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Iraqi Security forces patrol in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014. Sporadic clashes continued Tuesday in some parts of Ramadi, with only limited success by security forces Al-Qaida-led militants are battling for control of mainly Sunni areas to the west of the Iraqi capital in a key test of the Shiite-led government's ability to maintain security in the country more than two years after the withdrawal of U.S. troops. (AP Photo)

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Organizers prepare for a protest outside of the Senate chambers in the South Carolina Statehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Protesters say they are stifled by a law that calls for up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine for demonstrations inside the capitol. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

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Organizers prepare for a protest outside of the Senate chambers in the South Carolina Statehouse on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. Protesters say they are stifled by a law that calls for up to three years in prison and a $5,000 fine for demonstrations inside the capitol. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins)

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Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell fired a major shot Thursday, taking to the chamber floor to say the rules amount to a declaration of war on free speech and vowing the GOP will try to block them. "Every American needs to know about this abuse of power," said Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican. "Let me be clear: What the administration is proposing poses a grave threat to the ability of ordinary Americans to freely participate in the Democratic process."

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Fans of Dynamo Kiev hold a banner that reads "Pray for heroes" in honor of victims of violent clashes in the Ukrainian capital, before the start of their Europa League round of 32 first leg match at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. UEFA has moved the Dynamo Kiev vs. Valencia Europa League round of 32 opener to Cyprus, after anti-government clashes in the Ukrainian capital left at least 50 people dead and hundreds injured. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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Fans of Dynamo Kiev hold a banner that reads "Pray for heroes" in honor of victims of violent clashes in the Ukrainian capital, before the start of their Europa League round of 32 first leg match at GSP stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. UEFA has moved the Dynamo Kiev vs. Valencia Europa League round of 32 opener to Cyprus, after anti-government clashes in the Ukrainian capital left at least 50 people dead and hundreds injured. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2013 pool-file photo, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks with U.S. troops at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan. President Barack Obama has ordered the Pentagon to plan for a full American withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year should the Afghan government refuse to sign a security agreement with the US the White House said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Mark Wilson, Pool-File)