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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., receives the Liberty Medal from former Vice President Joe Biden, chairman of the National Constitution Center's Board of Trustees, in Philadelphia on Monday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell looks on as Preisdent Trump speaks to reporters in the White House Rose Garden following a lunch meeting. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Donald Trump makes a statement on the administration's strategy for dealing with Iran, in the Diplomatic Reception Room in the White House, on October 13, 2017. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump's Executive Actions May Mean More Headaches For Struggling Congress

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill last month. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Facing Unrest On The Left, Dianne Feinstein Draws A Primary Opponent

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Vice President Mike Pence and gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, R-VA, wave during a campaign rally Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon, Va. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, walks with Rep. Tony Cardenas, D-Calif., on their way to a meeting with members of the Congressional Black Caucus, at the Capitol, on October 12, 2017, in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Former adviser to President Donald Trump and executive chairman of Breitbart News Steve Bannon speaks at a campaign event for Republican candidate for the Senate in Alabama Roy Moore on September 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Ala. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Bannon: 'It's A Season Of War Against The GOP Establishment'

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President Trump announces he will not recertify the Iran nuclear deal on Friday, ahead of Sunday's deadline. The deal is still in effect, but the president is pushing for a new strategy. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shop owner Jeff Binkley displays an AR-15 "Sport" rifle at Sarge's Sidearms on Sept. 29, 2016 near Benson, Ariz. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Poll: Majorities Of Both Parties Favor Increased Gun Restrictions

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President Trump announced he would not recertify the Iran nuclear deal and warned that the U.S. could withdraw from it "at any time." Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump arrives on Long Island to deliver remarks on law enforcement at Suffolk Community College in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., on July 28. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Expected To Detail Tougher Line On Iran's Nuclear Program

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A bump stock (left) fits on a semi-automatic rifle to increase the firing speed, making it similar to a fully automatic rifle. Some lawmakers are calling for restrictions on the device after the Las Vegas shooting. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Lawmakers Say The ATF Should Regulate Bump Stocks. It's Not That Simple

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More than half of State Department positions requiring Senate confirmation still don't have a nominee, including the ambassador to South Korea and the assistant secretary for East Asian and Pacific affairs. Joshua Roberts/Reuters hide caption

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Trump Leaves Top Administration Positions Unfilled, Says Hollow Government By Design

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In this photo taken Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015, Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg answers questions during an interview at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Sandberg is in Washington on Capitol Hill this week meeting with lawmakers and investigators. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

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At the January 2005 groundbreaking of the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., the future president reportedly brought up an old lawsuit and used profanity. Matthew Simmons/Getty Images hide caption

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