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McConnell: Lack of civility is country’s biggest problem

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the country has a “behavioral problem”.

McGrath fundraising tops $10 million in Senate race

Retired Marine combat pilot Amy McGrath is showing her mettle as a campaign fundraiser, hauling in more than $10.7 million since starting her campaign against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Senators pitch Trump on expanded gun background check bill

Senate supporters of requiring background checks for firearms purchased at gun shows and over the internet.

‘Do something, Mr. McConnell’: Washington Post editorial says Senate must act on guns

The Washington Post on Wednesday published a full-page editorial listing the victims' names and ages in 37 mass shootings in the U.S. since 1999, including the seven killed in a weekend shooting in western Texas, and then asked, "if that would be enough to move Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from his insistent inertia on gun safety?"

Broadcaster Matt Jones takes step toward Senate run

Jones said Thursday he expects to make a final decision on whether to enter the campaign after this year's November election.

AP: Senate passes budget deal backed by Trump

Latest on legislation dealing with the federal budget and the government’s borrowing limit

Kentucky lawmakers pass pension-relief bill

Kentucky lawmakers have given final approval to a pension-relief bill and sent it to Gov. Matt Bevin.

Amy McGrath to run for 2020 Senate seat

Retired fighter pilot Amy McGrath has announced her bid for the 2020 Senate race.

General Assembly passes pension relief bill, but will Bevin sign it?

The Kentucky General Assembly passed a version of House Bill 358-- a pension relief bill-- late Thursday night, but not the version the governor says he supports.

Senate votes to terminate Trump’s border order

In a stunning rebuke, the Republican-controlled Senate has voted to terminate President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Midwife bill advances through House

Kentucky stopped issuing permits to home-birth midwives back in 1975. Now a bill that would create a new regulatory path for these practitioners is a step closer to becoming law.

Election contest bill advances to Senate

A bill that would give the General Assembly future guidance in contested state legislative, statewide and congressional elections has cleared the Kentucky House.

Free speech bill heads to Senate

The Kentucky House has passed a bill designed to protect free speech on college campuses.

Senate takes aim at ‘doxing’ of minors with bill

Legislation to criminalize a type of online harassment passed the state Senate today by a 26-10 vote.

Foster Child bill receives Senate approval

The foster child “bill of rights” moved a step closer to becoming law today after being amended and passed by the Kentucky Senate.

Special Election Tuesday to fill vacant Senate seat

Voters will choose between Democrat Darrell Pugh and Republican Phillip Wheeler to represent the 31st District.

Senate OK’s bill to limit secretary of state’s power

The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill to limit the secretary of state's influence over the daily operations of the State Board of Elections.

Top senator touts bill to reveal executive branch lobbying

The Kentucky Senate's top leader has pointed to high-profile public corruption cases in pushing for legislation to shed more light on efforts to lobby the executive branch.

Dueling Senate bills would end shutdown in different ways

Senate leaders agreed to hold votes this week on dueling proposals to reopen shuttered federal agencies, forcing a political reckoning for senators grappling with the longest shutdown in U.S. history: Side with President Donald Trump or vote to temporarily end the shutdown and keep negotiating.

McConnell’s maneuvers take backseat to Trump in shutdown

The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP leader who’s often the behind-the-scenes architect of intricate legislative maneuvers to resolve bitter partisan stalemates.

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