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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada gestures during a news conference on Thursday, the last day before the Senate's summer recess. The majority Democrats were determined not to leave empty-handed, as both parties gird for potentially game-changing midterm elections. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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GOP Senators Stall For Time As Elections Near

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Funds Stalled In Congress Amid Afghanistan Fatigue

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President Obama is greeted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada during an event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd Dies At 92

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Skeptical Republicans Await Kagan's Answers

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