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Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer at a 2015 press conference. The two Democratic leaders are plotting out how to work with a Republican president and Congress next year. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Deal Or Disrupt? Congressional Democrats Weigh 2017 Choices

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A Clinton supporter stands alone in the bleachers after Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's election night rally in New York City emptied. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan and fellow Republican leaders Sen. Mitch McConnell and President-elect Donald Trump have big plans for the new year with their party controlling both the White House and Congress. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Cali is the nine-year-old miniature dachshund of Republican Rep. Ken Calvert of California. Love of dogs is a rare source of bipartisan agreement. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Despite Partisan Rancor, Democrats And Republicans Can Agree On Dogs

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House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is part of the Republican leadership working to repeal the Affordable Care Act as quickly as possible in January. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. intelligence agencies charge that operatives with ties to Russia and Vladimir Putin's (above) administration hacked private Clinton and Democratic National Committee emails during the presidential election and released them via WikiLeaks. Darko Vojinovic/AP hide caption

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., was part of a group of coal state Democrats who wanted a longer extension of health benefits for coal miners in the stopgap spending bill. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Retired coal miners could face the loss of health benefits if Congress doesn't implement a fix by Friday. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Retired Coal Miners At Risk Of Losing Promised Health Coverage And Pensions

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Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., Sen. Chris Murphy D-Conn., Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., called for Senate passage of the 21st Century Cures Act on Monday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., won re-election as House minority leader on Wednesday with support from just over two-thirds of her caucus. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call,Inc. hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks to the media during a briefing on Capitol Hill in September. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Paul Ryan's Plan to Change Medicare Looks A Lot Like Obamacare

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Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo prepares to speak at a Miami-Dade County school board meeting. Curbelo began his political career on the school board. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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After Criticizing Trump, Miami GOP Congressman Prepares To Work With Him

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Undoing federal regulations is neither quick nor simple. Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Vowing To Roll Back Regulations, Trump Faces Uphill Task

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