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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) takes questions from the press. Moments earlier in a rare Saturday session, the Senate rejected President O'bama's proposal to end the Bush-era tax breaks on income above $250,000 for couples and $200,000 for individuals. The Senate also rejected an alternative proposal, championed by Schumer to end the tax breaks only on income exceeding $1 million. Joining Schumer at the press conference were Senators Jack Reed (D-RI), Mark Begich (D-AK), Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Al Franken (D-MN). On Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Dec. 4, 2010. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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