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WASHINGTON, DC - Feb. 12: William Thorne, 5, and sister Caroline, 6, hold a sign during a news conference with Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., behind the children, Senate Democrat Steering & Outreach Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., far left background, and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaking, on the impact of the president's proposed budget. Cecily Thorne of Silver Spring, Md., the children's mother, said they are related to a member of Conrad's staff. (Photo by Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly)

WASHINGTON, DC - Feb. 12: William Thorne, 5, and sister Caroline, 6, hold a sign during a news conference with Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad, D-N.D., behind the children, Senate Democrat Steering & Outreach Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., far left background, and Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., speaking, on the impact of the president's proposed budget. Cecily Thorne of Silver Spring, Md., the children's mother, said they are related to a member of Conrad's staff. (Photo...
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