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A housing development above the smog-filled valley of Salt Lake City in Utah.

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A housing development above the smog-filled valley of Salt Lake City in Utah.

Senate’s Climate Change All-Nighter: Look Who’s Skipping the Party

Bring out the cots! A group of Senate Democrats will stage an all-night session of the Senate tonight to discuss a matter the party has no plans to touch legislatively in this election year: Climate change. The group, led by...

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Secretary of State John Kerry walk alongside U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, as he arrives in Israel for a private meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Nov. 8, 2013.

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Secretary of State John Kerry walk alongside U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, as he arrives in Israel for a private meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Nov. 8, 2013.

Some in Pro-Israel Community Support Iran Agreement

While most of the pro-Israel community engages in watchful waiting to see whether Iran lives up to the agreement negotiated with the U.S. and its allies, J Street is already lobbying for support for the deal on Capitol Hill. “We...

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The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters has been renamed after President William Clinton

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The Environmental Protection Agency headquarters has been renamed after President William Clinton

Clinton Building: Open for Business

Updated at 1:40 pm EDT The Clinton Building is open for business today. It’s about a block from the Reagan Building. The headquarters of the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, one of the hulking stone edifices along Pennsylvania Avenue, today...

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A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, after an explosion on April 17, 2013.

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A fire burns at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, after an explosion on April 17, 2013.

For EPA, Friend Like Boxer Proves Enemy Over Chemical Safety

Well, that was awkward. For President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, getting irritated questions from lawmakers about evasive answers or regulatory efforts is nothing new. But, at a Senate hearing to probe the explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant,...

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway of the Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on Feb. 12, 2013.

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President Barack Obama is seen on a television screen in a hallway of the Capitol as he delivers his State of the Union Address on Feb. 12, 2013.

Boxer Makes Move, Avoids Listening to Obama Next to Menendez

Lots of lawmakers carefully stake out their positions in the House chamber for the president’s annual State of the Union address, but two senators apparently didn’t — and found themselves in a potentially awkward tableau. New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez,...

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A Washington, D.C. 'TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION' license plate on Vice President Joseph Biden's limousine.

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A Washington, D.C. 'TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION' license plate on Vice President Joseph Biden's limousine.

Washington Statehood: ‘New Columbia’

Taxation without representation. It’s a storied complaint in American history. In Washington, D.C., it’s a license plate. For all the failures of Washingtonians to gain recognition from the Congress that operates in their own home town, a long-denied bid for...

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When the 113th Congress is sworn in on January 3, it will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gathered nearly all the women for an exclusive conversation in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room.

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When the 113th Congress is sworn in on January 3, it will have a record-breaking number of female senators, the most in history. "ABC World News" anchor Diane Sawyer gathered nearly all the women for an exclusive conversation in the historic Kennedy Caucus Room.

Twenty Female Senators Break Congressional Gender Gap Record

Today, 20 women make history. When they are sworn in to the 113th Congress at noon, America’s female senators will comprise the largest-ever class of women in the upper chamber. The 20 senators (three more than in the 112th Congress)...

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