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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leave a Senate Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), left, and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) leave a Senate Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Chambliss Leaving ‘Frustrating’ Senate says Boehner Here to Stay

Retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss, a member of Congress for 20 years and senator for the past 12, says today’s Senate isn’t what he had in mind. “There’s not an awful lot going on in the Senate” right now, the Georgia...

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Call operators answer phones on the first day of Obamacare at an eHealthInsurance Services Inc. call center in Sacramento.

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Call operators answer phones on the first day of Obamacare at an eHealthInsurance Services Inc. call center in Sacramento.

Late Cash Surge Foreshadowed Obamacare Website Woes: BGov

Analyst Peter Gosselin of Bloomberg Government has found another problem with the roll-out of the new healthcare exchanges: “Although the Affordable Care Act has been law for three and a half years, one third of the funds going to the...

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Officer Jim Lopez, left, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), wrangles with Omar Headen, age 13, during a day of action, organized by the CCPD, which included neighborhood interaction and the cleaning of Farnham Park, on August 22, 2013 in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey.

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Officer Jim Lopez, left, of the Camden County Police Department (CCPD), wrangles with Omar Headen, age 13, during a day of action, organized by the CCPD, which included neighborhood interaction and the cleaning of Farnham Park, on August 22, 2013 in the Parkside neighborhood of Camden, New Jersey.

Government and the Quality of Life: Sunstein

We have environmental impact statements. We attempt to measure the ramifications of any major development — a pipeline, a subdivision, (“a leaf, a stone, an unfound door”) –affecting the well-being of the world we live in. We have a Congressional...

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The platform being built on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in preparation for the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama in Washington on Dec. 11, 2012.

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The platform being built on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in preparation for the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama in Washington on Dec. 11, 2012.

Voters Threw `the Bums’ Back In

Nine in 10 members of the U.S. House and Senate who sought new terms in office this year were successful, improving their record for re-election even as public approval of Congress sank to all-time lows. The Bloomberg Government Barometer shows...

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Ralph Reed, president of the national Faith and Freedom Coalition, addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition on June 3, 2011 in Washington.

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Ralph Reed, president of the national Faith and Freedom Coalition, addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition on June 3, 2011 in Washington.

`Stained Glass Ghetto’ A Trap for Republicans, Ralph Reed Warns

Ralph Reed, who helped build the Christian Coalition in the 1990s, says House Republicans should fight to retain charitable tax deductions and child tax credits as they negotiate with President Barack Obama on avoiding automatic spending cuts and tax increases...

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David Rubenstein, co-chief executive officer of Carlyle Group LP.

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David Rubenstein, co-chief executive officer of Carlyle Group LP.

Rubenstein: Markets Expect No Cliff

Written with Jason Kelly What would David Rubenstein do? That was the question posed to the private-equity tycoon and former Carter administration policy wonk today in Washington, as the town stares down a so-called fiscal cliff that, if breached, would...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell emerge from the White House on Nov. 16, 2012.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell emerge from the White House on Nov. 16, 2012.

Fiscal Cliff Deal No Deficit Solution

One might think, given all the debate over tax increases and spending cuts and averting a “fiscal cliff” at year’s end, that the White House’s pursuit of a $4-trillion, 10-year solution suggests the government’s habit of deficit spending could be...

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University of Denver students Zach Gonzales, left, and Dia Mohamed stand in for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during a dress rehearsal for tomorrow's presidential debate on October 2, 2012 in Colorado.

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University of Denver students Zach Gonzales, left, and Dia Mohamed stand in for President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney during a dress rehearsal for tomorrow's presidential debate on October 2, 2012 in Colorado.

Colorado: What’s at Stake This Year

More than 2.4 million ballots were cast the last time Coloradans voted for a president. So whose policies matter to the electorate in the state that will host the first presidential debate of the season, one of few states which...

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Employees monitor the production of construction machinery at Sany Heavy Industry Co.'s assembly shop in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

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Employees monitor the production of construction machinery at Sany Heavy Industry Co.'s assembly shop in Changsha, Hunan Province, China.

Chamber’s Chavern: ‘Activism’ in Education, not ‘China-Bashing’

Republican Mitt Romney has pledged, on Day One of his presidency, to label China a currency manipulator. David Chavern, chief operating officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said today: “I don’t love China-bashing.” “Without regard to what party you...

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Tim Pawlenty stumps for Mitt Romney at the opening of Romney's Las Vegas campaign headquarters.

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Tim Pawlenty stumps for Mitt Romney at the opening of Romney's Las Vegas campaign headquarters.

Romney Draws Small Share of Money from Party Primary Rivals’ Donors

Party unity? Not in campaign contributions. The Republican National Convention is a chance to bring together Republicans from Portland, Maine, to Portland, Oregon, and from Manhattan, New York, to Manhattan, Kansas, to gather around the party’s presidential nominee. Also-rans have...

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