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Rep. Daniel Webster, R-Fla. leaves a House Republican special leadership election meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, to replace House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who is stepping down, and retiring from Congress, at the end of the month, after nearly five years in the role. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., joked on Twitter that things weren't going very "smooth" for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. — unlike his own scrumptious fruit smoothie. Twitter hide caption

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy talks to reporters at the Capitol after announcing that he will not be a candidate for speaker of the House. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush talks to voters at the Scott County Republican Party's Ronald Reagan Dinner on Tuesday in Bettendorf, Iowa. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (left) of California gestures toward outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio during a news conference on Capitol Hill. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Secretary Jack Lew stands in his office at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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A gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where prisoners are executed. The death penalty was at the Supreme Court again Wednesday. Pat Sullivan/AP hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that the White House strongly supports. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Kevin McCarthy, then in the California Assembly, walks to the governor's office at the Capitol in Sacramento in 2006. Rick Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Vice President Joe Biden is still contemplating getting into the presidential race, but he's getting a nudge with an ad from a group supporting him. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

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"I think that if anyone is living in a place where they don't feel safe, they're going to have tension, whether that's a community member or a member of law enforcement," Attorney General Loretta Lynch told NPR. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images hide caption

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Political messaging is a long-standing tradition, as shown here by a beaming President Harry Truman speaking at the Women's National Democratic Club in 1949. Harvey Georges/AP hide caption

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People wait in line outside the Supreme Court in March. There is a public line and a separate line reserved for members of the Supreme Court bar. Molly Riley/AP hide caption

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who is running to be speaker of the House, has some foes in Washington for going after Planned Parenthood and the Secret Service. But his constituents say they appreciate that he stands up for conservative values. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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