A look at Mitch McConnell, who will become the Senate majority leader in January. Terry Gross talks with journalist Alec MacGillis, author of a new e-book about the senator.
Is Utah's senior senator too old?
Utah's 78-year old Senator Orrin Hatch, who's running for reelection this Fall, has faced criticism from his Democratic opponent that he's too old. Scott Howell has distributed a fundraising letter urging support for him in part because Hatch could die before a potential next term would end.
Thomas Burr, Senior Washington Correspondent for the Salt Lake Tribune, talks about the reaction to Howell's letter.