Mitch McConnell, standing apart in a changing GOP, digs in on his decades-long push against Russia


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The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell often tells the story of a letter that his father, a foot soldier in World War II, wrote to his mother while he was stationed in Eastern Europe in 1945, as the United States was liberating the region from Nazi rule. “I think the Russians are going to be a big problem,” A.M. McConnell wrote, foreshadowing the communist takeover to come. Almost 80 years later, his son is still warning of Russia. From his perch as the long-time Republican leader in the U.S. Senate, McConnell has emerged as perhaps the strongest advocate...