Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., center, and the committee's ranking member Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., right, were all smiles April 14 after the committee passed an agreement on oversight of Iran negotiations. But the bill has run into some outspoken opponents in the full Senate. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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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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President Kennedy speaks with Senate GOP leader Everett Dirksen of Illinois in March 1961. Dirksen's support was critical to passing civil rights legislation through Congress. Harvey Georges/AP hide caption

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Until the political parties learn to hold the center, we may wind up with more of this. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Democrat Steny Hoyer of Maryland (left), who will be the House minority whip in the new Congress, and Republican Eric Cantor of Virginia, the incoming majority leader, leave after a prayer service Wednesday at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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