Mitch McConnell

Nicole Erwin, Ohio Valley ReSource

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell went to the western Kentucky city of Paducah this week to talk about improvements to a local flood wall. Outside, more than 30 protesters led a flood of complaints about the Senate bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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President Donald Trump is nominating a Louisville lawyer and former counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to be U.S. attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

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Republican Senator Rand Paul is slamming the effort by his Kentucky colleague, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Paul said he won’t know how he will vote until the bill is released to legislators later this week.

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The Senate has elevated a federal trial court judge to fill the first appeals court vacancy in more than a year.

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell says a Kentucky judge nominated for the appeals court will get a vote in the Senate. 

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Long before Roger Ailes stepped down from his post at the helm of Fox News in the wake of sexual harassment allegations, he was a political operative working for Republican politicians like Mitch McConnell.

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  Kentucky’s senior U.S. Senator says he thinks Merrick Garland should be the next

director of the FBI. Garland was nominated by President Obama last year to join

the U.S. Supreme Court.

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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has appointed a Somerset judge to a national juvenile justice advisory board.

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In the wake of President Trump’s firing of FBI director James Comey, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says a special prosecutor is not needed to investigate Russia’s interference in last year’s presidential election.

Becca Schimmel | Ohio Valley ReSource

Retired miners will not lose their health benefits, as had been feared, thanks to last-minute action from Congress. However, Congress did not act on the miners’ faltering pension benefits fund, which supports some 43,000 retired miners in the Ohio Valley region.

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