Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, as fiscal cliff negotiations continued. Working against a midnight deadline,

 

              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, as fiscal cliff negotiations continued. Working against a midnight deadline,
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, as fiscal cliff negotiations continued. Working against a midnight deadline, negotiators for the White House and congressional Republicans in Congress narrowed their differences Monday on legislation to avert across-the-board tax increases. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)