Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, gives a thumbs up when asked about a deal an the debt ceiling as he heads to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, July 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Photo by: Susan Walsh

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, gives a thumbs up when asked about a deal an the debt ceiling as he heads to the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, July 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)