Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., center, listen to Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Ariz., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., center, listen to Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Ariz., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) Associated Press
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., center, listen to Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Ariz., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari) Associated Press

With health care bill all but passed, time for backroom deals

December 22, 2009 6:20 PM