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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, listens to remarks while addressing the media after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 21, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Talk radio host Mark Levin is calling for the resignations of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner. (Associated Press)

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Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, for attacking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an extraordinary display of intra-party division played out live on the Senate floor. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's new highway spending bill is already on the skids, with both Democrats and Republicans questioning $47 billion in fees and penalties the legislation counts on to fund new road-building over the next three years. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this June 16, 2015, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, , R-Ky., speaks to members of the media following the weekly Republican luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington. McConnell said July 20 he hopes to announce soon that he and Sen. Barbara Boxer of California have reached an agreement on a transportation bill. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ** FILE **

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks in Elizabethtown Ky., in this May 26, 2015, file photo. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaks to the media during a news conference following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

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President Barack Obama makes a statement to reporters as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky looks on after a meeting regarding the BP Deepwater Horizon in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington, Thursday, June 10, 2010. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, will get one last chance to force votes on amendments Tuesday to try to give the NSA more spying time, and to weaken some of the transparency that the House imposed. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks to the Senate Chamber to begin a special session to extend surveillance programs Sunday. (AP Photo)

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., gets a campaign assist from Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., left, at the Warren County Regional Airport in Paul's hometown, Bowling Green, Ky., on Nov. 3, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is locked in a fierce battle with Kentucky seatmate Rand Paul over extending the phone-snooping powers of the Patriot Act, which Mr. Paul opposes. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Supporters of President Barack Obama’s trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday, May 22, 2015, and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits. Legislation to renew the Patriot Act is also on the calendar, as is a bill to renew authority to commit federal funds for highway and bridge construction. McConnell is intent on keeping the anti-terrorism Patriot Act from lapsing while Republicans control the House and Senate. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hoping to gather enough votes for at least a short-term extension of the Patriot Act. He supports the National Security Agency's phone-snooping program, which has generated heated debate in the Republican Party. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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FILE - In this May 5, 2015 file photo, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. Senate leaders said Tuesday that Democrats have enough votes to block action on President Barack Obama's trade initiatives unless the parties can work out disagreements on how to package various bills. Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, a strong opponent of Obama’s trade agenda, said Democrats have more than enough votes to block action for now. McConnell agreed. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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FILE-This July 13, 2011, file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. looking on at right, as President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. Obama sent McConnell a handwritten thank you note for the Republican’s backing of Loretta Lynch as attorney general. That’s right: The Democratic president and GOP leader who have been at odds multiple times over the last six years find themselves on the same page of late. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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With a June 1 deadline looming, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said he is not going to debate the Patriot Act until the last week of May, leaving little time to work out a deal with the House, which is moving in the other direction — working on a bill that would scrap the National Security Agency's phone program and all other bulk collection under the Patriot Act. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by, from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, after a policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., accompanied by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., left, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, following a policy luncheon. (AP Photo/Brett Carlsen)