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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Saturday, arguing that the shutdown is mainly President Trump's fault. Republicans say Democrats manufactured the crisis over immigration. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Americans give President Trump relatively positive marks on his handling of ISIS and the state of the economy. Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Majority Of Americans See Trump's First Year As A Failure

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Senator-elect Doug Jones, D-Ala., speaks to the press last week after his win in the Alabama special election. Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images hide caption

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DNC Chairman Tom Perez has called for the party to reform the way it uses superdelegates in its presidential nominating process. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Al Franken, Democrat of Minnesota, speaks outside his office on Capitol Hill about accusations of sexual harassment and misconduct against him. He apologized but said he would not resign. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrat Ralph Northam celebrates his election as governor of Virginia on Nov. 7. Members of both parties are wondering what that race and other recent success for Democrats will mean for the 2018 midterms. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Is A Big, Blue Wave Forming Off The Political Coast?

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Robert Mueller, special counsel in charge of the DOJ investigation into Russian connections with the Trump campaign, rocked the political world charging three Trump campaign officials this week. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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"Budtender" Marissa Dodd bags up a marijuana sale at the Dr. Reefer marijuana dispensary across from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Former state Sens. Dale Schultz, at podium, and Tim Cullen discuss gerrymandering in Wisconsin. Ailsa Chang/NPR hide caption

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Renewed Calls For Patriotism Over Politics When Drawing District Lines

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Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, Schuyler VanValkenburg canvasses a street last month in Henrico, Va. VanValkenburg is part of a surge of Democratic candidates running in Virginia this fall. Steve Helber/AP hide caption

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Shut Out Of Power In D.C., Democrats Try To Make Inroads In Virginia This Fall

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North Carolina Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger says Democrats are looking to deflect blame for their electoral losses. Gerry Broome/AP hide caption

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