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It’s hot all across the country. It’s hot in Washington, where politicians can’t come together with an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. It’s hot in the media world, where Rupert Murdoch’s phone-hacking scandal continues to roll along. It’s hot in Florida, Texas and many places across the country that will feel the pain of the end of the space shuttle program.

So sit back, cool off, and enjoy a look back at the week of big news stories through the eyes of the nation’s best cartoonists with our Week in Political Cartoons slideshow.

Nate Beeler / Washington Examiner (click to view slideshow)