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Christina King, left, and Lynne Sherrer, center, hold signs during a Tea Party Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demonstration on May 21, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Christina King, left, and Lynne Sherrer, center, hold signs during a Tea Party Internal Revenue Service (IRS) demonstration on May 21, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

McConnell Joins Effort to Tie Health-Care Law to IRS Scandal

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is adding his voice to those trying to tie the ongoing Internal Revenue Service scandal to the new health-care law, which will expand coverage to more than 25 million uninsured Americans. McConnell, of Kentucky, called for...

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A young Barack Obama in this undated photo made available to the media on Feb. 12, 2008.

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A young Barack Obama in this undated photo made available to the media on Feb. 12, 2008.

Young Obama Gave Ladies His Digits

In high school, a young Barack Obama was promiscuous with the Kellis. At least with his phone number. With Time magazine’s publication of Obama’s prom pictures and a flirty note he wrote to his best friend’s date, we now have...

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Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan and chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, burn a replica drone as they shout slogans during protest rally in Islamabad on October 28, 2011 against the U.S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal regions.

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Supporters of Pakistani politician Imran Khan and chief of Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, burn a replica drone as they shout slogans during protest rally in Islamabad on October 28, 2011 against the U.S. drone attacks in Pakistani tribal regions.

Washington Daybook: Targeted Killings

President Barack Obama will address the targeted killing of terrorists using drones a day after Attorney General Eric Holder said U.S. drone strikes killed four American citizens in Yemen and Pakistan in September 2011. Obama will also repeat his intention...

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Protestors against the use of drone strikes by the U.S. military hold a model of a drone aircraft during the "March On Wall Street South" rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, on September 2, 2012.

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Protestors against the use of drone strikes by the U.S. military hold a model of a drone aircraft during the "March On Wall Street South" rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of the Democratic National Convention, on September 2, 2012.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 4

That’s how many American citizens have been killed by U.S. drone strikes since 2009. Attorney General Eric Holder made the disclosure yesterday in a letter to Sen. Pat Leahy, a Vermont Democrat who leads the Senate Judiciary Committee. Drones are...

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on May 22, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

No Escaping IRS Controversy for Treasury’s Lew and Aide

Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew and his deputy, Neal Wolin, traveled to Capitol Hill today for separate congressional hearings that focused on much the same matter: what the officials knew and when about the IRS scrutiny of Tea Party groups. Lew...

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Eric Schmidt

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Eric Schmidt

Google’s Schmidt Helps NRSC Edge DSCC in April Fundraising

Senate Republicans’ campaign arm outraised its Democratic counterpart last month for this first time this year, aided by donors including Google Inc. chairman Eric Schmidt. Schmidt gave $32,300 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee in April, helping it outraise the Democratic Senatorial...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray answer reporters questions before a Senate Democratic Policy Committee luncheon meeting at the Captiol on May 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray answer reporters questions before a Senate Democratic Policy Committee luncheon meeting at the Captiol on May 9, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Senators’ Finances Run from Debt to Millions

The Senate is run by millionaires while Tea Party favorite Marco Rubio is still in debt. That’s some of the information gleaned today from senators’ annual personal financial disclosure forms. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, reported assets of between...

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An Environmental Protection Agency contractor collects water samples for testing on May 31, 2010 near the point where the South Pass of the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, Louisiana.

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An Environmental Protection Agency contractor collects water samples for testing on May 31, 2010 near the point where the South Pass of the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico near Venice, Louisiana.

Are EPA Permits Germane to the Farm Bill?

Look for some conversation in the Senate today about whether more than 100 amendments dealing with Environmental Protection Agency permitting authority are germane to the farm bill. Bloomberg BNA’s LaTrina Antoine and Amena H. Saiyid report that Democrat Kay Hagan...

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