Congressional Conflict Analyst

July 8, 2012 - 11:40 AM
FILE - In this June 26, 2012 file photo, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, of Ky. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans and Democrats in Congress who congratulated themselves for passing relatively routine legislation before July 4 are returning to the Capitol for a summer stocked with political show votes and no serious role for bipartisanship. Any thought of compromise on major issues _ taxes, spending, deficit control or immigration among them _ will have to wait until after the election or the new year. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)