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Republican from Kentucky

Mitch McConnell is a U.S. Senator from Kentucky and the Republican majority leader in the U.S. Senate.

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6 questions answered about ‘the nuclear option,’ the filibuster, and Supreme Court nominations

Now that President Donald Trump has tapped Neil Gorsuch to fill an open seat on the Supreme Court, the Senate is once again careening toward a showdown over "the nuclear option," an obscure but important rule that governs how the chamber conducts its business.

In Context: The 'Biden Rule' on Supreme Court nominations in an election year

Mitch McConnell references the words of Vice President Joe Biden when he was a senator to justify blocking President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick. But what did Biden really say?

 

7 questions about Obama's Supreme Court nomination

 

Is U.S. nearly alone in allowing late-term abortions? Not exactly.

Our look into John Cornyn’s claim about the U.S. being among a very few nations that allow late-term abortions stopped short of a Truth-O-Meter rating.

 

The senior Texas senator worded his lament different ways over a few days. Also: Cornyn was hardly the only Republican to make the claim.

McConnell vs. Paul on the Patriot Act and telephone records: What the government accesses

McConnell has suggested that Patriot Act opponents are confusing people on whether calls are being monitored.

 

Also: PolitiFact Rhode Island reviews Lincoln Chafee's Truth-O-Meter record.

3 key Keystone XL questions answered

As one of the first acts of the 114th Congress, Republicans are committed to passing a bill that would permit construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Here, we answer some questions you might have about the proposal.

 

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