Biden-McConnell: personally mismatched, professionally bound


              FILE - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., looks to President Joe Biden after Biden arrived at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky., Jan. 4, 2023. By temperament and manner, Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell are decidedly mismatched. But as the days of divided government under Biden begin, their long relationship will become even more vital. McConnell’s experience in cutting deals and the political capital he retains among his members could leave him much freer to negotiate thorny matters with the White House. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
            
              President Joe Biden shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., after speaking about his infrastructure agenda under the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, in Covington, Ky. Biden's infrastructure deal that was enacted in late 2021 will offer federal grants to Ohio and Kentucky to build a companion bridge that is intended to alleviate traffic on the Brent Spence Bridge, background at left. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
            FILE - President Joe Biden, left, accompanied by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from right, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, speaks at the top of a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss legislative priorities for the rest of the year, Nov. 29, 2022, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington.  By temperament and manner, Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell are decidedly mismatched. But as the days of divided government under Biden begin, their long relationship will become even more vital.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) FILE - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., left, and Vice President Joe Biden, walk through Statuary Hall on their way to a joint session of Congress to count the votes in Washington, Jan. 6, 2017. By temperament and manner, Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell are decidedly mismatched. But as the days of divided government under Biden begin, their long relationship will become even more vital. McConnell's experience in cutting deals and the political capital he retains among his members could leave him much freer to negotiate thorny matters with the White House.  (AP Photo/Zach Gibson, File) FILE - President Joe Biden shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., after speaking about his infrastructure agenda under the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, Jan. 4, 2023, in Covington, Ky. By temperament and manner, Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell are decidedly mismatched. But as the days of divided government under Biden begin, their long relationship will become even more vital. McConnell's experience in cutting deals and the political capital he retains among his members could leave him much freer to negotiate thorny matters with the White House. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) FILE - Vice President Joe Biden, right, administers the Senate oath to incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., with McConnell's wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, center, during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremony, Jan. 6, 2015, in the Old Senate Chamber of Capitol Hill in Washington. By temperament and manner, Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell are decidedly mismatched. But as the days of divided government under Biden begin, their long relationship will become even more vital. McConnell's experience in cutting deals and the political capital he retains among his members could leave him much freer to negotiate thorny matters with the White House.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin File) FILE - President Joe Biden shakes hands with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., after speaking about his infrastructure agenda under the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge, Jan. 4, 2023, in Covington, Ky. By temperament and manner, Joe Biden and Mitch McConnell are decidedly mismatched. But as the days of divided government under Biden begin, their long relationship will become even more vital. McConnell's experience in cutting deals and the political capital he retains among his members could leave him much freer to negotiate thorny matters with the White House. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File) 
              Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., looks to President Joe Biden after Biden arrived at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky., Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Biden-McConnell: personally mismatched, professionally bound