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Sen. John McCain's upcoming memoir, The Restless Wave, discusses the partisan divide in the nation and some thoughts on how to do address it. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Currently, polling places are largely a politics-free zone, but the Supreme Court heard arguments that could change that. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Should Polling Places Remain Politics-Free? Justices Incredulous At Both Sides

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Tea Party activists hold a rally on Capitol Hill in 2010. That grassroots movement, with backing from the Koch political network, helped Republicans win back the House in the 2010 midterms. In 2018, the Koch network is on defense against Democratic gains. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Koch Brothers, Behind Tea Party Wave, Face Democrats' Rising Tide In 2018

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The Treasury inspector general for tax administration has found that the IRS targeted not just conservative groups but also scores of organizations with words like "progressive" in their names. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Pro-Trump supporters, left, argue with demonstrators after a Feb. 18 march in Los Angeles to protest the president's immigration policies. Sociologists say President Trump's actions and rhetoric are politically energizing both conservatives and liberals. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Both The Left And Right, Trump Is Driving New Political Engagement

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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio campaigns for Donald Trump in Phoenix in August. Ralph Freso/Getty Images hide caption

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A Local Sheriff's Race Is Drawing National Attention And A Hefty Price Tag

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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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