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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) looks at a countdown timer for a possible government shutdown as he attends a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on September 26, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) looks at a countdown timer for a possible government shutdown as he attends a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on September 26, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: 4 Days

Updated at 8:43, 8:57 and 11:07 am, 1:20, 2:15, 2:58, 3:52 and 3:58 pm EDT With Amanda Gordon of Bloomberg Muse reporting on a senator’s night out.  It was B-Day (for Budget) in the Senate. It will soon be D-Day...

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the luggage of a passenger on May 2, 2011 at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.

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A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent checks the luggage of a passenger on May 2, 2011 at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida.

TSA: First Pat-Downs, Now Sticky Fingers? Inquiring Republicans Want to Know

Sometimes it’s not easy being the Transportation Security Administration. The furor over the idea of passengers armed with pocket knives has died down. It’s been a while since a celebrity or lawmaker tweeted about their overly aggressive pat-down and a...

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"Dreamers," wearing their school graduation caps and gowns to show their desire to finish school in the U.S., march with linked arms to the U.S. port of entry where they planned to request humanitarian parole, in Nogales, Mexico, on July 22, 2013.

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"Dreamers," wearing their school graduation caps and gowns to show their desire to finish school in the U.S., march with linked arms to the U.S. port of entry where they planned to request humanitarian parole, in Nogales, Mexico, on July 22, 2013.

Immigration Support: Post-ABC Poll

Most Americans support the two tenets of immigration reform that the Democratic-run Senate and President Barack Obama are promoting — tougher border security and a path to citizenship for the undocumented. These are among the findings of a Washington Post-ABC...

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Hillary Clinton said she is moving quickly to correct the kinds of lapses in diplomatic security that left American diplomats vulnerable in the September attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

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Hillary Clinton said she is moving quickly to correct the kinds of lapses in diplomatic security that left American diplomats vulnerable in the September attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Clinton’s Popularity Eroding Somewhat

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s popularity has taken a dip in the wake of Republican attacks on the government’s response to the Benghazi attacks, though she still remains a much more likable figure than either President Barack Obama or...

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Immigration reform advocates hold signs of young immigrant "dreamers" during a protest outside a fund raising event for Texas Senator Ted Cruz on May 29, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City.

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Immigration reform advocates hold signs of young immigrant "dreamers" during a protest outside a fund raising event for Texas Senator Ted Cruz on May 29, 2013 in Manhattan, New York City.

Jeb Bush: Politically ‘Fertile’

Jeb Bush is taking a Twitter-ribbing today for saying that immigrants are more “fertile.” What he meant was, they have more babies, not that they have a greater ability to procreate. Yet the former Florida governor had a more serious...

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Jim DeMint’s Sugar-Free Taste of Immigration Bill: ‘Like Obamacare’

Jim DeMint this week will put a price tag on the Senate’s immigration bill. Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla reported he would last week. .@jimdemint: Proposed #immigration reform bill would cost U.S. trillions of dollars in the long term. #ThisWeek — This...

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Delegates watch a video about former President George W. Bush at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

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Delegates watch a video about former President George W. Bush at the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Tampa, Florida.

Bush Revisited: Regaining Lost Ground

“After the most unpopular second term of the post-World War II era, ” pollster Gary Langer reports, former President George W. Bush “has gained in public esteem as time since his presidency has passed – not that the public’s ready...

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Student Federico Paseiro wears a T-Shirt with a message that reads "Undocumented," at a meeting for "Dreamers' Moms" March 20, 2013 at a Miami church.

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Student Federico Paseiro wears a T-Shirt with a message that reads "Undocumented," at a meeting for "Dreamers' Moms" March 20, 2013 at a Miami church.

Path to Citizenship Partisan? It Depends

A path to citizenship? A partisan divide? It depends on the question. With a Washington Post/ABC News poll today showing that 57 percent of registered voters support a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, it finds that only 35 percent...

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Wayne MacKenzie, left, and Clayton Zook admire their wedding rings after exchanging vows January 1, 2013 at Black Walnut Point Inn on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

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Wayne MacKenzie, left, and Clayton Zook admire their wedding rings after exchanging vows January 1, 2013 at Black Walnut Point Inn on the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.

Gay Marriage: Public Support Rising

Support for gay marriage has reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, “marking a dramatic change in public attitudes on the subject across the past decade,” pollster Gary Langer reports. Fifty-eight percent of Americans surveyed now say...

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