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Robert "Bob" McDonald, former chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co., with a copy of the "Department of Veterans Affairs Strategic Plan Framework" while testifying during a nomination hearing before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., on July 22, 2014.

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Robert "Bob" McDonald, former chief executive officer of Procter & Gamble Co., with a copy of the "Department of Veterans Affairs Strategic Plan Framework" while testifying during a nomination hearing before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee in Washington, D.C., on July 22, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $17 Billion

That’s the cost of a compromise bill that would address problems in the Veterans Administration’s health-care service. The legislation “makes certain that we address the immediate crisis of veterans being forced onto long waiting lines for health care,” Sen. Bernie...

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The Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix.

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The Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix.

Coburn Attacks VA Workload — With Study Making Opposite Point

Sen. Tom Coburn, whom fellow Republican John McCain wants to take over the embattled Veterans Affairs Department, opposes the Democratic plan to reduce waiting lists by paying for more VA doctors. The Oklahoma Republican, and one of the few medical...

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A Canadian flag flies over the Berens River in Berens River, Manitoba.

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A Canadian flag flies over the Berens River in Berens River, Manitoba.

Canadian Invasion Not in the Budget

Lawmakers are agreed: We should not invade Canada. Debate over a Senate Democratic proposal to tap “unspent” Afghanistan war funds to cover the cost of halting budget sequestration veered today into the theoretical. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois was on...

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (left) and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (left) and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.

Senate Odd Couple: Bernie Sanders/Jeff Sessions

Lo and behold, President Barack Obama has struck a blow for bipartisanship — something that’s in such short supply these days. With his nomination of Jack Lew to take the helm at the Treasury Department, Obama managed to unite Jeff Sessions...

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Sen. Jim DeMint arrives for a closed-door meeting by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Nov. 13, 2012.

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Sen. Jim DeMint arrives for a closed-door meeting by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Nov. 13, 2012.

Sanders Silent on DeMint Departure

Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, the rightest of the right, is leaving the Senate. “It’s time for me to pass the torch to someone else and take on a new role in the fight for America’s future,” said DeMint,...

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, right, with state Rep. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson, as they react to the Supreme Court ruling that has upheld the Affordable Care Act, on June 28, 2012, at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.

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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, right, with state Rep. Anna Tovar, D-Tolleson, as they react to the Supreme Court ruling that has upheld the Affordable Care Act, on June 28, 2012, at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix.

First Openly Bisexual Congress Member Will Record Another First

Kyrsten Sinema, a Democrat who won a squeaker in the Nov. 6 election for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona, already has gained attention because when she gets sworn into office in early January, she will become the first openly bisexual...

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Senator Charles Schumer during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Senator Charles Schumer during the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Schumer: $1 Million for Senate Dems

Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, a leading Democratic campaign strategist and fundraiser, donated $1 million in campaign funds last month to his party’s effort to defend its Senate majority in the Nov. 6 election. Schumer transferred the money Sept....

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