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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. — Mitch McConnell

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

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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

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For everybody who thinks it's warming, I can find somebody who thinks it isn't. — Mitch McConnell

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More women are graduating from college now than men. — Mitch McConnell

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We ought to make sure that the eligibility for entitlements meets the demographics of America. — Mitch McConnell

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Mitt Romney has never been resigned to what someone else said was possible. He cut his own path. That's why he believes in his heart that America has a future full of opportunity and hope. And that's why when Mitt Romney looks down the road, he sees a country that's ready for a comeback. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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

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America is ready to elect its first African American President, especially one with light-skin and and no Negro dialect. — Mitch McConnell

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We're not gonna misread our mandate. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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

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

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

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To call this a recovery is an insult to recoveries. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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On the issue of Iraq, it is my hope, and my challenge to my colleagues, that our debate will be based on what is best for the future of our nation and for Iraq, not what's best for a political party or presidential campaign. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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The new troops in Iraq need to be Iraqi troops. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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It's time Congress got its priorities straight. — Mitch McConnell

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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[.] — 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. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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If the administration wants cooperation, it will have to begin to move in our direction. — Mitch McConnell

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The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president. — Mitch McConnell

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The money that goes into Social Security is not the government's money. it's your money. You paid for it. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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You'll regret this, and you may regret this a lot sooner than you think. — Mitch McConnell

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A reporter asked recently, 'What keeps you up at night?' I replied that I generally sleep well, but if I ever do have trouble, I don't have to count sheep. I count all the states I'm glad I'm not the governor of. — Mitch McConnell

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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 ... — Mitch McConnell

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She was warned.
She was given an explanation.
Nevertheless, she persisted. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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Are we still a country that takes risks, that innovates, that believes anything is possible? Or are we a country that is resigned to whatever liberty the government decides to dish out? — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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

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The worst day of my political life was when President George W. Bush signed McCain-Feingold into law in the early part of his first Administration. — Mitch McConnell

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

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To put a trillion dollars in context, if you spend a million dollars every day since Jesus was born, you still wouldn't have spent a trillion. — Mitch McConnell

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I've often wished we had more women in the Senate. — Mitch McConnell

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Today, Democrats not only have the White House; they have the Senate too. So we have to be realistic about what we can and cannot achieve, while at the same recognizing that realism should never be confused with capitulation. — Mitch McConnell

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Americans don't think we should be raising taxes on anybody, especially in the middle of a recession. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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Tiger Woods and John Edwards had a better year than the Stimulus bill. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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What we do know is that the American people, regardless of how they feel about the abortion issue, don't think that taxpayer money ought to be used to pay for abortions. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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I'm in favor of doing tax reform, but I think tax reform ought to be revenue neutral as it was back during the [Ronald] Reagan years. We've resolved this issue. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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Bolton's exactly what the U.N. needs at this point. The president's right on the mark in picking him. — Mitch McConnell

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

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It just doesn't occur to an American that someone else will solve their problems. Americans take pride in solving problems for themselves. And if we fail, we get back up and try again. It's what we do. It's who we are. — Mitch McConnell

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Where we are now is we have resolved the revenue issue and the question is what are we going to do about spending. I wish the president would lead us in this discussion rather than putting himself in a position of having to be dragged kicking and screaming to the table to discuss the single biggest issue confronting our future. — Mitch McConnell

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The fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government, the only way to do all these things it is to put someone in the White House who won't veto any of these things. — Mitch McConnell

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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. — Mitch McConnell

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It is time for a leader who will lead. — Mitch McConnell

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For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation's problems. He hasn't been working to earn reelection. He's been working to earn a spot on the PGA tour. — Mitch McConnell