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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to local party activists on July 19, in Algona, Iowa. Though his 2012 presidential bid crashed, Perry is now drawing mention as a 2016 contender. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Just off Interstate Highway 25, Drill Rig 1548 of Encana Natural Gas stands near homes in the town of Frederick in Weld County, Colorado. milehightraveler/iStockPhoto hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to reporters after a Democratic caucus meeting at the Capitol last Tuesday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Members of the House of Representatives leave after a procedural vote on Capitol Hill in Washington on Friday, as Republicans reshaped legislation to deal with the border crisis, a day after Congress was supposed to go into its August recess. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Members of Congress are racing to take advantage of "franking" privileges, which allow them to replace postage with their signature. They are not allowed to use franking within 90 days of an election. iStockphoto hide caption

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is surrounded by the media in Freeport, N.Y., on Wednesday, Cuomo was on Long Island to announce a new program to help victims of Superstorm Sandy but ended up fielding questions about the Moreland Commission. Frank Eltman/AP hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio strides to the House chamber Wednesday as lawmakers prepare to move on legislation authorizing a lawsuit against President Obama, accusing him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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A line of fire snakes along a hillside at dusk on July 18 in Winthrop, Wash., where a fire destroyed about 100 homes. Officials say that fire damage, overall, is down this summer, but that firefighting costs are skyrocketing. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks to a crowd during a book signing for her new book, Hard Choices. Clinton's book tour has brought her before admiring audiences, but also highlighted her difficulty talking about her wealth and her presidential vision. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Immigrants run to jump on a train in Ixtepec, Mexico, during their journey toward the U.S.-Mexico border. President Obama wants nearly $4 billion in emergency funds to deal with the tens of thousands of children from Central America who've been crossing the border. Eduardo Verdugo/AP hide caption

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Police officers separate demonstrators on opposing sides of the immigration debate outside a U.S. Border Patrol station in Murrieta, Calif., on July 4. Mark J. Terrill/AP hide caption

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