U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell talks as Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi listens during a press conference after their meeting at her home in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday.
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January 26, 2012 McConnell was the architect of the sanctions against Myanmar and over the past few months, he's seen country race toward democracy.
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November 30, 2010 Both sides stuck to their pre-summit talking points though Obama indicated a willingness to deal.
November 30, 2010 Democrats and Republicans can't even agree on who really speaks for the American people. It's doubtful they'll be able to agree on much else, like permanently extending Bush tax cuts to the wealthy.
November 30, 2010 Political junkies will be watching the White House closely this morning, as President Obama sits down with Congressional leaders for their first "summit" since Republicans did so well in the midterm elections.
Boehner, the target of some Democratic barbs.
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September 13, 2010 ANALYSIS: It's a bipartisan question. Democrats are struggling to decide whether to the support the president's latest stimulus plan. Republicans have a debate brewing in their ranks too.
McConnell, left, and House Minority Leader John Boehner at the Capitol in March.
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August 3, 2010 The Senate minority leader knows his November battle plan probably works better the simpler he can keep it. Complicating it by comparing the Obama agenda with an actual alternative agenda might only muddy the waters.
July 19, 2010 The Senate Judiciary Committee votes Tuesday on the nomination of Elena Kagan to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, a vote that is assured of passing. GOP Leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, hasn't ruled out a filibuster.
May 18, 2010 Rand Paul has won the Republican Senate primary in Kentucky, easily toppling Trey Grayson, the secretary of state and the choice of the GOP establishment. Among the Democrats, AG Jack Conway narrowly defeated LG Dan Mongiardo.
April 15, 2010 Retiring Kentucky Sen. Jim Bunning endorses the outsider, Rand Paul, against GOP establishment choice Trey Grayson as his successor.
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