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Surveillance powers lapse with no deal in Senate

...counter-terror measures look likely to be revived in a matter of days. With no other options, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in an about-face, reluctantly embraced a House-passed bill that would extend the anti-terror provisions...
What others say: Congress must enact safeguards to protect privacy

...organization.Approval is likely in the House, but prospects in the Senate are more doubtful. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has said that ending bulk collection of phone records would amount to "tying our hands behind our backs...
Bob Franken: The compromise subterfuge

Mitch McConnell and John Boehner's Republicans may control Congress now, but it's...decades wheeling and dealing in the Senate, with, among others, Mitch McConnell.So far, so good. But there are players on both sides who view any...
McConnell armed, not dangerous

...people, but I just can't ignore the sight of Mitch McConnell walking onto the stage at the Conservative Political...gun" probably will do the trick. Let's face it: Mitch McConnell is not the Mr. Macho type. He comes across as more...
Bob Franken: 'Tis the beltway around Christmas

...and trembling with fear, As the GOP Senate prepares for a new year.It's going to be unrelenting bad news,Mitch McConnell, of course, but also Ted Cruz. Not only that, but even insaner, Will be the House hard-liners running over...
Bob Franken: John, Mitch, Barack and Charlie

...territory down the Pennsylvania Avenue no-man's-land that ends at the White House. The new Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell even offered a rationale for cooperation, telling The Washington Post that his party has something to prove, which...
Congress sends Obama $1.1 trillion spending bill

...of things and I don't see an end goal other than irritating a lot of people."The GOP leader, Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, made no public comment on the events, even though Cruz suggested Friday night McConnell and House Speaker John...

...flocked to this small western Kentucky town on Saturday to cheer and jeer their way through speeches from Republican Mitch McConnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes at a church fundraiser that doubles as the official start of Kentucky's...
GOP takeover: Republicans surge to Senate control

...Tuesday night in elections certain to complicate President Barack Obama's final two years in office.Republican Mitch McConnell led the way to a new Senate majority, dispatching Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky after...
Bob Franken: Prep post Obama

...night." Then he promised that he and the GOP forces who control all of Capitol Hill would seek out compromises. Mitch McConnell had uttered the same platitudes a short time before.Don't hold your breath. The final quarter of the Obama presidency...


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