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Jim DeMint, president of the Heritage Foundation, says he has more influence now than he did as a senator. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Thomas Pickering (left), the chairman of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board, and retired Adm. Mike Mullen testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Thursday. Michael Reynolds/EPA/Landov hide caption

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In Highest-Profile Role Yet, Kerry's Legacy Hangs On Syria

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Vice President Joe Biden, projected on screens, gestures as he addresses the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) 2013 Policy Conference in March. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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It Will Be Up To Congress To Change Automatic Sentencing

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Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3. McConnell said this week that using a big spending bill to defund Obamacare is not the way to go. Stephen Lance Dennee/AP hide caption

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GOP Debate: Is Obamacare Fight Worth A Government Shutdown?

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