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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, center, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., left, and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, express frustration on Friday after the Senate passed a bill to fund the government, but stripped it of language crafted by House Republicans to defund Obamacare. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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With Government Shutdown Looming, All Eyes Turn To House GOP

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An online course for Affordable Care Act "navigators" in Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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President Obama nominates Robert Wilkins, Patricia Millett and Nina Pillard to fill the remaining vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on June 4. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans Push Back On Obama's D.C. Court Nominees

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Bipartisan Senators Support Delaying Vote On Syria Strike

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Senate Committee Votes To Authorize Strikes On Syria

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From left, Rep. Sander Levin, D-Mich., Rep. Robert Scott, D-Va., and Rep. Brad Schneider, D- ll., walk to a closed members-only briefing on Syria on Sunday. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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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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