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Rep. Ed Perlmutter shakes hands with Carlyn Meyer and other members of the groups J-Street and MoveOn.org as they urge him to support the Iran nuclear deal at an event in Denver. J-Street plans to spend about $5 million on ads in this fight, which is vastly dwarfed by the $20 million to $40 million from groups like AIPAC that oppose the agreement. Jason Bahr/Getty Images hide caption

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Lobbyists Spending Millions To Sway The Undecided On Iran Deal

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"I don't like a government shutdown, but this is a clear case of totally improper use of taxpayers' dollars. I have an obligation to the taxpayers of Arizona," said Sen. John McCain. He had scolded his Republican colleagues in 2013 for shutting down the government over the Affordable Care Act. He says this issue is different. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Planned Parenthood Opponents Talk Government Shutdown After Bill Fails

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Obama Administration Officials Defend Iran Nuclear Deal Before Senate

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Father Of Slain San Francisco Woman Testifies Before Congress

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Congress To Begin 60-Day Review Period Of Iran Nuclear Deal

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Cruz in his high school yearbook; he was president of the drama club. Second Baptist High School hide caption

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A Conservative Firebrand From The Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan

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Senate Votes To Push Forward White House Trade Plans

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Supporters of the Affordable Care Act rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., on March 4. The Supreme Court is considering the case of King v. Burwell, which could determine the fate of health care subsidies for millions of people. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Under New Rules, NSA To Again Access Americans' Phone Records

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Senate Allows 3 Provisions Within The Patriot Act To Expire

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Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders To Face Test In New Hampshire

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Sen. Sanders Launches Long-Shot Presidential Campaign In Vermont

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Senate Advances Bill To Give Obama 'Fast-Track' Trade Authority

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Sen. Rand Paul Ends 'Filibuster' Over NSA Surveillance Program

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Lawmakers Divided Over McConnell's Desire To Extend Surveillance Plan

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