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President Barack Obama shakes hands with Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray after he offered remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with people in the crowd who came to see him, after he offered remarks urging Congress to pass the infrastructure part of the American Jobs Act, in front of a crowd which included iron workers and steam fitters, at Georgetown Waterfront Park in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, November 2, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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President Barack Obama speaks in front of the Key Bridge, which spans Arlington, Va., and Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, urging Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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"We don't have to sit back and allow a minority in the Congress, known as the tea party, to dominate the discussion in our households," Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis recently said.

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"Why would DHS want to keep this information from the committee? If there is nothing to hide, why wouldn't they provide Congress with these documents? Are administration officials concerned that the requested information will show that illegal and criminal immigrants intentionally released by ICE have gone on to commit more crimes?" — Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, Texas Republican

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With his wife Cindy, his daughters Erica, 10, and Alyssa,11, and son Jonathan,13, looking on at right Maryland Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola (D) delivers his speech as he makes an appearance to announce his campaign for Congress in Maryland's sixth Congressional District, at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Md, Tuesday, November 1, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Maryland Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola (D) talks with reporters following his speech as he makes an appearance to announce his campaign for Congress in Maryland's sixth Congressional District, at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Md, Tuesday, November 1, 2011. (Photo/Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** In this Sept. 8, 2011, file photo President Barack Obama speaks to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner listen. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, left, shakes hands with Vice President Joe Biden after addressing a joint session of Congress at the Capitol, in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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South Korean President Lee Myung-bak addresses a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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Pat Boone will be honored Wednesday by members of Congress and the 60 Plus Association, a seniors group that espouses fiscal sensibility and small government. (60 Plus Association)

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Sen. Susan Collins, Republican from Maine, is among members of Congress who want local jurisdictions to have freedom in school lunch decisions. (Associated Press)

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President Obama, while speaking at Eastfield College in Mesquite College, Texas, entreats Congress to pass the American Jobs Act. "Right now, he won't even let this jobs bill have a vote," the president said of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican. (Associated Press)

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Exhibit: "I Love Lucy: An American Legend" Lucy Ricardo, America's chocolate-eating foible-prone sweetheart, turned 60 this year. To mark the occasion, the Library of Congress has gathered a veritable treasure trove of mementos, keepsakes, and photos from the years before, during, and after "I Love Lucy" established itself as the sitcom to beat in the 20th century (and after, seeing as syndication deals will likely keep the show on the air long after yours truly has kicked the bucket). Thanks to the Library´s Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz Collection, visitors can get a glimpse of scripts, show notes, and off-set photos, and also remnants of Ball's life before (when she was a model and b-list regular in romantic dramas) and after (when she had to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities for having once registered as a communist) the six-season sitcom that came to define her entire existence. To January 28 at the Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave SE. Phone: (202) 707-6400. Web: loc.gov

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** FILE ** President Obama delivers a speech to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)

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A bill in Congress would cut rates for earthquake insurance so more homeowners can afford it, but critics say it's just a bailout for California, which bears the brunt of quake activity in the U.S. The 6.7 magnitude Northridge quake (pictured) in 1994 caused an estimated $20 billion in damage. (Associated Press)

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'HERE IT IS': President Obama presents a copy of his American Jobs Act bill on Monday during a statement challenging Congress to pass it quickly. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks about his new jobs plan during an address to a joint session of Congress at the Capitol in Washington on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Kevin Lamarque, Pool)