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Capitol Hill Political Staffers Find Their Zen

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Rep. Mike Quigley, whose Washington, D.C. office doubles as his home away from Chicago, lays his mattress onto the floor before going to sleep. While some see a political benefit, "it's not something I'm thrilled about," Quigley said. "It's just circumstances." MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The Lawmakers Who Sleep, Shower, Work — All On Capitol Hill

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., during his end-of-year news conference. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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"My goal is to help unify the conservative movement."

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AIDS activists poured cat litter on an image of Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli during an October protest in New York. Craig Ruttle/AP hide caption

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Senate Questions 'Egregious' Price Hikes For Specialty Medicines

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U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and Kathryn Sullivan, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, have been tangling for months over the legitimacy of a climate study NOAA scientists published in Science. Drew Angerer/AP; Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Is This Congressman's Oversight An Effort To Hobble Climate Science?

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President Obama attended the plenary session of the international climate conference Monday, just outside Paris. By using regulations instead of treaties, Obama hopes to continue to cut U.S. emissions of greenhouse gases. Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Obama Hopes To Achieve U.S. Climate Goals

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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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