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Mitch McConnell secures grant for U of L apprenticeship program

Courier Journal



Published 2:58 PM EST Feb 19, 2020






Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office has secured a $4 million grant for a University of Louisville apprenticeship program.The program, Modern Apprenticeship Pathways to Success, will use the funding to set up apprenticeships with Kentucky manufacturing, healthcare and technology companies, according to McConnell's office. ...

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Vote to limit Trump's Iran war powers has Paul, McConnell at odds

senators were at odds this week over a war powers resolution the Senate passed Thursday that restricts the president's ability to take military action against Iran without congressional approval.Rand Paul and several other members of the chamber's GOP majority voted for it. ...

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McConnell, Paul, Guthrie praise Fort Knox as new Army headquarters

The new headquarters, which will be called Fifth Corps, or V Corps, will be activated by the fall of 2020.“As the Army continues modernizing its force structure to counter evolving global threats, Fort Knox is best choice to meet our urgent national defense needs. ...

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Mitch McConnell challenger Amy McGrath looks past primary in new ad

Senate candidate Amy McGrath is coming out against "Medicare for All" and free college tuition in a new TV pitch that strikes a moderate tone in a conservative state in her potential battle with Republican Sen.The new spot runs counter to several previous interviews with McGrath in which she spoke favorably about a single-payer system. ...

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McConnell rebuffs questions on Trump's actions

We've completed it.We've listened to their arguments. ...

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McConnell and Paul for acquittal on both charges

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 7:33 PM EST Feb 5, 2020





































































Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Sen.Rand Paul voted to acquit President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. ...

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McConnell kept promise on 'total coordination'

Though Trump was singling out McConnell's ushering of federal judge confirmations, the president had reason to thank the majority leader on Wednesday.This vote, to strike down the House of Representatives' two articles of impeachment, came in no small part due to McConnell's Senate maneuvering. ...

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McConnell, Paul vote to block additional witnesses

Rand Paul voted against a motion to allow additional witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.To call additional witnesses, Senate Democrats needed four GOP defectors. ...

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Mitch McConnell feels confident on witness vote

But on Thursday, McConnell told Republican senators that he believes he now has the votes to win the witness vote, two GOP sources told ABC News.Background: Mitch McConnell doesn't have votes to block John Bolton testimony, reports say






























One possible Republican defector, Sen. ...

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McConnell says GOP lacks votes to block witnesses

Rand Paul also told CNN on Tuesday evening there is an 80% chance that a majority of senators will vote to hear witnesses.When asked by Wolf Blitzer whether "there will be 51 votes for John Bolton to testify," Paul said there was "eight chances out of 10 that we have 51 votes. ...

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What McConnell says now vs. Bill Clinton 1999 trial

You can't check the news right now without McConnell's name or face popping up.But it was during the Clinton impeachment trial when McConnell really started to take a place in the nation's consciousness. ...

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McConnell proposes Senate trial rules

USA TODAY



Published 7:25 PM EST Jan 20, 2020













































WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's impeachment trial will likely start with a fierce debate between Democrats and Republicans over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposed rules for the first stage of the Senate trial.Related: Trump's lawyers say impeachment case is insufficient, unconstitutional



The rules also allow for a motion to be introduced to dismiss the impeachment charges outright, but Sen. ...

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McConnell called 'Midnight Mitch' over trial rules

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 10:25 AM EST Jan 21, 2020






Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell just earned his first new nickname of 2020: Midnight Mitch.Votes on calling witnesses or documents will not be allowed until after the trial's question phase. ...

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Senate impeachment trial: Mitch McConnell takes oath

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 6:18 AM EST Jan 17, 2020









































Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his 99 fellow senators took oaths Thursday afternoon to "do impartial justice" as the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump formally began.Earlier: Mitch McConnell on possible impeachment trial: 'I'm not an impartial juror'



“The OMB, the White House, the administration — I'm saying this — broke the law," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. ...

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Mitch McConnell is no longer least popular senator, new poll says

Susan Collins has surpassed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the most unpopular U.The poll comes as McConnell sees 17 challengers in the 2020 Senate race, including front-runner Democrat Amy McGrath. ...

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Pelosi warns McConnell against dismissing case

Mitch McConnell: Senate has the votes to set impeachment trial rules



"Dismissing is a cover-up," Pelosi said during an interview Sunday on ABC News' program "This Week.The Senate's top Democrat, Chuck Schumer, has called for the chamber to order specific witnesses to testify during the impeachment trial. ...

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Mitch McConnell sees 17 challengers in 2020 Senate race

Grimes received national media spotlight, raised large amounts of money and was confident after early polling showed McConnell's huge unpopularity.Nine other Democrats signed up to be the party's standard bearer in the fall with state Rep. ...

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Trump impeachment trial: McConnell says Senate Republicans have votes to pass rules for trial

Washington — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he has the support of enough Republicans to move ahead with President Trump's impeachment trial without negotiating an agreement with Democrats over the production of new documents and witnesses.After a luncheon for Republican senators on Tuesday, McConnell told reporters on Capitol Hill that the GOP conference has the votes to approve an organizing resolution that mirrors the procedures in the 1999 Clinton impeachment trial. ...

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McConnell ready to move ahead on trial rules

Louisville Courier Journal



Published 4:15 PM EST Jan 7, 2020

























Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that his chamber's Republican majority has the votes to set rules for what he described as "phase one" of the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.However, McConnell has argued that the Senate should adopt a blueprint for the trial that's similar to the way former President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial was handled in 1999. ...

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Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer comment on impeachment deadlock and on killing of Qassem Soleimani

In his speech, Schumer said that it was important for the president to consult with Congress before making critical foreign policy decisions.He argued that senators have a right to think politically during an impeachment trial, despite swearing an oath of impartiality. ...

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