Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush answers questions Wednesday after speaking to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The likely 2016 presidential candidate says he will be guided by his own thinking and experiences when it comes to foreign policy questions. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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The heightened partisanship cemented in congressional districts has created havens for both Democrats and Republicans, whose job security now often depends more on pleasing primary voters than on the high-altitude questions facing the nation at large. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Loretta Lynch, U.S. attorney ftr The Eastern District Of New York, testifies before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Jan. 28. The panel voted today to send her nomination to be U.S. attorney general to the full Senate. Ron Sachs/DPA /Landov hide caption

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Hundreds of union members rally outside the Capitol in Madison on Tuesday to oppose a Republican-led measure that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner told reporters Wednesday: "The House has done its job to fund the Department of Homeland Security and to stop the president's overreach on immigration. We're waiting for the Senate to do their job." Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry told a House panel Wednesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's judgment on talks with Iran "may not be correct." Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (center and 8th Ward Alderwoman Michelle Harris join phone bank workers Tuesday on Election Day in Chicago. Emanuel was unable to clear the 50 percent threshold in the race, triggering a runoff election against a fellow Democrat in April. M. Spencer Green/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has offered Democrats a Department of Homeland Security funding bill without provisions, but Democrats still want a commitment from House Speaker John Boehner. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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This woman, who has had her prostitution charge wiped away, says she got the lotus tattoo to cover up the brand of a former pimp. "Once they put their name on me, I was their property," she adds. She says she got the word "persist" tattooed as a reminder to keep moving forward. Evie Stone/NPR hide caption

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