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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, presides over the opening session of the 113th House of Representatives in Washington.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Republican of Ohio, presides over the opening session of the 113th House of Representatives in Washington.

Washington Daybook: Retreat

The House Republicans’ battle plan for the upcoming debt limit debate will take shape today as members gather for a retreat in Williamsburg, Virginia. They could use one. Speaker John Boehner removed four members from the Finance and Budget committees...

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Democratic candidate for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat, Heidi Heitkamp, holds up the Oct. 20, 2012, Fargo Forum, on Nov. 7, 2012, in Bismarck, N.D. The paper had Berg leading Heitkamp in the state by ten points.

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Democratic candidate for North Dakota's U.S. Senate seat, Heidi Heitkamp, holds up the Oct. 20, 2012, Fargo Forum, on Nov. 7, 2012, in Bismarck, N.D. The paper had Berg leading Heitkamp in the state by ten points.

Bank PAC Helps New Members of Congress Retire Campaign Debt

There wasn’t much of a post-election hiatus for the American Bankers Association. The Washington-based lobbying group sent $59,500 in campaign contributions to federal candidates between Nov. 7-19, most of it to help incoming members of Congress retire campaign debts they...

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'March On Wall Street South' demonstrators protest in Charlotte.

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'March On Wall Street South' demonstrators protest in Charlotte.

Bank Group Courting Secret Donors for Senate Campaigns: $6 Million?

American banks have been reluctant to make political waves in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. That may be about to change. In a private conference call with members yesterday, senior officials from the American Bankers Association laid out...

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