Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (center), Kentucky Republican, makes his way to the U.S. Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on Dec. 27, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (center), Kentucky Republican, makes his way to the U.S. Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington on Dec. 27, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)