In this Feb. 26, 2013, photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican angst over presidential election losses

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In this Feb. 26, 2013, photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican angst over presidential election losses obscures the fact that many conservative ideals have prospered for decades. McConnell and other top Republicans say the deficit is a threat. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) less 

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Thu, Feb 28, 2013 3:46 PM EST