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L-R: Jay Stieber, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Senator Durbin and Richard Melman, Founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

Courtesy Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak and Stone Crab

L-R: Jay Stieber, Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Senator Durbin and Richard Melman, Founder of Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises.

Joe’s Stone Crabs (Steak Year-Round) Debut in Washington

Miami Beach, meet Washington. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab made its debut in the nation’s capital last night — the menu a reflection of the fact that the stone crabs that have made the real Joe’s at the...

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Immigration reform advocates during the National Day of Dignity and Respect on October 5, 2013 in Los Angeles.

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Immigration reform advocates during the National Day of Dignity and Respect on October 5, 2013 in Los Angeles.

McCain: Immigration Can Level ‘Playing Field’ for Republicans

As attention returns to immigration legislation, one of its Senate advocates says it will take some public pressure to advance it through the House. “I’m hopeful that the business community in particular will be more active, and the evangelical community,...

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Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, left, talks to Nadeam Elshami, chief of staff for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 30, 2013.

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Senator Dick Durbin, a Democrat from Illinois, left, talks to Nadeam Elshami, chief of staff for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 30, 2013.

Durbin Facebook Post on Republican Insult Disputed by White House

Written with Margaret Talev. Updated at 4 p.m. with Durbin response in sixth paragraph. The White House and congressional Republicans are disputing the second-ranking Senate Democrat’s contention that an unidentified Republican leader told President Barack Obama during a White House meeting,...

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The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a puddle next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2013.

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The U.S. Capitol is reflected in a puddle next to the Capitol Reflecting Pool in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 15, 2013.

Shutdown Journal: Day 16

Updated at 9:55 am through 11 pm EDT Come on back to work, the White House says. Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said after congressional approval of a fiscal deal ending the 16-day partial...

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House Republican leaders are struggling to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at month's end after delaying a vote on a spending plan opposed by dozens of their caucus members.

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House Republican leaders are struggling to avoid a U.S. government shutdown at month's end after delaying a vote on a spending plan opposed by dozens of their caucus members.

Countdown to Shutdown: 7 Days

Updated at 9:20, 10, 11:15 am and 4 pm EDT with Sam Kussin-Shoptaw reporting from the Senate “I intend to speak in support of defunding Obama-care until I am no longer able to stand. To do everything that I can...

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A migrant worker from Mexico hangs Burley tobacco on September 9, 2013 in Pleasureville, Kentucky.

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A migrant worker from Mexico hangs Burley tobacco on September 9, 2013 in Pleasureville, Kentucky.

Immigration ‘Dead?’ for 2013 — Obama: ‘It Shouldn’t Be’

Is immigration reform “dead” for 2013? President Barack Obama says: “It shouldn’t be.” In an interview airing on Spanish-language Noticias Telemundo this evening, Obama tells interviewer Jose Diaz-Balart — brother of one of the lead Republicans on immigration in the...

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