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In this Jan. 8, 1951, file photo, President Harry S. Truman delivers his State of the Union speech before a joint session of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Harry S. Truman Library and Museum is hosting the release Wednesday, June 16, 2010, of the largest amount of intelligence documents on the Korean War, which began 60 years ago. The release includes more than 1,300 documents on intelligence from 1947 to 1954. More than half of the documents have never been made public, or are being re-released with new information. (AP Photo/File)

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** FILE ** Idaho Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter on Wednesday, March 17, 2010, signed a measure that will require Idaho to sue Congress if it passes health reforms that force residents to buy insurance. The move comes as Democrats in Congress hope to pass health care reform this weekend. (AP Photo/Charlie Litchfield)

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** FILE ** Richard L. Trumka, president of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations(Associated Press)

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Ford's Theatre (Library of Congress)

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In this July 11, 2009, file photo, former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden says top members of Congress were kept well-informed about the Bush administration's post-9/11 surveillance program, with meetings that usually occurred at the White House with Vice President Dick Cheney in attendance. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Gen. Robert E. Lee (Library of Congress)

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** FILE ** Congress party President Sonia Gandhi (left) and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh take turns addressing the media at her residence in New Delhi in 2009 after Mr. Singh declared victory in India's national elections. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** President Barack Obama is applauded by members of Congress, and others, after signing an Executive Order on stem cells and a Presidential Memorandum on scientific integrity, Monday, March 9, 2009, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)

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**FILE** Natalie Theys, 19, environmental student at Connecticut College, and thousands of young leaders from across the country rally on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol to demand that President Obama and Congress pass bold federal climate and energy legislation in 2009 that will dramatically reduce carbon emissions and create millions of green jobs. (The Washington Times)

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President Jefferson in 1801 delivered his State of the Union message in writing, worried that a personal appearance before Congress would too closely resemble the British monarch's practice of addressing each new Parliament with a list of policy mandates. (AP Photo/FILE)

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** FILE ** Members of the 111th Congress are sworn in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 6, 2009.

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NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON The Continental Congress included among American grievances that King George III (in coronation robes) hired mercenaries.