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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s relationship with Congress has grown testier than any other Cabinet secretary as he has fended off various inquiries. (Associated Press)

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Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s relationship with Congress has grown testier than any other Cabinet secretary as he has fended off various inquiries. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, who is on trial for lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone, arrives May 24, 2012, at federal court in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens, who is on trial for lying to Congress in 2008 when he denied using steroids or human growth hormone, arrives May 24, 2012, at federal court in Washington. (Associated Press)

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American pianist and composer Burt Bacharach was to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from President Obama on Wednesday night along with his longtime lyricist, Hal David. It is named for George and Ira Gershwin. (Associated Press)

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American pianist and composer Burt Bacharach was to receive the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song from President Obama on Wednesday night along with his longtime lyricist, Hal David. It is named for George and Ira Gershwin. (Associated Press)

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Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, the District's nonvoting member of Congress, is joined by Mayor Vincent C. Gray as they march in the city's Emancipation Day parade Monday. The celebrated day in 1862 was about nine months before the historic Emanicpation Proclamation. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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A May 31, 1911, photograph from the Library of Congress shows the hull of the Titanic in dry dock as it is being built at the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. (Associated Press)

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Northern Arizona University freshman Tyler Dowden, 18, speaks March 13, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to announce the collection of more than 130,000 letters to Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this July. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 29, 2012, to urge Congress to eliminate tax breaks for oil and gas companies. (Associated Press)

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Thousands of unemployed workers marched in January 1932 from Pennsylvania to Washington to ask Congress and President Hoover for help.

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, 75, a Maryland Democrat, set a record on Saturday by becoming the longest-serving female member of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Posters like this one urged Americans to cooperate with census takers. Results from the 1940 census will be released on April 2, offering a "gold mine" of data on Depression-era America. (Library of Congress via Associated Press)

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"Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry" at the Library of Congress

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** FILE ** Bo Xilai, then the Communist Party secretary in Chongqing, rubs his face during a session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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A Chinese military band conductor rehearses before the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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In this image made from Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, video provided by C-SPAN, Sandra Fluke, a third-year Georgetown University law student, testifies to Congress in Washington. Limbaugh drew fire Friday, March 2, 2012, from many directions for his depiction of Fluke as a "slut" because she testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage. (AP Photo/C-SPAN)

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Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Dennis J. Kucinich have served a combined 42 years in Congress representing neighboring Ohio districts. With a new legislative map, however, the longtime friends must run against each other in the Democratic primary on Super Tuesday. Pundits say the race in the new 9th District is too close to call. (Associated Press)

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Alex Machaskee (left), retired publisher of the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio, and Michael Djordjevich, founder of the Serbian Unity Congress, offer remarks during an interview in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** President Obama speaks at the Old Executive Office Building on Tuesday to urge Congress to extend the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance through the end of the year. (Associated Press)