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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Immigrant families rally outside the White House to call on the President to use executive action to help undocumented immigrants since Congress has failed to pass a comprehensive overhaul of immigration laws, Washington, D.C., Friday, November 7, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said the Republican-controlled Congress will hold more votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (associated press)

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President Obama listed three issues on which he wants to work with Congress immediately in the lame-duck session: a funding request to fight Ebola, a new authorization for military force against the Islamic State and a budget to complete the fiscal year. (Associated Press)

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Now that the GOP has control of Congress ... (Illustration by Dana Summers of the Tribune Media Services)

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Eighty members of Congress have asked that a federal policy that bans gay and bisexual men from donating blood be changed by the end of the year. (Photo courtesy of Department of Defense 2014)

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China's finance minister Zhu Guangyao said Congress should move quickly to approve reforms giving China and other emerging economies greater input in the International Monetary Fund to show the U.S. is intent on preserving its leading role in governing the world's economy. (Associated Press)

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In this Oct. 5, 1924, photo made available by the Library of Congress Senators Joe Judge is safe at 3rd in the 9th inning of the 7th game of the World Series in Washington between the Washington Senators and the New York Giants. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

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In this Oct. 1924 photo provided by the Library of Congress, Elsie Tydings waits at a ticket window, as she became the first person to purchase a ticket for a World Series baseball game in the nation's capital. The Washington Senators defeated the New York Giants in that year's series. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

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In this Oct. 10, 1924 photo, provided by the Library of Congress, Washington Senators and New York Giants managers and players join umpires before the final game of baseball's World Series in Washington. (AP Photo/Library of Congress)

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Scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians meet for a discussion entitled "Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth" held at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Scientists, historians, philosophers and theologians meet for a discussion entitled "Preparing for Discovery: A Rational Approach to the Impact of Finding Microbial, Complex or Intelligent Life Beyond Earth" held at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., Thursday, September 18, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A lame-duck Congress, Will Rogers once observed, "is like where some fellows worked for you and their work wasn't satisfactory and you let 'em out, but after you fired 'em, you let 'em stay long enough to burn your house down." (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Illustration on Congress' renewed efforts to tax Internet transactions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Illustration on Congress' renewed efforts to tax Internet transactions by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Congress had said the VA's ability to send out the cards on time was a key test for the Obama administration and Secretary Bob McDonald (above), whom the president tapped to replace Secretary Eric K. Shinseki. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (D-D.D.) speaks along with other Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a Change the Mascot campaign press conference on Capitol Hill to speak out on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Change the Mascot campaign supporters, including Native American leaders, Members of Congress, religious and civil rights leaders speak at a press conference on Capitol Hill on changing the name of the Washington Redskins, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, September 16, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)