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To study the draft Trans-Pacific Partnership language, senators have to go to the basement of the Capitol and enter a secured, soundproof room in this hallway and surrender their mobile devices. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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A Trade Deal Read In Secret By Only A Few (Or Maybe None)

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Dream Action Coalition Co-director Cesar Vargas, at a news conference on Capitol Hill in 2014. He wants immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children to later be allowed to serve in the military. AP hide caption

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GOP Split Over Bill To Let Immigrants In U.S. Illegally Serve In Military

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More than 80 percent of the people getting federal subsidies to defray the cost of their monthly health insurance premiums have jobs, statistics suggest. And many are middle class. Jen Grantham/iStockphoto hide caption

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Low, Middle Income Workers Most Vulnerable To Loss Of Obamacare Subsidies

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State Sens. Warren Limmer (left) and Bill Ingebrigtsen talk in the Senate chamber. Limmer said he has been scolded for looking at his colleagues during debate before, and had "to beg forgiveness to the Senate president." David J. Oakes/Minnesota State Senate hide caption

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What Eye Contact — And Dogs — Can Teach Us About Civility In Politics

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is facing questions about money, access and influence while she was secretary of state. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Clinton Faces Bad Headlines And More Questions Of Scandal

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President Obama talks with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak at the East Asia Summit in Myanmar in November. Obama is trying to strike a 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership, which would include Malaysia. Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will shepherd bills on Congress' reaction to the Iran framework deal struck by President Obama. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Two teams face off in a debate over the extent of the president's war powers at the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S. Samuel LaHoz/Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Debate: Has The President Exceeded His War Powers Authority?

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