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Illustration on continuing political and existential threats to Israel by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio responds to reporters about the impasse over passing the Homeland Security budget because of Republican efforts to block President Obama's executive actions on immigration, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Miami Gardens Police Chief Stephen Johnson was fired after being arrested Friday for soliciting a prostitute, officials said. (NBC 6 South Florida)

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Attendees vote in the CPAC 2015 Straw Poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, leaves the chamber after lawmakers failed to advance a short-term funding measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded past a midnight deadline at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 27, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Conservative media personality Laura Ingraham speaks during the inaugural Freedom Summit meeting for conservative speakers in Manchester, New Hampshire April 12, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA) - RTR3L04F

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, sent a clear message to the rest of the field that he is still a favorite of the grass-roots activists who populate the country's largest annual conservative gathering, and signaled that he would fight to claim the conservative mantle in the presidential nomination race. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, used a threat of terrorism as an argument for the House to pass a "clean" funding bill.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, speaks Feb. 26, 2015, during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)

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The police department in Jackson, Mississippi is now requiring officers to take a Spanish-language class four times a year in order to better communicate with the city's growing Hispanic community. (Fox News Latino)

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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal talks about his plan for national education reform at a policy breakfast on Capitol Hill in Washington. His budget maneuvers have created shortfalls and hefty debts for the state's next governor. Now, the Republican is running out of short-term patches and is struggling to plug a $1.6 billion budget hole just as he tries to build support for a possible 2016 presidential run. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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At a town hall meeting, President Obama threatened to veto legislation that would undo his immigration action. That measure is expected to come up for a vote later this week. Republican critics called the event, which was hosted by Telemundo and MSNBC, nothing more than a "choreographed, partisan event." (Associated Press)

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House Speaker John A. Boehner ultimately relied on Democrats to pass the legislation, sending a bill to Mr. Obama's desk that provided $40 billion to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year without restricting the president's immigration actions. (Associated Press)

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FILE - In the Feb, 13, 2015, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., left, and Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, stand together at a ceremony before the signing of the bill authorizing expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline, at the Capitol in Washington. Boehner and McConnell are facing a dilemma. After winning control of both congressional chambers, Republican leaders vowed to keep the government funded and to block President Barack Obama from overhauling immigration policies. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas Republican, did not support a plan proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican to avert a shutdown. He called the about-face by GOP senators "a mistake."

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on message: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, but many Republicans say that Mr. Bush will have a hard time winning over the party's more conservative wing due to his support for Common Core education standards and advocating a pathway to citizenship for most illegal immigrants. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky accompanied by Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican, right, meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, to talk about his move to disentangle one of two contested immigration measures from the Homeland Security budget and debate the issues separately, as the Senate faces an impasse over provisions attached to the spending bill aimed at blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will outline plans Tuesday to overhaul the state's retirement system, a day after a judge blew a hole in the Republican's push to slash promised payments to the public employees pension fund to help balance the state budget. (Associated Press)

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A bill by Rep. Matt Salmon, Arizona Republican, would amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to require a member or representative of a household that receives such benefits to show photographic identification at grocery stores when using a food stamp electronic benefits transfer card, or debit card. (Associated Press)

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Conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly says reviving a strong, self-sufficient family culture is the only way out of the nation's financial mess. (Associated Press)