Mitch McConnell's file

McConnell

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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Recent statements involving Mitch McConnell

Recent stories featuring Mitch McConnell

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.

 

SUPPORT POLITIFACT'S KICKSTARTER TO LIVE FACT-CHECK THE 2015 STATE OF THE UNION AND GOP RESPONSE.

Some politicians spoke the truth in 2014

We published lots of Falses and Pants on Fires this year, but here's a hat-tip to a sampling of claims that earned a full True rating.

McConnell and Boehner's goals for the 114th Congress

We take note of Republican leaders' goals so we can revisit them in 2016 and see what is accomplished, what falls apart, and where Republicans compromise.