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Troops under Russian command orders to turn back before firing weapons into the air at an approaching group of over 100 unarmed Ukrainian troops at the Belbek airbase on March 4, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine.

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Troops under Russian command orders to turn back before firing weapons into the air at an approaching group of over 100 unarmed Ukrainian troops at the Belbek airbase on March 4, 2014 in Lubimovka, Ukraine.

Obama ‘Doesn’t Understand’ Putin, McCain Tells Senate

Ukraine — and Vladimir Putin’s strategy there — opens yet another rift in Washington. Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, who traveled to Ukraine with Sen. John McCain of Arizona and met with former President Viktor Yanukovych before that government’s fatal...

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) looks at a countdown timer for a possible government shutdown as he attends a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on September 26, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) looks at a countdown timer for a possible government shutdown as he attends a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on September 26, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: 4 Days

Updated at 8:43, 8:57 and 11:07 am, 1:20, 2:15, 2:58, 3:52 and 3:58 pm EDT With Amanda Gordon of Bloomberg Muse reporting on a senator’s night out.  It was B-Day (for Budget) in the Senate. It will soon be D-Day...

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Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims sits at a small memorial near the school on Jan. 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims sits at a small memorial near the school on Jan. 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut.

Newtown Will Be Well Represented at State of the Union Address

While the attendance of Ted Nugent at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address presumably guarantees camera-time for the rocker-and-gun-enthusiast, especially when the speech focuses on gun control, other guests in the U.S. House gallery audience also will be paying...

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Rep. Allen West during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 10, 2012 in Washington.

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Rep. Allen West during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee February 10, 2012 in Washington.

West, Berman, Bloomfield Biggest Spenders to Lose House Races

Representative Allen West, a Tea-Party fav and Florida Republican who just this week conceded that he lost his bid for a second term, achieved one milestone this election year: The biggest-spending loser in House races. West spent at least $13.8 million, according...

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, center, campaigns with Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon, right, in Waterbury, Conn., on Oct. 22, 2012.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, center, campaigns with Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Linda McMahon, right, in Waterbury, Conn., on Oct. 22, 2012.

McMahon on Mat? — Poll Countdown

Rep. Chris Murphy, the Democratic nominee for Connecticut’s open Senate seat, is pulling away from his Republican challenger, Linda McMahon, the former chief executive officer and founder of World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., a Quinnipiac University poll shows. Murphy led McMahon,...

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon greets supporters outside Harborside Middle School in Milford, Connecticut, in this file photo.

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Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon greets supporters outside Harborside Middle School in Milford, Connecticut, in this file photo.

McMahon Seeks Obama Voters in Connecticut Senate Race

Linda McMahon, a Connecticut Republican seeking a U.S. Senate seat in the Nov. 6 election, knows that President Barack Obama probably will carry her Democratic-leaning state by a comfortable margin. So the former wrestling executive is trying to convince Obama...

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