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Bipartisan, for a moment: When prayer prevails over politics

Bipartisan, for a moment: When prayer prevails over politics

Rep. Juan Vargas was on the dais at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning as President Obama addressed what has become a must-attend event for many politicians.

For the San Diego Democrat, though, it's so much more. The former Jesuit missionary has barely missed the weekly prayer meetings held by members of Congress since he was elected, and Vargas said he was excited to bring so many people together in prayer as co-chairman of the event.

Occurring yearly since 1953, the National Prayer Breakfast brings together thousands of politicians and religious leaders for a morning of prayer and testimonials.

More than 3,400 people attended and heard from Obama and...

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