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  Obama meets with Congressional Democrats

President Barack Obama went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to discuss strategy with Democrats before members of Congress left for summer recess. The president likely sought support for his economic plan and the upcoming budget showdown. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell and Buzzfeed's John Stanton join The Cycle

  GOP honors March on Washington but not its legislative spirit

Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas, joins Martin Bashir to discuss how today’s bipartisan remembrance of the 1963 March on Washington underscores how little Republicans are doing to correct many of the social ills still facing minorities in America.

  Obama refocuses Congress’ attention on immigration

In addition to speaking with Democrats on the economy, President Barack Obama also highlighted the need to pass immigration reform. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the “Gang of Eight’s” plan would reduce the deficit by about $700 billion over the next 20 years. NBC Latino’s Raul Reyes

  Obama heads to the Hill to promote economic plan

Sen. Angus King talks about the president’s economic plan and the strategy moving forward.

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The Hill’s Judy Kurtz discusses this year's annual list of “ravishing representatives, sexy senators and stunning staffers” that includes a nature-loving senator and Jay Carney look-alike.

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U.S. Representative Lewis is flanked by House Minority Leader Pelosi, House Speaker Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Reid as he speaks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington
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U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) is flanked by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) , House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as he speaks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jul

Lewis, flanked by Pelosi, Boehner, pauses during remarks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Lewis, flanked by Pelosi, Boehner, pauses during remarks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) , flanked by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) , pauses during remarks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 31, 2013. The centerpiece of the

Clyburn listens as Lewis speaks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Clyburn listens as Lewis speaks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

U.S. Representative Jame Clyburn (D-SC) listens as Representative John Lewis (D-GA) speaks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 31, 2013. The centerpiece of the historic 1963 civil rights march was Rev. Martin Luther King Jr

Representative Lewis acknowledges the crowd as he and House Minority Leader Pelosi take their seats at a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Representative Lewis acknowledges the crowd as he and House Minority Leader Pelosi take their seats at a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington

U.S. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) , also a former civil rights leader, acknowledges the crowd as he and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) take their seats at a ceremony on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 31, 20