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AP10ThingsToSee - As the sun rises, Chinese paramilitary policemen watch over Tiananmen Square from a rooftop across from the Great Hall of the People ahead of the closing ceremony of the annual National People's Congress in the hall in Beijing on Sunday, March 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

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White House press secretary Josh Earnest points to a reporter during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, March 16, 2015, where he answered questions including about Israel and Congress. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton has announced his endorsement of Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana in his gubernatorial quest, of Rep. Ron DeSantis from Florida and of Paul Chabot, candidate for Congress in California. (Associated Press)

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National Edition Opinion cover for March 10, 2015 - How to rate the new Congress (Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times)

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President Obama's request for authorization for use of military force against the Islamic State would expire three years after it is passed by Congress, while the November 2014 immigration move grants a reprieve from deportation and legal work permits to illegal immigrants for 36 months. (Associated Press)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu waves as he speaks before a joint meeting of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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In this March 3, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks about Iran and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress during a meeting with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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At a Senate hearing Tuesday, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey asked Congress to end sequestration and boost defense spending by $38 billion next year. (Associated Press)

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Gen. Lloyd Austin, who oversees military operations in the Middle East, told Congress on Tuesday that he is worried about how the removal of pertinent State Department and military staff from Yemen has further inflamed concerns about the future of counterterrorism operations in the region. (Associated Press)

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President Obama speaks about Iran and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, during a meeting with Defense Secretary Ash Carter in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) ** FILE **

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Addressing a joint meeting of Congress in Washington, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said an emerging U.S.-Iran deal would "all but guarantee" Tehran will get nuclear weapons. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. talks with her colleagues in the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a joint meeting of Congress. In a speech that stirred political intrigue in two countries, Netanyahu told Congress that negotiations underway between Iran and the U.S. would "all but guarantee" that Tehran will get nuclear weapons, a step that the world must avoid at all costs. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Niger Innis, national spokesman for the Congress of Racial Equality. (Associated Press)

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The IRS belatedly told Congress it may have lost some of Lois Lerner's emails after her computer crashed, and asserted that the backup tapes didn't exist. (Associated Press)

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was aware of the partisan spat in the U.S. over his speech — the invitation to speak March 3 was issued by the Republicans in charge of Congress without consulting with the White House — and said he did not wish to compound that furor by speaking to one party behind closed doors. (Associated Press)

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Asked how she would break with Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch said she would approach Congress with a different style — but didn't offer any of his legal stances where she took issue with him. (Associated Press)

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IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress on Wednesday that he has had to take money away from answering phone calls and instead spend it on technology and personnel to carry out President Obama's health care law. (Associated Press)

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"Congress has already given the president the authority to order these military actions," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. (Associated Press)