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Former state Sens. Dale Schultz, at podium, and Tim Cullen discuss gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Renewed Calls For Patriotism Over Politics When Drawing District Lines

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. (center), talks to reporters on Capitol Hill. He decided Tuesday not to seek a third term. Corker is the first Senate retirement of the 2018 election cycle. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Jimmy Kimmel, seen hosting the Academy Awards in February, has been thrown into political hot waters. His name has been invoked by a GOP senator looking to pass an Obamacare repeal and replace bill. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic congressional candidate Jared Golden making his announcement speech last month in Maine. Steve Mistler/Maine Public Radio hide caption

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With An Eye On the House, Democrats Turn To Veterans For 2018 Races

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (left) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have a packed schedule when Congress returns this week. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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6 Priorities Congress Has To Deal With In 12 Days

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North Carolina Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger says Democrats are looking to deflect blame for their electoral losses. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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Judicial nominee John Bush was challenged by senators about his conservative views during a committee hearing but ultimately confirmed by the Senate on Thursday. Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-K.Y. (left), and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speak to members of the media outside the West Wing of the White House on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Nationals Park in Washington, where the Congressional Baseball Game is scheduled to take place Thursday, a day after Rep. Steve Scalise and four others were shot during practice Wednesday. Patrick McDermott/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump is facing the biggest pressure of his young presidency over an allegation that he pressured the FBI director to end an investigation. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Governor Terry Branstad signs a bill in Cumming, Iowa on May 9th. He's awaiting Senate confirmation to be the next ambassador to China. Clay Masters/Iowa Public Radio hide caption

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Nation's Longest-Serving Governor Set To Become Top Diplomat In Beijing

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President Trump delivers his first address to a joint session of Congress in February. After the compromise spending bill failed to fulfill all his budget requests, the president appears to be gearing up for a fight in September. Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters shout at lawmakers walking out of the Capitol on Thursday after the House of Representatives narrowly passed a Republican effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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