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ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, to discuss the jobs bill.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010, to discuss a bill that would cover more health care costs and fund more state and local government jobs. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Associated Press First lady Michelle Obama hugs Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada during an appearance in Reno. Though she says she's not a political animal, Democrats are hoping Mrs. Obama's kind words and popularity will help them win elections this fall.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he supports in principle the House Democrats' wish list, but stripped much of it from the war spending bill. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (center), discusses global warming on Capitol Hill after Senate Democrats abandoned plans to pass an energy bill. Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, and White House energy adviser Carol Browner look on. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, speaks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. On Thursday, Mr. Reid said the Senate Democrats are abandoning an energy bill, saying Republicans refuse to support the measure. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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** FILE ** U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act at the Ronald Reagan Building, July 21, 2010, in Washington, D.C. Also pictured (L-R) are Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA). (UPI/Win McNamee/Pool)

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U.S. President Barack Obama signs the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act before (L-R) Vice President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) at the Ronald Reagan Building July 21, 2010 in Washington, DC. The bill is the strongest financial reform legislation since the Great Depression and also creates a consumer protection bureau that oversees banks on mortgage lending and credit card practices UPI/Win McNamee/Pool

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ASSOCIATED PRESS CLOSE: Sen. Christopher J. Dodd looks on as Sen. Harry Reid proclaims victory for the financial-reform bill on Capitol Hill on Thursday after winning over three Republicans.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate candidate Sharron Angle, who is leading her Democratic opponent in Nevada, Majority Leader Harry Reid, wishes death on her opponents, according to a Democratic Party spokesman who has stirred up a heated defense.

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Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-Conn., let, looks on as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 15, 2010, after Congress passed the stiffest restrictions on banks and Wall Street since the Great Depression. (AP Photo/Drew Angerer)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, and Sen. Christopher Dodd, D-CT, hold a news conference following passage of the financial reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on July 15, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg

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Associated Press Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is planning a final vote Thursday on a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations.

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Associated Press Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is planning a final vote Thursday on a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS NUCLEAR FORCE: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can use the Yucca Mountain issue to remind voters of his clout.

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President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev., in Las Vegas, Thursday, July 8, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama, right, speaks at a campaign fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev., left, in Las Vegas, Thursday, July 8, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama, left, waves at a campaign fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev., right, in Las Vegas, Thursday, July 8, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign fundraiser for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev., in Las Vegas, Thursday, July 8, 2010.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)