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President Joe Biden meets with congressional leaders to discuss legislative priorities for the rest of the year on Tuesday at the White House in Washington. From left: House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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On Tuesday, the Senate passed landmark legislation that would require that all states recognize same-sex and interracial marriages performed in any other state. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Nick Fuentes (center) greets supporters before speaking at a pro-Trump march on Nov. 14, 2020, in Washington. Fuentes, who has been labeled a white supremacist and antisemite by the Anti-Defamation League, sat down for dinner with former President Trump and Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, last week. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before a Senate subcommittee on homeland security on Capitol Hill on May 4. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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A fight over how to enforce immigration laws reaches the Supreme Court

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People wait in line to vote on Election Day 2020 in Tombstone, Ariz., in Cochise County. The county's Republican-led leadership has voted to delay certifying its 2022 election results, despite a state deadline on Monday. Ariana Drehsler/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Counties in Arizona, Pennsylvania fail to certify election results by legal deadlines

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A voter cast her vote at the Lake County Fairgrounds on Nov. 8 in Crown Point, Ind. Darron Cummings/AP hide caption

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Democrats made midterm gains in rural areas. Can they keep them?

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Lee County voters wait in line to cast their ballots at Wa-Ke Hatchee Recreation Center in Fort Myers, Fla., on Nov. 8. Rebecca Blackwell/AP hide caption

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Don't call Florida a red state yet: Left-leaning groups say their voters stayed home

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The State Dining Room of the White House is decorated for the holiday season with stockings for family members of President Biden and first lady Jill Biden. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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The Treasury Department is allowing Chevron to resume "limited" energy production in Venezuela after years of sanctions that have dramatically curtailed oil and gas profits that have flowed to President Nicolás Maduro's government. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer shows a "My Body My Decision" shirt at the 14th District Democratic headquarters in Detroit on Nov. 8. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What we know (and don't know) about how abortion affected the midterms

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U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola smiles before a debate for Alaska's sole U.S. House seat on Oct. 26, in Anchorage, Alaska. Peltola was elected to a full term in the House on Wednesday, Nov. 23, months after the Alaska Democrat won a special election to the seat following the death earlier this year of longtime Republican Rep. Don Young. Mark Thiessen/AP hide caption

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A small group, including Stephanie Batchelor, left, sits on the steps of the Georgia state Capitol protesting the overturning of Roe v. Wade on June 26, 2022. The Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday, Nov. 23, reinstated the state's ban on abortions after roughly six weeks of pregnancy. Ben Gray/AP hide caption

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House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-C.A., on Wednesday announced his run for House Speaker if Republicans win the chamber. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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President Joe Biden speaking about student loan debt relief at Delaware State University, Oct. 21, 2022, in Dover, Del. The Biden administration said it is extending the student loan repayment pause again. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Supreme Court paves the way for release of Trump's tax returns to a House panel

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Former Vice President Mike Pence (right) speaks with Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep at the law library of the Indiana state capitol in Indianapolis on Monday. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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Mike Pence, pondering a presidential run, condemns Trump's rhetoric on Jan. 6

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Republican state Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy speaks to supporters at an election watch party at the Renaissance Hotel on Nov. 8, in Columbus, Ohio. Kennedy was reelected to the court, this time as its chief justice. Andrew Spear/Getty Images hide caption

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How GOP state supreme court wins could change state policies and who runs Congress

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Republican Monica De La Cruz-Hernandez flipped the 15th House Congressional District in one of Texas' only remaining competitive districts. In this file photo, she talks in her office in Alamo, Texas, July 8, 2021. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Republicans make marginal gains in South Texas as Democratic power wanes

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J. Edgar Hoover is seen in his Washington, D.C., office in 1936. A new biography of the long-time FBI director looks at public support for his policies during most of his tenure. AP hide caption

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Biography traces public support for J. Edgar Hoover in most of his 48 years in power

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