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An attendee looks through the scope of a Freedom Group Inc. Remington brand gun during the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013.

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An attendee looks through the scope of a Freedom Group Inc. Remington brand gun during the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013.

Blumenthal Eyes Gun Amendment for Senate Immigration Bill

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is “seriously considering” pressing for a fresh debate on gun control during the Senate’s consideration of legislation to revise U.S. immigration laws. Blumenthal said he may offer amendments to limit immigrants’ access to guns. The Senate is...

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A former female solder, who was sexually assaulted while serving in the U.S. Army, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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A former female solder, who was sexually assaulted while serving in the U.S. Army, at her home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Washington Daybook: Accountability

Call it Accountability Day. The Gallup polling organization held a press conference to explain why its 2012 presidential polling was off. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will be asked to explain to a Senate Committee what he’s...

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Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, attends the Syracuse-Louisville NCAA college basketball game on March 2, 2013.

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Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate for governor in Virginia, attends the Syracuse-Louisville NCAA college basketball game on March 2, 2013.

Virginia: McAuliffe Tops Cuccinelli in Money

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe outraised Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the past two months, according to campaign finance reports filed yesterday that underscored the national importance of the Nov. 5 election for governor. McAuliffe, a former Democratic National Committee chairman, raised...

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Frank Newport, Editor in Chief of The Gallup Poll, in Washington, DC

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Frank Newport, Editor in Chief of The Gallup Poll, in Washington, DC

Gallup’s ‘Likely’ Story: ‘Over-Corrected’

Among the failures and successes of polling in the 2012 presidential election contest, the most noteworthy was the Gallup Poll getting it wrong. Frank Newport, editor in chief of Gallup, has undertaken an examination of the methodology that led the...

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg attends a rally in support of the planned "Access to the Region's Core" (ARC) rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York City in this 2010 file photo in North Bergen, New Jersey.

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Sen. Frank Lautenberg attends a rally in support of the planned "Access to the Region's Core" (ARC) rail tunnel between New Jersey and New York City in this 2010 file photo in North Bergen, New Jersey.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 31

That’s how many years it has been since a Republican represented New Jersey in the U.S. Senate. Democrat Frank Lautenberg’s death yesterday created a Senate vacancy that Republican Gov. Chris Christie will fill, probably with a member of his party....

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder

Holder vs. Hill: Relationship on Rocks

The Justice Department’s relationship with House Republicans — a rocky one to begin with — took another hit today during an exchange over whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled lawmakers during congressional testimony last month. Justice, which asserted in a...

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Mitch Behm, assistant inspector general of the U.S. Transportation Department, left, and Senator Frank Lautenberg, center, a Democrat from New Jersey, speak before the start of a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., in this 2011 file photo.

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Mitch Behm, assistant inspector general of the U.S. Transportation Department, left, and Senator Frank Lautenberg, center, a Democrat from New Jersey, speak before the start of a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., in this 2011 file photo.

Lautenberg: Senate’s Last World War II Veteran

The death of Frank Lautenberg deprives the Senate of its last World War II veteran and its oldest member. Lautenberg, who died at 89 today from complications from viral pneumonia, was the Senate’s only octogenarian. The Senate is now without...

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Cast member Christiane Noll and author E.L. Doctorow attend curtain call at the Broadway opening of 'Rag Time' at the Neil Simon Theatre on in this 2009 file photo  in New York City.

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Cast member Christiane Noll and author E.L. Doctorow attend curtain call at the Broadway opening of 'Rag Time' at the Neil Simon Theatre on in this 2009 file photo in New York City.

Pelosi, Baucus: ‘Ragtime’ vs. ‘Oklahoma!’

Emergency workers who responded to the devastation in West, Texas, Newtown, Connecticut, and Boston were honored at last night’s Ford’s Theatre Annual Gala, where Vice President Joe Biden made a surprise appearance. The theater, which is known for its all-American musical productions,...

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