In an exclusive chat with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) here at CPAC, I had the opportunity to ask the Senate Republican Leader about a number of short and long term battles in Washington. Our wide ranging discussion spanned several hot issues, from Obamacare repeal to the 'Fast & Furious' scandal:
Cheat sheet -- Here are the time stamps for each question:
1:00 - Are Senate Republicans backing away from Obamacare repeal as a top priority?
2:15 - What, if anything, can Congress do to block or reverse the Obama administration's unconstitutional birth control mandate?
3:30 - President Obama and Senate Democrats have been ignoring the Constitution and disregarding long-standing precedent to further their agenda. Are you prepared to retailiate?
6:45 - What is your response to Senate Democrats' ongoing refusal to follow the law and pass a budget?
8:05 - How do Senate Republicans plan to keep the president's dreadful Keystone XL decision in the spotlight?
10:20 - Will you join Sen. Grassley and Rep. Issa in demanding complete transparency from Attorney General Holder on the Fast & Furious scandal?
11:15 - What do you make of your former Senate colleague Rick Santorum's presidential surge?
Guy Benson is Townhall.com's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).
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