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House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol.

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House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol.

Van Hollen: Boehner ‘Stood Up to Tea Party’ — Yet Debt Limit is Real Test

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, praising House Speaker John Boehner for standing up to his party’s right wing on the budget, says the next test of congressional bipartisanship will be whether Republicans use the debt ceiling next year as a political weapon. “Look, I...

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Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada."

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Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep in "The Devil Wears Prada."

Nonpartisanship Springs From Labor’s Book List

Only in Washington could Milton Friedman share props with the devil and Prada. The capital is serving up a new crop of strange bedfellows courtesy of the Department of Labor and Library of Congress. As part of a campaign to...

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Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95 on Nov. 7, 2013.

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Evangelist Billy Graham turns 95 on Nov. 7, 2013.

Billy Graham at 95: Peace Breaks Out in Senate — For a Moment

On the occasion of Billy Graham’s 95th birthday today: A rare big helping of bipartisanship from Senate leadership, followed by a dash of partisanship. Both Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, and his counterpart, Kentucky Republican Mitch McConnell, praised the North...

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President Barack Obama speaks at Temple Emanu-El on November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

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President Barack Obama speaks at Temple Emanu-El on November 6, 2013 in Dallas, Texas.

Obama: Looking Out For the Republican Party

Written with Margaret Talev, on the road for Bloomberg News Look who’s looking out for the health of the Republican Party: President Barack Obama. “I’m a proud Democrat,” Obama said last night at one of two fundraising events for the...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, center, walks into the Capitol on Dec. 31, 2012.

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, center, walks into the Capitol on Dec. 31, 2012.

Reid’s Scars Not From Cliff-Diving

The 112th Congress may be in the rear-view mirror, but partisan battles fought over the last two years seem to have left their mark. Opening the 113th Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made sure to clarify “that the marks...

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Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff, in Boston.

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Scott Brown and his wife, Gail Huff, in Boston.

Scott Brown’s Wife on Boston TV: ‘You May Remember Me’

In that ultra-close contest for the old Senate seat of the late Ted Kennedy, Republican Senator Scott Brown has recruited a feminine antidote to his hard-charging Democratic opponent, Harvard Law’s Elizabeth Warren. His wife. Gail Huff, a well-known name on...

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Sen. Olympia Snowe gets a kiss from her husband, Jock McKernan, following her speech at the Maine Republican Convention in Augusta.

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Sen. Olympia Snowe gets a kiss from her husband, Jock McKernan, following her speech at the Maine Republican Convention in Augusta.

Congressional Exit Interview: To Tell the Truth

The directions were clear: Leave the cliches and bromides aside. And they did. Last night’s congressional “Exit Interview,” sponsored by Bloomberg Businessweek, featured four retiring lawmakers in a panel discussion: Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND), Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), Representative Gary Ackerman...

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