McConnell Won't Risk Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood Funding

The Senate majority leader doesn't want to force the confrontation many conservatives are eager to have.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 16: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (2-R) speaks to the media after the Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol June 16, 2015 in Washington, DC. Leader McConnell spoke about various issues before the Senate including the defense spending bill. Also pictured is (L-R), Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) Sen. John Thune (R-SD), and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX).
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