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January 19, 2023

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)