Washington’s new odd couple: McConnell and Obama

FILE-This July 13, 2011, file photo shows Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. looking on at right, as President Barack Obama meets with Congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Washington’s new odd couple is President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The longtime adversaries — McConnell memorably said his top priority was to make Obama a one-term president — are suddenly cooperating on trade legislation and saying nice things about one another.