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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) after a budget vote on Dec. 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) after a budget vote on Dec. 17, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 67

That’s how many senators voted yesterday to advance a bipartisan budget deal. Twelve Republicans joined all 55 members of the Democratic caucus in voting to move the legislation forward, presaging its passage by the Senate today. President Barack Obama would...

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A supporter of the immigration activist group "Nuns on the Bus" walks by the bus during a rally to mark the end of the group's cross country trip on June 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

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A supporter of the immigration activist group "Nuns on the Bus" walks by the bus during a rally to mark the end of the group's cross country trip on June 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California.

Schumer’s Immigration Formula: Bipartisan Success

Sen. Chuck Schumer, the New York Democrat who has helped steer his Gang of Eight’s immigration bill through the Senate — with passage expected today — says the bipartisan nature of it is what will overcome considerable resistance in the...

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, check on judges former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., left, and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy during the second annual 'hotdish' competition in the Capitol Visitor Center, featuring casserole-like dishes from members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation, on March 7, 2012. The dishes of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., tied for first place in the competition.

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., right, check on judges former Rep. Vin Weber, R-Minn., left, and House Chaplain Patrick Conroy during the second annual 'hotdish' competition in the Capitol Visitor Center, featuring casserole-like dishes from members of the Minnesota Congressional Delegation, on March 7, 2012. The dishes of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., tied for first place in the competition.

Tater Tots and Pepperoni (Hold the SPAM) — What Congress is Cooking

Can you smell what Congress is cooking? Tater-tots and more, washed down with Jell-O. Not to mention Rep. Michele Bachmann’s volcanic “Metro” dish with a whole can of sweet corn, or Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s hold-the-SPAM (not to be confused with e-mail) pepperoni...

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Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, left, and John McCain or Arizona, before their meeting on immigration with President Barack Obama, April 16, 2013. AP Photo.

Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, left, and John McCain or Arizona, before their meeting on immigration with President Barack Obama, April 16, 2013. AP Photo.

Senators: Obama Nods on Immigration ‘Compromise’

Updated at 5:30 pm EDT The White House isn’t completely satisfied with the immigration rewrite that a bipartisan group of senators has produced, two senators say, yet President Barack Obama has endorsed their work. The White House confirmed as much...

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Rep. Kay Granger, a Republican from Texas.

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Rep. Kay Granger, a Republican from Texas.

Republican Defectors Ready to Talk — Taxes, Spending Cuts: `All Options’

A few dozen Republicans have joined a bipartisan call to break the impasse between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner over taxes for the highest- earning Americans. The Republicans signed a letter calling for exploration of “all options”...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, in Washington.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, in Washington.

Reid to Romney: Hold the Talk of Bipartisanship

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has touted his ability to work with the Democratic-controlled legislature when he was governor of Massachusetts, arguing that he will also be able to bridge the partisan divide in Washington. Not so fast, said Senate...

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