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Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) has said he will oppose consideration of an arms-control treaty with Russia known as New START during the lame-duck session. Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama has said tax cuts on family income under $250,000 a year should be made permanent. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Congressional Republicans Claim Mandate For Change

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Nevadans vote early at the Meadows Mall in Las Vagas on Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is locked in a tight race against Republican Sharron Angle, who is backed by the Tea Party. Ethan Miller/Getty hide caption

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Nevada Voters Confront Stark Choice In Senate Race

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