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    Nebraska state Sen. Deb Fischer was pushed to victory Tuesday in her state's Republican Senate primary by the Ending Spending Fund super PAC, which spent more than $250,000 on media advertisements either supporting her or opposing fellow candidate Jon Bruning in the final days of the race. (Omaha World-Herald via Associated Press)


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    Maryland State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., strolls down a back hallway before presiding over the Senate during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)


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    Maryland State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., presides over the Senate during the second day of the General Assembly special session at the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr/The Washington Times)


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    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is president of the Senate, and three top officers of the chamber have been named in a lawsuit trying to overturn the Senate's filibuster rule. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


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    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is president of the Senate, and three top officers of the chamber have been named in a lawsuit trying to overturn the Senate's filibuster rule. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


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    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., Prince George's Democrat, talks to the news media at the start of a special session of the Maryland General Assembly on Monday in Annapolis. The chamber gave preliminary approval to income tax increases. (Associated Press)


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    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (left) is joined by state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (second from left), House Speaker Michael E. Busch (second from right) and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown for a press conference to discuss the special legislative session beginning May 14, at the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)


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    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (left) is joined by state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (second from left), House Speaker Michael E. Busch (second from right) and Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown for a press conference to discuss the special legislative session beginning May 14, at the Maryland Statehouse in Annapolis on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)


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    Maryland leaders (from left) Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Gov. Martin O'Malley and Speaker of the House Michael E. Busch attend Wednesday's bill signing-ceremony at the State House in Annapolis. The governor and legislative leaders have tentatively agreed to call lawmakers back May 14 to vote on the revenue package that didn't beat the General Assembly's adjournment deadline last month. (Associated Press)


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