All Citizens United did was to level the playing field for corporate speech. We now have, I think, the most free and open system we've had in modern times.

— Mitch McConnell

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Syria and Iran have always had a pretty tight relationship, and it looks to me like they just cooked up a press release to put out to sort of restate the obvious. They're both problem countries; we know that. And this doesn't change anything.

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Republicans will not be reduced to being the tax collectors for the Obama economy.

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The biggest problem confronting the country is our excessive spending.

If we're not going to deal with it now, when are we going to deal with it? And we've watched the government explode over the last four years. We've dealt with the revenue issue.

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It's a shame that we have to use whatever leverage we have in Congress to get the president to deal with the biggest problem confronting our future. And that's our excessive spending.

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The worst day of my political life was when President George W.

Bush signed McCain-Feingold into law.

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By their own admission, leaders of the Republican Revolution of 1994 think their greatest mistake was overlooking the power of the veto. They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren't.

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The minimum wage is mostly an entry-level wage for young people.

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We have a debt the size of our economy, which makes us look a lot like Greece.

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The White House has a choice: They can change course, or they can double down on a vision of government that the American people have roundly rejected.

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We all know that Social Security is one of this country's greatest success stories in the 20th century.

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And this year, when we end the cruel, defeatist practice of passing children who cannot read into fourth grade, and when our most diligent students begin to graduate from high school in 11 years, and get a head start on college costs with the dollars they earned through their hard work, others will take notice of Indiana yet again.

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The bill that job creators and out-of-work Americans need us to pass is the one that ensures taxes won't go up - one that says Americans and small-business owners won't get hit with more bad news at the end of the year.

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About Mitch McConnell

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Birthday October 16

Obama hasn't been working to earn reelection, he's been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour!

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I'm really proud of this Supreme Court and the way they've been dealing with the issue of First Amendment political speech.

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It's important to remember that some of our best sources in the war against radical Islamic terrorism are Muslims, both in America and overseas.

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As the leader of the Republicans what I'm telling that we elected the president to be president. It's time for him to step up to the plate and lead us in the direction of reducing our excessive spending.

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I think some of our members may have thought the default issue was a hostage you might take a chance at shooting. Most of us didn’t think that. What we did learn is this - it’s a hostage that’s worth ransoming. And it focuses the Congress on something that must be done.

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We're living under the Obama economy.

Any CEO in America with a record like this after three years on the job would be graciously shown the door. This president blames the managers instead. He blames the folks on the shop floor. He blames the weather.

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After adding trillions to the debt on big-government policies most Americans didn't ask for and which we couldn't afford, Democratic leaders say they need more money, which they intend to take from small business, even though small businesses create the majority of new jobs.

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The administration still wants to govern from the far-left and that's going to produce kind a partisan result here in the Congress.

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I'm not going to critique the president's every utterance, but I do think America is exceptional. America is different. We don't operate in any way the Russians do. I think there's a clear distinction here that all Americans understand, and no, I would not have characterized it that way.

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It took us in this country 11 years to get from the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution.

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The debt they ran up in the first year of the Obama administration is bigger than the last four years of the Bush combined.

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We hear the stories every day now: the father who puts on a suit every morning and leaves the house so his daughter doesn't know he lost his job, the recent college grad facing up to the painful reality that the only door that's open to her after four years of study and a pile of debt is her parents'. These are the faces of the Obama economy.

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Public disclosure of campaign contributions and spending should be expedited so voters can judge for themselves what is appropriate.

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The new troops in Iraq need to be Iraqi troops.

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I think it is to the advantage of my state to have the opportunity to come to meetings occasionally and to vote in person, rather than just by proxy.

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The president feels not only do we need to change these rogue regimes, but even our friendly allies, who really basically have, sort of, benign dictatorships, need to get with the program if they want to have long-term security and prosperity from terrorism.

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While other state governments stiff their vendors, close parks, delay tax refunds, and ignore unacceptably poor service levels, Indiana state employees are setting national standards for efficiency.

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We [Democrats] are looking for things that we think would make a difference, improve the country, and enjoy some bipartisan support.

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Forcing free market plans to compete with these government-run programs would create an unlevel playing field and inevitably doom true competition.

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More women are graduating from college now than men.

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I think the important thing to remember here is that we haven't been attacked again at home since September of 2001.

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America is about to turn the page on Barack Obama's four-year experiment in big government.

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For four years, Americans have waited for the faintest light to flicker at the end of the tunnel. And this President has let them down again and again and again. It is time to move on. It is time for a leader who will lead. That leader is Mitt Romney.

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Mitt Romney has spent his entire life finding ways to solve problems.

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We need to strengthen and save Social Security for today's workers.

If we don't act now, this system, born out of the New Deal, will become a bad deal.

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More young people believe they'll see a U.

F.O. than that they'll see their own Social Security benefits.

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We certainly will have a vote on proceeding to a bill to repeal Obamacare.

.. it was a very large issue in the campaign. And, the reconciliation process does present an opportunity and we're reviewing that to see what's possible through reconciliation.

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Whether it's before the election or after the election, the principle is the American people are choosing their next president and their next president should pick this Supreme Court nominee.

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It is a statement to the obvious, however, that [Barack] Obama - of Obamacare - is the President of the United States, so I don't want people to have [unrealistic] expectations about what may actually become law with Obama - of Obamacare - in the White House. But we intend to keep our commitment to the American people.

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It seems with every new day, we have a new veto threat from the president.

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Things happen in American politics in the political center.

If the President will meet us in the center, there are things we can accomplish.

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Eventually, Americans would be stuck with government-run health care whether they like it or not. That's when the worst scenario would take shape, with Americans subjected to bureaucratic hassles, hours spent on hold waiting for a government service rep to take a call, restrictions on care, and, yes, lifesaving treatment and lifesaving surgeries denied or delayed.

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What happens in committee if the committee functions, more often than not, not every time but more often than not, a bill comes out with bipartisan support.

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This heinous crime should be of particular concern to all of us.

. . . I know my colleagues will agree that the murder of Americans overseas cannot go unpunished. I will continue to closely follow developments in this case[.]

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79 senators, including that great conservative Elizabeth Warren, said they didn't like the medical device tax, so we will go at that law - which in my view is the single worst piece of legislation passed in the last half century - in every way that we can.

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We didn't make much progress on the country's agenda.

And in my view it's because the Senate basically hadn't done much of anything, with a couple of exceptions, for the last four years [of Barack Obama's presidency]. And that's going to change.

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It's a shame that the president doesn't embrace the effort to reduce spending.

None of us like using situations like the sequester or the debt ceiling or the operation of government to try to engage the president to deal with this.

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