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In this May 28, 2014, file photo, then-California state Sen. Steve Knight, R-Palmdale, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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House Split On Immigration Might Be Good Politics For Some Moderate Republicans

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Congressional GOP Divided Over Immigration, Some Willing To Work With Democrats

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told NPR he believes lifetime federal judicial appointments are among the most important appointments the Senate is tasked with confirming. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told NPR that he continues to support the Mueller investigation and that nothing he heard in a secret briefing Thursday changes his mind. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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McConnell Says He Supports Mueller Investigation

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News Brief: Hopes Dwindle For North Korea Meeting, Southern Primary Results, Olympics Scandal

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (left) confers with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy during a May 16 news conference. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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To Quell Growing Rebellion, House GOP Leaders Promise Action On Immigration In June

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House Speaker Paul Ryan praises the Agriculture Committee's work on the farm bill at a news conference on Wednesday. He was joined by committee Chairman Mike Conaway (from left), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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House Farm Bill Fails As Conservatives Revolt Over Immigration

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Farm equipment is parked in a field near Bakersfield, Calif., in a 2016 file photo. Congress is attempting to craft a new quadrennial farm bill that covers both agriculture programs and the Supplemental Nutrition Program, also known as food stamps. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Washington Politics Adding To Mental Health Crisis Among Farmers

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Farm Bill Controversy Centers On Food Stamps

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News Brief: North Korea Summit In Doubt, Primary Results, Net Neutrality

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U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., holds a news conference on immigration reform Wednesday at the Capitol. Curbelo is seeking to circumvent Republican leaders to bring an immigration bill to the House floor. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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Group Of House Republicans Trying To Force Vote On Immigration Legislation

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