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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton is expecting a battle in Congress when a short-term D.C. spending resolution expires Nov. 18. (The Washington Times)

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Former Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., who served in Congress from Virginia from 1997 to 2009, is the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party and will be on the Virginia ballot. (House of Representatives)

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**FILE** NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions from the media after speaking about concussions at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons in Washington. (Associated Press)

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke appears before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, to deliver his twice-yearly report to Congress on the state of the economy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, confer on Capitol Hill in Washington before testifying before Congress on Thursday, April 19, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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“I’m told Gov. Romney’s new running mate might be around Iowa these next few days, and he’s one of those leaders of Congress standing in the way” of a farm bill. (Associated Press)

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“I’m told Gov. Romney’s new running mate might be around Iowa these next few days, and he’s one of those leaders of Congress standing in the way” of a farm bill. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Bo Xilai, then the Chongqing Communist Party secretary, attends a plenary session of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sunday, March 11, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Former Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., who served in Congress from Virginia from 1997 to 2009, is the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party and hopes to get on the Virginia ballot. (House of Representatives)

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Former Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., who served in Congress from Virginia from 1997 to 2009, is the presidential nominee of the Constitution Party and will be on the Virginia ballot. (House of Representatives)

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** FILE ** Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress is shown on a television screen on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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** FILE ** Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress is shown on a television screen on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, July 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

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Rep. Darrell E. Issa tells the media that Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. must provide Congress with the requested documents in the "Fast and Furious" probe. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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“While I strongly support the wellness and prevention mission of the CDC, I also support the safeguards Congress has put in place on the use of federal funds to protect against the misuse of tax dollars. Every dollar spent on inappropriate or illegal activities is a dollar that didn’t go toward saving lives and improving health.” - Sen. Susan M. Collins, Maine Republican (Associated Press)

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“While I strongly support the wellness and prevention mission of the CDC, I also support the safeguards Congress has put in place on the use of federal funds to protect against the misuse of tax dollars. Every dollar spent on inappropriate or illegal activities is a dollar that didn’t go toward saving lives and improving health.” - Sen. Susan M. Collins, Maine Republican (Associated Press)

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke appears before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, to deliver his twice-a-year report to Congress on the state of the economy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke appears before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, to deliver his twice-yearly report to Congress on the state of the economy. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke presents his semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke presents his semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke presents his semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at the Dirksen Senate Office Building in Washington. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)