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From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, repeat their resolve to not touch the Affordable Care Act if House Republicans make rescinding Obamacare a part of a continuing resolution to fund the government, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 19, 2013.

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From left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray, D-Wash., and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the Democratic Policy Committee chairman, repeat their resolve to not touch the Affordable Care Act if House Republicans make rescinding Obamacare a part of a continuing resolution to fund the government, on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Sept. 19, 2013.

Murray Sees Republicans Yielding

Republicans seeking to curb President Barack Obama’s health-care law probably will capitulate to demands from Democrats to enact a “clean” bill raising the nation’s debt ceiling, the Senate’s top Democratic budget writer says. “I see no deals on the debt ceiling,”...

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, right, listens to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, during a news conference on the Capitol on Dec. 5, 2012.

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio, right, listens to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, during a news conference on the Capitol on Dec. 5, 2012.

Boehner: Breaking Ranks is Costly, Says One of the Already Punished

 Written with James Rowley Rep. Tim Huelskamp, one of the four Republicans shunned from prime House committees for opposing their leaders, says Speaker John Boehner warned his rank-and-file members that more lawmakers could be punished for not being team players....

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Representative Paul Ryan arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa.

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Representative Paul Ryan arrives for a town hall meeting outside the Clinton County Courthouse in Clinton, Iowa.

Ryan Remains: `Focused, Here, Now’

Paul Ryan is not going anywhere anytime soon. There has been speculation that the former Republican vice presidential candidate might resign his seat in Congress, maybe to decamp to a think tank or university in preparation for a 2016 run...

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan during a hearing on Capitol Hill.

Could Ryan Lose Budget Chair Too? – VP Candidate a `Special Case’

House Republicans have begun eyeing Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s gavel in the event the Wisconsin Republican is elected vice president on Nov. 6. “There are several that are interested,” says Oklahoma Republican James Lankford, who sits on the panel....

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Elderly Memphians gather up pamphlets and contact information before a town hall meeting set up by State Senator Jim Kyle. The meeting was organized to help connect seniors with various state organizations that can help answer questions about Medicare, senior center programs, and other retirement concerns.  

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Elderly Memphians gather up pamphlets and contact information before a town hall meeting set up by State Senator Jim Kyle. The meeting was organized to help connect seniors with various state organizations that can help answer questions about Medicare, senior center programs, and other retirement concerns.  

Medicare: Truth Behind the `Cuts’

The fundraising committee charged with electing Republicans to the U.S. House plans to campaign against reductions in Medicare costs for which most of their members voted. “We want this fight,” said Mike Shields, political director for the National Republican Congressional...

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan works with Republican members of the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington before introducing his "Path to Prosperity" debt-reduction plan.

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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan works with Republican members of the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington before introducing his "Path to Prosperity" debt-reduction plan.

House Budget: A Document Where Big Ideas Often Go to Die

“House Budget Committee Chairman” may sound like a top-tier power position to people outside the Beltway. Insiders know the committee as something much different: a place where nothing important happens very often. However, Paul Ryan’s addition to the Republican presidential...

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