ASSOCIATED PRESS House Speaker Nancy Pelosi  of Calif., accompanied by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., accompanied by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010.