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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, joined a liberal rebellion on the $1.1 trillion spending bill that embarrassed President Obama last week.

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FILE - This July, 26, 2014 file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a Greater Sage Grouse at the Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. A legislative rider in Congress’ $1.1 trillion spending bill would delay protections for the wide-ranging Western bird that’s been on a collision course with the oil and gas industry. The Obama administration faced a September 2015 deadline to propose protections for greater sage grouse. But the spending package agreed to late Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 by Democrat and Republican leaders prevents the administration from spending any money next year on rules to protect the ground-dwelling bird. (AP Photo/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Tom Koerner, File)

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Hoping to wrangle last-minute shoppers for the Jan. 1 deadline, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell met with religious leaders Friday on Capitol Hill. (Associated Press)

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Former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee toured the San Pedro Service Processing Center for immigrants in Los Angeles. The facility was briefly shuttered in 2007 due to Army Corps of Engineers concerns over fire hazards, but it later reopened with remaining issues. (Associated Press)

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Donald Trump. (Associated Press)

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Illustration on Obamacare's mandate to share medical records with multiple government agencies by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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National Edition News cover for December 13, 2014 - House intel chief: Threats rising, Obama failing in terror war: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., listens to witnesses during a full committee hearing on the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al-Qa'ida, and other Islamic extremists, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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President Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 (Associated Press).

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the annual Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, Satuday, Nov. 22, 2014. Biden on Friday became the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the annual Atlantic Council Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, Satuday, Nov. 22, 2014. Biden on Friday became the latest in a parade of U.S. officials trying to push Turkey to step up its role in the international coalition's fight against Islamic State extremists. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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President Barack Obama accepts a signed basketball from Miami Heat forward LeBron James as he welcomes the the NBA basketball champion Miami Heat, to the East Room of the White House, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) **FILE**

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In this Dec. 5, 2014, photo, Hachiro Okonogi, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) candidate for a Kanagawa district, canvasses for votes during a lower house election campaign rally in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) ** FILE **

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The World War II era Civil Air Patrol has been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for their intrepid service. (Image from CAP Historical Foundation)

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National Edition News cover for December 12, 2014 - Obama budget battle preview of last 2 years: President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about the Senior Executive Service, composed of the senior leadership of the Federal workforce, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Washington. Obama is launching a leadership program for future government career executives with a goal of giving potential managers multi-agency experiences and breaking out of a tradition of promoting senior bureaucrats from within their own agencies. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., listens Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters during a news conference about a bill regarding military sexual assault cases on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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CIA Director John O. Brennan avoided the word "torture" in relation to CIA interrogation methods, saying he would "leave to others how they label those activities." (associated press)

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defender: CIA Director John O. Brennan angrily shot back at what he viewed as a flawed Senate report on the agency's use of enhanced interrogation techniques. (Associated Press)

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President Obama came out in full support of the spending package, but his Democratic allies in Congress did not follow suit. (Associated Press)

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lame duck: President Obama begins his final two years in office already seen as a nonentity in the budget battle to avoid yet another government shutdown. (associated press)

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Rep. Ron DeSantis, Florida Republican, said carving congressional staffers out of Obamacare coverage harms the GOP battle against the policy they decry. (Associated Press)