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              Lawmakers, lobbyists and staff members nap after lawmakers failed to meet their midnight deadline for the end of the 77th Legislative session in Carson City, Nev., Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    Lawmakers, lobbyists and staff members nap after lawmakers failed to meet their midnight deadline for the end of the 77th Legislative session in Carson City, Nev., Tuesday, June 4, 2013

    Posted: 6/4/2013 9:33:10 AM EST
    Lawmakers, lobbyists and staff members nap after lawmakers failed to meet their midnight deadline for the end of the 77th Legislative session in Carson City, Nev., Tuesday, June 4, 2013. Gov. Brian Sandoval called the Legislature back into a special session to address a handful of issues, which some lawmakers said they came within minutes of finishing. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)
  •  - A feral cat looks out from the underbrush in this undated handout photo

    A feral cat looks out from the underbrush in this undated handout photo

    Posted: 4/13/2013 11:11:08 AM EST
    A feral cat looks out from the underbrush in this undated handout photo. Cat lovers are pushing the Florida legislature to pass a law protecting strays, over the objection of environmental lobbyists who say the furry creatures are a murderous menace to Mother Nature. REUTERS/Alley Cat Allies/Handout
  •  - A feral cat looks out from the underbrush in this undated handout photo

    A feral cat looks out from the underbrush in this undated handout photo

    Posted: 4/13/2013 11:11:08 AM EST
    A feral cat looks out from the underbrush in this undated handout photo. Cat lovers are pushing the Florida legislature to pass a law protecting strays, over the objection of environmental lobbyists who say the furry creatures are a murderous menace to Mother Nature. REUTERS/Alley Cat Allies/Handout
  •  - A feral cat looks out from the underbrush in this undated handout photo

    A feral cat looks out from the underbrush in this undated handout photo

    Posted: 4/13/2013 10:59:36 AM EST
    A feral cat looks out from the underbrush in this undated handout photo. Cat lovers are pushing the Florida legislature to pass a law protecting strays, over the objection of environmental lobbyists who say the furry creatures are a murderous menace to Mother Nature. REUTERS/Alley Cat Allies/Handout
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              Kansas abortion-rights lobbyists Elise Higgins, left, and Holly Weatherford, watch the Senate's debate on anti-abortion legislation from the gallery, Friday, April 5, 2013, at the State

    Kansas abortion-rights lobbyists Elise Higgins, left, and Holly Weatherford, watch the Senate's debate on anti-abortion legislation from the gallery, Friday, April 5, 2013, at the State

    Posted: 4/6/2013 1:53:23 AM EST
    Kansas abortion-rights lobbyists Elise Higgins, left, and Holly Weatherford, watch the Senate's debate on anti-abortion legislation from the gallery, Friday, April 5, 2013, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Higgins represents the Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women and Weatherford, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Western Missouri. (AP Photo/John Hanna)
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              FILE - Dr. Ruth Westheimer, center, in the front-row watches President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Western Inaugural Ball in Washington, in this Jan. 20, 2009 file

    FILE - Dr. Ruth Westheimer, center, in the front-row watches President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Western Inaugural Ball in Washington, in this Jan. 20, 2009 file

    Posted: 1/8/2013 3:13:33 AM EST
    FILE - Dr. Ruth Westheimer, center, in the front-row watches President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama at the Western Inaugural Ball in Washington, in this Jan. 20, 2009 file photo. The sideline events throughout inauguration weekend are the big draws for advocates and lobbyists looking to rub elbows with lawmakers and administration officials. The events at restaurants and hotels, museums and mansions are opportunities for anyone willing to write a check to turn a night out into a chance to build a Rolodex of Washington's powerbrokers. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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              The former Austrian Interior Minister and member of the EU Parliament Ernst Strasser waits for the start of his trial for attempted corruption in Vienna's main court, Austria, Monday, N

    The former Austrian Interior Minister and member of the EU Parliament Ernst Strasser waits for the start of his trial for attempted corruption in Vienna's main court, Austria, Monday, N

