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In a Dec. 18, 2012 photo provided by Johns Hopkins Medical, a surgical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore works on a double arm transplant for U.S. Army infantryman Brendan Marroco, 26, who lost all four limbs in Iraq. The transplants are only the seventh double-hand or double-arm transplant ever conducted in the United States. The infantryman was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009. (AP Photo/Johns Hopkins Medical)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Mary L. Landrieu's $300 million in dollars matched by the government for Medicaid services for Louisiana is one of the sweetheart deals in the health care bill.

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Iraq war veteran Brendan M. Marrocco, center, finishes a press conference along with two of his surgical team members Dr. Gerald Brandacher, left, and the team's leader Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, right, Baltimore, Md., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. The surgical team successfully performed the hospital’s first bilateral arm transplant on Marrocco who lost all four limbs from a bomb outside Baghdad, Iraq. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Iraq war veteran Brendan M. Marrocco, center, finishes a press conference along with two of his surgical team members Dr. Gerald Brandacher, left, and the team's leader Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, right, Baltimore, Md., Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. The surgical team successfully performed the hospital’s first bilateral arm transplant on Marrocco who lost all four limbs from a bomb outside Baghdad, Iraq. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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In a Dec. 18, 2012, photo provided by Johns Hopkins Medical, a surgical team at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore works on a double-arm transplant for U.S. Army infantryman Brendan Marroco, 26, who lost all four limbs in Iraq. The transplants are only the seventh double-hand or double-arm transplant ever conducted in the United States. The infantryman was injured by a roadside bomb in 2009. (AP Photo/Johns Hopkins Medical)

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"It's time for a new Republican Party that talks like adults," Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says. "We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. I'm here to say we've had enough of that." (Associated Press)

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"We certainly want to get ahead of that curve before there are some abuses of that information they can gather with that technology," said Delegate C. Todd Gilbert, speaking of the use of drones. (Associated Press)

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"We certainly want to get ahead of that curve before there are some abuses of that information they can gather with that technology," said Delegate C. Todd Gilbert, speaking of the use of drones. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama speaks Thursday during the Organizing for America National Health Care Forum in Washington. (Associated Press)

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President Barack Obama speaks Thursday during the Organizing for America National Health Care Forum in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks Jan. 19, 2013, during a news conference in London. (Associated Press)

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“Look back at the last election. We are losing, dramatically, the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons,” says Republican Sen. John McCain. (Associated Press)

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“Look back at the last election. We are losing, dramatically, the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons,” says Republican Sen. John McCain. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** Tea party supporter William Temple of Brunswick, Ga., protests President Obama's health care law outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington on Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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Virginia Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey is backing a bill that would enable independent candidates to appeal an adverse ruling on their ballot-access signatures by an electoral board. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli speaks during a press conference after a hearing before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals on a challenge to the federal health care reform act in Richmond, Va., on May 10, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** The Department of Health and Human Services building is seen in Washington on April 5, 2009. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, waits to speak with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)

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Tom Tancredo, American Constitution party candidate for Colorado governor, was beaten but unbowed at his Nov. 2 concession speech. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, waits to speak with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 16, 2012. (Associated Press)