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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-18/bob-franken-the-compromise-subter
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-03-11/mcconnell-armed-not-dangerous
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2015-05-31/surveillance-powers-lapse-with-no-de
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Op-ed: Wither that sucker Trump

...hidden behind flowery manners, Cruz has shattered the code. In a floor speech complaining about Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's legislative deal-making, he out and out called McConnell a liar. That's huge. It breaks the rule that states...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-07-28/op-ed-wither-that-sucker-trump
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-13/what-others-say-congress-must-ena
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...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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/2014-08-02-0
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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-11-04/gop-takeover-republicans-surge-to-se
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-08/bob-franken-prep-post-obama
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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...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-01-10/bob-franken-john-mitch-barack-and
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...before.Reid's principal aim in setting the supermajority rule for spending amendments was to deny archrival Sen. Mitch McConnell a win on protecting his home state coal industry from new regulations limiting carbon emissions from existing power...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/andrew-taylor/2014-06-28

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