Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., gestures as he and GOP leaders meet with reporters just off the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, as lawmakers ... more 
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., gestures as he and GOP leaders meet with reporters just off the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, as lawmakers struggle with a stopgap spending bill that would prevent a partial government shutdown when the budget year ends next week. From left are, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., McConnell, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite
Wed, Sep 25, 2013 8:11 AM EDT