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Northern Arizona University freshman Tyler Dowden, 18, speaks March 13, 2012, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington to announce the collection of more than 130,000 letters to Congress to prevent student loan interest rates from doubling this July. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 29, 2012, to urge Congress to eliminate tax breaks for oil and gas companies. (Associated Press)

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Thousands of unemployed workers marched in January 1932 from Pennsylvania to Washington to ask Congress and President Hoover for help.

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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, 75, a Maryland Democrat, set a record on Saturday by becoming the longest-serving female member of Congress. (Associated Press)

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Posters like this one urged Americans to cooperate with census takers. Results from the 1940 census will be released on April 2, offering a "gold mine" of data on Depression-era America. (Library of Congress via Associated Press)

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"Faulkner and Hemingway: Biography of a Literary Rivalry" at the Library of Congress

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** FILE ** Bo Xilai, then the Communist Party secretary in Chongqing, rubs his face during a session of the National People's Congress in Beijing on Friday, March 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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A Chinese military band conductor rehearses before the closing session of the annual National People's Congress in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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In this image made from Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012, video provided by C-SPAN, Sandra Fluke, a third-year Georgetown University law student, testifies to Congress in Washington. Limbaugh drew fire Friday, March 2, 2012, from many directions for his depiction of Fluke as a "slut" because she testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage. (AP Photo/C-SPAN)

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Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Dennis J. Kucinich have served a combined 42 years in Congress representing neighboring Ohio districts. With a new legislative map, however, the longtime friends must run against each other in the Democratic primary on Super Tuesday. Pundits say the race in the new 9th District is too close to call. (Associated Press)

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Alex Machaskee (left), retired publisher of the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio, and Michael Djordjevich, founder of the Serbian Unity Congress, offer remarks during an interview in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** President Obama speaks at the Old Executive Office Building on Tuesday to urge Congress to extend the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance through the end of the year. (Associated Press)

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President Obama pushes Congress to extend the payroll-tax cut and unemployment insurance through the end of the year during a speech on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Rep. Heath Shuler, North Carolina Democrat, will not seek re-election to Congress. (AP photo)

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Sen. Scott P. Brown, Massachusetts Republican, warned his colleagues to avoid unrelated amendments so the Stock Act can sail through Congress this week. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., expresses appreciation as she puts on a gift from a supporter during the book-signing event in Aiken, S.C. Bachmann told The Associated Press Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, that she'll seek a 4th term in Congress following her failed presidential bid. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

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** FILE ** Vice President Joe Biden gives a thumbs-up before President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in front of a joint session of Congress Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at the Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (center), Arizona Democrat, is greeted by Rep. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida Democrat, before President Obama's State of the Union address to Congress on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

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President Obama embraces retiring Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Arizona Democrat, as members of Congress applaud before his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb)

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Members of Congress read along as President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union address. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)