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    ** FILE ** President Obama signs the health care bill at the White House in Washington on March 23, 2010, flanked by smiling supporters from the House and Senate as well as Victoria Reggie Kennedy (behind Mr. Obama's right shoulder), widow of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who was a champion of the legislation. (Associated Press)



    VaRaces

    VaRaces

    10 TO WATCH: Republicans need a net gain of two seats to win an effective majority in the Virginia state Senate. These 10 races are key to both parties' legislative ambitions.


    VaPredict

    VaPredict

    PREDICTIONS: Virginia politicians, observers and analysts predict the final breakdown of the 40-seat Virginia state Senate.


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    Charter-school executive Jerry Lewis is challenging Arizona state Senate President Russell Pearce in a Nov. 8 recall election. Both men are Mormon Republicans competing in a GOP district dominated by conservative Mormons. (Associated Press)


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    Sen. Ben Nelson, Nebraska Democrat, arrives Tuesday at the Capitol for the vote on President Obama's jobs bill, which failed in the Democrat-controlled Senate. Nelson said he would not support the president on the bill. (Associated Press)


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    Shawn Mitchell, a Democratic candidate for Virginia state Senate in Loudoun County, disagrees with his GOP rival on the role of the federal government in health care. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)


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    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., left, and House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy of Calif., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, where he dismissed a Senate bill that could punish China for undervaluing its currency. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


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    STALLED: Andrew Traver's confirmation to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives appears to be languishing on the Senate's back burner. (Associated Press)


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