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Now-retired Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, says he "focused like a laser" to complete business affecting American Indians, including long-stalled bills on health care and crime. (Associated Press)

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Jack Acree, executive vice president with American Halal Co. Inc. (left), and Adnan Durrani, his chief halal officer, display their products at a Whole Foods store in Darien, Conn. The company helped Whole Foods develop its first nationally distributed halal food product, called Saffron Road entrees. (Associated Press)

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Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he wanted to "end the crazy deficit spending," but the deficit is as high as ever and has plagued Mr. Schwarzenegger. (Associated Press)

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Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty received a rating of "pants on fire" for a column he wrote for the Wall Street Journal. (Associated Press)

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Commuter Robin Damas clutches her tea as her train arrives during a snowstorm in Andover, Mass. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

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Associated Press A student leader speaks from steps of the Harvard administration building at Cambridge, Mass., in April 1969, as part of a protest against the Reserve Officers Training Corps program at the university. More than 40 years later, will ROTC now be welcomed back at Harvard?

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Jeff Reddish plays in the snow with his sons Elijah Reddish, 9, center and Micah Reddish, 7 outside their home off of Riverside Dr. in Salisbury, Md. (AP Photo/Salisbury Daily Times, Amanda Rippen White)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS "A lot of Americans don't make so much money that they itemize their tax returns. But those same Americans own property," said Sen. Max Baucus. "It seems to me that they, too, should have the ability to deduct it."

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In this Dec. 21, 2010 photo, a proof copy of the book, "Seeing Patients," rests on Harvard Medical School professor Augustus White's desk in Boston. White's memoir calls for more diversity in the medical field and an end to health care disparities. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)

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A university student shouts at national guard soldiers outside the Central University of Venezuela in Caracas. Police and soldiers fired water cannons and plastic bullets in a bid to quell the demonstrations.

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Sen. Jon Kyl walks near the Senate floor on Wednesday. He and 25 of his Republican colleagues voted against the arms-control treaty.

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In this Oct. 28, 2010 photo, model Natasha Smahlei works at the Caitlin Raymond International Registry exhibit during the New England Business Expo in Worcester, Mass. Models were hired by UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester to draw potential bone marrow donors for the bone marrow registry. Officials are investigating why the lab over-billed insurance companies and whether samples were taken from people who didn't qualify. (AP Photo/The Telegram & Gazette, Paul Kapteyn)

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Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, says ratification of the New START arms pact with Russia should wait till next year. (Associated Press)

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Sen. Susan Collins speaks as Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman looks on during a news conference about the passage of the "don't ask, don't tell" bill on Capitol Hill on Saturday. (Associated Press)

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Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton arrive to view the Thursford Christmas Spectacular gala in Thursford, England, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. The royal couple, who are due to marry on April 29, 2011, met young cancer patients and visited the unique fund-raising gala Saturday, which showcases a cast of over 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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Britain's Prince William and his fiancee Kate Middleton arrive to view the Thursford Christmas Spectacular gala in Thursford, England, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. The royal couple, who are due to marry on April 29, 2011, met young cancer patients and visited the unique fund-raising gala Saturday, which showcases a cast of over 130 professional singers, dancers and musicians. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

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In this product image provided by Wild Planet, the Spy Gear SpyVideo Trakr is displayed. (AP Photo/Wild Planet)

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An undated image of a brain scan provided by the University of Iowa Department of Neurology, shows MRI scans of patient SM's brain. The arrows point to the amygdala, the region of the brain which SM is missing, as shown by the vacant black holes underneath the arrows. (AP Photo/University of Iowa Department of Neurology)

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In this Dec. 9, 2010 photo, Stephen Farrar shows some of the medications he must take on a daily basis, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Across the country, thousands of HIV-positive people who once would have qualified for state-administered programs that provide free AIDS drugs to low-income people, have been placed on waiting lists or removed from the rolls, as the dismal economy has driven up the need for the program just as states are grappling with budget crises and as people are living longer with HIV. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, seen here with fellow Republican Sen. George LeMieux (left) of Florida, gestures during a news conference Wednesday on ratification of the New START treaty.