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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., received top marks from the progressive grassroots organization Indivisible's rankings of the Democratic presidential candidates released on Wednesday. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz arrives for a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the Inspector General's report on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a landmark proposal that would give 2 million workers paid leave upon the birth or adoption of a child, in what worker advocates call a hard-won victory. Richard Sharrocks/Getty Images hide caption

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Federal Workers Poised To Get 12 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

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Attorney Charles Cooper, representing former national security aide Charles Kupperman (center) departs federal court in Washington in October. On Tuesday, Cooper asked a federal court to keep alive a lawsuit centered on a now-withdrawn subpoena filed by House Democrats that sought Kupperman's testimony as part of the impeachment inquiry. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the chairs of investigative committees announce the articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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"We didn't talk in terms of partisan politics, we talked a lot about policy," said Jay Westbrook, Elizabeth Warren's longtime academic collaborator and co-author from the University of Texas law school. "I think it'd be fair to say she got pulled ... into these battles." Photo courtesy of Kimberly Winick hide caption

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Elizabeth Warren's Journey From 'Pro-Business' Academic To Consumer Advocate

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Democratic presidential candidate businessman Andrew Yang speaks during an interview in Chicago. Yang has qualified for the sixth Democratic primary debate next week. Teresa Crawford/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the altered trade agreement "much better than NAFTA" and "infinitely better than what was initially proposed by the administration." Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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CHART: Democratic Governors Make A Big Comeback Under Trump

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Robert O'Brien, President Trump's new national security adviser, has dire warnings for U.S. allies considering Huawei as a partner for 5G networks. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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China Wants Your Personal Information, Trump's National Security Adviser Warns

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz testifies before Congress last year. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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DOJ Watchdog On Russia Probe: No Evidence Of Bias, But Problems With Surveillance

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House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., speaks with ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga., at Monday's impeachment hearing. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden listens as former Secretary of State John Kerry introduces Biden to Iowans on Friday. KC McGinnis for NPR hide caption

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Biden Rejects Calls For Impeachment Testimony As A Trump Ploy To 'Divert Attention'

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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, pictured during a Senate Judiciary hearing in June, has released his office's report on the Russia investigation. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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