WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 20: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) holds a brief news conference with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) (L) and U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) after the ... more 
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 20: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (R) holds a brief news conference with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) (L) and U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol September 20, 2011 in Washington, DC. This is the first policy luncheon since President Barack Obama announced his federal deficit and spending reduction plan on Monday. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) less 
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