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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

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Representative Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, during the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 6, 2014.

Poverty 101: Ryan Seeking ‘Secret Sauce’ to Winning War

The subject at hand was poverty. The setting: A six-chandelier congressional hearing room with vaulted ceilings, flat-panel televisions and portraits of past chairmen lining the paneled walls. In the House Budget Committee chairman’s seat: Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party’s...

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In line to purchase copies of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget at the Government Printing Office bookstore in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 2014.

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In line to purchase copies of President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget at the Government Printing Office bookstore in Washington, D.C., on March 4, 2014.

Republicans Offer Obama Budget — Set-up for Failed Shutout

Updated at 5:50 pm EDT President Barack Obama can’t offer his own amendment to the House Republican budget, so South Carolina Republican Mick Mulvaney has helpfully assistED. The result was sure to be a resounding defeat of an amendment intended...

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Sting and Paul Simon perform at the Air Canada Centre on March 1, 2014.

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Sting and Paul Simon perform at the Air Canada Centre on March 1, 2014.

Sting, Paul Simon and Van Hollen’s First Album

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat, escaped what he’s calling the “kangaroo court” atmosphere in Congress to see a Sting and Paul Simon concert last night. “Simon and Garfunkel was my first album,” he said with a smile, maybe...

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House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol.

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House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol.

Van Hollen: Boehner ‘Stood Up to Tea Party’ — Yet Debt Limit is Real Test

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, praising House Speaker John Boehner for standing up to his party’s right wing on the budget, says the next test of congressional bipartisanship will be whether Republicans use the debt ceiling next year as a political weapon. “Look, I...

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Building next to the White House in Washington, on Feb. 19, 2013.

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President Barack Obama arrives to speak in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Building next to the White House in Washington, on Feb. 19, 2013.

Washington Daybook: Sequestration

While President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans trade blame over who’s responsible for the budget stalemate gripping Washington, a new poll shows the president may have the upper hand in the eyes of most Americans. A Bloomberg national poll released...

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney confers with advisers on board his campaign plane on Oct. 1, 2012.

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney confers with advisers on board his campaign plane on Oct. 1, 2012.

Romney-Inspired Tax-Hike Idea Put on Back Burner

Written with Kathleen Hunter A tax-increase proposal inspired by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s portfolio won’t be included in a plan by Senate Democrats to avert automatic spending cuts as of March 1, a Democratic aide said. The proposal would impose limits...

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington.

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington.

Political Disclosure on SEC Agenda

A coalition of groups pressing for disclosure of corporate political contributions said today that it is heartened by the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to include plans for a proposed rule on its agenda. “We congratulate the SEC for listening...

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Seniors attend a 'Medicare Monday' seminar at the Holly Creek retirement community in Centennial, Colorado.

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Seniors attend a 'Medicare Monday' seminar at the Holly Creek retirement community in Centennial, Colorado.

Remember that $716 Billion?

It wasn’t that long ago that Republicans pilloried Democrats — on the campaign trail, over the airwaves, in countless news releases — for cutting $716 billion out of Medicare. “The money you paid for your guaranteed health care is going to a massive new government program that’s...

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen the 2012 Fiscal Summit in Washington, DC.

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen the 2012 Fiscal Summit in Washington, DC.

Crossroads Financed Group That Appealed to Keep Donors Secret

Crossroads Grassroots Policy Strategies has itself to thank for a big win in court today. A U.S. appeals court reinstated a Federal Election Commission rule that allows Crossroads and other nonprofit groups running “issue ads” during election season to keep...

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