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McConnell fires back at ‘Moscow Mitch’ attacks by Democrats

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has fired back at Democrats tagging him with the "Moscow Mitch" nickname as he tries to deflect attacks for his handling of election security legislation.

Kentucky Democrats: ‘Just say Nyet to Moscow Mitch’

Democrats in Mitch McConnell's home state are pitching "Moscow Mitch" merchandise to try and capitalize on a bitter dispute involving the Kentucky senator over election security legislation.

Senators McConnell and Paul introduce bourbon bill

Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul introduced legislation designed to maintain fair footing between Kentucky's bourbon industry and its competitors abroad.

McConnell won’t be watching Mueller testimony

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he doesn't intend to watch former special counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress on Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

McConnell promises budget vote before recess

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the Senate will vote on the budget deal agreed to by congressional leaders and the White House before senators leave town for the August recess.

McConnell says Trump ‘is not a racist’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says President Donald Trump is "not a racist" after Trump tweeted over the weekend that four congresswomen of color should return to their native countries. All of the congresswomen are American citizens.

McConnell declines to address Trump tweets

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declining to address President Donald Trump's criticism of women of color in Congress.

Amy McGrath’s campaign raises a record-breaking $2.5 million in one day

Her campaign says it is the most money raised in the first day by a candidate in a U.S. senate race.

House expected to vote Friday to extend 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

The measure is expected to easily clear the House and will then be sent to the Senate.

U.S. agriculture secretary visits Kentucky hemp operations

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue toured hemp facilities in Lexington and Louisville on Tuesday.

Senate GOP leader relishes role as ‘Grim Reaper’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell calls himself the Grim Reaper - the one who holds the scythe leading to the chamber where the desires of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's House majority go to die.

Bipartisan bill to raise federal smoking age advances to Senate

A bipartisan bill that would raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18-to-21, passed a key Senate committee on Wednesday.

McConnell to meet 9/11 responders to discuss victims’ fund

The $7 billion fund is being depleted and has cut benefit payments by up to 70 percent.

McConnell to block efforts to revive pay raise for lawmakers

In a statement Thursday, McConnell says "we're not doing a COLA adjustment in the Senate," a position that likely kills the $4,500 pay raise.

McConnell: US not trying to start war with Iran

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Trump administration is "certainly not trying to start a war with Iran."

Jon Stewart keeping up pressure on Mitch McConnell

Stewart mocked McConnell on Colbert's "Late Show" Monday night.

McConnell hopes tariffs on Mexico don’t kick in

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he hopes President Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on Mexico are avoided, saying Republicans are "not fans of tariffs."

Kentucky leaders celebrate beginning of chemical weapons destruction

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) - Some of Kentucky's top brass were in Madison County to kick off a project more than a decade in the...

George Takei running against Mitch McConnell?

George Takei sent out a tweet Thursday afternoon that raised a few eyebrows. The actor most famous for his role as the USS Enterprise pilot Hikara Sulu on Star Trek tweeted that he’s ‘tempted to move to Kentucky just to run against Mitch McConnell.’

Mitch McConnell reacts to the passing of Richard Lugar

Mitch McConnell mourns the passing of his friend and former colleague in the Senate, Richard Lugar, of Indiana.

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Scott County Schools working to implement ‘test to stay’ plan

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Accused shoplifters lead officers on foot chase in Lexington

Two men were charged in the shoplifting case along with a woman who had unrelated outstanding warrants, according to Lexington Police.

KEA applauds plaintiffs as Ky court hears challenge to private school vouchers

Law is unaccountable to the public, which makes it unconstitutional to the people, argues plaintiffs and public-school proponents.