Senator Menendez Under Fire As He Takes Up Senate Foreign Relations Gavel

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With Debt Ceiling Pushed Out Of Sight, Sequestration Comes Back Into View

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Vice President Joe Biden participates in a round-table discussion on gun violence at Virginia Commonwealth University with Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., on Friday. The panelists included people who worked on gun safety after the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Obama Administration Takes Gun Control Fight Outside Washington

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House Pushes Off Debt Ceiling Deadline For Three Months

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House To Vote On Short-Term Debt Ceiling Extension

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Inaugural Luncheon A Bipartisan Mixer Packed With Formality, Tradition

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Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp, shown in June 2012, says the U.S. won't default unless the president chooses to let it happen. John Hanna/AP hide caption

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Some House Republicans Deny Risk Of Default In Debt Ceiling Debate

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House Approves Sandy Aid, Senate Votes Next

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House Takes Up Sandy Relief Bill After It Was Dropped By Previous Congress

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Senators Exert Power During Confirmation Process

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Congress Approves Nearly $10 Billion In Superstorm Sandy Aid

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Vice President Joe Biden shows the certificate of the Electoral College vote for Ohio to House Speaker John Boehner during a joint session of Congress on Friday. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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After Suspenseful Vote, Boehner Recaptures House Speaker Seat

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House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, joined by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., speaks to reporters about the "fiscal cliff" negotiations at the Capitol on Friday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House GOP Leaves 'Lump Of Coal' In 'Fiscal Cliff' Negotiations

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House Speaker John Boehner pauses during a news conference Thursday. House GOP leaders abruptly canceled a vote on his measure after they failed to round up enough votes for it to pass. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Plug Pulled On 'Plan B,' House Breaks For Christmas

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