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House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman John Mica (R-FL) holds a fake hand-rolled cigarette during a hearing about marijuana laws in the Rayburn House Office Building on May 9, 2014 in Washington, DC.

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House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations Chairman John Mica (R-FL) holds a fake hand-rolled cigarette during a hearing about marijuana laws in the Rayburn House Office Building on May 9, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Pot, Not Potholes: D.C. Activists Take the Hill

Andy Harris doesn’t represent the District of Columbia in Congress and, unlike the person who does, he has a vote. Yet today, the Maryland Republican got a full airing of grievances related to the District. “DC Residents will deliver their...

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President Barack Obama at the White House on July 18, 2014.

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President Barack Obama at the White House on July 18, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 43.2%

President Barack Obama averaged a 43.2 percent approval rating during this year’s second quarter, according to Gallup. That’s one of the president’s worst showings during his 22 quarters in office, and just barely ahead of his average 42.4 percent approval...

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The United States Capitol building in Washington D.C.

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The United States Capitol building in Washington D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: $850.2 Million

Candidates running for Congress in the 2014 election raised $850.2 million in the 15-month period ended March 31. Click here for a Federal Election Commission summary of campaign receipts and spending by candidates, political action committees (PACs) and national party committees....

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United States fans at the World Cup.

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United States fans at the World Cup.

Obama: ‘America Busy’ Today (Watching USA Lose to Belgium)

Updated at 7:10 pm EDT President Barack Obama popped into the White House’s South Court Auditorium to watch a few minutes of the second half of the USA vS. Belgium World Cup match with about 200 aides and staff, many...

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, departs from a news conference with other Republican Senators in Washington, D.C.

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Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, departs from a news conference with other Republican Senators in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 50+1

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina needs a majority of votes in a seven-candidate primary election today to avoid a June 24 runoff between the top two finishers. Graham would be a heavy favorite to win a third term...

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Democratic congressman Charlie Rangel leads a march of soldiers, veterans and various other military aligned groups in the 369th Infantry Regiment Parade in Harlem on May 18, 2014 in New York City.

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Democratic congressman Charlie Rangel leads a march of soldiers, veterans and various other military aligned groups in the 369th Infantry Regiment Parade in Harlem on May 18, 2014 in New York City.

Rangel Ready for Only One More

After 43 years in the U.S. House and four years as a New York state assemblyman, Charles Rangel says this year’s congressional campaign will be his last. Rangel, who will be 84 on June 11, told supporters at a birthday...

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This photo made during an escorted visit and reviewed by the US military, shows a US Army officer showing a photograph of then operational and now abandoned 'Camp X-Ray' detention facility at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on April 9, 2014

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This photo made during an escorted visit and reviewed by the US military, shows a US Army officer showing a photograph of then operational and now abandoned 'Camp X-Ray' detention facility at the US Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on April 9, 2014

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 1035

Section 1035 of the fiscal 2014 defense authorization law addresses the transfer to foreign countries of detainees from a U.S. facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The law authorizes the secretary of defense to transfer a Guantanamo detainee to a foreign...

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