McConnell identified five areas where his party and the Democrats can find common ground: spending, debt, trade agreements, nuclear power and clean coal.
A week before last night's election, McConnell said the GOP's top priority would be to make Barack Obama a one-term president. He began laying the groundwork for accomplishing that goal this morning.
McConnell will lead a large minority of Republican senators next Congress -- a position that will enable him to continue blocking Democratic legislation. It's likely, though, that with the House controlled by a sizable Republican majority, he'll have many fewer opportunities to obstruct legislation.