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House Speaker John Boehner vowed to "clean the barn" before he stepped down. And he's doing just that with a budget deal that also raises the debt ceiling. Robert Giroux/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner has said he wants to "clean the barn" before he leaves Congress. And it appears he's edging closer to a two-year budget deal that would take some pressure off his successor. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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In 2013, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on Capitol Hill about the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. Today she'll testify again. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Why The Stakes Are So High For Hillary Clinton — And The Benghazi Committee

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Rep. Paul Ryan, R- Wis., at a news conference following a meeting of House Republicans on Tuesday night. Ryan says he will run for House speaker if the disparate GOP factions can get behind him. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Secretary Jack Lew in his office at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Treasury Secretary Keeps Up Pressure To Raise Debt Limit

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced Wednesday she opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal that the White House strongly supports. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is seen on Capitol Hill shortly after being elected House majority leader in 2014. He's now the leading candidate to replace House Speaker John Boehner when he retires next month. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Lucky Guy? Kevin McCarthy Once Won The Lottery. Now He Might Be Speaker

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