines to approve the rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, rejecting Democratic efforts to obtain evidence and..

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Senate rejects bid for documents in Trump impeachment trial [Video]Senate rejects bid for documents in Trump impeachment trial

The Republican-controlled Senate blocked a Democratic bid to force the White House to produce more documents and evidence on Tuesday, in a sign the third impeachment trial in U.S. history could proceed..

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Democrats call Senate impeachment rules a 'cover-up' [Video]Democrats call Senate impeachment rules a 'cover-up'

Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, leading the U.S. House of Representatives team charged with arguing that President Donald Trump must be removed from office, on Tuesday said that the process being considered..

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McConnell, Schumer spar over Trump impeachment 'rules' [Video]McConnell, Schumer spar over Trump impeachment 'rules'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Trump impeachment 'rules' he introduced in the Senate are modeled after those from the Clinton impeachment trial. Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer,..

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McConnell vows to block any early votes on Trump trial witnesses [Video]McConnell vows to block any early votes on Trump trial witnesses

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he would move to set aside any efforts by Democrats to force an early vote on subpoenaing witnesses and documents during afternoon..

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Schumer: McConnell wants to 'cover up' for Trump [Video]Schumer: McConnell wants to 'cover up' for Trump

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of rigging U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial with proposed rules that would prevent witnesses from..

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Schiff on Senate rules: 'This is the process for a rigged trial' [Video]Schiff on Senate rules: 'This is the process for a rigged trial'

Democratic Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, one of the House impeachment managers, slammed Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposed Senate trial rules.

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McConnell proposes rules for Trump trial [Video]McConnell proposes rules for Trump trial

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell put forward rules that could lead to a quick impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, with no guarantee that witnesses or new evidence would be..

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Democrats deliver impeachment articles to Senate [Video]Democrats deliver impeachment articles to Senate

After weeks of rhetorical fire and fury, a handful of U.S. House members walked quietly across a hushed Capitol on Wednesday to deliver articles of impeachment to the Senate, paving the way for the..

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Pelosi-signed impeachment articles formally sent to Senate [Video]Pelosi-signed impeachment articles formally sent to Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the Trump impeachment articles at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Wednesday that were then formally delivered to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell..

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Pelosi: Schiff to lead prosecution at Trump impeachment trial [Video]Pelosi: Schiff to lead prosecution at Trump impeachment trial

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday named the seven lawmakers who will prosecute U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate. Zachary Goelman reports.

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McConnell sees Senate impeachment trial starting in days [Video]McConnell sees Senate impeachment trial starting in days

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is likely to begin in earnest next week after preliminary steps in the Senate in coming days, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday...

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Trump impeachment trial could start in days [Video]Trump impeachment trial could start in days

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, likely setting the start of Trump's trial for..

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Schiff: Without witnesses, Senate trial would be 'a cover-up' [Video]Schiff: Without witnesses, Senate trial would be 'a cover-up'

U.S. Democratic Representative Adam Schiff on Sunday said that if the Republican leader in the Senate succeeded in holding an impeachment trial without witnesses, "that's not a fair trial. That's a..

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Pelosi Defends Delay In Impeachment Trial [Video]Pelosi Defends Delay In Impeachment Trial

Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to temporarily delay the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Pelosi defends her decision, saying they want the public to see the “need for..

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Pelosi signals impeachment charges may go to Senate next week [Video]Pelosi signals impeachment charges may go to Senate next week

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate as early as next week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday,..

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Pelosi will send impeachment articles 'when I'm ready' [Video]Pelosi will send impeachment articles 'when I'm ready'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she would transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump when she is ready, adding that House Democrats still need to see the..

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McConnell Prefers to Hold ’Em, but Also Knows When to Fold ’Em

The majority leader, facing defections in his own ranks, made a strategic retreat this week in an effort to retain his grip on the trial
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McConnell requests that Democrats bundle their amendments

Schumer said he would not force a vote Tuesday night on each amendment he had planned but ‘we will not back off on getting votes on all of these amendments.’
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Senate's McConnell eases marathon late-night impeachment schedule

The septuagenarian members of the U.S. Senate could get a little more sleep during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell backed off a plan for 48 hours..
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Here's the latest for Tuesday, January 21st: McConnell abruptly eases impeachment trial time limits; President Trump in Davos reiterates trial is a hoax; First case of coronavirus confirmed in U.S.;..
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McConnell offers decorum advice to his colleagues on an open microphone.

The top lawmaker in the Senate urged his colleagues to stand for the chief justice of the United States.
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McConnell’s changes to the trial rules come after concerns from Republican senators.

Mr. McConnell’s initial plans had deviated in several ways from those carried out in President Bill Clinton’s Senate trial.
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McConnell discourages Democratic attempts to change his rules using an old trick.

He warned senators that they should be prepared to stay as long as possible to set the parameters for the trial.
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McConnell challenges senators with remarks about fairness over partisanship.

“Can we still put fairness, evenhandedness and historical precedent ahead of the partisan passions of the day?” Senator Mitch McConnell asked. “Today’s vote will contain some answers.”
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McConnell vows to block any early votes on Trump trial witnesses

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that he would move to set aside any efforts by Democrats to force an early vote on subpoenaing witnesses and documents during afternoon..
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Democrats blast impeachment trial rules, demand evidence from Trump lawyer

Democrats on Tuesday accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of trying to rig U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and demanded the president's top lawyer be made a possible witness..
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McConnell counts enough votes to defeat any Democratic changes to the trial rules.

Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the minority leader, wants the Senate to subpoena both witnesses and documents for the trial.
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Democrats accuse McConnell of rigging Trump's impeachment trial

Democrats on Tuesday accused the top Senate Republican of rigging U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial with proposed rules that would prevent witnesses from testifying and bar evidence..
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House managers accuse McConnell of trying to hide Trump’s misconduct.

The statement came just hours ahead of what is expected to be a divisive debate about the resolution.
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Democrats are livid about the proposed trial rules.

Democrats quickly attacked Mr. McConnell’s proposed rules as little more than what they called a “cover up.”
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Trump's impeachment trial could render verdict on Senate and key players

Specific rules for the trial have yet to be released by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.A key question is whether and which witnesses will be called.
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McConnell proposal envisions speedy impeachment trial for Trump

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday proposed rules that would execute a potentially quick impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, with no guarantee that witnesses or new..
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Senate's McConnell keeps cool in heated Trump impeachment trial

U.S. President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, which begins next week, may pose one of the greatest political challenges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has faced in more than three decades in..
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Lawmakers Clash Over Shape of Impeachment Trial as Rules Vote Looms

Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, accused the majority leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, of keeping the chamber in the dark about his proposed rules and planning to conduct a rushed trial.
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Susan Collins surpasses Mitch McConnell as the most unpopular senator in a new poll

The Maine Senator's net approval rating has dropped 10 points since the end of September, leaving her with a 52 percent disapproval rating
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McConnell drafts rules for the trial.

There are tensions over how to proceed among Republicans, too.
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McConnell prepares procedures that will govern the trial.

There are tensions over how to proceed among Republicans, too.
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Trump impeachment: What happens next?

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to send formal impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would..
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Inside the Senate, McConnell described the start of the trial.

A series of resolutions — agreed to by the consent of both parties — will govern the opening days of the trial.
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C-SPAN’s president urged McConnell to allow the network’s cameras in the Senate for the trial.

Currently, the permanent cameras in the chamber are controlled by the Senate Recording Studio, which is operated by Senate employees.
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Pelosi criticized Trump and McConnell over evidence the Senate might not hear.

“There can be no full & fair trial in the Senate if Leader McConnell blocks the Senate from hearing witnesses and obtaining documents President Trump is covering up,” Ms. Pelosi wrote.
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McConnell’s challenge: Shaping a trial amid Trump’s demands

mcconnell’s challenge: shaping a trial amid trump’s demands
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump needs Mitch McConnell more than ever. With Trump finally facing his impeachment trial, this promises to be a defining moment for both men. They started their..
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Nancy Pelosi poised to send Trump impeachment charges to Senate for trial

The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives is expected to formally send impeachment charges against President Donald Trump to the Senate this week, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has vowed..
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Impeachment trial: The six Republican senators Trump and McConnell should worry about

Historic Trump impeachment calls for a new chapter in 'Profiles in Courage.' From Alexander and Collins to Murkowski and Romney, 6 possible authors.
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Pelosi set to turn over Trump impeachment reins to McConnell

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to relinquish the impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump this week by turning the process over to Mitch McConnell, the powerful Senate leader..
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Pelosi warns McConnell, Senate Republicans they will 'pay a price' if they engage in 'cover-up'

The biggest concessions Nancy Pelosi wanted from Mitch McConnell was to allow witnesses and for documents to be allowed to be submitted for evidence.
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What to watch ahead of Trump’s Senate trial

what to watch ahead of trump’s senate trial
WASHINGTON — Hear ye, hear ye: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is hitting the send button on President Donald Trump’s impeachment. That’s after she paused the whole constitutional matter, producing a..
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Explainer: What is McConnell's proposed impeachment trial format?

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he has enough support from his fellow Republicans to begin the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump even though lawmakers have yet to agree..
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Pelosi: 'I know exactly when' to send impeachment to Senate

pelosi: 'i know exactly when' to send impeachment to senate
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she knows ''exactly when" she'll be transmitting the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, brushing back Democratic comments..
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McConnell says U.S. Senate to move forward unless House sends impeachment articles

The U.S. Senate will move forward with its own legislative agenda next week, unless it receives articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority..
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Impeachment Briefing: Mitch McConnell’s Trial

The move to the Senate means that the majority leader is once again the power broker of Washington’s central drama.
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No sign of end to standoff over Trump impeachment trial

Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday there would be no haggling with the Democratic-led House of Representatives over the rules for U.S. President Donald Trump's..
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U.S. Senate's McConnell: won't haggle with House over impeachment trial plan

U.S. Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday the Senate would not haggle with the House of Representatives over procedures for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial, adding that..
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Impeachment Briefing: A Preview of the Senate Trial

A plan put forward by Mitch McConnell would feature opening statements from both sides, then questions from senators. Democrats pledged to press for new witnesses.
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GOP will start impeachment trial, delay witnesses

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he has secured the Republican votes needed to start President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and postpone a decision on witnesses or documents that..
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