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In this March 7, 2013, file photo Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington after a GOP policy meeting. McCain was one of a small group of Republican senators who dined with President Barack Obama the previous night to address political gridlock. McCain is one of a bipartisan group of eight senators, nicknamed the "Gang of Eight", who meet in private several times a week to to come to terms with the overhaul of the nation's byzantine immigration laws.

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The eight senators meet in private several times a week, alternating between Sen. John McCain's and Sen. Charles Schumer's offices. They sit in arm chairs arranged in a circle and sip water or soft drinks as they debate temporary workers and border security. In a capital riven by partisanship and gridlock, they are determined to be the exception and actually get something done.

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