July 13, 2011
The Associated Press. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, left, accompanied by Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday.
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WASHINGTON -- Failure to raise the U.S. debt limit would probably ensure President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned fellow conservatives on Wednesday, fresh evidence of deep GOP political divisions on an issue of paramount importance to the nation and its economy.