Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada gestures during a news conference on Thursday, the last day before the Senate's summer recess. The majority Democrats were determined not to leave empty-handed, as both parties gird for potentially game-changing midterm elections. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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In The End, Few Bills Break Through Senate Gridlock

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Senate Aims To Pass Energy Bill Before Recess

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Senate Republicans Block Campaign Finance Bill

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GOP Senators Stall For Time As Elections Near

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Extension Of Unemployment Benefits Clears Hurdle

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Funds Stalled In Congress Amid Afghanistan Fatigue

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Senators Express Doubts On Afghan War

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Congress Stalled As 2 Million Lose Jobless Benefits

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President Obama is greeted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada during an event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Returning From Recess, Senators Face A Stalemate

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Senate Republicans Stall Extension Of Jobless Aid

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Senate Likely To Confirm Petraeus Quickly

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West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dies At 92

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West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dies At 92

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Skeptical Republicans Await Kagan's Answers

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