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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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Speaking about the need for congressional action on immigration, President Obama told a crowd at the Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas, on Thursday that he would "love it if the Republicans did stuff too." Jack Plunkett/AP hide caption

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New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver talks to reporters in a hallway at the capitol in Albany in March. The ranks of statehouse reporters have been thinning in recent years. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for bus tickets after their release in June from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Human-rights activist Enrique Morones, at podium, speaks during a rally in support of immigrants on Wednesday in San Diego. A group of about 70 people rallied in support of migrant children and families Wednesday, a day after U.S. Homeland Security buses carrying the migrants were routed away from American flag-waving protesters in Murrieta, Calif., and transported to a facility in San Diego. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Some voters are a lot more complicated than is commonly understood, a new Pew Research Center study suggests. In Denver, an election worker collects a mail-in ballot from a voter on Tuesday. Ed Andrieski/AP hide caption

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The U.S. government-backed loans that help Boeing and other U.S. manufacturers sell abroad has opponents of renewing the Export-Import Bank's charter accusing it of crony capitalism. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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Newly elected House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana (left) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California speak to the media following the House Republican leadership elections on Thursday. Kevin Dietsch/UPI/Landov hide caption

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Before talking about the situation in Iraq, President Obama bantered with (from left to right) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner speaks March 5 on Capitol Hill during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the the agency's targeting of Tea Party groups. Lauren Victoria Burke/AP hide caption

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President Obama at the news conference in Brussels at which he was asked if he had second thoughts about how he and his aides handled the Bergdahl deal announcement. British Prime Minister David Cameron is in the background. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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