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Roundup Of The Week: Taxes, Sexual Harassment And Russia In The Politics Podcast

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Special counsel Robert Mueller has brought the Foreign Agents Registration Act into the spotlight with indictments last month of Paul Manafort and his longtime business associate Rick Gates. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Then-candidate Donald Trump walks onstage at a presidential debate in St. Louis two days after a video was released, in which he is heard talking to Access Hollywood host Billy Bush about sexually assaulting women. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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A laptop in the Netherlands was one of hundreds of thousands infected by ransomware in May. The malware reportedly originated with the NSA. Rob Engelaar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., leave a meeting with House Republicans on Thursday, shortly before the House approved a GOP tax overhaul plan. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 7: Sen. Robert 'Bob' Menendez is accused of accepting bribes from campaign donor Salomon Melgen, a Florida-based ophthalmologist. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Judge Declares A Mistrial In Sen. Robert Menendez Corruption Trial

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Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore has been accused of sexual misconduct by several women, including one who says he initiated sexual contact with her when she was 14. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images hide caption

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There is discussion of expelling Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting teenage girls, if he wins Alabama's U.S. Senate special election. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., talks to reporters in July. On Wednesday, Johnson became the first GOP senator to come out against the current tax plan. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has entered the West Wing — aides working in the White House. Mueller's team is charged with looking into whether anyone on Donald Trump's campaign worked with the Russians who attacked the 2016 election. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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With Trump Back In D.C., Mueller's Investigation Enters The West Wing

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Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif. (right), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., and Rep. Bruce Poliquin, D-Maine, speak at a press conference on sexual harassment in Congress on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Richard Cordray, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, is stepping down as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump gives a thumbs up at the Republican National Convention, as then-Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort stands behind him and next to Ivanka Trump. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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'Drain The Swamp'? Hardly. Washington Appears More Stuck In The Muck Than Ever

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Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democrat from California, testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday, leveling accusations of sexual harassment against a current, unnamed congressman. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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After Sexual Harassment Accusations, Congress Moves Toward Mandatory Training

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., at a news conference on Tuesday where they announced that the individual mandate to have health insurance would be repealed in the Senate GOP tax bill. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., appears in 2009 with then-Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. McConnell suggested on Tuesday that Sessions run as a write-in candidate to keep former judge Roy Moore from winning his old seat. Ron Edmonds/AP hide caption

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