Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was part of a group of coal state Democrats who wanted a longer extension of health benefits for coal miners in the stopgap spending bill. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Firearms for sale at a gun show in Annapolis, Md., on April 14. Andrew Harnik /The Washington Times /Landov hide caption

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Rep. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., celebrates winning re-election to West Virginia's Second Congressional District Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 in Charleston, W.Va. Jeff Gentner/AP hide caption

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