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Aug 29, 2014 — There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.
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May 20, 2014 — One of the biggest political questions of the year will be answered: Can Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell withstand a Tea Party challenge?
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Jan 29, 2014 — President Obama described the state as "not the most liberal part of the country." In fact, Kentucky gives him lower approval ratings than all but seven other states. Yet the state's Democratic governor has pushed Obama's priorities on health and education more successfully than most other governors.
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Jul 15, 2013 — Lawmakers are meeting behind closed doors. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has said he'll change Senate rules to make filibusters harder unless Republicans agree to vote on stalled nominations.
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Apr 9, 2013 — On the tape, the senator and his aides purportedly discuss potential opponent Ashley Judd and what personal issues they might use against her. A McConnell aide says the campaign's offices may have been bugged and accuses the "far left" of "Nixonian tactics."
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Feb 26, 2013 — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is married to former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, who was born in Taiwan. The PAC has been pushing messages that try to draw connections between McConnell's politics and his wife's heritage. His spokesman calls those messages "disgusting."
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Jan 6, 2013 — President Obama will on Monday name former GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel to be his next defense secretary, an administration official confirmed to NPR. Hagel's past comments on Iran, Israel and gays have come under scrutiny.
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Dec 30, 2012 — Talks appeared stalled Sunday as the Senate finished up for the evening without a deal in sight. Democratic Sen. Harry Reid said there was "still significant distance between the two sides."
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Jan 26, 2012 — McConnell was the architect of the sanctions against Myanmar and over the past few months, he's seen country race toward democracy.
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Nov 30, 2010 — Both sides stuck to their pre-summit talking points though Obama indicated a willingness to deal.
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