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**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks to reporters at the Capitol following a political strategy meeting in Washington on May 22, 2012. (Associated Press)

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President Obama nominated Kristine L. Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission despite opposition from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (NRC via Associated Press)

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President Obama nominated Kristine L. Svinicki to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission despite opposition from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. (NRC via Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given the Treasury $41,600 in campaign donations connected to Harvey Whittemore. The FBI is investigating whether Mr. Whittemore reimbursed others for making campaign contributions. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has given the Treasury $41,600 in campaign donations connected to Harvey Whittemore. The FBI is investigating whether Mr. Whittemore reimbursed others for making campaign contributions. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 6, 2012, following the Democrats' weekly strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center), Nevada Democrat, leads a March 1, 2012, news conference with fellow Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill after the defeat of a Republican effort to roll back President's policy on contraception insurance coverage. He is joined by (from left) Sens. Patty Murray of Washington state, Charles Schumer of New York and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois. (Associated Press)

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Democratic Sens. (from left) Charles Schumer of New York, Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Illinois, Patty Murray of Washington state and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speak March 1, 2012, with reporters on Capitol Hill after they defeated a Republican effort to roll back President Obama's policy on contraception insurance coverage. (Associated Press

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is seen during a Feb., 16, 2012, news conference on Capitol Hill about an accord on the payroll tax cut negotiations. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, with his House counterpart, has circumvented the committee conference system by brokering "grand bargains." (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada , second left, leaves closed-door negotiations on the payroll tax cut extension and other measures as Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., far right, speaks with Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Friday night, Dec. 16, 2011, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Majority Leader Harry Reid and fellow Democratic senators came in for criticism from House Speaker John A. Boehner, who said, "The Democrats who run Washington have a responsibility to act." (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, accompanied by, from left, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters about extending the payroll tax cut, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has a compromise plan to extend payroll tax cuts. "We should not have a tax increase on the middle class," Mr. Conrad says. [Mr. Reid's plan] will be paid for in a way that is credible and serious."

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Astronaut Michael Collins (left) receives a Congressional Gold Medal from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, as fellow astronaut Neil Armstrong (fifth from left) receives his medal from House Speaker John Boehner, Ohio Republican, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (fifth from right), Nevada Democrat, presents to astronaut John Glenn, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (second from right), Kentucky Republican, to Buzz Aldrin during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the Capitol building in Washington on Nov. 16, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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From left: Astronauts John Glenn and Buzz Aldrin listen to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the Capitol building in Washington on Nov. 16, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John Boehner (second from left), Ohio Republican, reacts emotionally Nov. 16, 2011, while presenting a Congressional Gold Medal to astronaut Neil Armstrong (left) as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (second from right), Nevada Democrat, presents a Congressional Gold Medal to astronaut John Glenn during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the Capitol building in Washington. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, after a Democratic caucus lunch. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill on Oct. 5, 2011, to discuss President Obama's jobs bill. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is joined by fellow Democrat Sens. Mary Landrieu (left) of Lousiana and Debbie Stabenow of Michigan on Sept. 26 2011, following the short-term funding bill vote on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)