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Retiring Rep. Scott Rigell, R-Va. — seen here awaiting election results on Nov. 2, 2010 — says he wants to continue work in his soon-to-be-private life to inject more civility in American politics. Ross Taylor/AP hide caption

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House GOP's 2010 Tea Party Class Heads For The Exits

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House Speaker John Boehner gets emotional and wipes his face during a news conference on Capitol Hill in which he announced he would be resigning at the end of October. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Values Voter Summit attendees cheer Boehner's resignation

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House Speaker John Boehner is yet again facing a backlash from conservatives over his approach in trying to avoid a government shutdown. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and businessman Donald Trump greet each on stage at a rally on Capitol Hill to oppose the Iran nuclear agreement. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A woman holds signs depicting the head of Republican presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump as she waits to enter the auditorium to hear him speak on Wednesday in Derry, N.H. Mary Schwalm/AP hide caption

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Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, and fellow Democratic members of Congress hold a news conference to voice their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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