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Then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference in the Washington, D.C. area on February 23, 2017. Since leaving the president's staff Bannon is spearheading an effort to take on the GOP establishment. Mike Theiler/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Mike Pence and gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, R-VA, wave during a campaign rally Saturday at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Abingdon, Va. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Somali soldiers patrol on the scene of the explosion of a truck bomb in the center of Mogadishu, on Oct. 15, 2017. A truck bomb exploded outside a hotel at a busy junction in Somalia's capital Mogadishu on Oct. 14, 2017, causing widespread devastation Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Pence and his wife, Karen, stand for the national anthem before Sunday's game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers in Indianapolis. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption

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Then-presidential nominee Donald Trump stands next to Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., during a campaign event at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in July 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. Sara D. Davis/Getty Images hide caption

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Lanny Dean takes video as he wades along a flooded Beach Boulevard next to Harrah's Casino as the eye of Nate pushes ashore in Biloxi, Miss., early Sunday. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images hide caption

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Prior to her stint as Harvey Weinstein's legal counselor on "gender and power dynamics," Lisa Bloom had built her career fighting legal battles on behalf of victims of violence and discrimination. Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As former Equifax CEO Richard Smith prepares to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, activist Amanda Werner looks on through a monocle. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Rules That Black Lives Matter Cannot Be Sued

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Members of the New England Patriots — and players across the league — kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. Jim Rogash/Getty Images hide caption

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Texas Becoming A Magnet For Conservatives Fleeing Liberal States Like California

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First lady Melania Trump, President Trump, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and wife Louise Linton, Vice President Pence and second lady Karen Pence are photographed at Mnuchin and Linton's wedding on June 24 in Washington, D.C. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for LS hide caption

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