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Harry Reid demands apology for GOP candidate's 'plantation' comment

Harry Reid demands apology for GOP candidate's 'plantation' comment

WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 (UPI) --Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is demanding an apology from Rep. Bill Cassidy, who accused him of running the upper chamber "like a plantation."
Gabrielle Levy
New polls show GOP with advantage in midterms

New polls show GOP with advantage in midterms

Sept. 7 (UPI) -- According to new polls, the GOP is likely to retake the Senate in the midterm elections.
Thor Benson
Senate votes for $225 million in aid to Israel's Iron Dome

Senate votes for $225 million in aid to Israel's Iron Dome

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) --The Senate voted unanimously Friday to send $225 million in aid to Israel to help fund its Iron Dome missile defense system.
Gabrielle Levy
Tea party group takes credit for McConnell's stimulus opposition

Tea party group takes credit for McConnell's stimulus opposition

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) --Mitch McConnell reportedly needed a little convincing to oppose the federal stimulus back in 2009.
Gabrielle Levy
Elizabeth Warren slams Mitch McConnell again on student loans

Elizabeth Warren slams Mitch McConnell again on student loans

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) --Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Sen. Mitch McConnell Wednesday for dismissing student loan relief and suggesting students just go to cheaper schools.
Aileen Graef
First Hobby Lobby votes set for this week

First Hobby Lobby votes set for this week

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) --Democrats are pushing forward with an effort to reverse a Supreme Court decision allowing corporations to refuse to provide contraception coverage to employees.
Gabrielle Levy
Kentucky state senator believes Earth is the same temperature as Mars

Kentucky state senator believes Earth is the same temperature as Mars

FRANKFORT, Ky., July 9 (UPI) --Kentucky state Sen. Brandon Smith said man-made climate change isn't real because Earth's temperature is the same as on Mars, where "there are no coal mines."
Aileen Graef
Supreme Court rules against Obama's recess appointments

Supreme Court rules against Obama's recess appointments

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) --The Supreme Court declared President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Review Board unconstitutional.
Gabrielle Levy
Former Majority Leader Howard Baker, 'the Great Conciliator,' dead at 88

Former Majority Leader Howard Baker, 'the Great Conciliator,' dead at 88

WASHINGTON, Tunisia, June 26 (UPI) --Former Sen. Howard Baker, the Tennessee lawmaker who served as the Senate's top Republican for eight years, died Thursday at the age of 88.
Gabrielle Levy
Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Congress honors MLK, Johnson on 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) --Congress honored the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Lyndon Johnson on the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama tells leaders Iraq plan won't need congressional OK

Obama tells leaders Iraq plan won't need congressional OK

WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) --President Obama promised congressional leaders he would keep them informed on his plans for action in Iraq, but did not foresee need to ask for authorization.
Gabrielle Levy
Elizabeth Warren heads to Ky. to take on McConnell over student loans

Elizabeth Warren heads to Ky. to take on McConnell over student loans

WASHINGTON, June 12 (UPI) --A furious Elizabeth Warren is heading to Kentucky to take Mitch McConnell to task for blocking her bill allowing refinancing on student loans.
Gabrielle Levy
House passes VA healthcare access bill unanimously

House passes VA healthcare access bill unanimously

WASHINGTON, June 10 (UPI) --The House unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to allow veterans to seek healthcare outside the VA if they're forced to wait too long for an appointment.
Gabrielle Levy
Kentucky Democrat calls Obama's new carbon regulations 'dumb-ass policy'

Kentucky Democrat calls Obama's new carbon regulations 'dumb-ass policy'

FRANKFORT, Ky., June 5 (UPI) --Kentucky Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo denounced the White House's proposed limits on carbon emissions, calling it "a dumb-ass" policy.
Matt Bradwell
Bergdahl release puts White House, GOP in awkward spot

Bergdahl release puts White House, GOP in awkward spot

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) --Those trying to make a political point on Sgt. Bergdahl's release have found themselves facing uncomfortable questions.
Gabrielle Levy
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U.S. President Barack Obama enters the House Chamber to deliver his first State of the Union address, with Congressional leaders House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) (3rd L), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (2nd R), and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (R), at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on January 27, 2010. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
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Addison Mitchell "Mitch" McConnell, Jr. (born February 20, 1942) is the senior United States Senator from Kentucky and the Republican Minority Leader.

McConnell was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama to Julia (née Shockley) and Addison Mitchell McConnell.

McConnell was raised in southern Louisville, Kentucky, where he attended the duPont Manual High School, and in 1964 he graduated with honors from the University of Louisville with a B.A. in political science. He was student body president and a member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. He graduated in 1967 from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where he was elected president of the Student Bar Association.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mitch McConnell."
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