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Burns Leaves In A Huff...

Some lawmakers, like Senator Conrad Burns, Republican of Montana, walked off in a huff...

"I finally got a Rayburn office, but it's in the basement," said Representative Chris Chocola, Republican of Indiana. On the other side of the Capitol, Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania met with his successor, Bob Casey, for nearly an hour on Thursday, their longest encounter apart from their televised debates.

But Mr. Santorum, a Republican whose once-steady rise in politics ended with a resounding defeat, refused to be photographed with Mr. Casey, and brushed past reporters in his closing days in the Capitol.

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