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Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks with reporters in Trenton, N.J., this month. Christie was not invited to this year's CPAC conference. Mel Evans/AP hide caption

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David Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries, attends an event at The Economic Club of New York last year. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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After Tough 2012, Conservative Koch Brothers Regroup

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Supporters of the Violence Against Women Act rally in front of the U.S. Capitol last June. On Thursday, the House passed a reauthorization measure. Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights/Flickr hide caption

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Attorney General Eric Holder speaks before a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General on Tuesday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Justice Department Warns Of 'Pain' From Looming Cuts

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House Passes Expansion Of Violence Against Women Act

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Starbucks is among the companies urging the Supreme Court to strike down the federal government's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages. Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Heels Of Sequestration, The Business Of Spending Cuts

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Kenya's Candidates Spar In First TV Debates

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Black Reverend: Guns Are Important To My Church

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Under sequestration, federal agencies don't have the flexibility to choose to spare popular programs or services by making administrative cuts elsewhere. Tatiana Popova /iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Will the clouds part, the sun shine and a sequester solution be found? Jason Reed /Reuters /Landov hide caption

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NPR's Tamara Keith on where things stand

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Democrats Move To Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban

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