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Representative Dave Camp, a Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, speaks at a Rotary Club meeting in Midland, Michigan, in this file photo.

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Representative Dave Camp, a Republican from Michigan and chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, speaks at a Rotary Club meeting in Midland, Michigan, in this file photo.

Camp Considers Working Groups to Tackle Tax Reform

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp wants to break his panel into smaller working groups to tackle specific aspects of tax reform, Bloomberg BNA’s Marc Heller reports. Ray Beeman, tax counsel to the committee, said in a webinar...

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President Barack Obama presents Clinton Romesha, former active duty Army staff sergeant, with the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 11, 2013 in Washington.

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President Barack Obama presents Clinton Romesha, former active duty Army staff sergeant, with the Medal of Honor during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Feb. 11, 2013 in Washington.

Washington Daybook: Conspicuous Gallantry

President Barack Obama takes a break from preparing for tomorrow’s State of the Union address to award a Medal of Honor to Clinton Romesha, a former Army staff sergeant, for conspicuous gallantry. Romesha was one of 53 troops in an isolated camp...

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Sen. Jay Rockefeller participates in a news conference about preserving Medicaid funding on Capitol Hill.

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Sen. Jay Rockefeller participates in a news conference about preserving Medicaid funding on Capitol Hill.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 7

That’s how many states Democrats are defending in Senate elections next year that President Barack Obama didn’t win in 2012. The seven states are Alaska, Arkansas, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota and West Virginia. Obama lost by at least...

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Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah.

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Jon Huntsman, former governor of Utah.

Huntsman Calls Rove ‘Yesterday’s Ballgame’

Republican strategist Karl Rove’s new plan to fund Republican primary candidates who he deems most electable has run into strong opposition from the anti-tax Tea Party and other conservative activists. Now add former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman to the list of...

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A delegate from Texas stands at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa.

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A delegate from Texas stands at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa.

In Texas House Districts, Romney and Obama Each Scored Runaways

Here’s something you won’t find in Texas: presidential races that are politically competitive in its congressional districts. The margins by which either President Barack Obama or Republican challenger Mitt Romney carried the state’s 36 districts in the 2012 election was greater than 15 percentage...

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A poll volunteer checks a voter's ID  in Cleveland, Ohio.

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A poll volunteer checks a voter's ID in Cleveland, Ohio.

Democrats Seek to Change the Narrative on Voting Rights

Representative Dina Titus of Nevada calls it “the renewed civil rights issue.” Titus is one of more than 165 Democratic members of the U.S. House who have signed onto legislation, introduced by civil rights icon John Lewis of Georgia, to...

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers her farewell address to the staff at the State Department on Feb. 1, 2013 in Washington.

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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers her farewell address to the staff at the State Department on Feb. 1, 2013 in Washington.

Clinton Left State Higher-Rated Than President Who Put Her There

Hillary Clinton left Foggy Bottom with higher approval ratings than her former boss, President Barack Obama, and a bunch of politicians mentioned along with her as potential contenders for the White House in 2016. That’s according to a Quinnipiac University...

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A customer loads a television in San Francisco.

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A customer loads a television in San Francisco.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -36.3

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended Feb. 3. The index — which measures consumers’ opinions about the national economy, the buying climate and their personal finances — rose from minus 37.5 a week earlier, marking the first...

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