Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks toward the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. McConnell said Monday that he and the White House have agreed on preventing tax hikes that the "fiscal cliff" will trigger after midnight. And he says they are very close to an overall deal that would also prevent budget-wide spending cuts.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks toward the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. McConnell said Monday that he and the White House have agreed on preventing tax hikes that the "fiscal cliff" will trigger after midnight. And he says they are very close to an overall deal that would also prevent budget-wide spending cuts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) AP
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. walks toward the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Dec. 31, 2012. McConnell said Monday that he and the White House have agreed on preventing tax hikes that the "fiscal cliff" will trigger after midnight. And he says they are very close to an overall deal that would also prevent budget-wide spending cuts. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) AP

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December 31, 2012 3:09 PM

Kentucky's McConnell goes to Senate floor to push fiscal-cliff agreement

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