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A tourist takes cover underneath an umbrella while snapping a photo of the U.S. Capitol as snow and rain falls on March 6, 2013.

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A tourist takes cover underneath an umbrella while snapping a photo of the U.S. Capitol as snow and rain falls on March 6, 2013.

Obama Heading to the Hill Next Week

First it’s dinner with Republican senators at a Washington hotel. That’s on President Barack Obama’s calendar this evening. Then it’s meetings at the Capitol with members of both parties. That’s on the calendar for next week. “The President will travel to...

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Attorney General Eric Holder during a news conference at the Justice Department in this file photo.

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Attorney General Eric Holder during a news conference at the Justice Department in this file photo.

Holder to Congress: No Respect

Attorney General Eric Holder has a message for the Republicans and Democrats who voted to hold him in contempt in 2012: You get no respect. Holder, who has never made a secret of his displeasure with the 255 lawmakers who...

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill on Jan. 30, 2013.

Gun-Control Hearing: No Show and Tell

Some Republican senators say that today’s  Judiciary Committee  hearing on gun control would have been better with some show-and-tell. South Carolina’s Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Ted Cruz  of Texas fired off a letter to Judiciary Chairman Patrick  Leahy of Vermont complaining...

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Worker Kevin Foste installs a U.S. Chamber of Commerce sign at the Union Station Metro stop in Washington.

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Worker Kevin Foste installs a U.S. Chamber of Commerce sign at the Union Station Metro stop in Washington.

U.S. Chamber Doubled Lobby Spending

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its affiliate pushing for limits on lawsuits doubled its lobbying spending to $135.5 million in 2012, newly released figures show. The chamber and its Institute for Legal Reform reported spending $65.8 million in 2011....

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Sen. Daniel Inouye holds up a photo of himself on July 31, 1987 in Washington.

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Sen. Daniel Inouye holds up a photo of himself on July 31, 1987 in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 19,478

That’s how many days the late Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a Hawaii Democrat who died Dec. 17, served in Congress. Inouye entered the House of Representatives when Hawaii achieved statehood in 1959. He was elected to the Senate in 1962...

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An engineer removes loose stones from the Washington Monument as two U.S. Park Police officers pass.

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An engineer removes loose stones from the Washington Monument as two U.S. Park Police officers pass.

Washington Monument: Contracted for Repairs 16 Months After Quake

The Washington Monument stands for a lot of things. In this case, in the aftermath of a rare earthquake, the glacial pace of bureaucracy? It has been almost a year and four months since a temblor with a magnitude of...

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Capitol Hill police check Santa Claus with a metal detector as he enters the U.S. Capitol on his way to Speaker of the House John Boehner's office on Dec. 12, 2012. The man was working with the group Catholics United, and wanted to urge Speaker of the House John Boehner to pass pending 'fiscal cliff' legislation before Christmas.

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Capitol Hill police check Santa Claus with a metal detector as he enters the U.S. Capitol on his way to Speaker of the House John Boehner's office on Dec. 12, 2012. The man was working with the group Catholics United, and wanted to urge Speaker of the House John Boehner to pass pending 'fiscal cliff' legislation before Christmas.

Boehner: Christmas Every Day — `Like Candy and Nuts’ in the Capitol

House Speaker John Boehner has warned his troops not to make any plans after Christmas. Then again, every day is like Christmas, the speaker says — so long as people are playing with hypothetical solutions to the year-end fiscal talks...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with bipartisan group of congressional leaders about deficit reduction before the tax increases and automatic spending cuts go into affect in the new year.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner listens as President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting with bipartisan group of congressional leaders about deficit reduction before the tax increases and automatic spending cuts go into affect in the new year.

Boehner: White House, `Get Serious’ — McConnell Echoes Speaker

Updated with McConnell comments at 1:15 pm EST House Speaker John Boehner says the White House’s actions aren’t matching its rhetoric in the fiscal cliff talks. “The White House has to get serious,” Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told reporters this...

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