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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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"Big Jim" Folsom during a campaign event in 1946. He also would bring a bucket and mop to campaign events, vowing to clean up state government. The bucket was used to collect campaign donations. Courtesy of the Alabama Department of Archives and History hide caption

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Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash — And Make It Tax-Deductible

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Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., announced on Thursday that he would be resigning from Congress at the end of January. Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and his wife Franni Bryson (left) arrive at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Franken announced on the Senate floor that he would be resigning "in the coming weeks." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and Vice President Pence meet with congressional leadership including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in the Oval Office on Thursday. Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Christopher Wray testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 12, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Demonstrators hold up balloons during an immigration rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Temporary Protected Status programs, near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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DACA Fix Looms Over Talks To Prevent Government Shutdown

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Members of the College Republican National Committee demonstrated against the estate tax in Washington in 2006. The tax was eliminated in 2010 but was reinstated a year later. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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As GOP Lawmakers Eye Cutting Estate Tax, Will They Increase Income Inequality?

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The American and Israeli flags are on display Wednesday on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. President Trump announced that the U.S. will view Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and he ordered the State Department to "begin preparation to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv." The controversial move threatens to unsettle the region's volatile politics. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Religious Leaders Divided Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

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What A Tax Overhaul Could Mean For Students And Schools

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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks after House Republicans held a closed-door strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Republican-led House passed a bill to make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, introduced a resolution to impeach President Trump, but Democratic leaders joined the vote to table the motion. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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A picture taken from the Mount of Olives shows the Old City of Jerusalem with the Dome of the Rock. President Trump on Wednesday recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, upending decades of U.S. policy and ignoring dire warnings from Arab and Western allies alike. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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