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President Trump meets with congressional leaders in the Oval Office at the White House on Sept. 6. The deadline to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling is coming up on Dec. 8. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and President Trump embrace in the Oval Office after a meeting at which Trump agreed with Democrats, casting aside Republicans. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. John McCain says defeat of the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is a chance for a fresh start. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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James Comey's March 20 testimony on Capitol Hill contradicted some of the president's positions. It was the first time he publicly acknowledged the FBI investigation into possible ties between Trump associates and Russia. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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From left, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Sen. Michael Bennett, D-Colo, arrive at a news conference after their tour of the Mexico border with the United States on Wednesday in Nogales, Ariz. The senators are part of the "Gang of Eight," a larger group of legislators collaborating on changes to immigration. Ross D. Franklin/AP hide caption

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