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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 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 Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to end the tax breaks only on income exceeding $1 million. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) joined McConnell on the podium. On Capitol Hill in Washington DC, Dec. 4, 2010. (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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