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Sen. Joe Manchin III (left), West Virginia Democrat, and Sen. Mark Kirk, Illinois Republican, comment as the Senate approves legislation that extends Social Security payroll tax cuts for two months, at the Capitol in Washington on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III tells the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday he is concerned about the defense spending bill's effect on the bureau's ability to investigate terrorism, saying that while the bill had been modified for the better, it "lacks clarity as to what happens at the time of arrest." The bill has been passed by the House and awaits Senate action Thursday. (Associated Press)

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CHALLENGE: "The Senate can take up our bill and amend it, or it can pass its own bill. But the Democrats who run the Senate can't continue to shirk their responsibility to govern," says House Speaker John A. Boehner. (Associated Press)

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CALM BEFORE THE STORM: Tim Kaine (right) and George Allen greet each other in the hallway before beginning the first debate of the 2012 Senate campaign at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond on Wednesday. Both of the Senate candidates are former Virginia governors. Issues at the 90-minute debate included "personhood" and budgets. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich arrives by car with his wife, Patti, at the federal building in Chicago on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, for his sentencing hearing on 18 corruption counts, including trying to auction off President Obama's old Senate seat. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

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Republican Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling's profile will rise in the next General Assembly with his role as tiebreaker in the evenly divided state Senate. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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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)

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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.

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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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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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"I don't think there's anything more important for a jobs measure than China trade," says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat. The Senate has adjourned for the rest of the week. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, smiles after talking about the short-term funding bill that the Senate passed on Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Elizabeth Warren, thwarted in her bid to head a new federal regulatory agency, now has her eye on a Senate seat. (Associated Press)

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L.F. Eason of Cary, N.C., voices his opposition to a state constitutional amendment that would say marriage between a man and a woman is the only legaldomestic union in North Carolina, at a rally in Raleigh on Tuesday, the day the state Senate voted to put the marriage issue to a vote in 2012. (Associated Press)