ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell  of Ky. talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. prior to the Senate vote on the defense authorization bill.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010. prior to the Senate vote on the defense authorization bill.