Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, (D-NV) during a news conference on a payroll tax cut compromise. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Lt. Dan Choi, center, stands with other protesters after handcuffing themselves to the fence outside the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 15, 2010, during a protest for gay-rights. The group demanded that President Obama keep his promise to repeal 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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