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House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Friday that the Republican plan to replace Obamacare would not get a vote, to the delight of one of Kentucky’s U.S. senators and dismay of the other.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he'll fight a proposal to eliminate a 52-year-old federal agency that seeks to create jobs.

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One Republican senator is already rallying opposition to the House GOP's new plan to replace President Barack Obama's health law. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky calls the plan "Obamacare Lite." 

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Hundreds of people packed a closed city street outside a hotel in northern Kentucky to protest Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's speech to a local chamber of commerce. 

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Hundreds of chanting protesters gathered outside a Louisville-area hotel where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell heard from people defending the Affordable Care Act, including a businessman who credits it with helping him offer health insurance to his employees.

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With hundreds of protesters assembled outside, Sen. Mitch McConnell held a contentious town hall-type event in Lawrenceburg on Tuesday.

President Trump has two words of advice for Mitch McConnell when it comes to confirming Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch: "Go nuclear."

Trump was referring to the so-called nuclear option, whereby the Senate leader would change the chamber's rules to prevent Democrats from filibustering the nominee.

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Hundreds of people gathered downtown Louisville Tuesday outside the office of U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to voice their opposition to the executive orders signed by President Donald Trump regarding refugees and immigrants.

"Buckle up. We're ready to go to work," Vice President Pence told Republican lawmakers at their annual retreat in Philadelphia on Thursday.

With a GOP administration in place for the first time in eight years, congressional leaders have mapped out an ambitious legislative agenda, with goals to have bills to repeal and replace Obamacare, overhaul the tax code and build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, all before lawmakers break for the annual August recess.

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GOP leaders in the House and Senate say torturing suspected terrorists is illegal. And that position distances them from President Donald Trump's endorsement of the effectiveness of harsh interrogation techniques. 

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