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President Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Lexington, Ky., Monday. His efforts don't appear to have been enough to carry incumbent GOP Gov. Matt Bevin over the finish line. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Tuesday's Elections Show Impeachment Might Not Boost GOP As Much As It Hoped

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Acting Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Ken Cuccinelli speaks about immigration policy at the White House on August 12, 2019 Win McNamee/Getty Images Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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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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Julian Raven of Elmira, N.Y., stands in front of his 8-by-16-foot painting of President Trump, inspired by a vision of Trump's potential restoration of America. Amr Alfiky/NPR hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told NPR that he continues to support the Mueller investigation and that nothing he heard in a secret briefing Thursday changes his mind. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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McConnell Says He Supports Mueller Investigation

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"One of the most puzzling arguments that I've heard from [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and some other Republicans is this notion that the American people should decide" the next Supreme Court justice," Obama told NPR's Nina Totenberg Thursday. Nick Michael/NPR hide caption

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