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In Houston on Thursday, Democratic presidential hopefuls Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren participate in the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, left, walks with Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in March at the Capitol in Washington. Schumer is expected to become the new Senate minority leader, but with Donald Trump's election as president, Garland's nomination is done. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Republicans' Senate Tactics Leave Trump Wide Sway Over Nation's Courts

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Senate Gun Control Speeches Recall An Old-School Filibuster

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A woman looks on at the U.S. Capitol in 2013 after the most recent government shutdown. Congress has made no progress toward avoiding a government shutdown when it will run out of funding Sept. 30. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer, Harry Reid and Richard Durbin (from left) speak after Senate Democrats voted to take the bite out of the filibuster. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (left) is joined by newly sworn-in Sen. Carte Goodwin (D-WV) Tuesday after the Senate took a key vote toward extending unemployment benefits. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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