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Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl walks toward a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on Dec. 31, 2012 in Washington.

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Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl walks toward a closed-door meeting with Senate Republicans on Capitol Hill on Dec. 31, 2012 in Washington.

Kyl’s `Power to Persuade’ Hailed by Lobbying Firm Landing Ex-Senator

There is life after Congress. And for those who held leading roles in Congress, it can be a good life. The latest refugee from Capitol Hill to find refuge at a lobbying law firm that works the Hill is former...

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A tourist holds up his daughter to look at the White House.

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A tourist holds up his daughter to look at the White House.

White House Tours on Hold — Obama’s Golf Tour Safe

With the White House canceling public tours of 1600 Pennsyvlania Avenue during the start of the season known as sequestration, there’s at least one congressman who thinks they ought to call off the president’s golf outings, too. Rep. Louie Gohmert,...

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Workers remove a heavy mixture of snow and ice from the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6, 2013 in Washington.

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Workers remove a heavy mixture of snow and ice from the west front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 6, 2013 in Washington.

Washington Daybook: Snow Shutters

Federal offices are closed today as a nameless storm is expected to drop as much as 10 inches of snow on Washington. Most schools, courts and military bases are also shuttered. While executive-branch offices are closed, Congress plans to do...

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Aviation ordnanceman practice color guard drills aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 15, 2013.

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Aviation ordnanceman practice color guard drills aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) in the Atlantic Ocean on Feb. 15, 2013.

Most Cuts OK, Not Defense: Poll

The public apparently has little sympathy for complaints about the across-the-board cutting ordered in most discretionary federal spending. The public is more concerned, a poll shows, about the cuts in Defense spending. By a margin of 61 percent to 33...

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A trader on the floor of The New York Stock Exchange on March 5, 2013. The Dow Jones industrial average rallied to a record high on Tuesday to close for the day at 14,253.77, beating its old 2007 record.

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A trader on the floor of The New York Stock Exchange on March 5, 2013. The Dow Jones industrial average rallied to a record high on Tuesday to close for the day at 14,253.77, beating its old 2007 record.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 65

  That’s how many months it took for the Dow Jones Industrial Averageto top its previous closing record. The Dow, a price-weighted average of 30 blue-chip stocks, rose 125.95 points to close yesterday at 14,253.77, rising above the previous closing...

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Mike Davis clears snow from the Millennium Park skating rink on March 5, 2013 in Chicago.

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Mike Davis clears snow from the Millennium Park skating rink on March 5, 2013 in Chicago.

Snow Targets D.C., Asteroids on Hold

A congressional hearing on asteroid threats has been postponed due to inclement weather. As Washington girds for the snow from a storm blowing out of the Midwest, with heavy fluff predicted in the dawn hours of the nation’s Capitol tomorrow,...

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Michael Martinez, airframe and power plant mechanic with General Atomics
Aeronautical Systems Inc., inspects an MQ-9 Reaper during a pre-flight check at
Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada.

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Michael Martinez, airframe and power plant mechanic with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., inspects an MQ-9 Reaper during a pre-flight check at Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, Nevada.

Holder: U.S. Drone Strikes Possible

The targeted killing program that has become a staple of U.S. action abroad has never crossed inside U.S. borders, according to Attorney General Eric Holder. Could there conceivably be a time where drones are ordered to attack U.S. citizens inside...

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A Chevron Corp. station in San Francisco.

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A Chevron Corp. station in San Francisco.

Chevron’s $2.5 Mln Donation Challenged by Advocacy Groups

A coalition of advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission today over Chevron Corp.’s $2.5 million donation to a super-political action committee aligned with House Speaker John Boehner. Chevron’s donation to the Congressional Leadership Fund was one...

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Patrick Murphy talks to supporters during a "thank you" tour of his district.

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Patrick Murphy talks to supporters during a "thank you" tour of his district.

Democrats Aid ‘Frontline’ Members Facing Tough 2014 Contests

The campaign arm of the House’s Democrats has identified its members most in need of added institutional and financial support for the 2014 midterm elections. The 26 “Frontline” Democrats announced today by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee include members from...

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