U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) (R-KY) is flanked by Senator John Barrasso (L) (R-WY) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) as he addresses reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January ... more 
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (C) (R-KY) is flanked by Senator John Barrasso (L) (R-WY) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) as he addresses reporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, January 7, 2014. A White House-backed bill to renew jobless benefits for 1.3 million Americans narrowly cleared a U.S. Senate Republican procedural roadblock on Tuesday. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) less 
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Tue, Jan 7, 2014 4:09 PM EST