Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada says a defective exercise resistance band caused injuries to his eye, face and ribs. He and his wife are seeking more than $50,000 in damages. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Has The Senate Found It's More Fun To Be Functional?

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Sen. Charles Schumer of New York stands a podium March 3 as Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada looks on. Reid is backing Schumer to be his replacement as Democratic leader. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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With the enthusiastic backing of his caucus, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., was reelected as the leader of the Senate Democrats this week following devastating midterm losses. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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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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