Fiscal cliff: Private bargaining, public wrangling - Article Photos 5/5

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., right, speaks with reporters following a GOP strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Dec. 11, 2012, with from left, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)