Politics & Government

January 20, 2009

Republicans get a chilly reception from inaugural crowd

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell received a reception Tuesday that rivaled the frigid winter weather, as hundreds of attendees greeted GOP lawmakers with boos, chants, hisses and -- in some cases -- stony silence. The chilly display spoke volumes about the Republican party's awkward position as Obama enters the honeymoon phase of his presidency.

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