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If Republicans win in 2016, look out

...don't see a heavyweight in that group. I would go after one who has shown his stuff and mettle, such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell or House Speaker John Boehner. Proven quality. The GOP-controlled Congress recently put out their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-04-23/if-republicans-win-2016-
Bottom line

...unprofessional and inappropriate utterances we've ever heard from a sitting U.S. senator and former Senate majority leader.The Nevada Democrat called his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell "a lump of coal," and then proceeded to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-17/bottom-line
House, Senate advance bills on police body cameras

...is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. Hutto said that's generally thought to mean inside homes.House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, R-Greenville, said House members' larger objective was to advance something to the floor in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-21/house-senate-advance-bills-police-b
Black lawmakers celebrate legislative gains

...revenues.Senate Minority Whip Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, Democratic Caucus Chair Horacena Tate, D-Atlanta, Senate Majority Leader Steve Henson, D-Tucker, and Sen. David Lucas, D-Macon, called the DOT board resolution approved last week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-20/black-lawmakers-celebrat
So long, Harry

...nuclear waste facility in his home state. The career politician's wish came true in 2009 when, as then-Senate majority leader, he cut a deal with the Obama administration to nix the project's federal funding.Today Reid brags on his Senate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-05/so-long-harry
Poll favors Ga. governor, lawmakers

...political analyst.One factor in their favor is the absence of the gridlock that plagues Congress, according to Senate Majority Leader Bill Cowsert, R-Athens. Lawmakers of both parties like the Republican governor because he is willing to hear their...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-02/poll-favors-ga-governor-
Harry Reid won't seek re-election

...on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.Reid, 75, lost his role as majority leader - the Senate's top job - when November's elections swept the Republicans into control. He suffered a personal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-27/harry-reid-wont-seek-re-elec
Nicklaus receives Congressional Gold Medal

...Children's Health Care Foundation, which recently pledged $60 million to the Miami Children's Health System.Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Nicklaus had a brush with polio as a teenager.McConnell said that as a fellow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-03-24/nicklaus-receives-congressio
Gas tax change would hit out-of-state drivers, House speaker says

...punish the 41 Republicans who voted against the transportation plan March 5 in the House. Among those voting no were Majority Leader Larry O'Neal, Majority Whip Matt Ramsey and several committee chairmen."We have, sometimes, different viewpoints...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-20/gas-tax-change-would-hit
Have we learned nothing?

Is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a traitor?After the Revolutionary War, we governed with the Articles of Confederation for 10 or so years. It...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2015-03-18/have-we-learned-nothing