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Scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians meet for a discussion entitled "Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth" held at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians meet for a discussion entitled "Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth" held at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Illustration on Congress' renewed efforts to tax Internet transactions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Congress' renewed efforts to tax Internet transactions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.D.) speaks along with other Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a Change the Mascot campaign press conference on Capitol Hill to speak out on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Change the Mascot campaign supporters, including Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a press conference on Capitol Hill on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A poster of an old posting calling for people to kill Native Americans for $200 is displayed as Change the Mascot campaign supporters, including Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a press conference on Capitol Hill on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.D.) speaks along with other Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a Change the Mascot campaign press conference on Capitol Hill to speak out on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Change the Mascot campaign supporters, including Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a press conference on Capitol Hill on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Change the Mascot campaign supporters, including Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a press conference on Capitol Hill on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby, second from left, wears a traditional cedar hat as he speaks along with other Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a Change the Mascot campaign press conference on Capitol Hill to speak out on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby wears a traditional cedar hat as he stands with other Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a Change the Mascot campaign press conference on Capitol Hill to speak out on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby wears a traditional cedar hat as he speaks along with other Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a Change the Mascot campaign press conference on Capitol Hill to speak out on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby wears a traditional cedar hat as he joins the Change the Mascot campaign supporters, including Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a press conference on Capitol Hill on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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National Congress of American Indians President Brian Cladoosby, left, wears a traditional cedar hat as he speaks along with other Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a Change the Mascot campaign press conference on Capitol Hill to speak out on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Change the Mascot campaign supporters, including Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a press conference on Capitol Hill on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A bill is before Congress to once again take up the issue of statehood for the District of Columbia. (Nancy Pastor/The Washington Times) **FILE**

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Illustration on Congress' authority to make war The Washington Times

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Illustration on Congress' authority to make war The Washington Times

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National Edition News cover for September 9, 2014 - Do-something Congress keeps on going: The Capitol is seen from the Russell Senate Office Building. While crises mount abroad and at home, some candidates this year are betting that a big issue for voters will be free gym use and subsidized haircuts on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)