Obama, McConnell hold rare one-on-one meeting

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell of Ky. leaves the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, after a meeting with President Barack Obama. Facing a new political landscape, President Barack Obama and McConnell had a Wednesday appointment to size up prospects for cooperation between Democrats and Republicans who have shown little zest for political deal-making in the more than five years since Obama's first inauguration. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare one-on-one meeting, President Barack Obama and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday sized up the prospects for bipartisan cooperation between a White House and Republican Party that have struggled for years to find common ground.

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