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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) during a confirmation hearing for Nominee for the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Nov. 14, 2013.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) during a confirmation hearing for Nominee for the Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on Nov. 14, 2013.

Manchin to Yellen Then: ‘Be Bold’ — Manchin to Yellen Today: ‘No’

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia had a lot of nice things to say about Janet Yellen before voting against her today. The only Democrat to oppose her confirmation as Federal Reserve chair had this to say 15 days ago after a...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) leaves the U.S. Capitol for a meeting with House Republican leaders and President Barack Obama on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 11

Updated at 7:12 through 4:30 pm EDT With reporting on “Political Capital” program interviews by Jonathan Salant Getting there, slowly: “Discussions are still ongoing with the White House,,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, a Virginia Republican, said this afternoon, as the...

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cruz ‘Made Fool of Himself:’ Scarborough

Joe Scarborough was a congressman, a Republican. Ted Cruz is a senator, a Republican. “Ted Cruz has made a fool of himself,” Scarborough says, in the concession that all he can really do about his pledge to “defund Obama-care” is...

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President Barack Obama, second from the right, talks with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., far right, as he plays on the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base alongside Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., far left, and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., second from the left, on May 6, 2013.

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President Barack Obama, second from the right, talks with Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., far right, as he plays on the golf course at Andrews Air Force Base alongside Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., far left, and Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., second from the left, on May 6, 2013.

Obama’s Bipartisan Foursome: Fore!

Updated at 6 and 6:25 pm EDT It’s not often that the president goes golfing on a Monday. It’s not often that the president goes anywhere with Republicans. And it’s even more unusual for the White House to permit a...

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Senator John McCain flashes the thumb-up when asked by a reporter about how the meeting went outside the Jefferson Hotel following a dinner with President Barack Obama and a group of fellow Republican senators on March 6, 2013 in Washington.

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Senator John McCain flashes the thumb-up when asked by a reporter about how the meeting went outside the Jefferson Hotel following a dinner with President Barack Obama and a group of fellow Republican senators on March 6, 2013 in Washington.

Obama’s Republican Table: Thumbs Up — President Picks Up the Tab

Updated at 9 am EST, March 7 The food, at least, must have been good. The Republicans who dined with President Barack Obama tonight were holding thumbs up on their way out of the Jefferson Hotel this evening. Sen. John...

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Sen. Bob Corker speaks during a Senate Republican news conference on June 29, 2011.

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Sen. Bob Corker speaks during a Senate Republican news conference on June 29, 2011.

Senator Corker Steps from Platform

Who reads party platforms? Not Senator Bob Corker. The first-term Republican from Tennessee doesn’t “put a lot of stock in platforms,” he said when asked about the Republican Party’s platform in an interview today. “You’ve read one more sentence of...

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