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Trump Prods McConnell on Sentencing Bill: ‘Go for It Mitch!’

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's reluctance to hold a vote on a popular criminal justice bill has angered top Republican senators and created an unusual rift with a longtime GOP ally, Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. And on Friday, it also bro...
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Senate Panel Advances Kavanaugh to Full Senate

WASHINGTON — After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake ...
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De León Criticizes Feinstein Over Confidential Letter

SACRAMENTO — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, and Kevin de León, a Democrat in the California state Senate, rarely have much in common. But they're united in their condemnation this week of Sen. Dianne Feinstein. "That was...
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McConnell Eyes Farm Bill as Path To Legal Hemp

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants something to replace the faltering cash crop of tobacco in his home state of Kentucky. It's clear that he has found it: hemp. Sen. McConnell wants...

Trump Has Jimmy Carter Look: One-termer

Carter came to White House as outsider whose party controlled Congress By Kevin R. Kosar InsideSources.com Not long ago, an outsider came to Washington to be president of the United States. He ran as an anti-politician, a man who was not going to play p...