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People line up outside the Kynect store at the Fayette Mall, in Lexington, Ky., in February to apply for health insurance through the state exchange. Adam Beam/AP hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., (left) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., at a ceremony last month at the U.S. Capitol. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky returns to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 29, 2015. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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McConnell's Call For 'Regular Order' May Not Mean What It Used To

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he sees issues where a Republican-led Congress can work with President Obama. McConnell won re-election Tuesday, as his party took control of the Senate. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell speaks to supporters Saturday at the Tanglewood Farms Restaurant in Franklin, Ky. McConnell faces Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin and several other lesser-known candidates in Tuesday's GOP primary. Timothy D. Easley/AP hide caption

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Kentucky's Democratic governor, Steve Beshear, has gotten considerable attention for embracing President Obama's Affordable Care Act and adopting the Common Core educational standards. Roger Alford/AP hide caption

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and his wife Elaine Chao at last summer's Republican National Convention in Tampa. Mike Thelier /UPI /Landov hide caption

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U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell talks as Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi listens during a press conference after their meeting at her home in Yangon, Myanmar on Monday. Khin Maung Win/AP hide caption

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An Emotional Moment: Sen. Mitch McConnell Meets Myanmar's Suu Kyi

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