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    Sen. Joseph Getty (R-Carroll and Baltimore) asked several questions about amendments that the Maryland House attached to the Civil Marriage Protection Act before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on the act Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in Annapolis, Md. Although Mr. Getty voted against the bill, it passed by a vote of 7 to 4 and will now move to the Senate floor. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)


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    Sen. Ulysses Currie, Prince George's Democrat, looks on after the Senate voted to censure him for failing to disclose his work for a grocery store chain in Annapolis on Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


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    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus (left), Montana Democrat, and House Ways and Means Committee Charman Rep. David Camp, Michigan Republican, raise their hands Feb. 16, 2012, on Capitol Hill as the bipartisan House and Senate conferees gather to sign the compromise agreement. (Associated Press)


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    Oscar Goodman, a former mob lawyer and three-time mayor of Las Vegas, stands outside the new museum, housed in a former federal courthouse where one of 14 Senate hearings on organized crime was held in the early 1950s. (Associated Press)


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    New Jersey state Sen. Richard J. Codey, a Democrat, speaks in favor of a bill legalizing gay marriage in debate Monday at the state Capitol in Trenton, N.J. The Senate passed the measure on a vote of 24-16, but Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, has vowed to veto it. (Associated Press)


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    This screen shot shows the blacked-out Wikipedia website announcing a 24-hour protest against proposed legislation — the Stop Online Piracy Act in the House and the Protect Intellectual Property Act in the Senate — intended to protect intellectual property that critics say could facilitate censorship. (Associated Press)


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    Former Sen. Bob Kerrey, Nebraska Democrat, who stepped down from the Senate after two terms in 2001, is considering making a comeback bid. (Associated Press)


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    "A lot of us who went into battle turned around and no one was behind us," said Rep. Mick Mulvaney, South Carolina Republican, in reference to House Republicans' revolt before Christmas against the Senate-passed deal to extend the payroll-tax cut. The showdown turned into a political debacle for the GOP. (Associated Press)


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    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination at the Hall at Senate’s End in Columbia, S.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)


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