Hill staffers and PGA professionals mingle Wednesday at this year's National Golf Day event on Capitol Hill, which included an annual Democrats versus Republicans putting challenge. Emily Jan/NPR hide caption

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On Links As In Life, D.C. Bipartisan Relations Are Deep In The Rough

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Republican Rep. Tom Price, House Budget Committee chairman, said Tuesday that his budget "saves $5.5 trillion, gets to balance within 10 years, without raising taxes." Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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House GOP Budget Sets Stage For Showdown With The President

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Representatives Laud A Departing Dean, 59-Year Veteran John Dingell

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Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., and Rep. Ron Barber, D-Ariz., right, pick up box lunches on Feb. 12 before boarding a bus for a trip to a retreat in Cambridge, Md., where House Democrats will hold strategy meetings for two and a half days. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House Republicans plan to start the new year with a vote on HealthCare.gov that will place Democrats in a politically tough spot. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., gestures as he speaks in an Oversight Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in May 22. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Republican House Speaker John Boehner administers the oath of office to Amash during a mock swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 5, 2011, at the start of Amash's first term. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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For Young Republican, Defying Boehner In Washington Plays Well Back Home

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Superstorm Sandy swept through the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., in late October. In late November, this sign symbolized the hope of homeowners that help would be coming soon. Eric Thayer /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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A thumbs-up in thanks: Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on the floor of the House today. Saul Loeb /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner arrives at the White House on Friday for talks with President Obama and congressional leaders aimed at avoiding the "fiscal cliff." Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Congressional Leaders Hopeful As Fiscal Cliff Deadline Nears

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Republican U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh and challenger Democrat Tammy Duckworth before a televised debate at the WTTW studios on Oct. 18, 2012, in Chicago. Charles Rex Arbogast/AP hide caption

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Iraq Vet Takes On Tea-Party Incumbent In Fiery Illinois House Race

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President Obama speaks in the White House's Brady Briefing Room on Tuesday. Behind the president, a ticking clock counts down the time until taxes will go up if Congress can't reach an extension deal on payroll tax cuts. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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In A Year Of Partisan Brawls, Congress Goes One More Round

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