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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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Coal miner Dennis Ferrell watches over conveyer belts carrying coal out of a mine in Welch, W.Va. Climate talks in Paris are focused on moving away from coal in hopes of protecting the environment. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at the National Press Club Wednesday. Warren was critical of President Obama's plan to change how U.S. multinational companies are taxed. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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People remove household goods from the rubble as a house burns on Sunday in Sinjar, Iraq. Kurdish forces, with the aid of months of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, liberated the town from ISIS. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Hillary Clinton had to defend her views on foreign policy and President Obama's during Saturday's Democratic presidential debate, following the Paris attacks. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in 2012. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Would More Dinner And Golf Solve Washington's Problems? Ray LaHood Thinks So

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Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, one of the early states she is vying for. She's neck and neck in polls there with Bernie Sanders of Vermont but leads in a big way nationally in endorsements. Jim Cole/AP hide caption

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Low-wage workers and supporters protest for a $15 an hour minimum wage Tuesday in New York City as part of what organizers called a National Day of Action. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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The road to the White House is going to be a bumpy one in 2016 with candidates from both parties needing to grapple with solutions to the country's biggest problems. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks at a concert he was hosting to raise support for his campaign at the Adler Theater on October 23, 2015 in Davenport, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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