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U.S. Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on May 1. The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold him in contempt of Congress, pushing the resolution to the full House. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former White House counsel Don McGahn, pictured in April 2018, has been subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee, but the White House has directed him not to comply with the document request. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. Among the topics discussed were Attorney General William Barr's failure to appear before the House Judiciary Committee to discuss the special counsel report on Russia's interference in the 2016 election. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Attorney General William Barr testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday about the special counsel report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said they had a constructive White House meeting with President Trump on infrastructure on Tuesday. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Attorney General William Barr speaks about the redacted version of the Mueller report as U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (right) and U.S. Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O'Callaghan listen at the Department of Justice Thursday before the document's release. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen shakes hands with President Trump in El Centro, Calif., on April 5 after he arrived to visit the border wall between the United States and Mexico. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Director of the U.S. Secret Service Randolph Alles speaks at the Justice Department last year. The White House announced on Monday that Alles will be replaced. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post, President Trump announced Sunday. Here she testifies on Capitol Hill on March 6. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is joined by some children onstage, as he speaks at an International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers conference Friday in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Not Just Airplanes: Why The Government Often Lets Industry Regulate Itself

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