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Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va., has gotten dozens of House members to sign on to a letter demanding that President Obama ask for the official blessing of Congress before attacking Syria. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Opponents of North Carolina's new voter ID legislation wear tape over their mouths while sitting in the gallery of the House chamber of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., on April 24, where lawmakers debated new voter laws. On Monday, Gov. Pat McCrory signed a new law that requires a state-approved photo ID to vote and cuts early-voting opportunities. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Obama Makes Rare Trip To The Hill For Closed-Door Meetings

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Senate Passes Student Loan Legislation To Lower Interest Rates

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Senate Revisits Voting Rights Act Following Court Ruling

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Critics: Immigration Reform Takes Jobs Away From Black Workers

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People walk on the Columbia University campus in New York City on July 1, the day the federal student loan interest rate hike kicked in. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Veetek Witkowski holds a newly assembled AR-15 rifle at the Stag Arms company in New Britain, Conn., in April. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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