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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listens as President Trump speaks to reporters following a meeting at the White House in October 2017. Illustration by Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo for NPR | Photograph by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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'You May Need The Money More Than I Do': McConnell Once Returned Trump's Donation

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The disclosure of millions of once-secret tobacco industry documents — which are now readily searchable online — has opened a window into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's interactions with tobacco executives and lobbyists. Alvaro Tapia Hidalgo for NPR hide caption

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Tobacco's 'Special Friend': What Internal Documents Say About Mitch McConnell

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he was spurred to act because of an "unprecedented spike" in the number of teenagers who were vaping, or smoking e-cigarettes. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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As House Democrats Reject Trump Proposal, Senate GOP Embraces It

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Protesters march through Midtown Manhattan on Monday as they rally against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Is 8 Enough? The Consequences Of The Supreme Court Starting 1 Justice Short

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News crews set up in front of the Supreme Court early Monday morning in Washington, D.C. President Trump is expected to announce his choice for Supreme Court justice Monday evening. J. David Ake/AP hide caption

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Brett Kavanaugh (left) speaks in 2006, when he was a nominee for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. With him is then-Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley confers with ranking member Dianne Feinstein at a committee hearing on April 19. The committee has approved legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill To Protect Mueller Investigation Approved By Senate Judiciary Committee

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Led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., senators are beginning debate on immigration legislation on Monday. It's anyone's guess what the outcome will be. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell talk to reporters in the Rose Garden following a lunch meeting at the White House in October to combat rumors they have a strained relationship. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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On the domestic front in 2018, President Trump is expected to focus on immigration, infrastructure, welfare and health care. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump at a Senate GOP lunch with Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. (left), and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on Tuesday, where he talked with several holdouts on the tax bill about measures to bring them on board. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Trump Visits Capitol Hill To Lobby For Tax Vote

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President Trump meets with congressional leaders in the Oval Office at the White House on Sept. 6. The deadline to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling is coming up on Dec. 8. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, some of whom were teenagers at the time. He holds up a copy of his handbook, One Nation Under God. Wes Frazer/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., appears in 2009 with then-Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. McConnell suggested on Tuesday that Sessions run as a write-in candidate to keep former judge Roy Moore from winning his old seat. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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Ryan Clayton of Americans Take Action is corralled by police after he threw Russian flags at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump as they arrived for the Republican Senate Policy Luncheon at the Capitol. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on as Preisdent Trump speaks to reporters in the White House Rose Garden following a lunch meeting. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and President Trump embrace in the Oval Office after a meeting at which Trump agreed with Democrats, casting aside Republicans. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks on the phone in January with Russian President Vladimir Putin, joined by top White House figures Reince Priebus (from left), Vice President Pence, Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer and Michael Flynn. Only Pence remains. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., looks on during a meeting with House and Senate leadership at the White House in June. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Association-based health insurance could have a lot of appeal for restaurants and other businesses with younger, healthier workers. Tetra Images/Getty Images hide caption

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