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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to chastise Issa for his conduct at a committee hearing. Issa abruptly adjourned a hearing of the House Oversight Committee Wednesday. He instructed committee staff to turn off the microphone of the committee's top Democrat, congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland. The hearing was on the improper targeting of tea party groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Cummings was trying to say that Republicans have overblown the controversy.  (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2014 file photo, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif. listens during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to chastise Issa for his conduct at a committee hearing. Issa abruptly adjourned a hearing of the House Oversight Committee Wednesday. He instructed committee staff to turn off the microphone of the committee's top Democrat, congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland. The hearing was on the improper targeting of tea party groups by the Internal Revenue Service. Cummings was trying to say that Republicans have overblown the controversy. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

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