U.S. Senate Minority Leader McConnell leaves the Senate Chamber for the caucus at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

 
U.S. Senate Minority Leader McConnell leaves the Senate Chamber for the caucus at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate Chamber for the caucus at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 30, 2012. Efforts to prevent the economy from tumbling over a "fiscal cliff" stalled on Sunday as Democrats and Republicans remained at loggerheads over a deal that would prevent taxes for all Americans from rising on New Year's Day. REUTERS/Mary Calvert