Vice President Joe Biden joins the Senate's Democratic leadership, from left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty ... more 
Vice President Joe Biden joins the Senate's Democratic leadership, from left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., after passing their version of a yearlong tax cut extension, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Senators approved the Democratic bill by a near party-line 51-48 vote, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding over the chamber in case his vote was needed to break a tie. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite
Thu, Jul 26, 2012 6:38 AM EDT