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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Fiscal Cliff Siren: Meet The Man Behind The Curtain

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Sen.-elect Angus King of Maine (far right) joins newly elected Democratic senators and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. From left: Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Reid, and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. Harry Hamburg/AP hide caption

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Fiscal Cliff Would Only Dent The Deficit

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The Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, a small-donor PAC, has launched a bus tour to reach conservative voters in hotly contested states, while trying to raise money to launch an anti-Obama TV ad. Yfat Yossifor/Courtesy of Mlive.com hide caption

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With Buses And Billboards, Small-Money Groups Try To Make A Mark

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People cast their ballots at an early-voting center in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 15. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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What If There's No Winner? Presidential Campaigns And Their Lawyers Prepare

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Mysterious Anti-Obama Spam Texts Linked To Republican Consulting Group

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Economists: Romney's 12 Million Jobs Target Realistic, Even If He Loses

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Do Political Ads Actually Work?

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Watchdog Groups Prep For Voter Intimidation, Fraud

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President Obama and GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney walk away after they greet each other at the end of the third presidential debate in Boca Raton, Fla., on Monday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrat Richard Carmona (left) and Republican Rep. Jeff Flake shake hands before Thursday's debate in Chandler, Ariz. Ross Franklin/AP hide caption

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Race For Arizona's Open Senate Seat Gets Personal

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Former Maine Gov. Angus King, an independent candidate for the U.S. Senate, greets potential voters Oct. 1 in Bath, Maine. Joel Page/AP hide caption

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Negative Ads Reign In Maine Senate Race

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