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Rep. Michael T. McCaul, the Texas Republican who wrote the border bill, said last summer's surge was part of what he was trying to combat in his new legislation. (Associated Press)

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A Libyan military soldier walks past damage inside a building that was used by Islamic militias for fighting in Benghazi, Libya. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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Even Mitt Romney has moved to distance himself from his notorious "47 percent" remarks as he prepares for a third run at the White House, saying that the GOP needs to find ways to connect with middle class families that are struggling to make ends meet. (Associated Press)

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Even Mitt Romney has moved to distance himself from his notorious "47 percent" remarks as he prepares for a third run at the White House, saying that the GOP needs to find ways to connect with middle class families that are struggling to make ends meet. (Associated Press)

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Former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling, left, leaves the Alexandria Federal Courthouse Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Alexandria, Va., with his wife, Holly, center and attorney Barry Pollack, after being convicted on all nine counts he faced of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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Illustration on the Obama administrations role in Iranian nuclear ambitions by Linas Garsys/The Washington Times

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"Donut Dollies" member Kammy McCleery, is greeted with a hug by a Vietnam War veteran during a parade in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, in commemoration of the Veterans Day, on Sunday. Donut Dollies served as a recreation worker with the American Red Cross in Vietnam. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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This photo taken Jan. 21, 2014 shows Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., chair of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on Personnel, discussing her proposed reforms for prosecuting sexual assaults in the military, during an interview with The Associated Press in her Capitol Hill office in Washington. An Associated Press investigation into the military’s handling of sexual assaults in Japan has found a pattern of random and inconsistent judgments in which most offenders are not incarcerated. Instead, commanders have ordered “nonjudicial punishments” that ranged from docked pay to a letter of reprimand. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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In this Jan. 21, 2014, photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, is interviewed by The Associated Press about her proposal to let military prosecutors rather than commanders make decisions on whether to prosecute sexual assaults in the military, in her Capitol Hill office in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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U.S President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks at the CEO Summit at theTaj Palace Hotel in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Officials in both countries say Obama and Modi developed an easy chemistry when they first met in Washington last fall. The two leaders spent several hours together Sunday and heralded their close relationship. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama, left, and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, right, smile as they talk during a reception in the Mughal Gardens of the Rashtrapati Bhavan presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Secret Service officers search the south grounds of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Secret Service officers search the south grounds of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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In this Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama pauses during his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Vice President Joe Biden, left, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listen. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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US President Barack Obama, second right, receives a scarf from a member of parliament who chairs the Committee on the Violation of Protocol Norms and Contemptuous Behavior of Government Officers, right, as first lady Michelle Obama stands left, during a receiving line before a State Dinner at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the presidential palace, in New Delhi, India, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Obama's arrival Sunday morning in the bustling capital of New Delhi marked the first time an American leader has visited India twice during his presidency. Obama is also the first to be invited to attend India's Republic Day festivities, which commence Monday and mark the anniversary of the enactment of the country's democratic constitution. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government. (Associated Press)

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Houthi fighters patrolled the streets during a demonstration to show support for their comrades in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday. Some of the thousands of protesters supported the Shiite rebels who seized the capital, and others demanded that the country's south secede after the nation's president and Cabinet resigned. (Associated Press)

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"If there's one thing there is agreement on, it's recognition that our climate is changing. Some would say that's a pretty significant step," said Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican and chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, which is overseeing the Keystone debate. (Associated Press)

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The conservative core of the Republican Party has long been leery of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, who are viewed derisively as establishment stalwarts. (Associated Press)

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National Edition Opinion cover for January 26, 2015 - A lesson from Yemen (Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times)