    Posted: 11/26/2012 9:58:17 AM EST
    The former Austrian Interior Minister and member of the EU Parliament Ernst Strasser waits for the start of his trial for attempted corruption in Vienna's main court, Austria, Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Strasser goes on trial for corruption in a case that made headlines after two British reporters posing as lobbyists captured him on video promising to push for changes in EU rules in exchange for money. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:47 AM EST
    In this photo taken on Sunday, Nov 20, 2011, a child looks over a day's catch of sardines at the Hout Bay Harbour near Cape Town South Africa. Numbers of penguins in the Cape of Good Hope are dropping as the bird depends on species like sardines to survive and to feed their chicks. Climate change could mean unthinkable loss for South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:47 AM EST
    File: In this photo taken Tuesday, July 19, 2011, baboons alongside a road in the Kruger National Park. Climate change could mean an unthinkable loss of wild life in South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:47 AM EST
    File: In this photo taken Saturday September 14 1996 a donkey cart carries passengers throughone of the world's great spectacles, the surrounding Namaqualand countryside which blooms in teeming colours best described as a psychedlic fantasy. Climate change could mean an unthinkable loss of the flowers in South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj-File)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:47 AM EST
    File: in this photo taken Wednesday, June 2, 2010 two African penguins bask in the sun at the South African Foundation for the conservation of Coastal Birds care center in Cape Town, South Africa. Because of climate change one could not imageine the Cape of Good Hope without penguins. Climate change could mean unthinkable loss for South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam-File)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:47 AM EST
    File: In this photo taken Saturday September 14 1996 one of the world's great spectacles, the surrounding Namaqualand countryside blooms in teeming colours best described as a psychedlic fantasy. Climate change could mean an unthinkable loss of the flowers in South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week (AP Photo/Sasa Kralj-File)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:46 AM EST
    File: in this photo taken Thursday March 17, 2011 African penguins bask on the Boulders Beach, in Simonstown, South Africa. Because of climate change one could not imageine the Cape of Good Hope without penguins. Climate change could mean unthinkable loss for South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam-File)
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    Posted: 11/24/2011 6:10:46 AM EST
    File: In this photo taken Tuesday, July 19, 2011, elephant walk through the Kruger National Park feeding of trees. Climate change could mean an unthinkable loss of wild life in South Africa, which hosts talks on global warming that will bring government negotiators, scientists and lobbyists from around the world to the coastal city of Durban next week (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)
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    Posted: 10/10/2011 12:55:52 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2011, file photo the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, also known as the "supercommittee," holds its first organizational meeting after being created out of the bipartisan compromise on the debt ceiling crisis in August, on Capitol Hill in Washington. After weeks of secret meetings the supercommittee seems no closer to reaching its assigned goal of at least $1.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years than it was when talks began. Lawmakers, aides and lobbyists closely following the group are increasingly skeptical, even pessimistic. From left are Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, co-chair, Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., co-chair, Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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    Posted: 10/10/2011 12:55:52 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2011, file photo the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, led by co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., meets on Capitol Hill in Washington to hear testimony about the national debt from the Congressional budget director. After weeks of secret meetings the supercommittee seems no closer to reaching its assigned goal of at least $1.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years than it was when talks began. Lawmakers, aides and lobbyists closely following the group are increasingly skeptical, even pessimistic. Supercommittee members from left are Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., Hensarling, Murray, Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl of Ariz., Senate Finance Committee Chairman Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
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    Posted: 10/10/2011 12:55:52 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2011, file photo supercommittee co-chair Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, right, begins a hearing of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction on Capitol Hill in Washington. After weeks of secret meetings the supercommittee seems no closer to reaching its assigned goal of at least $1.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years than it was when talks began. Lawmakers, aides and lobbyists closely following the group are increasingly skeptical, even pessimistic. At left is supercommittee member Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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    Posted: 10/10/2011 12:55:52 PM EST
    FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2011, file photo Supercommittee co-chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., left, talks with Supercommittee member Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., in a hallway on Capitol Hill during a break in the Supercommittee's meeting in Washington. After weeks of secret meetings the Supercommittee seems no closer to reaching its assigned goal of at least $1.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years than it was when talks began. Lawmakers, aides and lobbyists closely following the group are increasingly skeptical, even pessimistic. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)
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    Posted: 10/10/2011 12:55:51 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2011, file photo Supercommittee member Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, talks on his cell phone outside a closed-door meeting of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction on Capitol Hill in Washington. After weeks of secret meetings the supercommittee seems no closer to reaching its assigned goal of at least $1.2 trillion in deficit savings over the next 10 years than it was when talks began. Lawmakers, aides and lobbyists closely following the group are increasingly skeptical, even pessimistic. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
  •  - Former Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel makes a phone call as he leaves a house in Vienna

    Former Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel makes a phone call as he leaves a house in Vienna

    Posted: 9/5/2011 7:27:26 AM EST
    Former Austrian Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel (OeVP) makes a phone call as he leaves a house in Vienna September 5, 2011. Schuessel will resign his seat in parliament amid a widening corruption scandal centered on Telekom Austria, he said on Monday. His resignation takes effect at the end of the week and follows extensive Austrian media reports about supposed slush fund payments to politicians and lobbyists during his time as chancellor. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner (AUSTRIA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)