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Republican David Jolly, center, Libertarian Lucas Overby, center right, and Democrat Alex Sink, left, debate during a 'Conversation with the Candidates', on Feb. 3, 2014, in Seminole, Fla.

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Republican David Jolly, center, Libertarian Lucas Overby, center right, and Democrat Alex Sink, left, debate during a 'Conversation with the Candidates', on Feb. 3, 2014, in Seminole, Fla.

Florida’s Open Seat: $10 Million-Plus

The price tag for a vacant congressional seat in Florida’s Tampa Bay area? At least $10 million, if we add what the two nominees in the March 11 special election have raised to what their allies already have spent. Democrat...

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Members of the National Governors Association speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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Members of the National Governors Association speak to the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House on Feb. 24, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Christie’s Absence in Washington — Polling Slide in New Jersey

Absence makes the questions grow longer. When leading Republican governors assembled at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today for a news conference, they found themselves answering questions about the absence of their leader, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey. .@RGA...

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David Jolly, center, hugs Brent Narog after Jolly won the Republican nomination for C.W. Bill Young's congressional seat at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater on Jan. 14, 2014.

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David Jolly, center, hugs Brent Narog after Jolly won the Republican nomination for C.W. Bill Young's congressional seat at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater on Jan. 14, 2014.

Jeb Bush: Jolly Good for Congress

Jeb Bush, the former Republican Florida governor, said last week he’ll only run for president in 2016 if he can do so “joyfully.” For now, he’ll settle for Jolly. Bush gave his endorsement to David Jolly, running in a special...

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An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter by Northrop Grumman on the flight line at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif. on Sept. 17, 2013.

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An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter by Northrop Grumman on the flight line at Naval Base Ventura County Point Mugu, Calif. on Sept. 17, 2013.

Northrop Grumman Led All Companies in Lobbying Last Year

In a year that saw Northrop Grumman Corp. fend off efforts to curb purchases of its Global Hawk Block 30 drones and fight defense spending cuts, the No. 5 U.S. contractor spent more money to lobby the government than any...

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A man walks over a newly installed U.S. Chamber of Commerce sign at the Union Station Metro stop in Washington, D.C.

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A man walks over a newly installed U.S. Chamber of Commerce sign at the Union Station Metro stop in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $73.6 Million

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its legal-reform affiliate spent $73.6 million to lobby Congress and the executive branch last year. The chamber was among the most vocal advocates of immigration changes, pushing for a plan that included a path...

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Bloomberg by the Numbers: $185 Million

A Center for Public Integrity investigation identifies $185 million that some of the biggest U.S. companies sent to politically active nonprofit groups in about a one-year period surrounding the 2012 election. The project, which the Washington-based transparency advocacy group released...

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 13

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 13

For Pelosi, Asbestos Debate Personal

When House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi stood up yesterday to oppose legislation increasing disclosure requirements for trusts set up to pay claims to people injured by exposure to asbestos, she cited two people with whom she served in Congress: Former Rep. Bruce...

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Rep. Michele Bachmann heads for a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 4

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Rep. Michele Bachmann heads for a House Republican caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 4

Tea Party, Democrats Align on Trade — No Ground for White House

When Michele Bachmann, Republican of Minnesota, and Rosa DeLauro, Democrat of Connecticut, are aligned on an issue, the Obama White House takes note. That’s the case with the renewal of the president’s fast-track trade negotiating authority. A group of House...

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