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Capitol Hill, Through the Looking Glass

Image: Richard Durbin, Charles Schumer
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, left, and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., are reflected in a TV monitor as they tell reporters that Republicans are thwarting Democratic efforts pass a bill to extend unemployment benefits which expired at the end of last year, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin are reflected in a TV monitor during a news conference on Capitol Hill Thursday.

The pair told reporters that Republicans are thwarting Democratic efforts to pass a bill to extend unemployment benefits which expired at the end of last year.