**FILE** Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (left), Kentucky Republican, speaks June 28, 2011, with reporters as Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, looks on, following a weekly Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (left), Kentucky Republican, speaks June 28, 2011, with reporters as Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, looks on, following a weekly Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)